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  1. Grady Sizemore drawing interest from several teams, including the Phillies

    Jun 20, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Things went south quickly for Grady Sizemore after he made his return to the big leagues in April following a two-year absence. The Red Sox recently released him, but Sizemore is drawing interest from several teams, including the Phillies.

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

    Jun 13, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Puig Out

    I took the kids to the Dodgers-Reds game and they saw Yasiel Puig flop about three feet from the second base bag on a caught stealing. Still: beats working.

  3. Jimmy Rollins on the Phillies’ struggles: “It’s getting out of control now”

    Jun 6, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jimmy Rollins

    “Everyone is just looking in the mirror, looking around, trying to find that spark.”

  4. Kevin Frandsen still unhappy with how things ended with Phillies

    May 2, 2014, 11:35 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Miami Marlins

    Kevin Frandsen was shockingly cut by the Phillies towards the end of spring training despite the club’s lack of depth. Frandsen is on a better team and performing well, but he is still upset about the way things ended in Philadelphia.

  5. Steve Cishek’s save streak suddenly snapped

    Apr 26, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

    Steve Cishek

    Steve Cishek’s save streak snapped. Will he now have to sell seashells by the sea shore?

  6. The Royals: A history of (no) power

    Apr 21, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    stevebalboni

    You probably know this, but the Kansas City Royals single season home run record is 36, and Steve Balboni set it almost 30 years ago.

  7. Cliff Lee gives up 8 runs vs. Rangers, still gets win

    Mar 31, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee AP

    Cliff Lee, it turns out, just knows how to win.

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

    Mar 23, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Mar 20, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    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…

  10. The Astros are looking for a first baseman

    Mar 18, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

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    Jayson Stark reports that the Astros have been calling teams in an effort to acquire a first baseman. Stark says that among the potential targets are Mike Carp of the Red Sox, John Mayberry of the Phillies, and Tyler Moore of the Nationals. No word if they’d be in on Ike Davis, who we just noted…

  11. Ryan Howard isn’t fond of platoon talk

    Feb 15, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

    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…

  12. 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’…

  13. The Phillies have shown interest in Vernon Wells

    Jan 19, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Aug 25, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Aug 20, 2013, 6:47 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Miami Marlins

    Marlins 6, Dodgers 2: Jose Fernandez vs. Yasiel Puig in a potential Rookie of the Year matchup. Advantage: Fernandez, who allowed one earned run (two total) in six innings of work with eight strikeouts. He’s 9-5 with a 2.41 ERA and 156 Ks. The Dodgers dropped their second straight. Which hasn’t happened very often lately.…

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

    Jul 15, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers

    These were the last baseball games that count — despite the claim about the All-Star Game counting, which is certainly does not in any real sense — until Friday. That’s some b.s. right there. Why don’t they play the All-Star Game with only 25 guys on a team and let the rest of the league…

  17. Ben Revere suffers broken right foot

    Jul 13, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Ben Revere, Tim Federowicz

    Phillies outfielder Ben Revere suffered a broken right foot during the first game of today’s double-header against the White Sox. In the bottom of the eleventh, Revere came to the plate with a runner on first base and one out with his team trailing 5-4. He fouled an Addison Reed pitch off of his ankle…

  18. Ryan Howard undergoes successful left knee surgery

    Jul 10, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT

    ryan howard getty

    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki that Ryan Howard had successful surgery Wednesday to correct a tear of the left meniscus in the first baseman’s left knee. “After (Phillies physician Michael) Ciccotti went in there and went in with the scope, it was a little better picture then we thought,” Amaro said. “I think…

  19. Utility player Skip Schumaker was only Dodgers’ pitcher who didn’t allow a run last night

    Jun 29, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Skip Schumaker Getty

    White Sox outfielder Casper Wells wasn’t the only position player who pitched last night. Dodgers’ utility player Skip Schumaker was called on to pitch the ninth inning in a 16-1 loss to the Phillies. And get this, he was the only Dodgers’ pitcher who didn’t give up a run. Of course he was. Schumaker was…

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

    Jun 5, 2013, 7:03 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

    Phillies 7, Marlins 3: John Mayberry had a walkoff grand slam. Probably good that the Phillies won this one. After a brutally bad call by Bob Davidson in the bottom of the eighth on a Ben Revere takeout slide, the crowd didn’t stop letting the umps hear it. Apparently none of the tens of thousands…

  21. Phillies use wacky ninth inning to defeat Aroldis Chapman, Reds

    May 19, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    chapman getty

    The ninth inning of today’s Reds-Phillies series finale was full of statistical improbabilities. First, Delmon Young drew a four-pitch walk (yes, Delmon Young walked) against Aroldis Chapman. He was immediately replaced by pitcher and pinch-runner Cliff Lee. With Erik Kratz at the plate battling Chapman in a 2-2 count, the lefty reliever picked Lee off…

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

    May 15, 2013, 6:26 AM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura

    Pirates 4, Brewers 3: Andrew McCutchen with a walkoff bomb in the 12th. John Axford surrendered the lead in the eighth. He’s got a nifty 9.20 ERA now. Dodgers 2, Nationals 0: Clayton Kershaw stuck out 11 in eight and two-thirds shutout innings. He tossed 132 pitches: the most in his career and the most…

  23. Delmon Young makes first rehab appearance

    Apr 21, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Delmon Young

    Phillies outfielder Delmon Young, recovering from surgery on his right ankle, officially started his rehab today with the Clearwater Threshers, the Phillies’ Single-A affiliate. It wasn’t pretty, according to Matt Gelb: The first batter hit a fly ball at Young and it landed for a triple. Young should have limited the hitter to a single…

  24. Delmon Young playing in extended spring training, nears rehab assignment

    Apr 12, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Delmon Young

    Delmon Young has been playing extended spring training games and could be cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment as soon as this weekend, according to Adam Berry of MLB.com. Young, who normally does anything he can to avoid giving useful quotes to anyone, actually talked to Berry a little bit about his status coming…

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