Howard batted in the fifth spot in the Phillies' lineup Monday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "It was just something to try today in spring training," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "Separate the lefthanded bats and see what that looks like."
Munson has made a good early impression in camp, the Phillies' official site reports. "He's got a real heavy sinker. He could definitely take and use that in the big leagues," said pitching coach Bob McClure. "He just needs to calm down. He's pretty hyped up."
Hamels, who did not throw his scheduled bullpen session Thursday due to arm fatigue, will not have an MRI because the Phillies do not have any concerns over the structural integrity of his left shoulder, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.