Mike Schmidt dealing with undisclosed health issue
Hall of Famer won't be at Phillies' spring training this year
Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt is dealing with an undisclosed health issue and will not be a guest instructor for the Philadelphia Phillies at spring training this year.
Schmidt still plans to visit camp in the middle of March, the team says in a statement. However, the former third baseman won't serve as an instructor for the first time in more than decade so he can "remain near his doctors."
The team says Schmidt also plans to visit Philadelphia throughout the summer.
The Phillies announced Wednesday that recently retired two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay, former closer Brad Lidge, Dave Hollins, Gary Matthews and Larry Anderson will be guest instructors this spring.