The Phillies lost 2 out of 3 in their series this week against Nationals. Domonic Brown is out indefinitely dealing with a sore Achilles tendon injury and has been out since September 1st and has been diagnosed with tendinitis in his Achilles. Brown also told Todd Zolecki of MLB.com that he won’t be back in the lineup for “at least a week”. Halladay had a good start going six innings and allowing one run but walked five batters. Phils’ pitching prospect Adam Morgan is struggling with some left shoulder problems. Morgan also went on the disabled list this year with a partial tear in his rotator cuff. The Phillies finally signed 25 year-old Cuban pitching prospect to a 3 year deal that is worth $12 million dollars with a vesting option for 2017. A month ago it was reported that Phillies signed Gonzalez to six year $60 million dollar deal. Also the Phillies dealt Michael Young to the Dodgers and John McDonald for one minor league pitcher each.
The Eagles season is finally here with only a couple days until the first game. Only CB Brandon Hughes and OT Dennis Kelly are still injured and missed practice on Thursday. The Eagles already said that Nate Allen will start at safety alongside Patrick Chung and rookie Earl Wolff. General Manager Howie Roseman admitted this week that drafting Danny Watkins in the first round of the 2011 draft was his decision. On Thursday wide receiver Riley Cooper and cornerback Cary Williams got into a scuffle at practice in a non-contact drill. Michael Vick and Brandon Boykin were there to break up the scuffle; Vick held Williams back as Cooper walked away. Riley Cooper said that the fight had nothing to do with his racial slur incident earlier in the offseason.
Flyers captain Claude Giroux was on the ice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees doing some skating drills but not shooting drills. Giroux said, “I will be ready for the season, but I will not force it.” Giroux is not allowed to use his hand for stick work yet. A lot of veterans have already showed up for training camp including goaltender Steve Mason. Goaltender Ray Emery hasn’t made an appearance at the skate zone yet. Injury plagued defenseman Andrej Meszaros said he feels ‘good’ after he had wrist surgery, herniated disk surgery, and Achilles tendon surgery in the ‘past couple years.
Newly acquired forward Royce White is being reported to be under investigation for domestic assault on his girlfriend. The Sixers have hired Chad Iske who is the assistant to be hired along with Lloyd Price. Iske was on the Nuggets coaching staff under George Karl for the past five seasons. The Sixers NBA D-League team, the 87ers, have acquired the rights to 16 players through the NBA D-League expansion draft.