Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard did not seem at all slowed Tuesday by soreness in his left knee that cost him the previous two games. Howard had just his fourth multi-RBI game in the month of May, to lead the Phillies to an easy, 7-3, win.
Howard went 3 for 5 with three runs driven in, before being replaced for a pinch hitter after his third single in the eighth inning.
The cortisone injection...
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins, after missing the team's previous two games with left knee soreness.
Howard had a cortisone injection in the knee and hopes that he will be able to play through any lingering issues moving forward.
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard rejoined the starting lineup Tuesday at Miami after missing two games with a knee injury. Howard enters play Tuesday mired in a 4-for-34 slump in his last nine games (eight starts).
"I guess if I blow out we’ll worry about that then," Howard said, per The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. expressed optimism Tuesday first baseman Ryan Howard isn't dealing with a major knee injury, despite it being the same leg he suffered a torn Achilles tendon.
"I think we have to be concerned any time our guys have any issues, but I don’t think it’s something that is so daunting that we’re panicking about it," Amaro told The Philadelphia Inquirer....
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was unavailable for Monday's game against the Marlins after having a cortisone injection in his left knee Sunday, MLB.com reports. Howard is said to be day to day, though they are hopeful he'll be able to avoid the disabled list. Howard underwent an MRI Monday and head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan said Howard had symptoms in his knee for a few weeks. Howard said...
For those wondering where Ryan Howard was yesterday in the Phillies' matinee against the Cincinnati Reds, he was nursing a sore knee. The knee is sore enough that the team is sending Howard for an MRI. He, much like teammate Carlos Ruiz, did not travel with the team after the game. The Phillies are heading to Miami to take on the Marlins.
Stephen Pianovich of MLB.com says the MRI...
It turns out Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard didn't get a scheduled day off Sunday as expected. Howard was kept out of the lineup against the Reds because of a knee injury and is unlikely to play Monday at Miami, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Phillies announced Howard will undergo a precautionary MRI on his left knee Monday.
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was held out of the starting lineup Sunday against the Reds for just the fifth time in 44 games. Michael Young drew the start at first base.
Howard entered play Sunday in a 4-for-34 slump (.118) in his last nine games. He has a double and two RBI in that stretch.