MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports Schmidt can not make the trip to Clearwater as a field instructor, something he has done every year since 2002. The Phillies released a statement saying "Mike is treating a health issue that requires him to remain near his doctors." The statement did add that Schmidt still plans to visit camp in the middle of March for a marketing appearance.
Schmidt, 64, spent his entire 18-year MLB career with the Phillies and was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1995.
We certainly wish Schmidt the best and he is in our thoughts and prayers.
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