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  1. Tim Lincecum saves it for utterly spent Giants

    Jul 23, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    The Giants’ 9-6 victory over the Phillies lasted 14 innings, involved 16 pitchers throwing 507 times to the plate, took five hours and 46 minutes, included more cramping than a track meet for septuagenarians and it finally ended 7 minutes before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning at Citizens Bank Park when Tim Lincecum really and truly recorded his first career save.

  2. Cliff Lee on track to return to Phillies’ rotation July 21

    Jul 13, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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    Cliff Lee is on track to return to the Phillies’ starting rotation on July 21. The veteran left-hander has been out since the middle of May because of a muscle strain in his pitching elbow but could be an attractive name at this year’s trade deadline.

  3. Roberto Hernandez was ejected without a warning for hitting Starlin Castro with a pitch

    Jun 13, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

    Roberto Hernandez

    Home plate umpire Mark Ripperger had a quick trigger to eject Roberto Hernandez from the game after he hit Starlin Castro with a fastball.

  4. Larry Bowa on the Phillies’ current play: “It’s not big league baseball”

    Jun 3, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    It’s not often a team’s bench coach rips the team a new one. But Larry Bowa isn’t your typical bench coach.

  5. Lucas Duda hospitalized with stomach ailment

    May 9, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Lucas Duda

    Mets first baseman Lucas Duda was hospitalized on Friday prior to the start of their series opener against the Phillies.

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

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:34 AM EDT

    Dan Uggla

    The Braves-Phillies game was GONZO with a capital X. In no small part because Dan Uggla was the hero.

  7. Cole Hamels on track to throw live batting practice next week

    Mar 1, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Boston Red Sox

    Not much has gone right for the Phillies in the early going. They are 1-3 in the Grapefruit League thus far, having been disappointed several times already by Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. Roberto Hernandez wasn’t sharp in his first outing. Jonathan Pettibone has had shoulder problems again. The cherry on top of the sundae,…

  8. Ethan Martin shut down three weeks with triceps and shoulder capsule strains

    Mar 1, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT

    Ethan Martin Getty

    The Phillies’ rotation depth took a hit today, as Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that right-hander Ethan Martin has been shut down for three weeks due to triceps and shoulder capsule strains. Martin left Thursday’s exhibition opener against the Blue Jays due to shoulder soreness. He faced just four batters and was reportedly hitting around…

  9. Jonathan Pettibone experiencing more shoulder soreness

    Feb 16, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Detroit Tigers

    The A.J. Burnett signing is sounding more and more important for the Phillies with every piece of pitcher-related news that comes out, it seems. At around the same time the Phillies handed a contract to Burnett, they announced that Cole Hamels wouldn’t be ready for Opening Day due to shoulder tendinitis. Now, according to Jim…

  10. The Phillies are “very much still in the running” to sign A.J. Burnett

    Feb 10, 2014, 11:59 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett AP

    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. indicated Friday that he didn’t expect to make any additions prior to spring training, but Todd Zolecki of MLB.com hears that the club is “very much still in the running” to sign free agent right-hander A.J. Burnett. While it’s unclear if the two sides are close to a deal,…

  11. Phillies and Kyle Kendrick avoid arbitration on one-year deal

    Jan 16, 2014, 7:42 PM EDT

    Kyle Kendrick Getty

    The Phillies and right-hander Kyle Kendrick have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.675 million contract. The deal includes award bonuses. Kendrick just finished up a two-year, $7.5 million extension and is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter. The 29-year-old got off to an excellent start last season, but ended up with a…

  12. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    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…

  13. Phillies sign Roberto Hernandez to one-year deal

    Dec 12, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Roberto Hernandez

    Philadelphia has signed right-hander Roberto Hernandez to a one-year contract, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Hernandez–formerly Fausto Carmona before being busted for identity fraud–posted an ugly 4.89 ERA in 151 innings for the Rays this year while being bumped from the rotation. On one hand the Rays not being able to fix a pitcher…

  14. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    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…

  15. Rays lose Desmond Jennings to fractured finger

    Aug 6, 2013, 1:56 AM EDT

    Desmond Jennings Brandon Crawford

    X-rays originally came back negative after Rays leadoff man Desmond Jennings sprained his left middle finger on Saturday, but further tests Monday revealed a fracture, putting him on the 15-day disabled list. Light-hitting Jason Bourgeois was called up to replace him on the roster. The loss of Jennings is a big one for the Rays.…

  16. Alex Cobb ready to resume minor league rehab assignment

    Aug 3, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    Alex Cobb,Jim Hickey

    Alex Cobb‘s return from a concussion hit a minor snag last week due to a blister on his right index finger, but he’s ready to return to game action. Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that Cobb will resume a minor league rehab assignment tonight for High-A Charlotte, throwing around four innings or 65…

  17. Jon Lester insists extra rest afforded him was precautionary

    Jul 21, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Oakland Athletics

    Red Sox starter Jon Lester reiterated to reporters earlier that the team’s decision to have him make his second-half debut on Tuesday was simply precautionary rather than due to an injury. After a strong start to the season, Lester has hit the skids, posting a 6.27 ERA in his last 11 starts. Lester threw a…

  18. Rays-Royals get rained out with Royals up 1-0 in fourth

    May 2, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Eric Hosmer

    The Royals tried to sneak one in during a miserable day in Kansas City on Thursday, but they couldn’t make an official game of it. Play was halted after 3 1/2 innings with the Royals up 1-0 on the Rays, and the game was later postponed, with no makeup date announced. Today was the last…

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

    Apr 22, 2013, 6:22 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels 4, Tigers 3: Watched most of this one as I painted a couple of rooms in my house. Two highlights of the game for me were (1) overhearing my girlfriend use some really bad language the second or third time the Tigers left the bases loaded; and (2) Tigers color commentator Rod Allen, when describing…

  20. Roberto Hernandez is first free agent pitcher to start for Rays since 2005

    Apr 4, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Roberto Hernandez

    When Roberto Hernandez takes the mound for the Rays this afternoon against the Orioles he’ll snap an incredible steak by becoming the first free agent pitcher to start for Tampa Bay since 2005. According to the Rays’ official Twitter feed that’s a stretch of 1,207 consecutive games in which they did not use a starting…

  21. Handicapping the AL Rookie of the Year race

    Apr 1, 2013, 1:50 AM EDT

    Aaron Hicks

    Bringing back something I used to do each year for fun, here’s a look at the American League Rookie of the Year possibilities, with odds posted for several of the favorites. I’ll follow suit with the National League tomorrow. Please note: Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin is ineligible for Rookie of the Year honors. He spent…

  22. The worst Opening Day starts of the 2000′s

    Mar 31, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

    Bases emblazoned with Opening Day sit ready to be installed on the field on opening night of the MLB season in Houston

    Opening Day is set to kick off in just a few minutes when the Houston Astros take on the Texas Rangers. The Rangers’ Matt Harrison opposes the Astros’ Bud Norris. Though Norris isn’t terrible, he isn’t exactly the type of starter you envision kicking off your team’s season on Opening Day. With that said, let’s…

  23. Rays choose Roberto Hernandez for rotation, send Jeff Niemann to bullpen

    Mar 29, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Roberto Hernandez

    Last year the Rays had a lot of success shifting Wade Davis from the rotation to the bullpen, as he went from a mediocre starter to a very good reliever (and then they traded him to the Royals). This year they’re making the same shift with Jeff Niemann, moving him to the bullpen in an…

  24. 2013 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

    Mar 18, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    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 next: The Tampa Bay Rays. The Big Question: is this the year Evan Longoria challenges for the MVP award? Longoria has…

  25. Report: The Rockies have checked in with the Rays about Jeff Niemann

    Feb 23, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

    Jeff Niemann AP

    UPDATE: According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Dodgers have called the Rockies, among other teams, to gauge their interest in left-hander Chris Capuano. 12:10 PM: After finishing last in the majors in 2012 with a 5.22 ERA, the Rockies are asking around about potential upgrades for their starting rotation. ESPN’s Buster Olney…

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