At the Phillies’ training camp, Dykstra at first declined comment when asked if was given probation.
Then, he asked, “Where did you read this at?”
Informed of the newspaper source, he replied: “Oh. That’s pretty good though, isn’t it?”
Said Bill Giles, the Phillies’ president: “I haven’t heard anything. I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the case. But I wouldn’t know. I know he (the commissioner) wants to get it over with.”