02/18/2013 5:45 PM ET
Doc impressive in first live action against hitters
By Todd Zolecki / MLB.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Phillies pitchers threw to live hitters on Monday morning for the first time this spring at Carpenter Complex.
The group included right-hander Roy Halladay, who will be watched closely this spring following an injury-riddled 2012 campaign.
"Doc was fine," pitching coach Rich Dubee said. "Overall I thought it was a good day of BP today. I thought most of the guys threw pretty well, as far as being in the strike zone, command, that stuff. [Halladay] was pretty good. He was real good."
Rule 5 pick Inciarte impressing Manuel
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies are expected to take five outfielders into the regular season, which means Rule 5 Draft pick Ender Inciarte could be the odd man out.
But they will get a good look at him, and Inciarte has the advantage of being fast and known for his defense. The Phils could use that this season. Manager Charlie Manuel has liked what he has seen from Inciarte early in camp.
"I noticed him the other day, took off from right of center field and he went and caught a ball, I couldn't believe he caught it," Manuel said. "They were telling me about his arm, and telling me about his arm ... I guess that's the reason that we got him. He definitely has some talent."
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.