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  1. Phillies refute report that president David Montgomery was forced out

    Oct 3, 2014, 6:12 PM EST

    David Montgomery

    A recent report indicated that Phillies president David Montgomery was being forced out. The Phillies refuted the report on Friday.

  2. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg meets with unhappy players … again

    Aug 25, 2014, 11:50 AM EST

    ryne sandberg phillies getty

    For the second week in a row, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg began his Sunday at the ballpark by having a meeting with an unhappy player. This time, actually, it was two players.

  3. On second thought, Phillies find Darin Ruf has broken wrist

    Jun 12, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Two weeks ago the Phillies demoted Darin Ruf to Triple-A and he won’t be back in Philadelphia anytime soon, as Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that the 27-year-old first baseman/outfielder has a broken bone in his left wrist.

  4. Phillies outright Kevin Frandsen to Triple-A Lehigh Valley

    Mar 23, 2014, 9:20 PM EST

    Kevin Frandsen AP

    The Phillies, in a bit of a roster conundrum with the latest rash of injuries, have outrighted infielder Kevin Frandsen to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports. Frandsen has 72 hours to accept or reject the assignment. Zolecki adds that GM Ruben Amaro told Frandsen he still has a chance to make the Opening…

  5. Darin Ruf out four to six weeks with strained oblique

    Mar 21, 2014, 10:15 PM EST

    Darin Ruf

    MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports that Phillies outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf has been diagnosed with a Grade 1/2 left oblique strain and will be out four to six weeks as a result. Ruf suffered the injury taking a swing during batting practice. Ruf was competing for a roster spot as a back-up outfielder and first baseman.…

  6. Freddy Galvis hospitalized with a staph infection

    Mar 21, 2014, 9:50 AM EST

    freddy galvis getty

    Next up: Cliff Lee has a bad surfing wipeout, Ryne Sandberg injures himself hula dancing and Chase Utley wakes up with a tarantula on his chest. From Todd Zolecki: Freddy Galvis, who was a lock to the make the Opening Day roster as a utility infielder, is in the hospital with a staph infection. He…

  7. Darin Ruf strains his oblique, is questionable to begin the season

    Mar 20, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports the latest bad news from Clearwater. This about Darin Ruf: Ruf suffered a strained left oblique while taking batting practice before the Phillies’ split-squad game in Kissimmee on Thursday afternoon. He was scratched from the lineup and will be evaluated Friday. As Salisbury notes, this could be a big blow…

  8. Inside Masahiro Tanaka’s debut

    Mar 1, 2014, 4:04 PM EST

    Masahiro Tanaka

    TAMPA — The original plan was to go sit in the crowd and drink beer at the Astros-Tigers game, but when it was announced that Masahiro Tanaka was making his spring training debut in Tampa today, plans changed. I got in the car at 6:30 this morning and headed to Steinbrenner Field early to take…

  9. Masahiro Tanaka goes two scoreless, strikes out three in his U.S. debut

    Mar 1, 2014, 2:52 PM EST

    Masahiro Tanaka

    TAMPA — Masahiro Tanaka made his U.S. debut today, facing the Phillies at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. Tanaka pitched third in the game, with CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda taking the first four innings. Tanaka was not dominant, but he was effective. In the fifth he gave up a leadoff single to Darin Ruf then retired…

  10. Ryan Howard isn’t fond of platoon talk

    Feb 15, 2014, 7:05 PM EST

    ryan howard getty

    For several years, many have suggested that the Phillies ought to platoon first baseman Ryan Howard with a right-handed hitter who can handle lefties. In the past, John Mayberry, Jr. was one option and more recently, Darin Ruf seems tailor-made for the role. Per CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury, Howard is keeping the mindset of an…

  11. Phillies could get creative to find room for Darin Ruf on the roster

    Feb 8, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    By weighted on-base average (wOBA), Darin Ruf (.354) out-hit every Phillie except Chase Utley (.356). PECOTA, the projection system found at Baseball Prospectus, projects Ruf to be more valuable than All-Star Domonic Brown in 2014. And yet, most are expecting Ruf to start the season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. It makes logical sense. The Phillies’…

  12. The Phillies have shown interest in Vernon Wells

    Jan 19, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    New York Yankees' Wells hits two-run home run against Kansas City Royals in their MLB American League baseball game in Kansas City

    Sometimes the jokes just write themselves. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Phillies have recently expressed interest in current free agent outfielder Vernon Wells. Wells was released by the Yankees last week and the Angels are paying the majority of his $21 million salary for 2014, so acquiring Wells is as cheap…

  13. Report: Phillies dangling All-Star Domonic Brown

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:28 PM EST

    Domonic Brown

    The Phillies’ Domonic Brown had a breakthrough season at age 25, finishing tied for fourth in the NL with 27 homers and appearing in the All-Star Game. That would seem to make him a centerpiece player, right? Sources: Phillies actively shopping OF Domonic Brown. Looking for controllable starting pitching in return. Idea is to sell…

  14. Wild rumor: Phillies, Jays discussing Jose Bautista-Domonic Brown swap

    Nov 12, 2013, 11:45 PM EST

    Jose Bautista

    94WIP Radio’s Howard Eskin isn’t necessarily a baseball guy, but he is a big player in the Philadelphia sports radio scene, and he’s reporting tonight that the Phillies and Blue Jays are involved in “serious talks” about a deal involving Jose Bautista and Domonic Brown. It’d be a swap of 2013 All-Stars, one seven years…

  15. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 9, 2013, 6:07 AM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St. Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals 9, Pirates 2: And the sweep. Four losses in a row overall for Pittsburgh which is back in wild card territory, looking up at the Cards, still stuck on 81 wins.  Michael Wacha pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only two hits, and drove in two runs to boot. He hasn’t allowed a run in 19 and two-thirds…

  16. Evan Gattis hit the longest home run of the season against Cole Hamels

    Sep 8, 2013, 7:05 PM EST

    evan gattis getty

    Evan Gattis was the Braves’ only source of offense this afternoon against Cole Hamels in the series finale in Philadelphia. The Braves scored two runs on two hits, both Gattis solo home runs — one in the second inning, and one in the seventh, giving him 18 on the season. The Phillies scored twice in…

  17. Plays of the Day: Roger Bernadina makes a pair of nifty grabs in Phillies victory

    Aug 25, 2013, 7:25 PM EST

    Roger Bernadina

    Roger Bernadina was very supportive of his pitching staff today, making a pair of impressive catches to help keep the Diamondback offense at bay. The athleticism is made all the more impressive considering that this afternoon’s game started just 11 hours after last night’s knock-down, drag-out, 18-inning affair ended. The first great grab occurred In…

  18. Dodgers’ 10-game winning streak snapped on pair of Hanley Ramirez errors

    Aug 18, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Los Angeles Dodgers

    When the Dodgers entered Philadelphia to open up a three-game set against the Phillies, the two teams were on wildly divergent paths. The Phillies had lost 19 of 24 games since the All-Star break while the Dodgers had won 23 of 26. In the first two games of the Phillies, they did exactly as they…

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

    Aug 9, 2013, 6:36 AM EST

    Milwaukee Brewers v San Francisco Giants

    Five of the seven losing teams on Thursday scored one run. This means something. This is important. [sculpts Devil’s Tower out of his mashed potatoes, scares family] Giants 4, Brewers 1: Tim Lincecum looked like the Timmy of old yesterday, tossing eight shutout innings and allowing only one hit. These past several performances are likely to…

  20. Delmon Young has been benched by the Phillies

    Aug 7, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

    Delmon Young

    Domonic Brown is back from a concussion and the Phillies have decided to shift Darin Ruf to right field in order to keep his bat in the lineup, which means … Delmon Young has been benched. Young took a cheap, incentive-laden one-year deal from the Phillies coming off ankle surgery, with general manager Ruben Amaro…

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

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:58 AM EST

    Miami Marlins v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Pirates 4, Marlins 3: A walkoff homer for Josh Harrison — the utility infielder if you didn’t know — gave this one to Pittsburgh, as the Pirates show no inclination to give up first place. Andrew McCutchen had a fantastic diving catch to save at least one run in the seventh when the game was tied and…

  22. Handicapping the NL Rookie of the Year race

    Apr 2, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    Jedd Gyorko

    The AL had an historic Rookie of the Year class last year, but this year, the NL appears to have the stronger group of the two leagues. The one issue: a lot of these talents are likely to have to wait until June or July for their opportunities, if they come this year at all.…

  23. Darin Ruf hits a walkoff homer, then gets sent to the minors

    Mar 22, 2013, 4:55 PM EST

    Darin Ruf

    Tough day for Darin Ruf. Mere minutes after this happened: Phils win it on a walk off HR by Darin Ruf. He’s all smiles. Fans are happy. They love this guy — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) March 22, 2013 This happened: Phils have sent Ruf to triple a. — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) March 22, 2013 Bummer…

  24. Domonic Brown may finally get his chance

    Mar 8, 2013, 8:15 PM EST

    Domonic Brown

    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, amid all of his wheeling and dealing over the years, had one hard and fast rule: hands off Domonic Brown. Amaro traded for Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and Hunter Pence, completely depleting his team’s farm system but for one player. Brown was rated the #4 overall prospect by…

  25. Pat Gillick thinks Phillies still have 2-3 years of contention left

    Mar 2, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

    Former Blue Jays and Phillies GM Pat Gillick watches the two teams play during their MLB Grapefruit League baseball game in Dunedin

    Former Phillies GM Pat Gillick, now a special assistant to the team, still sees a window of opportunity for the aging and injury-prone club. “I certainly see enough for two or three more years, for sure,” said Gillick, now a special assistant to the Phillies. “I kind of got the feeling when I came here…

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