Here are your morning news bits …
Nope, not here: No Jake Arrieta updates (surprise!), but Nick Williams slammed a home run ball that hit Gabe Kapler’s rental car.
“The car can go in the shop, I don’t need to see it for a long time. I’ll get another rental. I want as many Nick Williams home runs as possible,” said the skipper.
K-Rod Report: Todd Zolecki also had an early report on Francisco Rodriguez, the former relief ace who’s trying to catch on in camp. Kapler said he looked “very competitive.”
Q&A with Mallee: Meghan Montemurro at the Athletic has a Q&A with Phils hitting coach John Mallee, who’s emphasizing smart baserunning along with patience.