J.C Romero, who is on the disabled list with a strained left forearm, made a rehab appearance in Clearwater. However, he suffered a setback. Romero threw ten pitches before being shut down due to soreness.
Romero, the Phillies left-handed specialist, has missed a significant amount of time this season due to a 50 game suspension and trip to the disabled list. Romero has a 2.87 ERA in 15.2 innings this season.
On the other hand, Chad Durbin felt fine after throwing an inning in Clearwater. He could be activated any day now. Charlie Manuel said that Clay Condrey (oblique) is “still a ways off.”
The Phillies released Triple-A infielder Pablo Ozuna. Ozuna had been suspended for 50 games after violating the minor league drug policy.
The 34 year old signed a minor league contract with the Phillies during the off-season. He batted .294 with 15 runs batted in with the IronPigs.
In MLB News, Josh Hamilton, who said has been drug and alcohol-free since 2005, now takes that back. Last January, several girls took "suggestive poses" with him. The pictures were released on Deadspin and Hamilton was surprised they didn't come out earlier. During that night, he also asked for cocaine. Hamilton admitted that he was drunk at the time. Embarrassed, he told his family and the Rangers organization right after the incident.
Hamilton, who battled a drug addiction, said "it was one those things that reinforce that I can't have alcohol."
After his named was leaked on the 103 players who tested positive in 2003, David Ortiz claimed that he is clean.
Alex Rios was claimed off waivers, but it is still unsure as to which team claimed him.
Even though this is a few days ago, in case you haven't seen, Prince Fielder tried to break into the Dodgers clubhouse after being hit by a pitch by Guillermo Mota.