More Player Movements
Back room of the Phillies clubhouse was empty and now it is filling up with luggage, etc., for the return trip north. Clubhouse crew will be loading a rig on Friday morning. Friday’s a night game in Tampa against the Yankees.
Saturday’s the last Bright House Field game of the spring. Florida spring training ends on Sunday at Orlando (Braves). Time flew by this year.
For today’s game with the Rays, five minor leaguers walked from the Complex: INF Miguel Abreu, C John Suomi, Ps Gabreil Arias, Garrett Claypool and B. J. Rosenberg.
Monday and Tuesday nights are the On-Deck Series at Citizens Bank Park. The Pirates will be in town.
Then, both teams (separate airplanes) will head for Pittsburgh and start of the regular season at PNC Park, 1:35 p.m., April 5.
**C Erik Kratz was optioned to Lehigh Valley this morning and INF Tim Kennelly was returned to the Complex.
**Minor leagues released on Wednesday: Cs Nolan Clark, Cody Fick, Chabriel Pizarro; OF Luis Amaro; Ps Eric Pettis and Matt Way.
Opening Day Memories
Jim Eisenreich (OF, 1993-96)
“My first opening day was 1982 with the Twins in the first regular season game ever played in the Metrodome. Some 30-plus family member and friends were there. I grew up an hour north of Minneapolis so it was a very special day in many ways, even though I was hitless in three at-bats.”
More Alumni memories can be found at www.phillies.com/alumni.
New features on the Alumni page include an obit on Dennis Bennett and Phillies Phlashback.
Prayers go out to Pete Mackanin, whose mother passed away and Shane Victorino, wh lost his grandfather.