Phillies Notes

The Phillies said yesterday they have invited 18 non-roster players to spring training, including three top pitching prospects: righthander

Carlos Carrasco

and lefthanders

Josh Outman


Joe Savery


Carrasco, 20, went a combined 12-6 with a 3.86 ERA last season for single-A Clearwater and double-A Reading. He is the organization's top prospect. Outman, 23, went a combined 12-7 with a 2.99 ERA in 27 games (25 starts) for Clearwater and Reading. Savery, 22, went 2-3 with a 2.73 ERA for single-A Williamsport.

Also invited to camp are pitchers

Ron Chiavacci





Gary Knotts


Brian Mazone

; catchers

Tuffy Gosewisch


Tim Gradoville


Lou Marson

; infielders

Mike Cervenek


Jason Donald


Brennan King


Casey Smith


Andy Tracy

; and outfielders




Greg Golson


Brandon Watson


Ticket distribution

Tickets for the 2008 season opener and for the Boston Red Sox series in June at Citizens Bank Park will be available through a drawing.

Beginning today, fans can register online at for the game or games of their choice. There will be separate drawings for the 3:05 p.m. season opener against Washington on March 31 and for the three-game Boston series, which begins June 16. Names will be randomly selected, and those fans can buy four tickets to the game or games for which they were selected.

Fans must register by Feb. 25 for opening day and by March 3 for the Boston series.

LaForest's deal


Pete LaForest

has agreed to terms on a split contract for 2008. The big-league side of the deal is for the major-league minimum of $390,000.

The Harry CD


Harry Kalas

tribute CD

will be available at the Phillies' clubhouse store at Citizens Bank Park beginning at noon today.

- Todd Zolecki