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Phillies' Eyre back in the green

Phillies' Eyre back in the green

PHILADELPHIA -- Before Phillies left-hander Scott Eyre strained his left calf Thursday, he got some good news Wednesday.

He said he got his money back.

Eyre, like Yankees outfielders Johnny Damon and Xavier Nady and Rays first baseman Carlos Pena, had his assets frozen in February by federal regulators as the government investigated the Stanford Financial Group and an alleged $8 billion fraud scheme that involved billionaire Robert Allen Stanford. The Securities and Exchange Commission froze the assets of three Stanford entities.

Eyre said his wife texted him with the good news that his assets were available.

It was a relief for Eyre, although he said he was fine financially in the meantime. The Phillies advanced Eyre a portion of his salary during Spring Training because he didn't have access to his funds. He also had been receiving his regular paycheck from the Phillies since the season started.

But all is well now, except the injured calf that placed him on the 15-day disabled list.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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