Feb 20, 2015, 7:25 PM EST
Roberto Hernandez is having visa issues, which is probably a better problem to have than Visa issues.
Feb 12, 2015, 3:15 PM EST
The pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona.
Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EST
Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.
Aug 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EST
Zack Greinke skipped his usual between-starts bullpen session because of elbow soreness and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly declined to say whether he expected the right-hander to take his next turn in the rotation Thursday against the Padres.
Aug 15, 2014, 6:05 PM EST
The Dodgers added yet more pitching depth, acquiring Justin Germano from the Rangers.
Aug 10, 2014, 5:11 PM EST
Jerome Williams has been claimed off waivers by the Phillies and is expected to start for them on Tuesday against the Angels.
Aug 10, 2014, 12:42 AM EST
The Dodgers acquired starter Kevin Correia from the Twins for a player to be named later.
Aug 8, 2014, 6:40 PM EST
The Dodgers placed Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list due to hip and groin injuries.
Aug 7, 2014, 11:01 PM EST
Josh Beckett has attempted to pitch through a hip injury, but now he’s expected to head back to the disabled list.
Aug 7, 2014, 2:24 PM EST
Roberto Hernandez was supposed to start for the Phillies tonight against the Astros, but instead he’s been traded to the Dodgers.
Jul 23, 2014, 11:19 AM EST
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.
Jul 13, 2014, 12:31 PM EST
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.
Jun 13, 2014, 9:50 PM EST
Home plate umpire Mark Ripperger had a quick trigger to eject Roberto Hernandez from the game after he hit Starlin Castro with a fastball.
Jun 3, 2014, 2:00 PM EST
It’s not often a team’s bench coach rips the team a new one. But Larry Bowa isn’t your typical bench coach.
May 9, 2014, 6:05 PM EST
Mets first baseman Lucas Duda was hospitalized on Friday prior to the start of their series opener against the Phillies.
Mar 1, 2014, 11:10 PM EST
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,…
Mar 1, 2014, 10:40 AM EST
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…
Feb 16, 2014, 7:05 PM EST
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…
Feb 10, 2014, 11:59 PM EST
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,…
Jan 16, 2014, 7:42 PM EST
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…
Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST
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…
Dec 12, 2013, 10:15 AM EST
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…
Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EST
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…
Aug 6, 2013, 1:56 AM EST
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.…
- Chris Sale will be sidelined for three weeks with foot fracture 10
- Aramis Ramirez says 2015 will be his last year 31
- Francisco Rodriguez re-signs with the Brewers 9
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended 290
- Pirates open to massive extension for Andrew McCutchen 18
- Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine” 86
- Yankees don’t plan on having to pay A-Rod’s $30 million in home run milestone bonuses 51
- San Francisco — and all of California — will consider a smokeless tobacco ban that includes MLB parks 131
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended (290)
- San Francisco — and all of California — will consider a smokeless tobacco ban that includes MLB parks (131)
- Report: The Yankees were “fuming” at how A-Rod handled his early arrival to spring training (114)
- Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada reportedly signs with the Red Sox for $31.5 million, plus $31.5 million in penalties (106)
- Brian Sabean says that California taxes are a hindrance to the Giants signing free agents (102)