Ryan Howard 6 | First Base

Philadelphia Phillies

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Sat. Aug 30, 2014 Subscribe 
News: The Phillies will try to trade Howard to an American League team this offseason, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Impact: Last month, manager Ryne Sandberg said that Howard was going to lose playing time to Darin Ruf at first base but then reversed course a few days later. The Phillies are now hoping Howard can reach notable statistical plateaus, such as 25 home runs and 100 RBI this season, to make him a bit more marketable in the offseason. The $60 million remaining on his contract will be an issue, but the Phillies will be willing to pick up a large portion of that expense if there's a team willing to take a chance on Howard. He's hitting .225/.310/.378 with 19 home runs and 81 RBI in 481 at-bats this season.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 26, 2014
News: Howard is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals. Impact: Howard will sit Tuesday with the left-handed Gio Gonzalez on the mound. Darin Ruf will start at first base in his place and bat fifth for the Phillies.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 23, 2014
News: Howard was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in the Phillies' win over St. Louis on Friday night. Impact: Howard has suffered something of a power outage with just 18 home runs and is hitting a disappointing .222, but he has made his hits count while accumulating 79 RBI on the 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