02/24/11 5:57 PM EST
Naylor nails down win over Seminoles
By Todd Zolecki / MLB.com
Right-hander Drew Naylor started the game. He allowed one hit and struck out two in two innings.
"First one of the year, so obviously the nerves are a little bit there, even though it's Florida State," Naylor said. "It's always good to pitch in front of the crowd again, and get the first one out of the way."
Young relievers Michael Stutes, Michael Schwimer and Justin De Fratus pitched one inning each. Stutes allowed one hit and struck out three, Schwimer walked one and De Fratus struck out two.
"Everybody threw fine," Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said.
Utley sits out against Florida State
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Chase Utley did not play on Thursday against Florida State University because of what Phillies manager Charlie Manuel called "soreness."
"Chase is OK," Manuel said. "He's been working out real hard. He's running the bases hard, taking ground balls, doing his weight training and stuff. He has some sore legs and sore knees. That's kind of common."
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Manuel said he is uncertain if Utley will play on Saturday against the Yankees in the Grapefruit League opener.
"If he doesn't play Saturday he'll play sometime next week," Manuel said. "Chase is fine. When he's ready to go out there I'll put him out there. He's definitely not injured. He's fine."
Manuel gives annual address
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Players always seem to enjoy Phillies manager Charlie Manuel's speech to the team before the first full squad workout every spring.
The message generally is the same: play hard and win.
Manuel's exact words typically are kept inside the four walls of the clubhouse, but the Phillies recorded Manuel's speech last Saturday and placed excerpts on phillies.com. Here are a few highlights:
"I think coming into Spring Training you set the tone right off the bat," Manuel said. "It's up to the players and the team to kind of buy into that. ... We've got guys in here ... who are on our big league team who have made a commitment to himself and to baseball. I know we've got those kind of guys.
"Cliff came aboard this winter. What did you say Cliff about winning? He said he came here to win. Roy Halladay came last year. He said he picked us because he came here to win. Roy Oswalt came in the middle of the summer. He said he came here to win a World Series. Winning the World Series is hard, so what does that tell you? That means we've got to play hard. That means it's got to be an everyday commitment. When we go on the field we're going to win that day.
"Going to the World Series is one of the biggest things in the world. We won one. We've got a chance to win a couple more. But we want to win some more, don't we, Ut [Chase Utley]? We want to get back and we want to win some more, and it's not easy, but you know what? I look around and I see the talent we've got sitting around here. Can we do it? You're damn right."
Free-agent right-hander Chad Durbin is in contract talks with the Indians, according to SI.com. The Phillies reemerged as a candidate to sign Durbin earlier this week, although Durbin would have to accept a Minor League deal. Durbin clearly is looking for better, so if the Indians give Durbin a decent deal he could pitch there. ... Left-hander Antonio Bastardo could throw live batting practice on Saturday. ... The Phillies have a shorter workout on Friday because of their annual golf tournament. ... Left-hander Cole Hamels starts on Saturday against the Yankees in their Grapefruit League opener at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.