Ryan Howard wasn’t the only Phillies player who slimmed down this offseason. Brett Myers reported to camp 30 pounds lighter.
“Winning the World Series was great, but personally I had a bad taste in my mouth this winter because of how badly I pitched in the first half of the season,” the righthander said. “I needed to get in better shape so we don’t have to fight to get into the playoffs the last three weeks.
Myers, who will make $12 million this year, becomes a free agent after this season.
“I’m not going to worry about [free agency.] I’d like to stay in Philadelphia, but ultimately it’s going to come down to how I pitch. If I end up staying here, that will be good for me and my family, because the organization has been great to me and we like living there.”