Two More Days

A large meeting room on the second floor of the Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex was empty yesterday.  Today it isn’t.  Ruben and Ryne plus all the coaches and instructors, athletic trainers, baseball administration officials and president Pat Gillick have filled the room.  They’re reviewing every player that is in camp, 40-man roster and the non-roster players.  That’ll continue into tomorrow before the annual Bill Giles golf tourney in the afternoon.

Pitchers and catchers are due in camp tomorrow.  They’ll undergo physical examinations and then hit the Carpenter Complex four fields Thursday.  Daily works begin at 10 a.m. and are open to the public free of charge.   Infielders and outfielders get their exams on Monday and begin drills on Tuesday.

Media Sessions
Ryne Sandberg will hold a session with the media tomorrow; Cliff Lee, Thursday.

ICYMI: Minor league contracts signed over the weekend: RHP Joe Blanton (Royals), RHP B.J. Rosenberg (Dodgers) and C Lou Marson (Reds).

Phillies scouts have now begun looking over amateur players.   This past weekend, four college teams played doubleheaders at Bright House Field, USF, Cal State Fullerton, Alabama St. and Louisville.

In the first-year player draft this June, the Phillies will have the 10th selection in the first round.

Alumni Birthdays
Wednesday: RHP Tyler Green (45), LHP Kyle Abbott (47), RHP Rocky Childress (53) . . .
Thursday: RHP Dave Stewart (58) . . . Saturday: OF Ted Savage (78) . . . Sunday: OF Joe Lefebvre (59), OF Mike Rogodzinski (67) . . . Monday: RHP Jason Boyd (42), OF John Morris (54).

Phun Fact
Larry Bowa played in the last game at Connie Mack Stadium, got the first hit in the first game at Veterans Stadium, managed the Phillies in the last game at the Vet and the first game at Citizens Bank Park.  Last ejection at the Vet and Jack Russell Memorial Stadium? Bowa.


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