WYOMISSING -

The Reading Fightin Phils have an exhibition game Tuesday and their season opener is at home on Thursday. Still, they were busy Monday because team management set up a meet the team banquet.

The Fightin Phils do have some guys back from last year, most notably Jesse Biddle who hopes to be more consistent on the mound from start to start this season.

Offensively, this is a team that looks like it sets up to play an exciting brand of baseball that includes a lot of running and trying to manufacture runs.

Reading will host AAA Lehigh Valley on Tuesday night at 6:35 in the annual 222 Showcase. They'll open the season in Baseballtown Thursday night vs Portland.