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Friday, September 16, 2016

With end nearing, Ryan Howard will play in final two weekend series in South Philly | PhillyVoice

When the month began, Mackanin said he planned to play Tommy Joseph more at first base in an effort to see more of the younger half of the first base timeshare. But he’s reversed course, knowing that this could be it for Howard.

“I just kept thinking about it, the whole year I’ve been thinking about it, that situation,” Mackanin said. “Especially as well as he’s handled the whole thing, he’s been so good about the whole thing, I want to give him something.”

Mackanin will start Howard in each of the final two home weekends, unless the team is matched up against a left-handed starter.

“Another 20-25 at-bats won’t matter for Joseph,” Mackanin said.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 16, 2016 at 10:11 AM | 45 comment(s)
  Beats: phillies, ryan howard

Friday, August 19, 2016

MLB clears Ryan Howard, Ryan Zimmerman in PED probe

Turns out the shipments were just going to Peyton Manning’s wife!

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman were cleared of wrongdoing in Major League Baseball’s investigation into their possible use of performance-enhancing drugs, prompted by an Al Jazeera report.

MLB announced Friday that the investigation was complete and it “did not find any violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Howard or Zimmerman.”...

The report was based on recordings with Charles Sly, a former worked at the Guyer Institute in Indianapolis. Sly also implicated several NFL players, including Peyton Manning.

Slay has since recanted his statements. Sly also declined to speak with the commissioner’s office or provide requested information.

Howard and Zimmerman filed lawsuits against Al Jazeera in January. The players claimed the report was inaccurate, unsubstantiated and reckless.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 19, 2016 at 10:52 PM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: al jazeera, peds, ryan howard, ryan zimmerman

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Ryan Howard is benched: “I know where I’m at right now ... I understand.” | PhillyVoice

Howard: He talked to me today. We had a conversation. I told him, I get it. I know where I am right now. You know, I understand. By no means am I trying to relinquish my job or anything but you know, I’ve played the game long enough to know and understand. Hey, I want to win. And I’m going to get my stuff figured out. Going got continue to focus on getting my stuff figured out. Take this time and recoup and keep working. I went over—after I talked to Pete—I went over and told Tommy. Because the mental game of preparing, you know, is different when you know you’re going to be in there. I said hey, you’re in there the next 3-4 days, whatever it may be. Do what you’ve got to do to go out and kick some butt.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 02, 2016 at 09:03 AM | 52 comment(s)
  Beats: phillies, ryan howard

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Front office needs to fix Ryan Howard situation for Mackanin | PhillyVoice

It might be time to move Ryan Howard.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 22, 2016 at 08:39 AM | 80 comment(s)
  Beats: phillies, ryan howard

Friday, April 01, 2016

Taylor Teagarden – shown in Al-Jazeera documentary – suspended for violating drug policy

Taylor Teagarden, a free agent catcher who was named in the same Al-Jazeera report that connected Peyton Manning and baseball stars Ryan Zimmerman and Ryan Howard to anti-aging clinics, was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball on Friday.

MLB’s statement did not cite a failed drug test in disciplining Teagarden, 32, who appeared in just 17 major league games the past two seasons, most recently with the Chicago Cubs in 2015. Instead, it noted that Teagarden will be suspended upon his signing with another team for “his violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.”

Teagarden was shown on undercover video in the Al-Jazeera America documentary – released in December 2015 – freely discussing his use of performance-enhancing drugs during the previous season.


 

 

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