Phillies Rumors & News

  • Curt Schilling Claims ESPN Employs ‘Some Of The Biggest Racists In Sports Commentary’

    Uproxx "After trying repeated slaps on the wrist for previous wrongdoings, ESPN finally fired baseball analyst Curt Schilling last week for yet another offensive post on social media, this time targeting transgender people. Schilling spoke out a few days after his termination, but the commentary was..." April 28

  • Five MLB Players Enter Into Brand Contracts With Fantex

    MLB Trade Rumors "Fantex, Inc. announced today that it has entered into brand contracts with five Major Leaguers: Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, Astros right-hander Collin McHugh, Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop, Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey and Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte (as noted on..." April 28

  • Hellickson helps Phillies shut out Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Earlier in the day the Philadelphia Phillies announced that starting pitcher Charlie Morton was done for the season after he tore his hamstring Saturday while running the bases. But fellow starter Jeremy Hellickson said Wednesday night that injury was not the source of his..." April 27

  • Phillies RHP Charlie Morton Out 6-8 Months

    CBS Philly "Phillies right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton is expected to miss six to eight months due to a torn left hamstring, general manager Matt Klentak announced today. An MRI performed on Monday revealed that Morton tore his left hamstring in a start on April 23 against the Brewers during a sacrifice..." April 27

  • Phillies, Gomez retire Harper to beat Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- For the second game in a row, Bryce Harper came to bat in the last of the ninth with his team trailing by one run. There was drama again Tuesday night at Nationals Park, but this time the results were different. After hitting a game-tying homer on Sunday as a pinch-hitter..." April 26

  • Brewers bash Phillies, end three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Looking to snap a three-game losing streak, the Milwaukee Brewers had everything to go right Sunday afternoon. Right-hander Wily Peralta made his second quality start of the season, and the Milwaukee offense belted out eight extra-base hits in an 8-5 victory over the..." April 24

  • Phillies' Morton suffers hamstring strain after vicious tumble

    The Score "Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Charlie Morton left Saturday's clash with the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning after suffering a left hamstring strain while running to first base." April 24

  • Do the Phillies have a first baseman that would interest the Blue Jays?

    The Good Phight "Man, apparently the new drug of choice among Major League players is dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. It's a household name. On Friday, Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello was suspended 80 games after testing positive for the drug favored by the former East Germans, the same drug..." April 24

  • Nola settles down, sails past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- After two less-than-stellar outings, Aaron Nola was looking for a bounce back performance Friday night at Milwaukee. And he certainly got it, striking out seven Brewers batters while allowing just one run over seven innings of work to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-2..." April 23

  • Phillies slip past Mets in 11 innings

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Peter Bourjos batted ninth in the Philadelphia Phillies' lineup Wednesday against the New York Mets, behind starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson. As it turned out, it was exactly where Bourjos needed to be, as far as the Phillies were concerned. Bourjos drove in the..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Phillies Designate James Russell, Select Contract Of Andrew Bailey

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have designated southpaw James Russell for assignment, as Jim Salisbury of first reported on Twitter. Philadelphia has also announced that it has selected the contract of righty Andrew Bailey to replace him. Both Russell and Bailey were brought in on minor league..." April 20

  • Former Astros top pick Mark Appel starts strong in Phillies system

    Houston Chronicle "Don't look now, but are things coming together for Mark Appel? Appel, whom the Astros selected with the first overall pick in the 2013 draft and traded to Philadelphia as part of the Ken Giles deal last offseason, has started strong with the Phillies' Class AAA affiliate. In his first two..." April 20

  • Six homers power Mets past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- After a slow start, the New York Mets have begun to hit. And their new second baseman has joined right in. Neil Walker, acquired from Pittsburgh in an offseason trade, hit two of the Mets' six home runs as they battered the Philadelphia Phillies 11-1 Tuesday night...." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • Phillies Acquire Alfredo Marte

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have acquired outfielder Alfredo Marte from the Orioles, according to announcements from both clubs. A player to be named later or cash considerations will go back to Baltimore in the swap. Marte, 27, had been playing at Triple-A in the Baltimore organization after signing as a..." April 19

  • Wright's first two homers of season lift Mets

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- David Wright always feels comfortable in Citizens Bank Park. Noah Syndergaard is beginning to look comfortable everywhere. Syndergaard pitched seven strong innings and Wright hit his first two home runs of the season as the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2..." April 18

  • Phillies win on Galvis' RBI in 10th

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Jonathan Papelbon insists playing in Philadelphia, where he spent parts of four seasons, is no different than anywhere else. But two consecutive save opportunities against his former team in his former park have not gone well for the Washington Nationals closer. And Freddy..." April 17

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • 14d
    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Phillies today. Ruf still out w sore shoulder

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Phillies pitcher Daniel Stumpf suspended 80-games for PEDs "Phillies lefthanded relief pitcher Daniel Stumpf has been suspended for 80 games without pay after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. The suspension is effective immediately, and takes away an option from a Phillies bullpen that needs all..." April 14

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Morton, Phillies shut out Padres

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Charlie Morton was looking to measure up to the rest of the Philadelphia Phillies' rotation. A reminder from pitching coach Bob McClure helped him do just that. Morton combined with three relievers on a four-hit shutout as the Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 3-0 Tuesday..." April 12

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • Squeeze bunt helps Padres beat Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The San Diego Padres, scoreless in their first three games of the season, are now finding all kinds of ways to push runs across the plate. Alexi Amarista drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning squeeze bunt and Wil Myers homered as San Diego beat the Philadelphia..." April 11

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Hellickson helps Phillies beat Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Jeremy Hellickson is having a far better April than usual for the Philadelphia Phillies, who just might have a much better month than they or anyone else could have expected a few days ago. Hellickson threw 5 2/3 solid innings on Sunday afternoon to earn his first victory for the..." April 10

  • 19d
    Ryan Lawrence @ryanlawrence21

    As expected, Maikel Franco back in lineup.

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • 20d
    Matt Gelb @MattGelb

    Darin Ruf will start taking balls in left field tomorrow. Phillies need offense.

  • Mets beat Phillies in home opener

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Mets finished celebrating their trip to the 2015 World Series on Friday afternoon -- and then went out and produced a victory that mirrored their pennant-winning season. The Mets started slowly but finished fast Friday, when they scored twice in the sixth and four..." April 08

  • Mitch Williams believes he’s been blackballed by MLB

    CSN Philly "It wasn’t too long ago when Mitch Williams was a sort of ubiquitous baseball media figure. Radio. TV. Our collective sports consciousness. He was seemingly everywhere. And then he was gone. That has a lot to do with Williams’ regrettable actions. He’ll admit as much. But to hear him tell it, the..." April 08

  • Schebler delivers late as Reds top Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Scott Schebler struck out in his first three at-bats on Wednesday night. But, Jay Bruce had a premonition for his corner outfield mate. "He kept telling me the whole game that it was going to come down to me," Schebler said. "That's just how this game works. You struggle the..." April 06

  • MLB Releases 2016 Draft Bonus Slots

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released the final draft bonus slots to teams, and’s Jim Callis provides the figures. As he explains, and the attached table reflects (mobile link), the Reds have the highest total draft spending power and are one of five clubs with over $10MM in bonus pool..." April 05

  • Major League Baseball Is Back, and Maybe Worse Than Ever

    Rolling Stone "On Thursday afternoon, in the overpriced and stratified city that I now call home, the San Francisco Giants will play their home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants are among the favorites to win the World Series, which, if it happens, would be their fourth title in seven seasons...." April 05

  • MLB players ecstatic with extended netting

    USA Today "The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players noticed it the moment they stepped onto Progressive Field before their season opener Monday was postponed. The Kansas City Royals marveled about it Sunday night upon their arrival at Kauffman Stadium. Net. Nothing but beautiful net. It has..." April 05

  • Inside The Room For Tommy John Surgery, Baseball's Most Important Cut

    Deadspin "He didn’t want a piece of the dead guy holding his elbow together. That’s all he asked. Todd Coffey had resigned himself to spending the next year learning how to throw a baseball again. He had accepted the mind-numbing rehabilitation process after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, the..." April 05

  • Five-run eighth carries Reds past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Zack Cozart hadn't played in a regular-season game since last June, so he wasn't quite sure what to expect when he took the field Monday afternoon. "It had been so long since I played in a game like this," the Cincinnati Reds shortstop said. "Getting that first hit calmed me..." April 04

  • 2016 MLB salaries: Royals way pays, while average salary hits $4.4 million

    USA Today "There are a record 127 major-league players who will earn $10 million or more this season, according to salary information obtained by USA TODAY Sports, and no team has fewer players earning at least that much than the defending World Series champions. Yes, the Kansas City Royals. The Royals..." April 04

  • 25d
    Zach Links @ZachLinks

    SOURCE: Chris Leroux has been traded to the #BlueJays

  • 26d
    Ryan Lawrence @ryanlawrence21

    Phils also place Asche and Mariot on 15-day DL, and Altherr, Harrison and Hollands on 60-day DL. Opening Day roster, complete.

  • 27d
    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Phillies release 29-year-old RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, whom they signed out of Cuba in Aug. 2013. Shoulder trouble derailed career.

  • Phillies send prospects J.P. Crawford, Quinn to Reading "One was a mild surprise, the other was expected, as the Phillies continue to show patience with their top prospects. Before Thursday's game between the Phillies and their top prospects at FirstEnergy Stadium, Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan said that shortstop J.P. Crawford and..." April 01

  • Phillies re-sign reliever Edward Mujica to minor-league deal

    NBC Philadelphia "One day after being released by the club, reliever Edward Mujica is a Phillie again. He signed a minor-league deal on Wednesday and will be in minor-league camp on Thursday. The Phillies have been looking to add as much pitching depth as they can to their system. Mujica lines up to open the..." March 30

  • Phillies Release Edward Mujica

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have released veteran righty Edward Mujica, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer was among those to report on Twitter. Mujica had been in camp on a minor league deal and seemed to have a solid shot at earning a late-inning role. As an Article XX(B) free agent, Mujica would have..." March 29

  • Phillies agree to minor-league deal with Venable

    The Score "The Philadelphia Phillies added a veteran presence to their outfield by agreeing to a minor-league deal with outfielder Will Venable on Monday, the team announced. Venable, who opted out of his minor-league deal with the Cleveland Indians over the weekend, has experience in all three outfield..." March 29

  • Phillies extend contract of manager Pete Mackanin

    Allentown Morning Call "When Pete Mackanin was named interim manager of the Phillies last June after Ryne Sandberg resigned, many expected he was just going to be a placeholder. Then in September, the team game him a one-year contract for 2016, but with the team not expected to compete it was still possible Mackanin..." March 25

  • Phillies manager charging fee for spring miscues "The Phillies are sweating the small stuff this spring, because they know they have little room for error. So Phillies manager Pete Mackanin is fining his players 50 cents at a time for those little mistakes on the field. "If you don't get a bunt down, everyone pays 50 cents," Mackanin said..." March 25

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