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  1. Phillies drawing lots of interest in Antonio Bastardo

    Jul 23, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Colorado Rockies

    While we wait to see if the Phillies will end up trading aces Cole Hamels and/or Cliff Lee, it sounds likely that reliever Antonio Bastardo will be moved before July 31.

  2. Cliff Lee struggles in first start back from disabled list

    Jul 21, 2014, 10:29 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee AP

    Plenty of scouts were in attendance tonight for Cliff Lee’s first start in the majors in over two months. They likely didn’t come away impressed.

  3. Cliff Lee will rejoin the Phillies’ rotation Monday

    Jul 18, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee struggled in a minor-league rehab start Monday at Single-A, allowing eight runs and failing to make it out of the fifth inning as he comes back from elbow problems, but the Phillies have decided he’s ready to rejoin the rotation.

  4. Yankees GM Brian Cashman will prioritize pitching leading up to the trade deadline

    Jul 17, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Brian Cashman Getty

    The Yankees have lost four-fifths of their starting rotation with Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, and Ivan Nova all sidelined due to injury, but general manager Brian Cashman isn’t ready to throw in the towel on the season.

  5. Looking ahead to the second half of the season

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    What contenders are just a pretenders? Who needs to make a big trade? Who actually WILL make a big trade? Come on in for all of your second half preview needs.

  6. Cliff Lee was roughed up in his minor league rehab start Monday

    Jul 15, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee is slated to return from the disabled list one week from today against the Giants in Philadelphia, but his final tuneup in the minors didn’t go smoothly.

  7. Cliff Lee on track to return to Phillies’ rotation July 21

    Jul 13, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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    Cliff Lee is on track to return to the Phillies’ starting rotation on July 21. The veteran left-hander has been out since the middle of May because of a muscle strain in his pitching elbow but could be an attractive name at this year’s trade deadline.

  8. Marlon Byrd has a four-team no-trade clause. Here are the teams.

    Jul 11, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

    Marlon Byrd

    Including one that is actually interested in Byrd.

  9. Phillies calling up Grady Sizemore

    Jul 10, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore Getty

    Grady Sizemore was released by the Red Sox last month, but he’s getting another chance with the Phillies.

  10. Cliff Lee tosses four innings in rehab start at Single-A

    Jul 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee’s first minor-league rehab start was cut short by bad weather, but the Phillies left-hander took the mound at Single-A for the second time last night and tossed four innings as planned.

  11. Cole Hamels can be traded to nine teams without consent

    Jul 8, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

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    When left-hander Cole Hamels inked a six-year, $144 million contract extension with the Phillies in late July 2012, he was given the right to veto a trade to 20 out of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams. FOX Sports has dug up nine of the 10 he can be dealt to without consent.

  12. Cliff Lee “was trying to hurry” through his first rehab start before rain washed it away

    Jul 7, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    “You could see the weather coming, so I was trying to hurry.”

  13. A’s acquire Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel from Cubs for Addison Russell

    Jul 4, 2014, 10:46 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Chicago Cubs - Game Two

    Outfield prospect Billy McKinney and right-hander Dan Straily also on the move to the Cubs.

  14. Cliff Lee cleared to begin rehab assignment on Sunday

    Jul 2, 2014, 8:33 PM EDT

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    Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee threw 60 pitches in a three-inning simulated game on Tuesday afternoon and he woke up Wednesday morning without any abnormal physical issues. So he’s moving on to the next big step in his recovery from a left elbow strain.

  15. Cliff Lee throws three-inning simulated game, could be ready for a minor league rehab start

    Jul 1, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT

    cliff lee phillies getty

    Cliff Lee threw a successful three-inning simulated game on Tuesday and could be ready for a minor league rehab assignment.

  16. 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.

  17. Cliff Lee is almost ready to make the next step in rehab from elbow injury

    Jun 23, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee has been sidelined for over a month due to a flexor strain in his elbow, but the Phillies are beginning to map out a plan for his return.

  18. Cliff Lee throws bullpen, says something is “still there” in left elbow

    Jun 20, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee is slowly making progress, but said that something is “still there” in his injured left elbow. The Phillies hope he can return by the All-Star break.

  19. Cliff Lee throws off a mound for the first time since being diagnosed with a left elbow strain

    Jun 17, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

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    Cliff Lee threw 20 fastballs off a mound on Tuesday. It was his first bullpen session since he landed on the disabled list with a flexor strain in his left elbow.

  20. Cliff Lee throws a baseball for the first time since May 18

    Jun 11, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT

    cliff lee phillies getty

    Phillies ace Cliff Lee played a light game of catch on Wednesday. It was the first time he had picked up a baseball since landing on the disabled list in mid-May with an elbow strain.

  21. Cliff Lee is “very close to picking up a ball”

    Jun 10, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT

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    Finally a dose of hope for injured ace Cliff Lee. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg told Matt Gelb at the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday evening that the left-hander is nearly over the discomfort in his pitching elbow and “very close to picking up a ball.”

  22. Phillies outright problematic Tyson Gillies from 40-man roster

    Jun 6, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    XM All-Star Futures Game

    The Phillies once sold Tyson Gillies as the center fielder of the future. On Friday, they outrighted him from the 40-man roster.

  23. Phillies sign Jason Marquis

    Jun 3, 2014, 11:48 AM EDT

    Jason Marquis

    Veteran right-hander Jason Marquis has signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies as he comes back from Tommy John elbow surgery last July.

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