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2018 Schedule
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2dJerry Crasnick

Phillies' Eickhoff expected out 6-8 weeks

Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff will start the season on the disabled list and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks because of a strained lat muscle.


BBTN: Arrieta's Impression, Cobb's Place, Frazier Rapid-Fire

Before Eduardo Perez goes rapid-fire with Mets 3B Todd Frazier (31:45), Buster and Jerry Crasnick talk about Jake Arrieta's first impression, Alex Cobb's likely destination and more (6:22). Plus, Paul Hembekides on his breakout candidates in 2018 (39:22).

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5dJerry Crasnick

Arrieta says he expects Phils to 'win right away'

THe Phillies made a splash by signing Jake Arrieta, and in his first day at camp, he said the team is farther along that people think. "The fan base is hungry,'' Arrieta said. We intend to win -- rebuild or not.''

Phillies introduce Arrieta (0:19)

BBTN: Arrieta To Philly, Ohtani's Struggles, Nats' Rizzo

Before catching up with Nats GM Mike Rizzo (25:59), Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian discuss the Jake Arrieta signing, whether the Twins had the best offseason, concerns over Shohei Ohtani and more (3:42). Plus, Todd Radom's first uniform trivia question of the season (33:01).

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13dDan Szymborski

Which teams should be next winter's big spenders?

Strong rebuilding plans are already bringing these teams back to the cusp of contention. Next winter, their wallets should open to land baseball's biggest free agents.


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Phillies skipper Gabe Kapler on Rhys Hoskins' power/patience combo: "From pitch one...he knows exactly what he's doing. It's rare in a player that young."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Rhys Hoskins ended a six-pitch AB with his second jack of spring training. The Phillies slugger, who hit 18 homers in 50 games as a rookie, saw 4.64 pitches per plate appearance last season, best in the majors (min. 100 PA).

Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

Nola to start Phillies' opener, says Kapler

"Barring anything crazy happening," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Aaron Nola will be Philadelphia's Opening Day starter. Still, Nola wouldn't mind deferring to a more accomplished option should the team sign one of the remaining big-name free agents.

Jon Scher ESPN.com 

Inside the elevator at the Phillies' spring training ballpark. Be very afraid.

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Phils' Middlebrooks breaks leg in spring game

Will Middlebrooks, in camp with the Phillies on a minor league contract, broke his left leg Saturday after his ankle seemed to get caught under left fielder Andrew Pullin as both were pursuing a pop fly.

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Phils' Middlebrooks carted off field after injury

Will Middlebrooks, in camp with the Phillies on a minor-league contract, appeared to injure his left ankle or leg Saturday after his ankle seemed to get caught under left fielder Andrew Pullin as both were pursuing a pop fly.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.23729th
On Base Percentage.30630th
Slugging Percentage.40125th
Earned Run Average4.2810th
Quality Starts0Tied-3rd