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News: Halladay starts as Phillies spring instructor Tuesday

It’s official: Roy Halladay is joining the Phillies as a spring training instructor.

“Doc” will be with the team Tuesday, but no report as to for how long he’ll hang out in Clearwater. Either way, just the fact that Halladay is around the young pitchers is great news.

CRAWFORD MENTORING MONIAK: Meghan Montemurro reports that J.P. Crawford is mentoring Mickey Moniak. “I’m just looking out for him, like a little brother,” said Crawford of the 18-year-old first-overall draft pick.

Apparently the two have already spent time together at the batting cages, they play video games together and they went on a fishing trip together.

Only good news there. The fact that Crawford is taking a leadership position like this is pretty impressive.

WILL THE PHILLIES SIGN BRYCE HARPER?: It’s possible.

PLAYERS ON THE PHILLIES RAVE ABOUT MIKE TROUT: Stop it.

GALVIS ON LOSING HIS SPOT: Freddy Galvis isn’t that worried about potentially losing his starting job this season to J.P. Crawford. But he is looking to improve his offensive approach.

PHILLIES NATION PODCAST: We’ll batter you with this announcement – the Phillies Nation Podcast returns March 27! And we’re looking for your music and stories! Email Tim at Tim@PhilliesNation.com if you have music for the podcast.

 

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