Phillies Rumors & News

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Phillies announces return of all coaches

    Courier-Post "With a last-place finish in the National League East for the first time in 15 years, changes seem inevitable for the Phillies. But one area that may look very similar next year is the coaching staff. The Phillies announced Tuesday that all members of the coaching staff have been asked to return..." October 01

  • Braves end rough season on a high note with 2-1 victory over Phillies

    Talking Chop "The only way that this would've been a more fitting end to the 2014 season for the Atlanta Braves was if they were the team getting shut out after getting all of their hits in the first inning. Instead, only the latter part of that first sentence was true: Yes, the Braves only got 3 hits on the..." September 29

  • A.J. Burnett will undergo hernia surgery, still undecided about his future

    Hardball Talk "Phillies starter A.J. Burnett pitched through pain for five and a half months, suffering an inguinal surgery in mid-April. It turned out to be a poor idea, as Burnett finished the season with a league-high 18 losses, 96 walks, and 108 earned runs allowed. Burnett racked up 34 starts, which..." September 29

  • Upton homers power Braves to 4-2 win over Phillies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With the Braves’ season having slipped into irrelevance for most other than their hardcore fans, the Upton brothers provided one more memorable night Saturday for those still watching in the penultimate game of 2014. B.J. Upton had a tie-breaking leadoff homer in the third inning and Justin..." September 28

  • The Phillies let go of their assistant general manager of amateur scouting

    Hardball Talk "The Phillies will miss the playoffs for the third straight season despite having one of the highest payrolls in the majors. While many would like to see general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. take the fall for the organization’s downturn, assistant general manager of amateur scouting Marti Wolever got..." September 27

  • Phillies 5, Braves 4

    CSN Philly "The Phillies mounted a three-run, two-out rally in the sixth inning and added the game-winner on a Marlon Byrd groundout in the seventh to edge past the Braves, 5-4, Friday night. The Phillies trailed by four headed into the fifth before reeling off five unanswered runs in the opener of the..." September 27

  • Casey McGehee helps Miami Marlins rally past Philadelphia Phillies in home finale

    Miami Herald "The Marlins made it a habit all season of waiting until late in the game to get their offense rolling. So it was only fitting they wrapped up their third season in their new ballpark Thursday by waiting until the seventh inning to rally past the last-place Philadelphia Phillies. Helped along..." September 26

  • Boos don't bother Papelbon, but Joe West does

    CSN Philly "Jonathan Papelbon has a lot more in his bag of tricks than just the tired, old crotch grab. And if he had really been mad at Phillies fans for booing him after a blown save chance last week at Citizens Bank Park, he would have unleashed something more original. “I did it because I needed a..." September 25

  • Braves beat Pirates to snap skid, keep .500 hopes alive

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After the Braves stranded two runners in a scoreless first inning Wednesday, beleaguered manager Fredi Gonzalez and Atlanta fans alike might have thought along the lines of Dorothy Parker, what fresh hell is this? Ah, but things would turn out differently on this night. Mercifully so. The..." September 25

  • Kendrick beats Marlins in what could be his Phillies finale

    Philly.com "When the Phillies summoned Kyle Kendrick from double-A Reading to replace Freddy Garcia in the rotation, the 22-year-old rookie was a stopgap and nothing more. That was 2007. Kendrick wore Curt Schilling's No. 38. "Kid" is how Charlie Manuel addressed him. "He actually did a little better than..." September 25

  • Former Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams sues MLB Network, Deadspin

    Philly.com "Phillie Mitch Williams is suing his former employer MLB Network for breach of contract wrongful termination and defamation and Gawker Media, the company that owns sports news site Deadspin, for defamation. The suit was filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden County. On May 11, 2014,..." September 25

  • Marlins top Phillies, ensure winning home record

    Miami Herald "Marlins Park hasn’t been especially kind to the team that bears its name. Since the ballpark’s opening in 2012, the Marlins have lost more games there than they have won. By defeating the Phillies 2-0 on Tuesday, though, the Marlins guaranteed their first winning season in their home..." September 24

  • Ruben Amaro Jr. searching the globe for talent

    CSN Philly "Ruben Amaro Jr. has been giving his passport a workout lately. The Phillies’ general manager was in the Dominican Republic to scout Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas in a private workout on Monday. Last week, he was in Japan on a scouting mission. “It was a good opportunity for me to see some..." September 24

  • Jonathan Papelbon’s suspension is over

    Hardball Talk "Jonathan Papelbon has been activated from his seven-game crotch-grabbing suspension. And he has his old job back, as Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg told reporters that he will use Papelbon if a save situation arises. So good for him." September 23

  • Jerome Williams becomes first to beat one opponent with three different teams in the same season

    Hardball Talk "Williams’ win was a baseball first in an odd way. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Williams became the first pitcher to beat the same team three times in a season, each with a different team. Williams won against the Athletics as a member of the Astros on April 26, and defeated them again as..." September 21

  • Phillies 3, Athletics 0

    CSN Philly "Jerome Williams made history and the Phillies snapped out of their late-season funk with a 3-0 win over the Athletics on Saturday. Williams pitched seven scoreless innings to become the first pitcher in major league history to beat one team three times in the same season with three different..." September 21

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    David Murphy @ByDavidMurphy

    Right hand sprain for Domonic Brown

  • Lester, Doolittle pitch A’s back to top of wild-card stack with win over Phils

    San Francisco Chronicle "Jon Lester did what he usually does. Sean Doolittle did what he usually does — but what he didn’t do in his previous outing. Those two left-handers did most of the heavy lifting Friday night at the Coliseum, and they helped lift the A’s back to the top wild-card spot in the American..." September 20

  • Ruf's bat, Hamels' arm lead Phillies past Padres

    CSN Philly "The Phillies have begun a stretch of five straight games against left-handed pitchers and that could mean some extended playing time for the man fans often clamor to see more of -- Darin Ruf. Ruf got the start at first base on Wednesday night and was the offensive pacesetter in the Phillies’..." September 18

  • Phillies have interest in Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas

    CSN Philly "A huge turnout of scouts from nearly every team in baseball is expected in the Dominican Republic on Sunday for the unveiling of the latest Cuban defector, slugging outfielder Yasmani Tomas. You can bet the Phillies will be at the workout. They are in need of a middle-of-the-order bat and..." September 18

  • On muggy night, ball flies in Padres win over Phillies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Tuesday’s first pitch at Petco Park was thrown in sweltering heat. The skies had darkened, but the thermometer registered at 88 degrees. Within the last hour, the grounds crew had pulled a rarely used tarp off the infield. A thunderstorm -- an unexpected phenomenon in San Diego, much less in..." September 17

  • MLB suspends umpire Joe West 1 game for Papelbon flap

    USA Today "Major League Baseball suspended Joe West for one game after the umpire grabbed Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon following Papelbon's ejection from a game on Sunday. Papelbon was suspended for seven games for making a lewd gesture toward fans at Citizens Bank Park after he blew a..." September 17

  • Phillies Tony Gwynn Jr. will start and bat leadoff in San Diego

    Yahoo! Sports "One of the loudest ovations Tuesday night at Petco Park will surely go to a member of the visiting team. Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg ensured that when he inserted the son of San Diego's most beloved athlete into his lineup. Tony Gwynn Jr. will start in centerfield and bat..." September 17

  • Phillies Papelbon suspended 7 games, fined for obscene gesture

    Newark Star-Ledger "Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined after making an obscene gesture at fans at Citizens Bank Park after being pulled from Sunday's loss to the Florida Marlins. Papelbon grabbed his crotch and glared in the direction of booing Phillies fans after he was..." September 16

  • Marlins rally in the 9th to beat Phillies, snap 4-game skid

    Miami Herald "After going through a tough time emotionally, the Marlins badly needed a reason to smile. They had watched their best player felled by a pitch to the face, had lost four in a row, and were down 4-1 in the ninth on Sunday to the Phillies. And then it happened. The Marlins rallied for four..." September 15

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #MLB is looking into the Jonathan Papelbon incident. It's not just a #phillies internal matter.

  • Instant Replay: Phillies 2, Marlins 1

    CSN Philly "In what may have been his final start as a Phillie at Citizens Bank Park, Kyle Kendrick picked up his team-high ninth win in leading his club to a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins Saturday night. Kendrick, who will be a free agent at season’s end, lines up to make two more starts, both on the..." September 14

  • Phillies top Marlins on Cody Asche's walk-off HR

    CSN Philly "Cody Asche is not going down without fight. That was the message Asche sent with his play on Friday night. Thrust into the background the last couple of weeks as golden prospect Maikel Franco has come up from the minors and shined at third base, Asche was the standout in the Phillies’ 3-1..." September 13

  • Liriano strikes out 12 batters to slide Pirates past Phillies

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Frankie wants the ball. The Pirates might soon have to decide who to start in the opening game of their postseason. Francisco Liriano is looking like a strong candidate for that assignment for the second year in a row. Liriano's strong second half continued Thursday in the Pirates' 4-1 win..." September 12

  • McCutchen's inside-the-park homer highlights Pirates victory over Phillies

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Andrew McCutchen is having fun. The Pirates are playing meaningful baseball in September for a second straight season, the face of the franchise is having another excellent campaign and McCutchen accomplished a career first at a critical time Wednesday night in a 6-3 victory over the..." September 11

  • Locke has strong outing to lift Pirates over Phillies in series opener

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Jeff Locke's problems were clearly seen in color entering Monday. In the color-coded, pitch-location charts available to the Pirates staff, it was apparent Locke had missed the strike zone much more often in the second half of the season. The strike zone contains more shades of blue than red..." September 09

  • Home runs power Nats to Sunday win over Phillies, 3-2

    CSN Washington "Having lost the first two games of this series, not to mention five straight to the Phillies, and now needing to beat Cole Hamels to avoid a sweep, the Nationals weren't exactly in an ideal situation this afternoon. But they came through with a strong, if not flawless, performance in this..." September 08

  • Phillies 9, Nationals 8 (11 innings)

    CSN Philly "The Phillies rallied back from a pair of five-run deficits in posting one of their best wins of the season Friday night. They beat the NL East-leading Washington Nationals, 9-8, in 11 innings. The Phils rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game at 7-7. All the..." September 06

  • Outfield dilemma: Could Sizemore stay with Phillies?

    Philly.com "Grady Sizemore has a great story to tell. He yanked on his white polo shirt Wednesday afternoon, a day in which he crushed one homer, missed another by mere feet, and executed a frenetic diving catch in foul territory. He talked like a man not burdened by seven surgeries in four years but as..." September 05

  • Braves start awful lineup, win 7-4 over Phils

    Talking Chop "Ervin Santana was more hittable than he has been for most of 2014 on Wednesday afternoon. Santana allowed four runs in six innings and the only way the Braves would be able to win was if the bullpen and offense picked up Santana. In a completely unexpected turn of events thats exactly what..." September 04

  • Phillies interim CEO Pat Gillick says GM Ruben Amaro and manager Ryne Sanderg are safe

    Philly.com "Pat Gillick was at home in Seattle last week when a member of the Phillies ownership group extended an offer to become the team's interim president and CEO while David Montgomery tended to his health. The Hall of Fame executive agreed, and he joined the Phillies on Tuesday at Turner Field to start..." September 03

  • Ruben Amaro: Phillies' roster 'is not working'

    Sporting News "Kudos, Ruben Amaro. Admitting you have a roster in need of a shakeup is the first step. The Phillies general manager told reporters Monday that changes to his last-place team are coming. “I think we need it. I think we need it because what we have on our roster right now is not working,"..." September 02

  • Phillies desperately need change even though CEO says GM will return

    CBSSports.com "Just about any way you slice it, this has been a disaster season for the Phillies. They come into Tuesday at 63-74 -- 10 games back of a wild-card spot -- and are wasting excellent seasons from Cole Hamels, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley. Given their ages (both 35), it might be the last excellent..." September 02

  • Mets top Phillies, end August on winning note

    New York Post "Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis took a gander at the Mets’ lineup Sunday and a few aspects hit him immediately. There were guys, like himself, who normally don’t play. And overall, most of the lineup members such as Dilson Herrera and Wilmer Flores would be asked for proof of age at a juice..." September 01

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    COMBINED NO-HITTER FOR THE PHILLIES! Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, Jonathan Papelbon combine to no-hit Braves, 4th no-no of season.

  • Blue Jays add John Mayberry Jr. from Phillies

    Toronto Star "The Philadelphia Phillies have traded outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league infielder Gustavo Pierre. The Blue Jays, on the outskirts of the AL wild-card race, announced the deal Sunday night. Mayberry would be eligible for the post-season if Toronto reaches the..." September 01

  • Phillies 7, Mets 2

    CSN Philly "Jerome Williams turned in another strong start and the Phillies finally beat Bartolo Colon in a 7-2 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field on Saturday night. The Phillies have won eight of their last 11, but are still in the NL East basement at 62-73. The Mets are a half-game better in the..." August 31

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources confirm report by @pgammo that #Angels had interest in #Phillies’ Burnett. Talks stalled, however… (1/3)

  • Mets manage to be not quite as awful as Phillies

    New York Post "The Mets are bad, but the Phillies are worse. In the epic battle for fourth place in the NL East, the Mets at least caught the routine fly balls Friday night. The same was not true of the Phillies. Left fielder Grady Sizemore dropped Juan Lagares’ fly ball with two outs and the bases loaded..." August 30

  • Sandberg believes he has a handle on Phillies' clubhouse

    CSN Philly "Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg believes he has a good handle on his clubhouse despite the fact that four of his players, by word or action, have been critical or disrespectful of him over the last two weeks. “Yes, yeah,” Sandberg said when posed with that question on Wednesday..." August 29

  • Phillies president Montgomery takes leave of absence after cancer surgery

    CBSSports.com "The Phillies on Thursday announced that team president and CEO David Montgomery is taking a leave of absence after undergoing surgery in May for cancer of the jaw. Former GM Pat Gillick will perform Montgomery's duties while he's out. Here's the full statement from the team: "The Phillies..." August 28

  • Phils sweep Nats to conclude successful homestand

    CSN Philly "Here’s a little indication of how poorly the Phillies have played at home in 2014: They completed their best homestand of the season with an 8-4 win to complete a three-game sweep of the previously rampaging Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. The sweep gave the Phillies a 7-2 homestand..." August 28

  • Phillies probably can't solve rotation issues by 2015

    CSN Philly "You've probably noticed that the Phillies' starting pitching hasn't been strong in 2014. With a 3.98 ERA, their starters rank fourth-worst in the National League and over the NL average of 3.79. Cole Hamels has been dominant, but that's it. Cliff Lee hasn't been healthy. A.J. Burnett has not..." August 28

  • Sandberg believes he has a handle on Phillies' clubhouse

    CSN Philly "Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg believes he has a good handle on his clubhouse despite the fact that four of his players, by word or action, have been critical or disrespectful of him over the last two weeks. “Yes, yeah,” Sandberg said when posed with that question on Wednesday..." August 28

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