Phillies Spring Training: Scenes From First Official Workout
By John Town
The Phillies officially began spring training Tuesday with the first workout for pitchers and catchers. Reporters and the team shared scenes from Clearwater.
The long wait for Phillies baseball finally ended Tuesday as the first official workouts for pitchers and catchers began.
Even though the first full-squad workout isn’t until Friday, Ryan Lawrence of Philly Voice reported that every player besides Cesar Hernandez and Freddy Galvis are in camp. Both were arbitration-eligible this winter and negotiated with the team over their salary for this year. Hernandez was the last of the team’s arbitration-eligible players to sign a deal as the two sides agreed a $2.25 million deal Feb. 3.
The team redid some of the hallways at the newly-named Spectrum Field:
Each of the team’s fields at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater received new signs bearing the likenesses of Phils alumni Robin Roberts, Mike Schmidt, Richie Ashburn, and Steve Carlton:
Players began some of the drills common to spring training, including a bullpen session for the pitchers:
Pitchers along with the position players also did some fielding workouts:
Manager Pete Mackanin looked on as the team did their workouts:
Reporters even took a chance to poke a little fun at one another:
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Spring is unofficially here with the start of baseball season. Keep checking back here at That Ball’s Outta Here for more updates on Phils spring training.