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  1. Indians buy high on Ryan Raburn, but it’s OK

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

    Ryan Raburn

    After hitting .256/.311/.430 in 1,573 at-bats over seven seasons with the Tigers, Ryan Raburn had to settle for a minor league contract in the offseason.  A few charmed months later, he’s now making guaranteed money through 2015, courtesy of the two-year, $4.85 million extension he signed with the Indians on Wednesday. There’s no denying that…

  2. 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…

  3. Phillies place Ryan Howard on DL, recall Darin Ruf

    Jul 6, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard Getty

    Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, dealing with an ailing knee for quite some time, has at long last been placed on the disabled list. To fill his vacant space on the 25-man roster, the Phillies have recalled Darin Ruf from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Both pieces of news come via Matt Gelb on Twitter. Ruf is…

  4. Roy Halladay joins the 200-win club

    Apr 14, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Miami Marlins

    The Phillies defeated the Marlins 2-1 this afternoon behind a strong start by Roy Halladay. The right-hander allowed just the one run on five hits and a walk with just two strikeouts. Laynce Nix pinch-hit for Halladay in the top of the 9th and broke the 1-1 tie with a solo home run, putting the…

  5. 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…

  6. Laynce Nix blames Nike for last year’s injury woes

    Mar 14, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    No Nike

    The Phillies signed Laynce Nix to a two-year deal before last season. Season one didn’t work out that well due to Nix suffering a number of maladies, specifically with his calf. Dennis Deitch of the DelCo Times reports that Nix thinks he has figured out the cause of those woes: Nike: “To be short and direct,”…

  7. Domonic Brown may finally get his chance

    Mar 8, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

    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…

  8. The price was right for Delmon Young

    Jan 22, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Delmon Young

    Knowing just how bad defensively Delmon Young is, it’s impossible to wholly endorse the Phillies’ signing today. Still, at some point, he was worth a try. And a one-year, $750,000 deal with $2.75 million in incentives reaches that point. Of course, Young has now played six full seasons and performed as a quality regular in…

  9. Jim Thome rejoins Phillies after missing 36 games

    Jun 6, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

    Jim Thome

    The good news for the Phillies is that they get a future Hall of Famer back from the disabled list today. The bad news is that it’s Jim Thome, who didn’t have much of a role before being shut down with a back injury in late April. Thome got a total of just 21 plate…

  10. Sore elbow sends Phillies starter Vance Worley to DL

    May 16, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Vance Worley

    Yesterday the Phillies announced that Vance Worley wouldn’t be making his scheduled start today because of a sore elbow and now they’ve placed him on the disabled list with inflammation. Kyle Kendrick will step into Worley’s rotation spot beginning tonight versus the Cubs and the Phillies called up left-handed reliever Joe Savery to take his…

  11. Don’t worry Phillies fans, help is on the way

    May 10, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    Manuel mound Phillies Getty

    On the heels of being swept in a three-game series by the Mets to fall to 14-18 on the season, the last-place Phillies are conducting a mini roster shakeup. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies will promote left-handers Jake Diekman and Raul Valdes and infielder Hector Luna before tomorrow’s game against the Padres.…

  12. Bryce Harper’s first career steal is of home

    May 6, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper, Carlos Ruiz

    Bryce Harper put the Nationals on the board with his legs Sunday night against the Phillies. After getting hit by a Cole Hamels pitch in the first, he advanced to third on a Jayson Werth single and then stole home as Hamels made a pickoff throw to first. Harper pretty easily made it into home…

  13. So far so good with Jim Thome playing first base

    Apr 23, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jim Thome

    Jim Thome has started at first base for the Phillies in three of the first 16 games, which doesn’t seem like much until you consider that he last played even an inning at the position in mid-2007. He committed a throwing error yesterday, but health-wise the 41-year-old has held up pretty well after missing tons…

  14. Running down the rosters: Philadelphia Phillies

    Feb 27, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay

    The Phillies still look like the class of the NL, but while their win totals have increased five years running, it hasn’t resulted in playoff success the last couple of years. Rotation Roy Halladay – R Cliff Lee – L Cole Hamels – L Vance Worley – R Joe Blanton – R Bullpen Jonathan Papelbon…

  15. Top 111 Free Agents: the post-Prince Fielder update

    Jan 24, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

    Baseball player Albert Pujols wears an Angels cap after he is introduced by the Los Angeles Angels during a news conference at Angels Stadium in Anaheim

    In light of the Prince Fielder signing, here’s an updated look at how this year’s top 111 free agents have fared. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers): Tigers – 9 years, $214 million 3. Jose Reyes (Mets): Marlins – 6 years, $106 million 4. C.J. Wilson (Rangers):…

  16. An updated look at what’s left in free agency

    Dec 8, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    National League first baseman Fielder of the Brewers watches three-run home run in fourth inning during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Phoenix

    Here’s an up-to-date list of how the top 111 free agents have fared to date. Note that the list below doesn’t include Yu Darvish or Yoenis Cespedes, two of the remaining gems available to major league teams. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers) 3. Jose Reyes (Mets):…

  17. Laynce Nix’s two-year deal with Phillies worth $2.5 million

    Dec 5, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

    laynce nix reuters

    Last night Laynce Nix agreed to a two-year contract with the Phillies and now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that he’ll get $2.5 million. That’s obviously bench player money, although Nix could end up becoming a quasi-starter in a platoon role. As an everyday player he’d be overmatched, as Nix has never shown any ability…

  18. The Phillies are having a woeful winter

    Dec 4, 2011, 10:15 PM EDT

    Ruben Amaro Jr.,

    The Phillies may yet be the class of the National League, but it’s no thanks to GM Ruben Amaro Jr.’s moves so far this winter. Already Amaro has committed $50 million to a closer and now at least $7 million and three roster spots to two on-base challenged role players and a future Hall of Famer…

  19. Phillies sign Laynce Nix to two-year contract

    Dec 4, 2011, 5:39 PM EDT

    laynce nix reuters

    According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, outfielder Laynce Nix has agreed to a two-year major league contract with the Phillies. No word yet on the financial terms. Nix posted an underwhelming .250 batting average and .299 on-base percentage in 2011 for the Nationals, but the 31-year-old also slugged 16 home runs in only 351 plate…

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