Phillies Rumors & News

  • MLB, MLBPA donate $250,000 for Louisiana flood relief

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced this morning that they are contributing $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that recently hit Louisiana. The $250,000 contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations: The..." August 30

  • Larry Bowa: Tim Tebow’s baseball experiment is disrespectful to the game

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa has been in the sport of professional baseball for the last four-and-a-half decades. And when it comes to Tim Tebow’s big-league aspirations, he has some very strong opinions. In an interview with Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe over the weekend,..." August 30

  • Nationals shut down Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Washington Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark, uncommonly poor in his previous outing, was as good as ever against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night. Roark combined with two relievers on a four-hit shutout as the Nationals blanked the Phillies 4-0. Roark (14-7),..." August 29

  • Jeremy Hellickson ineligible for late trade

    CSN Philly "Jeremy Hellickson will be with the Phillies for the remainder of the season. According to sources, the veteran right-hander was recently claimed on waivers. The Phillies were unable to work out a deal with the claiming team and Hellickson was pulled back, making him ineligible to be traded the..." August 28

  • Mets hammer Phillies 12-1

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Noah Syndergaard is a pretty good hitter for a pitcher as well as an All-Star on the mound. So as he stood at third base in the fourth inning Saturday night, the New York Mets right-hander had a good vantage point - almost too good - for what happened as Yoenis Cespedes won a..." August 27

  • Mets roll past visiting Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- On Friday night, Bartolo Colon hit like it was 2002, returned standing ovations like it was 1999 and pitched like he's pitched for the better part of two decades. The 43-year-old Colon continued turning back the clock Friday, when he didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning and..." August 26

  • Report: Phillies calling up prospect Jorge Alfaro

    CSN Philly "It appears prized catching prospect Jorge Alfaro is coming to the Phillies. But not for long. According to a report late Thursday night by Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan, Alfaro will be promoted from Double A Reading to the Phillies and join the team Friday in New York. Alfaro, already on the..." August 26

  • A.J. Ellis and Clayton Kershaw get emotional after catcher is dealt to Phillies

    Los Angeles Times "Shortly after A.J. Ellis received clarification about his future, he asked Clayton Kershaw to meet him outside by the Dodgers bench. There, the backup catcher shared the news to his closest friend on the team. The Dodgers had traded Ellis to the Philadelphia Phillies for another veteran..." August 26

  • Phillies trade Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers "Carlos Ruiz will have another shot at a World Series ring. The Phillies have traded their long-time catcher to the Los Angeles Dodgers for veteran catcher A.J. Ellis and a minor-league pitcher named Tommy Bergjans. Ruiz, 37, had expressed a desire to play for a contender. To do that, he..." August 25

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Rodon, White Sox dominate Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Left-hander Carlos Rodon appears to be gearing up for another strong finish. The Chicago White Sox left-hander allowed three hits over 6 2/3 shutout innings as the Chicago White Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-1 on Tuesday to open a two-game interleague series. "When..." August 24

  • Carlos Ruiz, Ryan Howard Clear Revocable Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Phillies veterans Carlos Ruiz and Ryan Howard have both cleared revocable waivers, according to’s Jayson Stark (via Twitter). Both can now be freely traded without restriction, though only one week remains for players to be dealt while remaining eligible for the post-season rosters of..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • MLB postseason schedule announced "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Moss' 23rd homer helps Cardinals rout Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The first ball St. Louis left fielder Brandon Moss hit on Sunday afternoon fell two feet short of being a home run, winding up in the glove of Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera. The one the St. Louis Cardinals' cleanup hitter crushed in his second at-bat..." August 21

  • Freddy Galvis adamant Phillies should extend protective netting after ball strikes girl "Freddy Galvis watched on Saturday night as his foul ball struck the face of a young girl and that image was enough for him to become adamant that the Phillies should install protective nettings behind the entire dugouts. Major League Baseball gave teams recommendations last winter to extend..." August 21

  • Cardinals top Phillies on Grichuk's RBI in 11th

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Jedd Gyorko said it quite simply following his team's 4-3 win Friday night at Citizens Bank Park. "I'm a big believer that hitting is contagious," he said. Whatever Gyorko's got, his teammates caught. Randal Grichuk's double knocked in the go-ahead run in the top..." August 20

  • Zach Eflin has season-ending knee surgery "Zach Eflin’s rookie season ended Friday morning on an operating table, as he had knee surgery to repair his right patella tendon. The Phillies pitcher hopes the procedure will help alleviate pain he has dealt with since he was 11. Eflin will likely have the same surgery in six weeks on his left..." August 20

  • Hernandez, Hellickson lead Phillies past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Jeremy Hellickson knew how long it had been since a Philadelphia Phillies starter completed seven innings. "I've heard it and read it," Hellickson said. The veteran right-hander went out and stopped it. Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a home run, Hellickson gave..." August 20

  • Howard expected to finish season with Phillies "Chase Utley enjoyed an unforgettable homecoming this week at Citizens Bank Park, and the way Ryan Howard has played lately, he could receive an even warmer farewell in a few weeks, too. Howard opened the season in a platoon with Darin Ruf, but he moved into a reserve role following the arrival..." August 20

  • MLB clears Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Howard in PED investigation "The seven-month investigation by Major League Baseball into a report that linked Ryan Howard to performance-enhancing drug use found no violations, officials said Friday. Howard "fully cooperated," MLB officials said, during its "thorough investigation." "I am glad that this part of the..." August 19

  • Franco's homer pushes Phillies past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Maikel Franco belted a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning as the Philadelphia Phillies bounced back from a pair of defeats at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 5-4 victory on Thursday. "After all the home runs they hit against us, we finally beat them with..." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Utley belts two homers to carry Dodgers past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies' fans gave Chase Utley an ovation he will never forget Tuesday night. Then he reminded them just what they are missing. Utley hit a grand slam and solo homer in his return to Philadelphia as the Los Angeles Dodgers battered the Phillies..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Curt Schilling considering challenging for Elizabeth Warren’s Senate seat

    Larry Brown Sports "Six-time All-Star, three-time World Series champion, former ESPN analyst, United States senator? Outspoken former pitcher Curt Schilling, who recently hinted at running for political office, now appears to be zeroing in on the Senate seat in Massachusetts currently occupied by Democrat..." August 16

  • Time for Rose to go on Phillies' Wall "A door opened in Cincinnati earlier this season that created a window for the Phillies next season. In case you missed it, the Reds, with a blessing from Major League Baseball that had been absent for more than a quarter of a century, inducted Pete Rose into their Hall of Fame in late June. It..." August 16

  • Roy Halladay wants to wear Blue Jays cap if inducted into Hall of Fame

    Toronto Star "Roy Halladay said he will enter the Hall of Fame as a Blue Jay, if the call comes. “I’d go as a Blue Jay,” said Halladay, in town Sunday with several other legendary Jays pitchers as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the franchise’s best players. “I wanted to retire here, too,..." August 15

  • Paredes powers Phillies past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies traded blows for a good three innings on Sunday afternoon, with each team plating exactly one run between the bottom of the second and top of the fifth innings. The Rockies blinked first, however, giving up three runs in the..." August 14

  • Phillies beat Rockies behind Eickhoff

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Maikel Franco got the Philadelphia Phillies off to a fast start on Saturday night. He also appeared to pay a price for it, though the Colorado Rockies insisted otherwise. Franco hit a three-run homer off Rockies starter Tyler Anderson in the first inning as the Phillies..." August 13

  • The Phillies’ rotation has become something of a mess

    MLB Daily Dish "If your favorite team pitched to you the idea that, while they restructured their organization from the field to the front office, their rotation would be comprised of touted young arms and a couple of effective, inning-chewing veterans, that would probably sound okay. Teams aren’t really in the..." August 11

  • Could the Phillies trade All-Star Odubel Herrera?

    Hardball Talk "Odubel Herrera was not included in the Phillies’ starting lineup for Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Dodgers. It’s the fourth time this month that manager Pete Mackanin has benched Herrera. As CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury reported last week, Mackanin is frustrated with Herrera’s declining..." August 11

  • Dodgers pound Phils, grab share of NL West lead

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The two-run homer was en vogue Tuesday night for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Three of them keyed another romp over the Philadelphia Phillies. Howie Kendrick, Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner delivered the long balls, and the Dodgers pulled into a first-place tie atop the..." August 10

  • Galvis, Howard fuel Phillies past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Even while enjoying his best season as a power hitter, Freddy Galvis managed to astonish himself with his latest blast. Galvis hit a three-run home run and Ryan Howard added a three-run double to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on..." August 10

  • Seager's two homers power Dodgers past Phils

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Putting your name in the record book is great, but winning is the standard by which all clubs are measured, Corey Seager believes. Seager homered twice and set a club record for homers in a season by a Los Angeles shortstop, leading the Dodgers to a 9-4 victory over the..." August 09

  • Andrew Bailey: Released by the Phillies

    CBS Sports "The Phillies released Bailey on Saturday." August 07

  • Brett Oberholtzer loses his roster spot with Phillies "In recent weeks, Brett Oberholtzer had pitched his best games of the season. The 27-year-old lefthander filled the unceremonious role of long man in the Phillies bullpen. Most of his 26 appearances came with the team trailing. But the Phillies had already decided Oberholtzer was not a part of..." August 07

  • Rupp's 4 RBIs lead Phillies over Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Padres starting pitcher Christian Friedrich figured he did a pretty good job limiting his mistakes Friday night at Petco Park -- except to one Phillies hitter. "I made two bad pitches to Cameron Rupp and got burned," Friedrich said after the Philadelphia catcher hit a three-run..." August 06

  • Phillies to promote top pitching prospect Thompson

    The Score "Jake Thompson is set to finally make his MLB debut. The Philadelphia Phillies will give their top pitching prospect his first major-league start this weekend, as manager Pete Mackanin revealed the 22-year-old will start Saturday against the San Diego Padres, according to Matt Breen of..." August 05

  • Ejected Phillies fan comes forward, gives his side of the story

    Sportress of Blogitude "A Philadelphia Phillies fan whose conduct caused home plate umpire Bob Davidson to halt Tuesday’s game at Citizens Bank Park to eject him has come forward to defend himself. Jeremy Lichterman, a 43-year-old man from Delaware, insists he wasn’t drunk, as was assumed, and insists his behavior..." August 05

  • Franco lifts Phillies to 12-inning win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- There was some dispute about the method of victory, but no dispute about the result. Maikel Franco, who tied the score with a two-run single in the eighth, added a game-winning single in the 12th as the Philadelphia Phillies rallied for a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco..." August 04

  • Phillies place Aaron Nola on the DL with a sprained right elbow

    Hardball Talk "The Phillies announced on Wednesday afternoon that Aaron Nola won’t be making his scheduled start against the Giants. He’s been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right elbow. Phil Klein has been called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and will make a spot start against the Giants at..." August 04

  • Giants win on Span's homer in 10th

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Denard Span wasn't shy about putting a must-win label on an early August game. "We needed this win more than ever," Span said late Thursday afternoon. For the second day in a row, the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants needed extra innings to decide a winner...." August 04

  • Phillies Designate Andrew Bailey For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies announced today that they have designated right-hander Andrew Bailey for assignment and recalled fellow righty Luis Garcia from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Bailey, 32, signed a minor league contract with the Phils back in December, and while he didn’t make the club out of Spring..." August 02

  • Phillies blow 6-0 lead, still outslug Giants

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Aaron Altherr insists he is not trying to make up for lost time, despite missing most of the season after injuring his wrist in spring training. He is nonetheless doing just that for the Philadelphia Phillies. Playing just his fifth game since returning from the disabled..." August 02

  • GM Matt Klentak On Phillies’ Quiet Trade Deadline

    MLB Trade Rumors "There’s no question that the Phillies are rebuilding, with some of their better prospects—see J.P. Crawford, Nick Williams and Jake Thompson—closing in on the Major Leagues. As a result, there was an expectation that general manager Matt Klentak would, at the least, trade away free agents-to-be..." August 01

  • Blue Jays discussing Phillies' Hellickson

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays, still looking to add another arm to bolster their staff for the stretch run, are reportedly discussing Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. Hellickson is widely expected to be dealt by the Phillies prior to the 4..." August 01

  • Hellickson wins what could be his last game with Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Regardless of whether Philadelphia decides to trade pitcher Jeremy Hellickson before Monday's deadline, the right-hander is certainly in a groove. Hellickson (8-7) allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings and drove in two runs in the Phillies' 9-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on..." July 31