Ryan Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Phillies to honor Howard in regular-season finale

    Fox Sports "After the Mets clinched a playoff berth and home field for the National League wild-card game on Saturday with a 5-3 victory over the Phillies, all eyes shift to longtime Phillies slugger Ryan Howard on Sunday afternoon. Howard said he's not taking anything extra in right now and is only..." October 02

  • Ryan Howard will play a lot in the Phillies final home games

    Hardball Talk "Recently things got grumbly between Ryan Howard and the Phillies as Howard’s playing time was reduced. He’s clearly on his way out of Philly and, as a wise man once said, everything ends badly; otherwise it wouldn’t end. But there’s at least some chance that Howard’s end will be somewhat..." September 16

  • Howard: Shifts take away '30, 40, 50 hits a year'

    Hardball Talk "In his column for Today’s Knuckleball, Jon Heyman quotes Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard once again deriding the infield shift, saying it takes away “30, 40, 50 hits a year” from left-handed pull hitters. Getting rid of the shift, Howard says, is “definitely something that would help me..." September 09

  • Phillies' Howard: Reduced playing time isn't 'right or fair'

    Philly.com "Ryan Howard's final August with the Phillies was a good one. Maybe it wasn't up there with his summer months of old, when he could piston the ball through the steamy air seemingly at will, but it wasn't bad at all. He hit .314 with six home runs and 15 runs batted in during 16 games. Given that..." September 01

  • Carlos Ruiz, Ryan Howard Clear Revocable Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Phillies veterans Carlos Ruiz and Ryan Howard have both cleared revocable waivers, according to ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark (via Twitter). Both can now be freely traded without restriction, though only one week remains for players to be dealt while remaining eligible for the post-season rosters of..." August 24

  • Howard expected to finish season with Phillies

    MLB.com "Chase Utley enjoyed an unforgettable homecoming this week at Citizens Bank Park, and the way Ryan Howard has played lately, he could receive an even warmer farewell in a few weeks, too. Howard opened the season in a platoon with Darin Ruf, but he moved into a reserve role following the arrival..." August 20

  • MLB clears Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Howard in PED investigation

    Philly.com "The seven-month investigation by Major League Baseball into a report that linked Ryan Howard to performance-enhancing drug use found no violations, officials said Friday. Howard "fully cooperated," MLB officials said, during its "thorough investigation." "I am glad that this part of the..." August 19

  • Major League Baseball's investigation into Ryan Howard almost complete

    Philly.com "The months-long investigation into a report that linked Ryan Howard to performance-enhancing drug usage is near its conclusion, officials from Major League Baseball said Tuesday. It is unlikely that Howard will face discipline from the league. Commissioner Rob Manfred declined to comment on the..." July 12

  • Man who threw beer bottle at Howard turns himself in

    Philly Voice "The man who allegedly threw an aluminum beer bottle at Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard earlier this month turned himself in to Philadelphia police on Friday. Sidney Smith, 21 of Wilmington, Delaware, was issued a summary citation for disorderly conduct and released by police at..." June 13

  • Philadelphia Phillies Looking for Fan Who Threw Bud Light Lime Bottle at Ryan Howard

    The Big Lead "A Philadelphia Phillies fan has disgraced the city and brought all Philadelphia fans into disrepute again, for drinking a Bud Light Lime. Also, for throwing said Bud Light Lime bottle at Ryan Howard during his pinch-hit appearance on Saturday. According to Philly.com, Howard described it as..." June 06

  • Ryan Howard says a Phillies fan threw a beer bottle at him during Saturday's game

    Allentown Morning Call "Ryan Howard's performance this year has left Phillies fans, as well as Howard himself, frustrated. But one fan took that frustration to a whole new level following Saturday's game when Howard made the final out by grounding out after pinch-hitting in a 6-3 loss to the Brewers. As Howard..." June 05

  • Phillies bench Ryan Howard for at least the next 3-4 games

    Hardball Talk "Phillies manager Pete Mackanin had “an adult conversation” with first baseman Ryan Howard, telling the veteran that he would be on the bench for at least the next three or four games, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Tommy Joseph will be in the starting lineup for each of those..." June 01

  • Phillies to cut Ryan Howard's playing time

    The Good Phight "It appears as though the end is near for long-time Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard. We've seen this coming for a while now. As Howard continued to struggle (his .154 batting average and .219 on-base percentage rank 188th out of 188 MLB players with at least 150 plate appearances) it's become..." May 30

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