MLB Rumors: Ryan Howard to remain with Phillies until the end of season?

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MLB Rumors: Ryan Howard to remain with Phillies until the end of season?

Ryan Howard currently plays for the Philadelphia Phillies in the MLB. He is a first baseman for the team. Howard might remain with the group until the end of the season based on the latest MLB rumors.

According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Ryan might stay with the Phillies to mentor the young guys on the team. Zolecki added that the first baseman will have a better value in Philadelphia rather than when he is traded to a contending team.

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Howard didn’t actually start his 2016 season on a high note. This is because he had a batting average of only .161 in his first 39 games. His uninspiring performance forced some pundits to create MLB rumors regarding his possible release from the Phillies.

Despite the swirling MLB rumors about his status, Howard turned things around in the month of July. He upped his low average of .161 in May into a higher average of .338. Surprisingly, this average remained for his team until now. Ryan also had eight home runs in 71 plate appearances for the Phillies since then.

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Howard is a 36-year-old player who started his career with the Phillies in 2004. He carved a great career by becoming a 3-time MLB All-star in 2006, 2009 and 2010.

He is also the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2006.

Though Ryan is nearing the end of his MLB career, he might be going out with a bang based on his recent play with the Phillies.

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