• Steve Potter

2/20/2021 : Today’s Zoom Call Media Sessions :


RHP Chase Anderson :


  • He said working with Caleb Cotham and JT Realmuto and playing for Joe Girardi were things that drew him to the Phillies plus having a chance to continue playing for a winning team.


  • He thinks that pitching multiple innings this year shouldn’t be a problem, has conditioned himself to pitch 150 innings plus this year.

  • His off-season wasn’t too different than prior years, was able to workout regularly.


  • Nick WillIams was a workout partner and gave the city of Philadelphia and the fans high marks which also was an influence in coming to the Phillies.


  • Said he treats spring training like the regular season competition wise and that helps bring out his best.


  • JT Realmuto reached out to him personally, had other offers but he’s excited to throw to JT. They chatted for about an hour before he signed with the Phillies.


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Manager Joe Girardi :


  • He said players are the best recruiters and was pleased that JT reached out to Chase.


  • Doesn’t plan on “rolling innings” this spring, will bring in a reliever to finish any long frames and let the starter go back out the next inning if more work is needed that day.


  • Realmuto now has a blue cast on to let his thumb heal, Joe jokingly said he liked the cast color. Also said JT caught Kintzler today.


  • Joe said that Chase Anderson “stuff plays well” and is happy to have him on the team.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️






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