Right-hander Cruz not yet in camp
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Phillies pitchers and catchers officially reported to camp Tuesday, and 36 of the 37 expected players showed up.
Right-hander Juan Cruz, who is a non-roster invitee, is not in camp. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. called it a miscommunication issue.
Amaro said he is uncertain when Cruz will be in camp, but the 34-year-old almost certainly will miss the first official workout Wednesday because he would still need to take his physical, if he arrives.
Cruz went 1-1 with a 2.78 ERA in 43 appearances last season with the Pirates. He has an opt-out clause in his contract that states the Phillies will release him June 1 if he can get a spot on another team's 25-man roster.