Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Wednesday that Ryan Howard will be the team's starting first baseman unless he's unseated.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro reiterated that if Ryan Howard remains with the team heading into spring training, that he'll have to earn the team's starting job at first base.
According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, the Phillies "have no takers" for first baseman Ryan Howard.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Tigers, Royals, Angels, Mariners, Yankees, Rangers, Rays, Orioles and Red Sox are the nine teams not on Ryan Howard's no-trade clause.
The Phillies offered the Orioles Ryan Howard in a package with Marlon Byrd, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports.
Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports the Orioles have talked to the Phillies about Ryan Howard.
Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com notes that Ryan Howard is on track to gain full 10-and-5 rights on May 2, 2015.
Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Royals' interest in Ryan Howard is overblown.
Buster Olney of ESPN hears from evaluators who've had discussions with the Phillies that the team plans to move Ryan Howard "no matter what it takes."
USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Royals have had internal discussions about trading for Ryan Howard.
ESPN's Buster Olney writes that the Phillies are working to trade Ryan Howard.
Ryan Howard struck out all four times he was up Thursday in the loss to the Marlins.
Ryan Howard homered off Jon Lester to give the Phillies their only run Friday.
Ryan Howard is not in Thursday's lineup against the Padres.