spring training

Mar 17, 2019; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Bryce Harper (3) reacts after striking out in the first inning of the spring training game against the New York Yankees at Spectrum Field.
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March 17, 2019 - 6:32 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper hopes to change all those zeros soon. Naw, not the ones in his contract. Back in the lineup two days after being hit by a pitch in the ankle, the Phillies newcomer with the $330,000,000 deal was hitless Sunday, leaving him with a batting average of .000 in...
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Bryce Harper
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March 15, 2019 - 3:20 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — New Phillies star Bryce Harper sustained a bruised right foot when he was hit by a pitch during a spring training game Friday, but manager Gabe Kapler said the team wasn't overly worried about the injury. Initial X-rays were negative, the team said. Harper then left the...
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Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (3) looks on during batting practice before a game between the Phillies and the New York Yankees at Spectrum Field.
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Dave Uram
March 08, 2019 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After two days of simulated action against Jerad Eickhoff and Phillies minor league pitchers, newcomer Bryce Harper will face competition in an actual spring training game Saturday afternoon at Spectrum Field in Clearwater. The plan is for Harper to be the Phils'...
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Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper
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Jay Scott Smith
March 04, 2019 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As merchandise for the new Phillies star Bryce Harper flies off the shelves, fans are also thinking of flying to Clearwater, Florida, to get a first look at the team in spring training. Anyone planning to head to the Sunshine State should be prepared to spend — ticket...
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Lynne Sladky/AP Photo
March 02, 2019 - 11:12 am
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper sounded like a typical Philadelphian talking about a goal every Phillies fan will endorse. "I want to be on Broad Street on a frickin' boat or bus or whatever it is and hold a (World Series) trophy over my head," the six-time All-Star said Saturday after putting...
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February 17, 2019 - 10:08 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball is unilaterally starting the use of pitch clocks for spring training games, while brushing off complaints from players about the slow free agent market. With the sport looking for ways to speed the pace of play, pitchers generally will have 20...
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Philadelphia Phillies Vice President and General Manager Matt Klentak , pitcher Aaron Nola, and manager Gabe Kapler talks to the media during spring training at Spectrum Field.
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Dave Uram
February 15, 2019 - 9:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A lot of Philadelphia fans will be disappointed if superstar free agents Bryce Harper or Manny Machado don’t land with the Phillies. In fact, some will go as far to call the off-season a failure. General Manager Matt Klentak doesn’t share that same feeling. “I want to...
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The Phillies' equipment truck departs Friday around noon for spring training in Florida.
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Mike DeNardo
February 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's an annual harbinger of spring: The Phillies' equipment truck departs Friday around noon for spring training in Florida. This is a day Phillies equipment manager Dan O'Rourke marks on his calendar: The day the tractor trailer is loaded up and heads down I-95,...
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