Skip to content

John Lannan

  1. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EST

    Hanley Ramirez

    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

  2. Rockies sign John Lannan to a minor league deal

    Nov 22, 2014, 7:20 PM EST

    John Lannan Getty

    The Rockies added a bit of pitching depth, signing John Lannan to a minor league deal.

  3. John Lannan accepts assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas

    Apr 19, 2014, 10:30 PM EST

    Cincinnati Reds v New York Mets

    John Lannan will report to Triple-A Las Vegas after being outrighted on Wednesday by the Mets.

  4. Mets send Jon Niese to New York for MRI on sore shoulder

    Feb 26, 2014, 1:13 PM EST

    Jon Niese

    Uh oh. Jon Niese, who had shoulder problems last season, has left Mets camp and traveled to New York to undergo an MRI exam on his sore shoulder. Niese was limited to 24 starts last season, eventually being diagnosed with a partially torn rotator cuff, but pitched well with a 3.71 ERA and was especially…

  5. Mets sign John Lannan

    Jan 18, 2014, 5:24 PM EST

    John Lannan Getty

    The Mets secured some rotation depth this afternoon by signing left-hander John Lannan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Lannan struggled with the Phillies last season, posting a 5.33 ERA in 14 starts while dealing with a quad injury and a knee injury which required surgery. The 29-year-old Long Island…

  6. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST

    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…

  7. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  8. The Phillies fire pitching coach Rich Dubee

    Sep 30, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

    Chase Utley, Rich Dubee

    This will solve everything: The Phillies announce that pitching coach Rich Dubee will not return. — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) September 30, 2013 Salisbury’s full story is here. I guess when you have a bad season heads roll, and there’s no escaping the fact that the Phillies pitching staff, on the whole, was terrible (it ranked…

  9. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro says he will tender Kyle Kendrick a contract

    Sep 28, 2013, 10:55 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies

    Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick the second of his two-year, $7.5 million extension signed in February 2012. He’ll be eligible for his fourth and final year of arbitration. Coming off of a disappointing season —  he has a 4.70 ERA in 182 innings — there was some speculation that he would be non-tendered, but GM Ruben…

  10. Phillies shut down Jonathan Pettibone for another three to six weeks

    Aug 23, 2013, 11:50 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Detroit Tigers

    The Phillies have shut down rookie starter Jonathan Pettibone for another three to six weeks, reports CSN Philly’s John Finger. The right-hander hasn’t started since the end of July due to a strained right shoulder. A recent MRI revealed inflammation in his right rotator cuff, but thankfully there is no structural damage. He will receive…

  11. John Lannan likely headed for season-ending knee surgery

    Aug 21, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    Phillies left-hander John Lannan is expected to undergo surgery to repair a partially torn tendon in his knee, which would knock him out for the remainder of the season. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that the recovery timetable would be 4-6 months, which should give Lannan time to be ready for spring training, although if…

  12. John Lannan likely headed to the disabled list

    Aug 15, 2013, 11:25 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    Phillies starter John Lannan will likely require a stint on the disabled list due to a recurring issue with his left knee. Lannan was only able to record four outs last night against the Braves before being lifted. He missed time earlier this season between April 18 and June 16 with a strained tendon in…

  13. Keeping Cliff Lee is the wrong choice for Phillies

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:56 PM EST

    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,…

  14. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 9, 2013, 7:03 AM EST

    Carlos Gomez

    Brewers 4, Reds 3: Holy moly that was a crazy game-ending catch for Carlos Gomez, robbing Joey Votto of the go-ahead home run: Incredible. Rays 7, Twins 4: The Rays continue to roll, winning their ninth in ten chances. Joe Maddon talked about his team going ten games over .500: “The thing I like is…

  15. Carlos Zambrano moves his comeback to Single-A

    May 28, 2013, 2:44 PM EST

    Carlos Zambrano

    After getting tuned up in extended spring training Carlos Zambrano has joined the Phillies’ high Single-A affiliate in Clearwater and will start for the Thrashers tonight. Zambrano signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies two weeks ago and with Roy Halladay and John Lannan both on the disabled list he definitely has an opportunity to…

  16. “Ridiculously premature” no more: Phillies sign Carlos Zambrano

    May 15, 2013, 11:31 AM EST

    Carlos Zambrano

    Over the weekend there was a report from the Dominican Republic that the Phillies had signed Carlos Zambrano. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. denied the report, calling it “ridiculously premature.” And today the Phillies announced that they’ve signed Zambrano to a minor-league contract. So yeah, next time Amaro calls something “ridiculously premature” that’s just code…

  17. The Phillies did not sign Carlos Zambrano

    May 11, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    Carlos Zambrano

    Reports from the Dominican Republic earlier had reported that free agent Carlos Zambrano had been signed by the Philadelphia Phillies, but those reports have been squashed. GM Ruben Amaro called the reports “ridiculously premature” per CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury. Amaro had indicated recently that he was searching for pitching help from outside of the organization…

  18. Phillies place John Lannan on DL with knee injury

    Apr 18, 2013, 2:44 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds

    John Lannan pitched through knee soreness yesterday while giving up six runs in 1.2 innings against the Reds and today the Phillies placed him on the disabled list. Lannan pitched pretty well in his first two starts of the season, but allowed nine baserunners while recording just five outs yesterday and heads to the DL…

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

    Apr 18, 2013, 5:55 AM EST

    Jay Bruce

    Reds 1, Phillies 0: CONTINUED FROM TUESDAY NIGHT: Nine minutes, a quick score and then the whole thing was over. About as good a night as you coulda hoped for when you were 17, but for the Phillies this had to be disappointing. Reds 11, Phillies 2: Well, maybe not as disappointing as this. The…

  20. Roy Oswalt “would love to come back to Philly”

    Apr 9, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Roy Oswalt

    Last night, Right around the time Roy Halladay was struggling through his second straight poor start, Roy Oswalt hopped on Twitter, announced his presence, and seemingly began campaigning for a gig with the Phillies: Alright everybody , this is officially roy Oswalt — Roy Oswalt’s Website (@royoswalt44net) April 9, 2013 Just a update , I…

  21. 2013 Preview: Washington Nationals

    Mar 13, 2013, 9:44 AM EST

    Bryce Harper Reuters

    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 2013 season. Up first: the Washington Nationals. The Big Question: Are the Washington Nationals the best team in baseball? It’s probably easier to make…

  22. Joe Saunders’ deal with Mariners worth $6.5 million

    Feb 8, 2013, 6:23 PM EST

    Joe Saunders Getty

    UPDATE: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Saunders will make $6.5 million and could earn an additional $1 million with incentives. The deal includes a mutual option for 2014. 4:49 PM: It’s not official yet, but Joe Saunders has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mariners and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says it’ll be…

  23. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EST

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  24. Phillies ‘intensifying pursuit” of free agent outfielder Cody Ross

    Dec 15, 2012, 3:36 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    The Phillies have reportedly agreed to terms with Mike Adams and John Lannan over the past 24 hours, but general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. isn’t done with his offseason shopping list. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies are “intensifying” their pursuit of free agent outfielder Cody Ross. They have some competition, though, as…

  25. Phillies agree to one-year, $2.5 million contract with left-hander John Lannan

    Dec 15, 2012, 11:01 AM EST

    Washington Nationals' Lannan pitches to New York Mets in MLB game in New York

    UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that it’s a one-year deal with a $2.5 million base salary. He could make an additional $2.5 million in performance incentives. Given what we’ve seen in this market, this is a pretty nice deal for the Phillies. 10:50 AM: John Lannan was non-tendered by the Nationals last month, but…

Featured video

Cubs shore up rotation with Jon Lester
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. J. Kang (2735)
  2. W. Myers (2490)
  3. D. Ross (2106)
  4. C. McGehee (2094)
  5. W. Middlebrooks (1939)
  1. J. Shields (1836)
  2. T. Tulowitzki (1816)
  3. J. Upton (1806)
  4. D. Haren (1791)
  5. M. Scutaro (1724)