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07:26 AM ET 02.13 | The Phillies added a pitcher in A.J. Burnett on Wednesday, but they may have lost another one from the Opening Day rotation. Speaking to reporters on the first day of spring training, Phillies' ace Cole Hamels said that he is behind in his pitching program due to shoulder tendinitis. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Hamels will miss opening day because of it. Hamels could throw a bullpen session in 10 days, and no MRI is scheduled. The starting pitcher went on to say that he feels he is 8-10 days behind the other pitchers in camp, and although he doesn't think he'll be ready for opening day, he believes he will pitch in April. The Phillies season opener is March 31st against the Texas Rangers, with their home opener not until April 7th vs. the Milwaukee Brewers.

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February 13, 2014  07:53 AM ET

Shoulder + pitcher = concern

February 13, 2014  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Shoulder + pitcher = A.J. Burnett signing

Fixed

February 13, 2014  09:13 AM ET

The best the Phils could ask for is a chance to win a wild card slot this year, but bad news already and the season hasn't started could mean another losing campaign in the Brotherly Love City.

February 13, 2014  10:16 AM ET

Tendinitis after being idle for nearly 4 months? Rut-Row!

February 13, 2014  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Shoulder + pitcher = concern

once Hamels got his big contract signed suddenly injuries are falling in place,that's odd but what else can be expected now days??

February 13, 2014  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The best the Phils could ask for is a chance to win a wild card slot this year, but bad news already and the season hasn't started could mean another losing campaign in the Brotherly Love City.

maybe the phillies will bring back Roy Halladay from retirement!!

February 14, 2014  10:25 AM ET

A few years back, Phillies fans used to travel hard to DC, be there obnoxious selves, watch their teams beat up on a hapless Nats squad and laugh in our faces. Now that the roles have been reversed, I personally will try to attend all the Phils games in DC this year just to experience the beat-down there are going to get from the Nats, and then laugh in some Philly faces. How the times have changed.

 
February 14, 2014  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

A few years back, Phillies fans used to travel hard to DC, be there obnoxious selves, watch their teams beat up on a hapless Nats squad and laugh in our faces. Now that the roles have been reversed, I personally will try to attend all the Phils games in DC this year just to experience the beat-down there are going to get from the Nats, and then laugh in some Philly faces. How the times have changed.

The Phillies were terrible last season, yet they went 6-4 vs the Nats in their home games and 8-11 overall, pretty competitive. Not sure why you think the Nats will beatdown the Phillies at CBP this season.

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