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  1. Chris Davis suspended 25 games for amphetamine use

    Sep 12, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

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    The suspension is effective immediately and includes the playoffs in addition to the Orioles’ final 17 regular season games.

  2. After yet another blown save, Rafael Soriano could be out as the Nats’ closer

    Sep 6, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

    Rafael Soriano

    Another blown save — this with the help of a homer from Ben Revere of all people — could cost the Nats’ closer his job.

  3. Ben Revere hit another home run

    Sep 5, 2014, 11:50 PM EDT

    Ben Revere

    Ben Revere had himself a ballgame. He hit his second career home run with two outs in the ninth to tie the ballgame, and maintained his batting average lead in the National League.

  4. Video: Eric Campbell steals home against the Phillies

    Aug 29, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Eric Campbell, Juan Lagares

    Eric Campbell stole home against the Phillies, helping the Mets improve to 12-5 against their NL East rival this season.

  5. Money, money, money (and Bud Selig’s nirvana)

    Aug 26, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    Here at the end of his tenure, baseball is closer to Selig’s nirvana than perhaps ever before.

  6. Bartolo Colon picks up the 200th win of his career

    Aug 8, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    Bartolo Colon joined the 200-win club with a strong performance against the Phillies on Friday night.

  7. Hey, Rube: Phillies pay dearly for Amaro’s misguided loyalty

    Jul 30, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

    Ruben Amaro Jr.,

    The Phillies are paying the bills for their dynastic run, thanks in large part to Ruben Amaro’s mismanagement.

  8. Carlos Ruiz rejoins Phillies after concussion

    Jul 23, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz

    Ruiz hit poorly on a minor-league rehab assignment at Single-A, going 3-for-17 (.176) with three strikeouts and one walk in five games, but he’s avoided any post-concussion symptoms and the Phillies are convinced he’s ready to return.

  9. Carlos Ruiz close to returning from concussion

    Jul 16, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz

    CSNPhilly.com reports that Ruiz will be in the lineup Thursday night at Single-A Clearwater and barring a setback he could be ready to return from the DL at some point next week.

  10. Carlos Ruiz aims to begin rehabbing next week

    Jul 12, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz

    Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz will take batting practice and work on blocking baseballs. The hope is to begin a rehab assignment by the weekend.

  11. Phillies trade Ronny Cedeno to the Diamondbacks for Raywilly Gomez

    Jun 29, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies

    The Phillies and Diamondbacks made a minor trade on Sunday evening, swapping infielder Ronny Cedeno and catcher Raywilly Gomez.

  12. Phillies president David Montgomery doesn’t want to rebuild because attendance will fall

    Jun 28, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    David Montgomery

    Phillies president David Montgomery thinks that a rebuild is too risky from a business perspective.

  13. Phillies place Carlos Ruiz on the seven-day concussion disabled list

    Jun 27, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz

    For the second time in eight days, the Phillies placed a catcher on the disabled list. On Friday evening, they placed Carlos Ruiz on the seven-day disabled list with concussion symptoms.

  14. Cole Hamels explains frustration, discusses future

    Jun 23, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    “I was really just trying to get all of my anger out.”

  15. Video: Beer vendor inadvertently catches a Carlos Ruiz foul ball

    May 24, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    generic beer

    A beer vendor unwittingly made a web gem during Saturday’s Dodgers-Phillies game.

  16. Phillies decide to intentionally walk Eric Campbell, then change their minds mid at-bat

    May 10, 2014, 10:37 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    The Phillies wanted to intentionally walk Eric Campbell… and then didn’t.

  17. Jose Abreu, Kyle Seager and Carlos Ruiz are baseball’s Players of the Week

    Apr 28, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

    jose abreu getty

    A tie for AL Player of the Week? C’mon, guys. There are tons of weeks. Go out on a limb.

  18. Oliver Perez’s uniform a point of contention in Friday’s game against the Phillies

    Apr 26, 2014, 10:20 AM EDT

    Oliver Perez, Mike Harkey

    First, the umpires nab Michael Pineda for pine tar. Then they get Oliver Perez for having slits in the sleeves of his undershirt. What’s next?! Where do you draw the line?!

  19. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 23, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT

    Jose Fernandez

    Pitching porn in Atlanta. Graphic, hard core pitching porn.

  20. Phillies release Lou Marson

    Mar 14, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Lou Marson Indians

    Instead of letting the backup catcher competition drag on until the end of spring training the Phillies have released Lou Marson, meaning Wil Nieves is in line to be starter Carlos Ruiz‘s understudy. Marson was originally drafted by the Phillies back in 2004 and came up through their farm system before being traded to the…

  21. 2014 Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

    Mar 5, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Philadelphia Phillies. The Big Question: Can the Phillies have all of their key players stay healthy for an entire…

  22. 2014 Preview: Colorado Rockies

    Mar 3, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    Troy Tulowitzki Getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Colorado Rockies. The Big Question: Can the Rockies get back over the .500 mark? Rookie manager Walt Weiss led…

  23. Carlos Ruiz has an exemption to allow him to use Adderall in 2014

    Feb 19, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    Carlos Ruiz was suspended for 25 games for using a stimulant at the start of last season. They never said what the substance was he was using, but it’s reported today that he has received an exemption for Adderall — which would otherwise be banned — for the 2014 season. Makes one wonder why he…

  24. Ranking the worst off-seasons so far

    Dec 29, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Following up the ranking of the five best off-seasons thus far, let’s take a look at the five worst. 26. Minnesota Twins — The Twins won 66 games in 2013 but help is on the horizon. They have one of the best Minor League systems around and it’s only a matter of time before the…

  25. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

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