It has been awhile since we have checked in on the Phillies roster and the Phillies front office have been busy.
Cliff Lee is back! He has missed 3 starts because of a strain oblique, but he will pitch tonight at Citizen’s Bank Park against the New York Mets.
Of course, with Cliff Lee’s return, a player has to go spend some time in Lehigh Valley. Michael Schwimer has been sent down. That’s not a bad thing. His ERA this year is an atrocious 8.53.
Jim Thome is still down in Clearwater doing some rehab or another. Not quite sure what.
Chase Utley is back in Philadelphia working out with the team. According to Charlie Manuel on MLB on XM Radio, Utley will head down to Clearwater when the team leaves after this homestead.
Ryan Howard is also in Clearwater. He tweeted yesterday that he started taking BP and doing some light fielding. Moving in the right direction.
David Herndon is on the DL.
Mike Stutes is enjoying time there too. There is no time-table for their return.
Catcher Erik Kratz (Everybody Kratz your hands!) is enjoying time in Philadelphia as a bench player. Pretty sure he has done about zero for the big club so far.
Brain Saches is also up. So far, he has done nothing beneficial.
Hopefully the next episode will have more than just Cliff Lee returning.
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