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Phillies’ Howard: Ankle is 98% right now

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard is still affected by his ankle. He said this morning that his ankle is about 98% right now.

Reportedly, he battled soreness in his left ankle for much of the 2010 season.

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard reacts after a double in the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants in Game Six of the NLCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park
Ryan Howard reacts after a double in the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants in Game Six of the NLCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

He rested it the entire winter. He also did some rehab on his ankle leading up to the Philadelphia Phillies camp.

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“The ankle is good. The ankle is really good,” said the first baseman. “It’s pretty much 98 percent. There is a little bit of tightness, a little bit of soreness every once in a while, but it’s good to go.”

The St. Louis, Missouri native had a .276 batting average during the 2010 season. He also had 31 home runs and 108 RBIs in 143 games.

Howard also had 23 doubles and five triples on 152 hits, while scoring 87 runs.

The 31 home runs were the fewest since his rookie season in 2005 when he had 22 home runs in 88 games.

The team went 83-59 in his starts. He had an 11-game hit streak during the game with a 21-game on-base streak.

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He also had 15 games without a home run. In addition, he had eight games without an RBI.

Howard had two games, where he hit two home runs during the 2010 season. In Game 65 against the Minnesota Twins, he had two home runs and three RBIs in a 9-5 win over the Twins on June 18.

In addition, he had two home runs and four RBIs in a 12-6 loss to the Chicago Cubs on July 15.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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