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  1. The Phillies ratted out a draftee to the NCAA for negotiating with an agent

    Feb 20, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT

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    This is surprising, likely unprecedented and truly pathetic. Baseball America’s Aaron Fitt reports that the Phillies turned in their fifth-round draft pick from 2013, Ben Wetzler, to the NCAA for negotiating with the team through an agent. Fitt surmises that the Phillies did so due to sour grapes over Wetzler deciding not to sign and instead returning…

  2. Brandon Phillips refuses to speak to the media

    Feb 19, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Wild Card Game - Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Brandon Phillips made headlines back in August for calling a local beat reporter a “fat mother******” (among other things) and now he’s decided to simply stop talking to the media altogether. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Phillips “refused to speak to the media on the day position players reported to camp” and…

  3. A.J. Burnett turned down $12 million from Pirates for $16 million from Phillies

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has a follow-up to A.J. Burnett signing a one-year, $16 million deal with the Phillies, reporting that the free agent right-hander turned down a one-year, $12 million deal from the Pirates. At the beginning of the offseason Pittsburgh chose not to make Burnett a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer that would…

  4. Chad Gaudin failed physical exam, released by Phillies

    Feb 13, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Chad Gaudin signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies three weeks ago, but he failed the physical exam and was released today. Gaudin would have earned $750,000 if he made the Opening Day roster out of spring training after throwing 97 innings with a 3.06 ERA for the Giants at age 30. However, he missed…

  5. So long, Pirates: A.J. Burnett signs with the Phillies

    Feb 12, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett AP

    Just minutes after news that Cole Hamels could miss the beginning of the season due to a biceps injury the Phillies have made a big move for the rotation: Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that they’ve signed A.J. Burnett to a one-year contract. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com says it’s worth $16 million. Burnett had two…

  6. Don’t expect A.J. Burnett to sign with the Phillies

    Feb 7, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    Philadelphia has been mentioned as a potential landing spot for A.J. Burnett, but general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. indicated pretty strongly that the Phillies won’t be signing the free agent right-hander. Amaro naturally declined to comment specifically on Burnett, but told Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com: I don’t suspect we’ll be doing anything. I think we’ve…

  7. Phillies minor leaguer suspended for drug of abuse

    Jan 29, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Christopher O’Hare, a left-hander who was the Phillies’ 23rd-round pick last year, has been suspended 50 games after a second positive test for a drug of abuse. O’Hare made his pro debut last season and spent time at three different levels, but threw a grand total of just five innings in five appearances. He’ll sit…

  8. Phillies, Ben Revere avoid arbitration

    Jan 24, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

    Ben Revere, Tim Federowicz

    Center fielder Ben Revere and the Phillies have avoided arbitration with a one-year, $1.95 million deal. Revere had a terrible first month in Philadelphia after coming over in a trade from Minnesota, but then caught fire by hitting .347 in 65 games from May 1 until mid-July. Unfortunately that’s when his season ended thanks to…

  9. Jamie Moyer interviewed for the Phillies’ announcer gig

    Jan 23, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Brad Lidge pulled himself out of the running to replace Gary Matthews as the Phillies’ television analyst and now Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that Jamie Moyer interviewed for the job. According to Zolecki the “top candidates” for the gig are Moyer, Mitch Williams, Mickey Morandini, and Kevin Stocker. Doug Glanville apparently removed himself from…

  10. Phillies, Antonio Bastardo avoid arbitration

    Jan 21, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Colorado Rockies

    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies have avoided arbitration with reliever Antonio Bastardo by agreeing to a one-year, $2 million contract. Bastardo requested $2.5 million and the Phillies countered at $1.675 million, so they’re settling slightly below the midpoint. Bastardo’s season ended in early August when he received a 50-game suspension for Biogenesis…

  11. Phillies sign Chad Gaudin

    Jan 21, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v San Francisco Giants

    Philadelphia has signed right-hander Chad Gaudin to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. As of last night Gaudin was said to be deciding between a handful of teams. He has experience in the rotation and bullpen, throwing 97 innings with a 3.06 ERA and 88/40 K/BB ratio in a split role for…

  12. Charlie Manuel takes a job advising the Phillies and Ruben Amaro Jr.

    Jan 15, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

    Charlie Manuel, Ruben Amaro, Jr.

    As expected Charlie Manuel is staying in the Phillies organization after being let go as manager, with Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reporting that he’s accepted a position as a “senior advisor to the general manager.” Manuel had hoped to land another manager gig, but at age 70 that might be a tough sell despite the…

  13. Phillies sign Ronny Cedeno

    Jan 13, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Journeyman infielder Ronny Cedeno has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Phillies, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Cedeno split last season between the Astros and Padres, hitting .242 with three homers and a .617 OPS in 89 games for a disappointing follow-up to a very solid 2012 season with the Mets. At age…

  14. Brad Lidge turns down chance to be Phillies’ announcer

    Jan 9, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: So much for that. Lidge told Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News that the Phillies reached out to him about joining the broadcast team but he turned them down because “the timing right now is tough.” ========== CSN Philly cleared the Phillies’ broadcast booth by letting go of both play-by-play man Chris Wheeler…

  15. Phillies interested in reunion with Ryan Madson

    Dec 24, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT

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    Ryan Madson has signed two sizable contracts with two different teams since leaving Philadelphia as a free agent after the 2011 season, but he’s yet to throw a pitch in a big-league game because of elbow problems. And now he might be returning to the Phillies. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies are…

  16. Phillies sign Roberto Hernandez to one-year deal

    Dec 12, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Roberto Hernandez

    Philadelphia has signed right-hander Roberto Hernandez to a one-year contract, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Hernandez–formerly Fausto Carmona before being busted for identity fraud–posted an ugly 4.89 ERA in 151 innings for the Rays this year while being bumped from the rotation. On one hand the Rays not being able to fix a pitcher…

  17. Phillies trying to trade Jonathan Papelbon

    Dec 6, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    Two seasons into a four-year, $46 million contract the Phillies are trying to trade Jonathan Papelbon, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Papelbon has been very good for the Phillies with a 2.67 ERA that’s not far off from his 2.33 ERA for the Red Sox, but his strikeout rate and average fastball velocity both…

  18. Phillies sign Wil Nieves

    Dec 4, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

    Wil Nieves

    Philadelphia has a new backup catcher, as Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Phillies have signed 36-year-old Wil Nieves after trading Erik Kratz for Brad Lincoln yesterday. Nieves spent this year with the Diamondbacks, backing up Miguel Montero and hitting .297 with one homer and a .690 OPS in 71 games for the second-highest…

  19. Cole Hamels describes “bitterness, pointing fingers” in Phillies clubhouse

    Dec 3, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels AP

    Cole Hamels gave an interview to Philadelphia magazine back in September for a story about his wife and CSNPhilly.com put together some interesting tidbits, including this about the vibe in the Phillies’ clubhouse during their 89-loss season: The energy in the clubhouse changed. It used to be all high fives. This season, there weren’t as…

  20. Sign of a trade? Brandon Phillips not on RedsFest schedule

    Dec 3, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

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    Rumors about the Reds trading Brandon Phillips have died down a bit since early in the offseason, but John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer noticed an interesting little tidbit that seems to suggest the second baseman remains likely to be moved. According to a press release sent out by the team to promote the upcoming…

  21. Braves hire ex-Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee

    Nov 25, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Chase Utley, Rich Dubee

    Rich Dubee, who was let go as Phillies pitching coach last month after nine seasons as Charlie Manuel’s right-hand man, has joined the Braves organization as minor league pitching coordinator. That job was formerly held by Dave Wallace, who left the Braves to become the Orioles’ new pitching coach. Dubee also interviewed with Baltimore before…

  22. Phillies hire Bob McClure as new pitching coach

    Nov 21, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Bob McClure

    UPDATE: Salisbury says it’s a done deal and McClure is the Phillies’ new pitching coach. ========== Numerous candidates have turned down a chance to become the Phillies’ new pitching coach, but Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Bob McClure “has become the lead candidate” for the job. McClure has served as a pitching coach for…

  23. Phillies sign Reid Brignac

    Nov 19, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

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    Philadelphia has signed one-time top prospect turned journeyman Reid Brignac to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, reports Jim Salisburg of CSNPhilly.com. Brignac was a second-round draft pick in 2004 and ranked among Baseball America‘s top 100 prospects in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, but he’s now 27 years old with a…

  24. Phillies re-sign Carlos Ruiz to three-year contract

    Nov 18, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. made it clear that the Phillies were prepared to move on to other catching options if Carlos Ruiz wanted to take his time making a decision, but that won’t be necessary as Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Ruiz is re-signing with Philadelphia. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports…

  25. Phillies sign Shawn Camp

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

    Shawn Camp

    Adding a little middle relief depth, the Phillies have signed right-hander Shawn Camp to a minor-league deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Camp was awful for the Cubs this year and at age 38 he might be finished, but he did post a 3.59 ERA in a league-leading 80 appearances in 2012 and had…

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