P-C On field

Carpenter plates

Seven home plates and seven mounds (covered by a tarp) await pitchers and catchers as spring training starts this morning.  These mounds are located between the clubhouse and large indoor batting cages at Carpenter Complex. They’ll be used heavily until April.

Carpenter mounds

A total of 28 pitchers, which includes five non-roster arms and six catchers, of which three are also non-roster, will work out today.  Not all pitchers will throw off these mounds as pitchers will be divided into groups.

Ryne will speak to the group before they take the field around 10 a.m.  His main address will be next Tuesday, the first day of workout for the entire team.

In addition to Ryne’s major league staff, 12 instructors from the minor league camp will be working during the big league camp.

Guest instructors in uniform today include Larry Andersen, Dave Hollins, Mike Schmidt and Charlie Manuel.  Other guest instructors will spend time in Clearwater later. Hollins will be in uniform through March 1, LA, March 3, Schmidt, March 17 while Manuel will be here the entire camp.

More Media Sessions
Jon Papelbon will meet with writers and broadcasters in the Media Room after tomorrow’s workout; Cole, following Saturday’s practice and Chase Utley, Monday.

Complete Coverage
Fans can follow the club right here on phillies.com. Beat writer Todd Zolecki will file daily reports, video interviews will be provided by Scott Palmer, photographer Miles Kennedy will provide images for multiple uses and several employees will feed social media.  This blog will be posted from time to time.

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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