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Rain stops workout

Soggy fields Wednesday forced the team to delay an intrasquad game until 1 p.m. today. As a result, scheduled pitchers Tom Browning and Erik Hanson will be a day behind, but the rest of the weekend pitching rotation remains unchanged. Tim Pugh, who will start the exhibition opener at Kissimmee on Friday against the Astros, threw on the side for 10 minutes, and had a good workout. At third base, veteran Lenny Harris continues to challenge Tim Costo and Willie Greene, two of last season's Class AAA Indianapolis stars. In the bullpen, five left-handers _ Chuck McElroy, Ross Powell, free-agent signee Ken Patterson and non-roster invitees Rich Sauveur and Kevin Wickander _ are vying for at least two spots on the roster.


Attitude is on the line

Manager Jim Fregosi says attitude will play an important part if his team is to succeed. "When things go bad, you need to be able to pull yourself out of it," Fregosi said. The Phils face the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:05 p.m. Friday at Jack Russell Stadium. Wednesday's workout, including a scheduled intrasquad game, was cut short because of rain. Weather permitting, the Phils will play a 9:30 a.m. intrasquad game today at Jack Russell Stadium. Play will be limited to two hours. Pitchers Jeff Juden and Bobby Munoz did not agree to terms by Wednesday's deadline. Their contracts were renewed.


Carter remembers Series hit

DUNEDIN _ Joe Carter stares at the media horde and talks about his shot that sank the Phillies. "It's kind of great to be remembered for something like that," he said. "I guess we're synonymous with baseball now," he said, referring to reliever Mitch Williams, who served up the Carter homer that gave the Jays their second straight Series championship. Today's workout is the last at the Englebert complex. Juan Guzman will start Friday against the Orioles at 1:35 p.m. at Grant Field.


Arocha safe as starter

Rene Arocha seems safely in as a starter in a rotation that also includes Bob Tewksbury and three others from the group of Allen Watson, Omar Olivares, Rick Sutcliffe, Tom Urbani and Rheal Cormier.

Mills to start Friday

SARASOTA _ Right-hander Alan Mills will start against the Blue Jays in Friday's exhibition opener. The assignment usually goes to a member of the projected starting rotation, but manager Johnny Oates has divided the pitching staff into two groups. The second group, which includes most of the projected starters, is scheduled to work in Friday's intrasquad game.