Good morning! Here’s the news less than one week from pitchers and catchers …
KRUK ON BOARD: The Phillies officially announced on Monday that John Kruk is joining the broadcast team in 2017. Kruk will debut on Feb. 25.
“I am looking forward to working with Tom, Mike, Ben and Gregg,” said Kruk. “Although I have played with three different organizations, the Phillies are family. I am excited to get started with this new chapter in my life.”
CARIBBEAN SERIES: Freddy Galvis went 1-for-6 in the Caribbean Series semifinal last night between Puerto Rico and his Venezuelan club. Phils infield prospect Jesmuel Valentin (follow him on Twitter) went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly for Puerto Rico.
Valentin’s Puerto Rico team won 9-6. They’ll play Mexico for the championship tonight.
50 OF 50: Our 50 Greatest Phillies Games of the Last 50 Years started yesterday with the Kevin Millwood no-hitter. No. 49 will be unveiled at noon. Stay tuned!