PHILADELPHIA -- Baseball in Philadelphia is near.
Signs of spring are everywhere. The Phillies just completed their winter tour through four Minor League affiliates, their annual junket designed to drum up interest in the team during baseball's slowest month. They will load up their equipment truck at Citizens Bank Park in the coming weeks and head to Clearwater, Fla., in preparation of pitchers and catchers holding their first workout Feb. 19.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.