CSNPhilly.com has learned that Roy Halladay worked out at Citizens Bank Park while in town to attend yesterday’s Sportwriters banquet.
Hey, Kyle Kendrick … Jealous? Word has it that Halladay joined teammate Cliff Lee for a quick workout down at the Bank yesterday, marking the first work-related function the two aces have performed together as comrades. Lee relocated to a condo in Rittenhouse Square this winter while Halladay makes his home not far from the Phillies’ spring training facilities in Clearwater. The Phillies media department also reported that Halladay was seen trudging through the outfield snow this morning. CSNPhilly’s John Finger notes that Halladay, Lee and Shane Victorino, also in town to collect a humanitarian award, are likely to stay grounded in Philly while they wait out the latest winter weather event. Meanwhile back in Florida, Halladay’s usual workout sidekick, Kendrick, is left to entertain the bevy of wide-eyed early arrivals like Justin De Fratus, Michael Schwimer and Italian Stallion Jason Grilli. Hide your loved ones, Ybor City.
The Daily Durbin: For the fourth time this winter, Chad Durbin appears unlikely to resign with the Phillies. The first subtle hint occurred when he was not offered arbitration and became a free agent. The second sign came when the club resigned Jose Contreras. The third and near-final straw was broken when the Phillies agreed to terms with J.C. Romero. The final nail in the coffin was hammered when Ruben Amaro Jr. suggested the Phillies are comfortable with the players they have. In other words, Durbin will be back in red pinstripes by the weekend.
Television schedule announced: The Phillies on Tuesday released the television breakdown for the upcoming season. Every game will be televised. Comcast SportsNet will carry 103 games, and the Comcast Network will air three games. MyPHL17 will air 45 games, including the season opener against Houston on April 1. ESPN will broadcast two Sunday games, and FOX will carry nine Saturday games in the regular season. (via CSNPhilly.com)