Phillies Rumors & News

  • Phillies place Aaron Nola on DL with lower-back strain "Aaron Nola was placed on the disabled list on Monday afternoon with a lower-back strain, but the Phillies expect the righthander to miss just one or two starts. General manager Matt Klentak said Nola felt soreness in his lower back during his last start on April 20 against the Mets. Nola, 23,..." April 24

  • Phillies beat Braves on Franco's hit in 10th

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco said jokingly Saturday night that his body was hurting. He had his teammates to blame. Down to their final out and trailing the Atlanta Braves by a run with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, the Phillies..." April 23

  • Phillies acquire Ty Kelly for cash considerations

    Hardball Talk "The Phillies acquired Blue Jays’ infielder/outfielder Ty Kelly for cash considerations, per a team announcement on Saturday. Right-hander Clay Buchholz will be placed on the 60-day disabled list to clear a spot for Kelly on the 40-man roster. Buchholz is rehabbing a torn flexor tendon in his right..." April 22

  • Phillies earn rare series victory over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It took the Philadelphia Phillies more than a year to win a series against the New York Mets. It took just one night for the Phillies to rediscover the middle of their lineup and find a second closer. The slumping Maikel Franco and Tommy Joseph each broke out with big games..." April 21

  • Hellickson, Phillies hold off Braves

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin admitted he was a bit uncomfortable when the grounds crew brought the tarp out to the field in the ninth inning Friday night with a heavy rain pouring down at Citizens Bank Park. Hector Neris had just given up a home run to cut the..." April 21

  • Phillies Came Closest To Landing Jay Bruce Over The Winter

    MLB Trade Rumors "Though by all accounts he has done nothing but go about his business as a professional, outfielder Jay Bruce has had an eventful tenure with the Mets since arriving last summer via trade. While the club picked up his option last fall, it reportedly dangled him in trade talks once Yoenis Cespedes..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Phillies push past Mets in 10 innings

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In their own ways, Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin and shortstop Freddy Galvis allowed fatalism to seep into their thoughts and actions as Galvis' popup rose high above Citi Field with two outs in the eighth inning Tuesday night. But a stunning error by New York Mets..." April 19

  • Bruce carries Mets past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- They're saying "Bruuuuce" now at Citi Field, not "booooo." Jay Bruce continued his resurgence Wednesday night, when the New York Mets right fielder accounted for his team's entire offense by hitting two homers -- a three-run shot in the sixth and a tiebreaking two-run blast in..." April 19

  • Philly Radio Station Asks If Bryce Harper Would Help The Phillies

    Deadspin "Bryce Harper hit a pair of home runs yesterday, the second a walk-off shot lifting the Nationals to a 6-4 win over the Phillies. Harper has hit 18 of his 125 career homers against the Phillies—more than he’s hit against any team other than the Marlins. This season, the 2015 NL MVP is hitting..." April 19

  • Phillies place Howie Kendrick on DL with abdominal strain

    Fanrag Sports "Howie Kendrick’s first two weeks with the Philadelphia Phillies have gone well for the versatile veteran, with the former Angels and Dodgers starter hitting well over .300. But he will have to recapture his form after at least a 10-day waiting period. The Phillies on Tuesday placed Kendrick on..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Phillies' Clay Buchholz: Set for surgery Tuesday

    CBS Sports "Buchholz (forearm) will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a tear of the flexor pronator mass and is expected to require a three-to-five month recovery timetable, Jared Carrabis of CSN New England reports. The right-hander recently visited Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on the forearm..." April 18

  • Harper's blast lifts Nationals over Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The clutch bat of Bryce Harper helped overcame a multitude of mistakes by his teammates Sunday afternoon. Left fielder Jayson Werth made an error that led to a run in the eighth, catcher Matt Wieters dropped a throw that led to a run in the ninth and the Washington Nationals..." April 16

  • Phillies beat Nationals on Hernandez homer

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For at least one day, the Philadelphia Phillies had a lockdown bullpen. But for another day the bullpen was questionable for the Nationals. Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run home run off reliever Joe Blanton in the eighth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the..." April 15

  • Philadelphia Phillies are still in a rebuilding process

    iSportsweb "It breaks my heart to see a few Phillies players getting down on themselves after getting swept by a stacked New York Mets team. It’s easy to criticize the Phillies so far as the pitching has struggled and times are getting rough but it is also a team that is still rebuilding. The Phillies..." April 15

  • Nationals outlast Phillies in 10

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The first two weeks of the season have been shaky for the Washington Nationals' bullpen, which had the best ERA in the National League in 2016. But veteran reliever Shawn Kelley thinks his group may have turned the corner Friday. The bullpen worked three scoreless innings as..." April 14

  • Five MLB managers on the hot seat early in 2017

    Sportsnaut "It’s barely the third week of regular season play of 2017 so take some of these discussions with a grain of salt. Disregarding the small sample size introduced to us so far, there are still some concerns surfacing for teams around the MLB world. From a team that should easily dominate its..." April 14

  • Clay Buchholz has Partial Flexor Pronator Tear, Will Seek Second Opinion

    CSN Philly "Clay Buchholz's MRI Wednesday revealed a partial tear of his right flexor pronator mass. The flexor pronator mass is a collection of muscles on the anterior of the forearm used for wrist and finger flexion. Buchholz will get a second opinion Monday from Dr. James Andrews. It's never a good..." April 13

  • Cespedes hits three homers as Mets crush Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Matt Harvey has never pitched against Yoenis Cespedes, but the New York Mets right-hander surmised after Tuesday's game, having witnessed all of his teammate's power, that he may have to walk him if he ever does. Cespedes belted three home runs and a double in a five-RBI..." April 12

  • Wheeler gets first win since 2014 as Mets edge Phils

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- After a long road to recovery from Tommy John surgery that forced him to miss two seasons, New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler finally got a little validation Wednesday night in the form of his first win since 2014. "It's a big weight off my shoulders," Wheeler said. And..." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • Pete Mackanin on bat flipping: “It's just unprofessional.”

    Hardball Talk "Count Phillies manager Pete Mackanin among those who do not enjoy seeing batters flip their bats in celebration. The skipper called a team meeting after Monday’s loss to the Mets, which saw some tension after Edubray Ramos threw an errant fastball past Asdrubal Cabrera, who flipped his bat and..." April 12

  • Phillies had MLB's highest operating income in 2016, per Forbes

    CSN Philly "The Phillies had the highest operating income of any of the 30 MLB teams last season, according to data compiled by Forbes. The Phils' operating income, which is essentially cash brought in vs. cash paid out (more specifically, earnings after expenses but before interest and taxes) was $87.7..." April 11

  • Clay Buchholz diagnosed with forearm strain

    Rotoworld "Clay Buchholz has been diagnosed with a right forearm strain. Buchholz was lifted in the third inning of his start Tuesday night against the Mets after short-arming a changeup in the top of the third inning. He was charged with six earned runs on eight hits and a walk over just 2 1/3 frames...." April 11

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Bruce powers Mets past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Jay Bruce is all the offense the New York Mets have right now, and that is all they needed for the second consecutive night. Bruce hit two homers, including a go-ahead, two-run, two-out, eighth-inning shot to right field to send the Mets to a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia..." April 10

  • Joaquin Benoit dethrones Jeanmar Gomez as Phillies’ closer

    Hardball Talk "Jeanmar Gomez‘s struggles continued on Sunday against the Nationals, serving up a game-tying three-run home run to Ryan Zimmerman. After the game, which the Phillies won, manager Pete Mackanin said he was considering taking Gomez out of the closer’s role, but would have a conversation with him on..." April 10

  • Mackanin, Phils considering closer change "The Phillies saved Jeanmar Gomez from a potentially crushing loss Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. But can he save his job? Or could Hector Neris be closing as early as Monday night's game against the Mets? Gomez entered the season in a tenuous position as the Phillies' closer. Then..." April 10

  • Phillies set team record with 12-run first in 17-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- By the time Philadelphia catcher Cameron Rupp swung and missed at Enny Romero's 2-2 pitch for the final out of the first inning, 53 minutes had gone by since Phillies starter Aaron Nola delivered the game's first pitch. One inning down and the game was basically over...." April 09

  • Hernandez rescues Phillies with walk-off vs. Nats

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Chasing their first home series win over division-rival Washington in nearly two years, the Philadelphia Phillies were just one out away from making it happen before the Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman made the 35,000-plus fans at Citizens Bank Park wait just a little longer...." April 09

  • Phillies GM: 'That time is coming' for team to contend "Perhaps the millionth time will be the charm. Since Andy MacPhail and Matt Klentak officially became the Phillies president and general manager, respectively, in October 2015, they have been asked countless times when the Phillies expect to be through their rebuild and back into postseason..." April 08

  • Scherzer, Nationals stave off Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Either Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer wasn't bothered by the weather, or he just flat-out didn't care. Despite temperatures in the 40s and a stiff wind forcing many inside Citizens Bank Park to wear the knit hats the Philadelphia Phillies gave to fans, Scherzer..." April 07

  • Starter Money is the pitching stat all baseball bettors should know "2016 was a pretty good year, all things considered, for Jake Arrieta. He got a healthy salary raise, was his team’s Opening Day starter, he earned an All-Star appearance and finished the year with a 18-8 win-loss record and a 3.21 earned run average. He became a World Series winner and helped..." April 07

  • Votto, Finnegan lead Reds past Philies

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Brandon Finnegan's success this season hinges on being more pitch-efficient and throwing first-pitch strikes allowing him to pitch deeper into games. After a 25-pitch first inning on Wednesday night, Finnegan rolled through the next six frames, had 13 first-pitch strikes and..." April 06

  • Lorenzen's blast helps Reds slay Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Michael Lorenzen is serious about becoming Major League Baseball's first two-way player. On Thursday afternoon, the right-handed reliever further legitimized his ability to one day do just that. Lorenzen hit a go-ahead, pinch-hit home run in the sixth, and Adam Duvall added a..." April 06

  • Braves agree to minor-league deal with Ryan Howard

    CBS Sports "According to multiple reports, the Braves have signed veteran slugger Ryan Howard to a minor-league contract. Mark Bowman tweets that Howard will likely report to Triple-A Gwinnett. Howard, 37, had been a lifelong member of the Phillies organization. Last season, he batted .196/.257/.453 with..." April 06

  • Reds claim Tyler Goeddel off waivers from the Phillies

    Fanrag Sports "The Cincinnati Reds claimed outfielder Tyler Goeddel off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday afternoon. In what has become a corresponding roster move, the club has elected to move right-handed pitcher Anthony DeSclafani to their 60-day disabled list. Goeddel, 24, struggled in..." April 06

  • Phillies, Uber offering fans $2.15 fare to Citizens Bank Park for home opener

    The Comeback "The Philadelphia Phillies open their home schedule on Friday at Citizens Bank Park on Friday, and they have now teamed up with Uber to provide fans a cheap alternative to get to the game. Although, certain restrictions apply, because why in the hell wouldn’t they? The Phillies and Uber worked..." April 06

  • Phillies win on Opening Day, but is Gomez losing grip on closer's job?

    Philly Voice "The Phillies won on Opening Day for the first time in three years and it wasn't difficult to find someone in a road gray uniform that contributed. Cesar Hernandez led off the game with a home run, becoming the first Phillies player to do so on Opening Day since 1938. Hernandez’s double play..." April 04

  • Galvis, Hernandez power Phillies past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Philadelphia Phillies got power from a couple of unlikely sources -- shortstop Freddy Galvis and second baseman Cesar Hernandez -- to help spark an Opening Day win on Monday afternoon. "The two littlest guys on the field," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. "We don't need..." April 03

  • Former MLB shortstop Ruben Amaro Sr. passes away at 81

    Sportsnaut "Ruben Amaro Jr. is known for being the Philadelphia Phillies general manager from 2009-15. But his story dates to a bygone era, one of the greatest in the history of America’s national pastime. See, Amaro Jr. is the son of former MLB shortstop and Phillies scout, Ruben Amaro Sr. He grew up..." March 31

  • Brock Stassi overcome with emotion after making Phillies roster

    ESPN "Drafted in the 33rd round of the 2011 draft with the 1,021st overall pick, Brock Stassi never gave up on his dream of playing in the major leagues. His dream came true Thursday. The 27-year-old "got a little choked up, to be honest with you" when manager Pete Mackanin approached Stassi in..." March 31

  • Phillies release Chris Coghlan; Brock Stassi's chances improve "Brock Stassi’s unlikely path to reaching the major leagues cleared a little bit Tuesday when the Phillies released veteran outfielder Chris Coghlan. Stassi, a 33rd-round pick in 2011, is one of only three players left in camp competing for the team’s final two bench roles. He entered..." March 28

  • Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and move a team to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, National Football League owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move is at least two years away, possibly three, but it has been agreed to. Owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move . Whenever the Raiders do move, they will become the second..." March 27

  • Phillies, Blue Jays Interested In Angel Pagan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies are the newest team to be linked to Angel Pagan, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports (via Twitter). The Blue Jays are also still connected to the Pagan hunt, though previous reports had indicated that Toronto was content with its current mix of left field options. Pagan would be..." March 27

  • Phillies Release Bryan Holaday, Ryan Hanigan

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran catcher Bryan Holaday has exercised the opt-out clause in his minor-league deal with the Phillies, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweets. The Phillies told Holaday he wouldn’t make the team’s Opening Day roster. The Phillies have also released veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan, tweets’s Todd..." March 27

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Bleacher Report "Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his priorities would be to captivate the next generation of sports fans in a way that he was captivated when his parents..." March 27

  • Phillies, Blue Jays Interested In Angel Pagan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies are the newest team to be linked to Angel Pagan, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports (via Twitter). The Blue Jays are also still connected to the Pagan hunt, though previous reports had indicated that Toronto was content with its current mix of left field options. Pagan would be..." March 24

  • Dallas Green, manager for Phillies' 1st World Series win, dies at 82

    CBS Philly "A Philadelphia Phillies legend has passed away. Phillies’ Chris Wheeler tells WIP Sports Radio that Dallas Green died Wednesday. He was 82. Green’s family tells Eyewitness News that he passed away peacefully around 12:30 p.m. at Hahnemann Hospital. Green has been at Hahnemann for the past..." March 23

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