Breaking news: Howard breaks big toe, season = over
Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Ryan Howard will miss the rest of the season with a broken toe. According to Salisbury, Howard dropped his lead warm-up bat on his foot Thursday and a Friday x-ray confirmed the break. Rookie Darin Ruf will get his first major league start in Howard's place Friday night. Matt Gelb of the Inquirersays on Twitter that the injury shouldn't affect his off-season workout program. He finishes hitting .219/.295/.423 with 14 homers and 56 RBIs.