Saturday, February 16, 2013

Spring Training 2013: Manuel on contract

February 16, 2013

Charlie Manuel is in the final year of his contract, but he doesn't want to hear about it.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

In contract year, Ruiz looks to put suspension behind him

February 13, 2013

Carlos Ruiz has a lot to prove in 2013

The 34-year old catcher is in the final year of his contract. On top of that he will miss the first 25 games of the season due to a suspension for Adderall use (one of Major League Baseball's banned substances).

Ruiz will not only be facing the pressure of proving his worth, but also the pressure of proving that he doesn't need to break the rules to perform at a high level.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Phillies, Juan Cruz part ways

February 13, 2013

Nothing worse than a breakup the day before Valentine's day. Well, in this case it's really not that big of a deal.

The Phillies and right-handed reliever Juan Cruz have cancelled their agreement on a minor league contract according to's Todd Zolecki.

Cruz felt that his chances of earning a spot in the Phillies' bullpen were very slim once the team brought back Chad Durbin reports Zolecki.

Cruz has been granted free agency effective immediately. He never showed to Phillies camp.

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