Ryan Howard 6 | First Base

Philadelphia Phillies

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Sat. Sep 13, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Howard is out of the lineup Saturday against the Marlins. Impact: With lefty Brad Hand on the hill for Miami, Howard will head to the bench in favor of Maikel Franco at first base. While Franco may steal occasional starts over the remainder of the season, he'll likely play primarily at third. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has already said he expects Howard to be the club's regular first baseman again in 2015.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Howard is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Impact: Howard has made nine starts in a row at first base for the Phillies, but will take a seat in favor of Darin Ruf on Sunday. With lefty Gio Gonzalez on the hill for the Nationals, manager Ryne Sandberg likely wanted to get as many right-handed bats in his lineup as possible. Howard has collected 11 hits in his past 10 games, but is batting just .226/.310/.385 on the season.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 5, 2014
News: Howard was 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in the Phillies' win over Washington on Friday night. Impact: He has struggled this year, hitting just .225, but he now has 21 long ones to go with an impressive 89 RBI. The Phillies have been emphatic in saying he will remain their regular first baseman down the stretch, despite the recent arrival of top prospect Mikael Franco, and production like this should reinforce that decision. Franco played third base in this one and collected one hit in five trips.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 3, 2014
News: GM Ruben Amaro Jr. emphasized that Howard will remain the team's starting first baseman despite the presence of Maikel Franco on the team's roster, the Phillies' official site reports. Impact: Franco can play first base, but it sounds like most of his playing time will come at third. Howard has hit .225/.310/.382 with 20 home runs this season.(RotoWire, )
Ryan Howard
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 250  Age: 34
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 11/19/1979, St. Louis, Missouri
College: Missouri State
Debut: 2004
Salary: $25,000,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury