Phillies using DH today

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles manager Buck Showalter told reporters a few days ago that the Phillies weren’t allowing his team to use a designated hitter for today’s game in Clearwater.

The Phillies posted their lineup this morning and Keven Frandsen is listed as the designated hitter.

Did they just take the bat out of pitcher Brian Matusz’s hands?

Here’s the Phillies lineup
Ben Revere CF
Jimmy Rollins SS
Chase Utley 2B
Marlon Byrd RF
Ryan Howard 1B
Carlos Ruiz C
Domonic Brown LF
Kevin Frandsen DH
Cody Asche 3B

Kyle Kendrick RHP

Still waiting for the Orioles’ split-squad lineup. Kevin Gausman will follow Matusz to the mound if the rain holds off. Otherwise, Showalter told reporters yesterday that the duo would throw in Sarasota.

Chris Davis is celebrating his 28th birthday today. He’s 11-for-22 this spring, with two doubles, three homers, eight RBIs and nine runs scored.

Is that good?

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