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Phillies | Ryan Howard taking day off

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard will take the day off Friday, March 8, ending a streak of playing in 12 straight spring games. Howard is hitting .364 (12-for-33) with six extra-base hits. "We want him healthy, but at the same time we're not trying to kill him down here. We ain't gonna kill him. Hard work never hurt nobody. He'll be in shape but I'll start monitoring him more. He will get some time off," manager Charlie Manuel said.

2013-03-07 14:30:04 | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Gelb

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