On Friday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly followed up on his story from earlier this week that suggested that the Philadelphia Phillies were considering the possibility of releasing Ryan Howard by saying general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. had "emphatically shot down" the idea.
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