Ryan Howard1B/DH PHI 2 days ago
Howard is in the lineup for Wednesday's matchup against the White Sox.
The Phillies are playing in Chicago's American League ballpark, so Howard will be Philadelphia's DH and hit cleanup Wednesday evening. Howard has continued to perform well during his resurgent second half to the season and is hitting .300/.364/.633 with three home runs and 11 RBI over the last 14 days.
Ryan Howard1B/DH PHI 3 days ago
Howard is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.
Despite the fact that the Phillies are playing in an American League park this week, Howard will still take a seat Tuesday with Philadelphia facing southpaw Carlos Rodon. Carlos Ruiz will serve as the DH instead of Howard, but Howard could draw in Wednesday against James Shields.
Ryan Howard1B/DH PHI 5 days ago
Howard is in the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Stephen Gross of the Morning Call reports.
Tommy Joseph will head back to the bench as Howard gets the nod to start at first and bat cleanup. Howard owns a disappointing .197 batting average for the season, but has hit .345/.387/.776 with seven home runs since the All-Star break.
Ryan Howard1B/DH PHI 6 days ago
Howard will sit out Saturday's matchup with the Cardinals.
Howard will be replaced by Tommy Joseph at first base. It simply appears to be a routine day off for the veteran. He is slashing just .197/.252/.448 on the season.
Ryan Howard1B/DH PHI 7 days ago
Major League Baseball cleared Howard of any wrongdoing in connection to a December report by Al Jazeera that claimed he received performance-enhancing drugs, Cash Kruth of MLB.com reports.
The Al Jazeera report claimed Howard and other professional athletes used the performance-enhancing substance Delta 2. Howard has filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera because of their defamatory claims.
Ryan Howard1B/DH PHI 2 weeks ago
Howard went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in Friday's 10-6 win over the Rockies.
Howard's homer was a 457-foot grand slam off right-hander Jon Gray. He is hitting .386 with five home runs and 13 RBI since the All-Star break.
Ryan Howard1B/DH PHI 3 weeks ago
Howard went 2-for-3 with a double and a solo home run in a 9-7 loss to the Padres on Saturday.
The homer was Howard's 16th of the season. He's been surprisingly productive of late in his limited playing time with a .342 average over his last 11 starts and eight homers in his last 22 starts. Despite the improved production, Howard will remain limited to spot starts as the Phillies focus on giving playing time to Tommy Joseph at first base.
Ryan Howard1B/DH PHI 3 weeks ago
Howard went 3-for-4 with a solo shot, his 15th of the year, in Wednesday's game against the Giants.
The veteran hit .250 (10-for-40) in July, his best average for any month so far this season. Howard's seeing limited playing time, but he's managed to put something in the stat sheet when he does get a start. If anything, he's moved up in the fantasy ranks to be a punt-play candidate in daily leagues.
Ryan Howard1B/DH PHI 1 month ago
Howard went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Thursday's loss to Miami.
Howard's fourth-inning blast, his 14th of the season, gave him 30 RBI on the year. It's no secret that the veteran has been putting on a sad campaign to watch in 2016, but he has improved - albeit in small increments - of late. Across the board, Howard's slash line of .160/.219/.376 is higher than it's been since mid-May. Despite the improvement, it is still a hard pill to swallow outside of the deepest leagues.
Ryan Howard1B/DH PHI 1 month ago1 Comment
Howard is unlikely to face disciplinary action from a PED investigation by Major League Baseball, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Howard was named in an Al Jazeera report in December claiming he and other professional athletes used the performance-enhancing substance Delta 2. He has denied any wrongdoing and has filed a defamation suit against Al Jazeera.