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

    Mar 21, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    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.…

  2. 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…

  3. Inside Masahiro Tanaka’s debut

    Mar 1, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Mar 1, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Feb 8, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    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’…

  6. Report: Phillies dangling All-Star Domonic Brown

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Nov 12, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT

    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…

  8. Dom Brown responds to Philly fans angry that he roots for the Cowboys

    Oct 22, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

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    Over the weekend Domonic Brown enraged a bunch of Philly fans when he tweeted out pro-Cowboys messages and pics before the Eagles-Cowboys game.  Today he went on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia to address this silly controversy. Brown: I was just posting a pic. I grew up a Cowboys fan [...] I’m not changing my…

  9. How Domonic Brown trolled Phillies fans on the Internet

    Oct 20, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT

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    Domonic Brown plays in Philadelphia, home to what many in the media — and many athletes who have played there — say are the harshest fans in sports. Brown knows this first-hand as a once-heralded top prospect who turned into a near-bust. His defensive miscues in the outfield and a perceived lackadaisical nature have already…

  10. When the standouts don’t stand out

    Sep 30, 2013, 12:30 AM EDT

    Paul Goldschmidt

    Obviously, offense in the year 2013 isn’t what it used to be. Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt led the National League this year with a .954 OPS and was tied with Pedro Alvarez for first with 36 homers. It’s hardly a knock against him to say that those aren’t the totals we’re used to seeing leading the…

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

    Sep 16, 2013, 5:00 AM EDT

    Zero Effect

    Mets 1, Marlins 0: There were 12 pitchers in this game. Eleven of them didn’t allow any runs, including both starters, Dillon Gee and Tom Koehler. Travis d’Arnaud singled off Zach Phillips in the 12th for the game’s only run. All of those zeroes made me think of one of my favorite movies of all time. Quite…

  12. Domonic Brown returns to the Phillies’ starting lineup

    Sep 15, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT

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    Domonic Brown is a member of the Phillies’ starting lineup for the first time since August 30 on Sunday afternoon against the Nationals Brown, who was hobbled for over two weeks by discomfort in his right Achilles tendon, is starting in left field and batting cleanup as Philadelphia tries to play the role of spoiler in…

  13. Domonic Brown out indefinitely with Achilles’ tendon injury

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Domonic Brown

    Domonic Brown hasn’t played since September 1 because of an Achilles’ tendon injury and Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that the Phillies outfielder has been diagnosed with tendinitis. Brown told Zolecki that he won’t be back in the lineup for “at least a week” and it sounds like his returning this season could be in…

  14. Rockies place closer Rafael Betancourt on the DL again

    Aug 23, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

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    After blowing two consecutive saves in Philadelphia on Wednesday and Thursday, the Rockies have placed closer Rafael Betancourt on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right elbow, reports MLB.com’s Michael Radano. He will undergo an MRI on Monday which the club hopes assuages their fear he has torn his ulnar ligament. On Wednesday, Betancourt…

  15. And That Happened: SPECIAL BEN AFFLECK AS BATMAN EDITION

    Aug 23, 2013, 7:16 AM EDT

    Batman

    Before the scores, some important Batman news. You may want to scroll down past this, because I’m gonna take a bit of time here. In case you missed it last night, Ben Affleck has been cast as the Dark Knight in the upcoming Batman/Superman movie. Many people alerted me to this news last night the…

  16. Delmon Young has been benched by the Phillies

    Aug 7, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    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…

  17. Phillies activate Domonic Brown from concussion disabled list

    Aug 6, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    Domonic Brown

    Domonic Brown went 3-for-5 with a homer last night in his first (and it turns out last) minor-league rehab game. Today the Phillies activated him from the seven-day concussion disabled list. Brown has been sidelined since hitting his head on the ground going for a diving catch on July 23 and just started swinging a…

  18. Domonic Brown could begin rehab assignment Monday

    Aug 4, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

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    Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown suffered a concussion on July 23 when he dove for a Carlos Beltran line drive at Busch Stadium in St. Louis and landed hard on his head. Brown hasn’t played in a live game since, but that should change this week. Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that the 25-year-old slugger…

  19. Carlos Gonzalez to rest sprained finger for a few days

    Aug 1, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez

    Carlos Gonzalez is expected to avoid the disabled list, but he will give his sprained finger some time off after exiting Wednesday’s game with the injury, the Denver Post’s Troy Renck reports. Gonzalez has been dealing with a sprained left middle finger for weeks and opted out of the Home Run Derby because of it.…

  20. Keeping Cliff Lee is the wrong choice for Phillies

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Trends don’t get much more clear than this: 2008: Won World Series 2009: Lost World Series 2010: Lost NLCS 2011: Lost NLDS 2012: Missed playoffs Now, that’s not entirely fair: the Phillies had their best records in that span in 2011 and 2010. But Charlie Manuel’s team has dropped off severely since then. In 2012,…

  21. Phillies, Chase Utley talking about a 2-3 year extension

    Jul 31, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    Chase Utley

    Jon Heyman reports that the Phillies and Chase Utley are discussing a 2-3 year extension worth around $13 million per season. Utley had been talked about in trade rumors for quite a while, but the Phillies have apparently decided that it’s worth going forward — and maybe rebuilding or restructuring — around Utley. Which isn’t…

  22. Phillies place Domonic Brown on concussion disabled list

    Jul 25, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Domonic Brown sat out yesterday’s game due to post-concussion symptoms after banging his head on the ground while attempting a diving catch Tuesday and today the Phillies placed him on the seven-day concussion disabled list. It’s another unfortunate development in a season full of them for the Phillies, as Brown was one of the team’s…

  23. Domonic Brown has concussion-like symptoms

    Jul 24, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Just awful timing here for the second-place Phillies. According to beat writer Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly, left fielder Domonic Brown was complaining of concussion-like symptoms Wednesday after banging his head hard at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night while diving for a Carlos Beltran line drive. Brown missed the ball, Beltran wound up with a triple…

  24. Ruben Amaro wants you and your prospect lists to pound sand

    Jul 21, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Ruben Amaro, Charlie Manuel

    Phillies GM Ruben Amaro spoke to the media about the Phillies’ position in the market with ten days to go until the trade deadline. Prior to this afternoon’s 5-0 loss to the Mets, the Phillies were again at .500, 6.5 games behind the Braves in the NL East. He talked about the scarcity of capable…

  25. Previewing the Home Run Derby: Prince Fielder aims for third crown

    Jul 15, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    Prince Fielder can join Ken Griffey Jr. as the only three-time winners of the Home Run Derby on Monday night, but to do it, he’ll have to best Chris Davis, who is currently on pace to hit 60 bombs this year. This year’s Home Run Derby field is unusual in that it features just three…

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