Phillies Rumors & News

  • Jeremy Hellickson leaves final start of season with right knee sprain

    CSN Philly "Phillies pitcher Jeremy Hellickson left his final start of the season Thursday night with a right knee sprain. Facing the Atlanta Braves, Hellickson had gotten one out in the fourth inning when he waved for athletic trainer Scott Sheridan to come to the mound. Hellickson left the field with..." September 30

  • Mets win, close in on wild-card berth

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Jay Bruce is doing everything in his power to help the New York Mets reach the postseason. "I'm swinging at pitches I can hit," Bruce said. "That's the bottom line. That's the key to my success." He continued his stretch of success Friday night. Bruce knocked in..." September 30

  • Phillies Likely To Pursue Veteran Arm In Offseason

    MLB Trade Rumors "While much has been made of the Phillies’ desire to add a veteran bat this winter — two, if manager Pete Mackanin gets his wish — Jim Salisbury of writes that adding a veteran starter to provide some stable innings in the rotation “seems to be as big a priority” for GM Matt Klentak..." September 29

  • Kemp sparks Braves' win vs. Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves are 35-34 since the All-Star Game, and the hot hitting of Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp has fueled the turnaround. Don't forget the contribution of rookie shortstop Dansby Swanson as well. Swanson hit his first homer at Turner Field and scored the tie-breaking..." September 29

  • Jeremy Hellickson Departs Final Start Of 2016 With Knee Sprain

    MLB Trade Rumors "8:12pm: Hellickson has a right knee sprain, the club announced (via Jim Salisbury of, on Twitter). That’s certainly good news for the Phils and for Hellickson, assuming that there’s no further damage. 7:30pm: Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson left the mound tonight with an..." September 29

  • Braves escape six-run hole, edge Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Philadelphia bullpen had another meltdown and the Atlanta Braves were grateful recipients. Atlanta pinch hitter Emilio Bonifacio's infield single with the bases loaded in the eighth inning capped the Atlanta Braves' 7-6, come-from-behind win against the Phillies on Tuesday at..." September 28

  • Freeman's hit streak reaches 30 games as Braves rout Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker almost takes Freddie Freeman's offensive production for granted. "Sometimes I see it and I don't even realize it because I'm living it," Snitker said. Freeman extended his hitting streak to a major league-best 30 games and the Atlanta..." September 28

  • Curt Schilling's Dead Serious About Political Career, Eyes White House in 2024

    TMZ "President Curt Schilling??? It's possible ... because the ex-MLB superstar tells TMZ Sports he's 100% serious about launching his political career ... starting with a senate run in Massachusetts in the VERY near future. Schilling is a staunch republican and says he's seriously leaning..." September 28

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • The Phillies have shut down Jake Thompson

    Hardball Talk "Phillies rookie starter Jake Thompson has been shut down for the year. Not that there’s much of the year left, but he will not make what would’ve been his last start. Thompson allowed three earned runs over four innings in the Phillies’ 17-0 blowout loss to the Mets. " September 26

  • Phillies open 10-run lead, hold on for 10-8 win over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin had to convince himself that he was happy Saturday night after the Phillies put a crimp in the New York Mets' playoff hopes with a 10-8 win at Citi Field. Meanwhile, his Mets counterpart, Terry Collins, had no trouble keeping a smile on..." September 25

  • Gsellman, Mets manhandle Phillies in 17-0 rout

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- When the New York Mets played their home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 8, Robert Gsellman was about 190 miles north of Citi Field in Binghamton getting ready to make his first start of the season the next day for the Mets' Double-A affiliate. On Sunday,..." September 25

  • Conforto's blast lifts Mets over Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The first two contests of the New York Mets' four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies lasted 20 innings over a span of 8 hours, 3 minutes and required 35 players. But the most important number for the Mets was two. The Mets pieced together a second straight vital..." September 24

  • Cabrera's walk-off blast in 11th lifts Mets 9-8

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera walked to his locker late Thursday night sporting a sleeveless T-shirt with the words "Has tu diligencia" -- Spanish for "Do your thing," the slogan devised by teammate Jose Reyes that is plastered atop the doorway heading out of the team's..." September 23

  • Phillies reliever Joely Rodriguez lighting up the radar gun "The Phillies had a five-run lead in a September game between two eliminated teams, so what Joely Rodriguez did in the eighth inning Wednesday must not be embellished. Still, it opened some eyes in the Phillies dugout. Rodriguez, a 24-year-old lefthanded reliever who was demoted to high-A..." September 23

  • Phillies outfielder Tyler Goeddel diagnosed with concussion

    CSN Philly "Phillies outfielder Tyler Goeddel has been diagnosed with a concussion. He did not accompany the team here for Thursday night’s game against the Mets. Goeddel, a rookie, was hit in the head with a 93 mph fastball by Chicago White Sox reliever Chris Beck in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s..." September 23

  • Herrera powers Phillies past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Odubel Herrera is a streaky hitter, someone who can lose his swing and his composure at the plate for long stretches. When he finds that rhythm again, though, he is one of the most dangerous offensive players in the National League. Herrera went 3-for-4 with a home run,..." September 21

  • Marlins rally to avoid sweep in Philly

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- An eighth-inning rally helped the Miami Marlins avoid a sweep with a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday. Reliever Hector Neris (4-4) took the loss after blowing a two-run lead for Philadelphia. Center fielder Christian Yelich belted a..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Phillies outlast Marlins in 13 innings

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- In the Philadelphia Phillies' longest game this season, at least the home crowd went home happy. Pinch-hitter Jimmy Paredes played hero in the 13th inning with an RBI single to deliver a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. "Where do I start?" Phillies..." September 17

  • Hellickson, Phillies shut out Marlins 8-0

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The word 'explosive' hasn't been used much to describe anything the Philadelphia Phillies have done in the second half of a season that had seen them go 18-34 entering the weekend. Yet, that term perfectly summed up their performance Saturday. Behind a seven-run onslaught in..." September 17

  • Ryan Howard will play a lot in the Phillies final home games

    Hardball Talk "Recently things got grumbly between Ryan Howard and the Phillies as Howard’s playing time was reduced. He’s clearly on his way out of Philly and, as a wise man once said, everything ends badly; otherwise it wouldn’t end. But there’s at least some chance that Howard’s end will be somewhat..." September 16

  • Phillies get young outfielder to complete Ruiz deal "The Phillies acquired outfielder Joey Curletta from the Dodgers on Thursday, completing the club's Carlos Ruiz trade from Aug. 25. Philadelphia had sent Ruiz to Los Angeles for A.J. Ellis in a swap of veteran catchers; as part of the deal, the Phillies also acquired Minor League right-hander..." September 15

  • Pirates belt five homers, bury Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With the Pittsburgh Pirates in the midst of a season-altering skid, Andrew McCutchen was glad he and his teammates could still show what they can do. The Pirates crushed five home runs and put up an eight-run rally in the ninth inning Thursday in a 15-2 win over the..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Phillies add to Pirates' late-season struggles

    The Sports Xchange "By Stephen Pianovich, The Sports Xchange PHILADELPHIA -- Freddy Galvis' power stroke continued Wednesday night, as did the Pittsburgh Pirates' late-season struggles. Galvis homered for the third time in four games, and the Philadelphia Phillies had 15 hits in a 6-2 victory at Citizens..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Rodriguez homer in ninth lifts Pirates over Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Clint Hurdle was aware of the number because, he said, it gets brought up periodically. But after being ejected in the sixth inning Tuesday night, he saw the number brought up again on the television inside the clubhouse. It had been 140 games since Hurdle's Pittsburgh..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Hellickson spoils Cole's return as Phils top Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- This time of year, with another losing season wasting away, all the Philadelphia Phillies can do is play spoiler. On Monday night, they helped push the Pittsburgh Pirates further away from playoff contention. Jeremy Hellickson took care of the Pirates on the mound to..." September 12

  • Rendon, Gonzalez power Nationals past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- There is not a whole lot of stability these days in the pitching rotation of the Washington Nationals, who nonetheless could run away with the National League East title. Star right-hander Stephen Strasburg left his start after 42 pitches Wednesday with a flexor mass strain,..." September 11

  • Turner powers Nats past Phils

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Trea Turner smashed a solo homer to center with two outs in the ninth off Frank Hermann as the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Friday. The winning pitcher was Mark Melancon (2-1), who tossed a scoreless ninth, while Hermann (0-2) was tagged with the..." September 10

  • Phillies Designate Taylor Featherston For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have announced that they’ve designated infielder Taylor Featherston for assignment. They also selected the contract of lefty Joely Rodriguez and recalled outfielder Cody Asche and righties Luis Garcia and Phil Klein. The moves come in the wake of the end of Triple-A Lehigh Valley’s..." September 10

  • Harper, Scherzer lead Nationals past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper flipped his bat behind him, clenched his fists and looked into the Washington Nationals' dugout as he began his trip around the bases. After striking out in his first three at-bats, Harper hit a hanging curve for a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning..." September 10

  • Howard: Shifts take away '30, 40, 50 hits a year'

    Hardball Talk "In his column for Today’s Knuckleball, Jon Heyman quotes Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard once again deriding the infield shift, saying it takes away “30, 40, 50 hits a year” from left-handed pull hitters. Getting rid of the shift, Howard says, is “definitely something that would help me..." September 09

  • Asher records first win as Phillies defeat Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The previous appearance for pitcher Alec Asher came on Saturday in Trenton, New Jersey. Before that, he made three minor-league starts in the Gulf Coast League last month, and prior to that his last outing was May 17 at the Triple-A level before being hit with an 80-game drug..." September 08

  • 38 Studios lawsuit still pending against Curt Schilling after partial settlement

    Awful Announcing "After the collapse of then-ESPN pundit Curt Schilling’s video game company 38 Studios in 2012, there’s been plenty of drama in figuring out what action the state of Rhode Island would take to try to recover some of the $75 million they loaned the company. The state police announced in July that..." September 07

  • Morgan leads Phillies over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Adam Morgan was sent down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on July 7 in the midst of a brutal losing streak. When he returned August 14, he brought a new pitch -- a two-seam fastball. On Tuesday night, Morgan's new pitch worked well enough to help..." September 06

  • Phillies beat fading Marlins, end 6-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Freddy Galvis had hit just 20 homers in four major-league seasons – spanning more than 1,000 at-bats - entering 2016. This year, though, Galvis has become slugger, and that was the case again on Monday afternoon as the 26-year-old shortstop hit a two-run homer to lead the..." September 05

  • Braves complete sweep of Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Atlanta manager Brian Snitker feels like he's managing a different team with the way the Braves have been playing lately. "There are gonna be times when we don't score the runs we want," he said. "On those days, hopefully pitching can take over like it did today."..." September 04

  • Phillies shut down Vince Velasquez for season

    Today's Knuckleball "What once began as an electric rookie season, Philadelphia Phillies starter Vince Velasquez has been shut down for the remainder of the season as he has thrown a career-high 131.2 innings in 2016. After his final start on Saturday, the Phillies made the decision that there would be no further..." September 04

  • Kemp carries Braves past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Atlanta Braves might have the worst record in the National League, but thanks to some clutch hitting in the middle of their lineup, they're now one of baseball's hottest teams. "We know we have a pretty bad record," Braves left fielder Matt Kemp said after hitting a..." September 03

  • Braves extend winning streak by outlasting Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Taken with the 15th overall pick of the 2011 draft, Atlanta Braves reliever Jed Bradley admits he had done "a lot of waiting" for his major league debut. It finally came Saturday night and the 26-year-old native of Huntsville, Ala., survived an early scare to post his first..." September 03

  • Phillies' Howard: Reduced playing time isn't 'right or fair' "Ryan Howard's final August with the Phillies was a good one. Maybe it wasn't up there with his summer months of old, when he could piston the ball through the steamy air seemingly at will, but it wasn't bad at all. He hit .314 with six home runs and 15 runs batted in during 16 games. Given that..." September 01

  • Mackanin on playing Goeddel: 'What's the point?' "On Thursday, Tyler Goeddel's status with the Phillies will crystallize. Rosters expand, and Goeddel will officially be guaranteed a spot on the active roster for the remainder of the season. The Phillies were able to carry him for the entire season as a Rule 5 pick. "I expected in my mind to be..." September 01

  • Skip Bayless Says He's Sure Tim Tebow WILL PLAY Pro Baseball

    TMZ "Skip Bayless is ALL IN on Tim Tebow's baseball career ... saying what he saw at Timmy's private workout on Tuesday has him convinced the ex-QB's chances of playing pro ball are about 100%. You might've heard (how could you not) Tim showed his stuff to 27 major league teams in L.A. Tuesday......" August 31

  • “Mixed reviews” for Tebow’s baseball workout

    Pro Football Talk "The headline at says Tim Tebow “shows off power” at his baseball workout (i.e., one-man fantasy camp). The article paints a more sobering view of his prospects. Jerry Crasnick of writes that Tebow drew “mixed reviews” at the workout, which scouts from 28 teams attended. He..." August 31

  • Turner, Nationals edge Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Trea Turner isn't just having a rookie's month to remember. He is enjoying one of the best months ever by a Washington Nationals hitter. The 23-year-old shortstop, a July call-up, collected two more hits Tuesday, and helped back a strong outing from starter Max Scherzer in a..." August 30

  • 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

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