Ryan Howard

#6 1B / Philadelphia Phillies / EXP: 12YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 250 lb Age: 36 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

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      Phillies' Ryan Howard: Needs to show improvement against lefties this spring

      Manager Pete Mackanin said Howard (knee) will be platooned at first base if he does not show signs of improvement against left handed pitchers this spring, CSN Philadelphia reports. Howard hit just .130 with a .418 OPS and 40 strikeouts against lefties last season. It seems unlikely that Howard will finally overcome his difficulties with lefties this spring. A more likely scenario has Howard opening the season in a platoon with Darin Ruf. That would continue the approach Mackanin took starting last August. Ruf hit .371 with 8 home runs and a 1.107 OPS against lefties last season.

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      Phillies' Ryan Howard: Files defamation lawsuit against Al Jazeera

      Howard (knee) has filed a defamation lawsuit against Al Jazeera network, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Al Jazeera ran a report last month that said Howard and other professional athletes used the performance-enhancing substance Delta 2. Howard denies using Delta 2 or any performance-enhancing substance banned by MLB.

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      Phillies' Ryan Howard: Documentary alleges use of HGH

      An investigative documentary which will air Sunday on Al Jazeera alleges that Howard (knee) received human growth hormones from a Texas-based pharmacist, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Howard has denied he has used HGH. The claim that Howard and other professional athletes received HGH is based on statements Charlie Sly, a pharmacist who once worked at an anti-aging clinic in Indiana, made and were recorded without his knowledge. Sly has since recanted his story.

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      Phillies' Ryan Howard: Could start against lefties again next season

      Manager Pete Mackanin said he has not yet decided if Howard (knee) will enter next season as a platoon player at first base, CSN Philadelphia reports. Mackanin started to sit Howard against lefties last August. Continuing that approach makes sense given Howard's struggles against lefties. The Phillies remain interested in trading Howard, but have been unable to find a trade partner. It seems likely Howard will open next season in a platoon with Darin Ruf at first base for the Phils.

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      Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard won't play again this season

      Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said first baseman Ryan Howard (knee) will not play again this season, CSN Philadelphia reports. Howard has been out since Sept. 14 when he took a throw off his left knee. The knee is basically healthy at this point, but Howard has not faced pitching in weeks, so the Phils have opted to shut him down. He finishes the year hitting .229/.277/.443 with 23 home runs in 467 at-bats.

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      Phillies 1B Ryan Howard could return to lineup Wednesday

      Phillies slugger Ryan Howard (knee) was available to pinch-hit Tuesday and could return to the lineup Wednesday, per CSN Philadelphia. Howard has not played since Sept. 24, when he took a throw off his left knee while playing first base. The knee had to be drained after swelling up. Darin Ruf has been filling in at first base with Howard sidelined.

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      Phillies 1B Ryan Howard still out Tuesday with knee injury

      Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (knee) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets, according to Stephen Gross of The Morning Call. The Phillies were hoping that Howard would be able to return to action Tuesday, but he remains sidelined with his knee injury. Darin Ruf will get the start at first base Tuesday.

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      Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard expected to return Tuesday

      Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (knee) is expected to return to the Phillies' lineup as early as Tuesday against the Mets, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports. A bruised left knee has sidelined Howard for nearly two weeks, but he's demonstrated progress in recent days. He resumed taking batting practice Friday and appears fit to take the field as well, putting him on tap to see action in the final week of the regular season.

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      Phillies 1B Ryan Howard takes batting practice Friday

      Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (knee) took batting practice Friday, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. It's the first time that Howard swung in batting practice since being sidelined with a knee injury on Sept. 14. The 35-year-old is still hoping to return before the end of the season, but there's still no clear timetable. Darin Ruf figures to continue filling in at first base in his absence.

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      Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) to pick up pace in rehab

      Phillies veteran first baseman Ryan Howard is expected to resume hitting and fielding ground balls this weekend, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Howard has been sidelined since Sept. 14 with a knee injury. He is making an attempt to return, but the Phillies won't push him with nothing to play for this season. Darin Ruf will continue to see playing time at first for as long as Howard remains sidelined.

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