Phillies Rumors & News

  • Phils-Braves postponed, won't be made up this week

    CSN Philly "The second game of the Phillies' four-game series against the Braves has been postponed by rain. It began pouring in South Philadelphia around 10:30 a.m. and carried on throughout the afternoon. No makeup date has been announced yet, but the Phillies have already said the makeup game will not..." April 16

  • Uggla’s 9th-inning grand slam gives Braves a wild win at Philly

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After seeing the Braves repeatedly fail with runners in scoring position Monday night, Evan Gattis left nothing to chance in the late innings when he a pair of home runs that provided a two-run lead for Ervin Santana against the Phillies. Then Dan Uggla and Andrelton Simmons followed Gattis’..." April 15

  • A.J. Burnett will pitch through hernia injury

    Philly.com "A.J. Burnett admitted last week he is no "spry chicken," but the 37-year-old righthander will attempt to pitch the rest of this season with a small inguinal hernia. Burnett was diagnosed with the injury Monday morning and received a corticosteroid injection. He will make his scheduled start..." April 14

  • Chase Utley's homer helps Phillies sweep Marlins

    CSN Philly "Chase Utley’s reputation precedes him. Before Tony Gwynn Jr. joined the Phillies Utley was viewed a certain way. Since joining the team there has been nothing to sway Gwynn’s original assessment. “He was a baller,” Gwynn said. “And he continues to be a baller.” It was Utley’s home run..." April 14

  • Jimmy Rollins dedicates walkoff homer to heckler

    Hardball Talk "Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins drove a 10th-inning Dan Jennings pitch over the left field wall at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night to give his club a 5-4 walkoff win over the visiting Marlins. As Rollins trotted out of the batter’s box to begin his celebratory stroll around the bases he..." April 13

  • Phillies 5, Marlins 4 (10 innings)

    CSN Philly "Jimmy Rollins belted a solo home run in the bottom of the 10thinning to lift the Phillies to a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins Saturday night. Rollins’ second career walk-off homer came with two outs in the inning. It was a high, arching fly ball into the left field seats. The win was the..." April 13

  • A.J. Burnett exits start in the fifth inning with groin soreness

    Hardball Talk "The Phillies may be in danger of losing another starting pitcher to injury. A.J. Burnett winced after throwing a pitch to Casey McGehee in the top of the fifth inning during Friday night’s start against the Marlins. After walking McGehee to load the bases, the Phillies’ trainer visited Burnett and..." April 12

  • Phillies beat Marlins, but A.J. Burnett might be hurt

    CSN Philly "After absorbing three days of heavy bombing from Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers, life didn’t figure to be much easier for the Phillies as Friday night meant a date with the Miami Marlins and Jose Fernandez’s power arm. Fernandez, already one of baseball’s best at the age of 21, faced the..." April 12

  • Freddy Galvis rejoins Phillies after staph infection

    Hardball Talk "Freddy Galvis is off the disabled list and back on the Phillies’ active roster after being sidelined since the middle of spring training with a staph infection in his knee. Galvis had an abscess removed from his left knee on March 19 and was supposed to return to action a few days later, but it..." April 11

  • Khris Davis drove in two runs to help Brewers finish off a sweep of the Phillies

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez succinctly summed up his team's first trip of the season. "We're doing everything right. That's why we're winning," Ramirez said. The Brewers continued to do whatever it takes to win Thursday night, pulling away from Philadelphia for a 6-2..." April 11

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    Amaro also agrees Hamels might need just two more rehab starts. Pitching Saturday and April 17, which could have him back by April 22.

  • Brewers 9, Phillies 4: Offense carries Crew

    Brew Crew Ball "After an ugly start to the game, the Brewers were able to win their fifth straight game and stay undefeated on the road behind a great offensive night from the top of the order. The Brewers got on the board first as Aramis Ramirez continued his unusually hot April and gave the Brewers a one-run..." April 10

  • Ryan Braun belts three home runs as Brewers top Phillies

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "For those in Brewer Nation tempted to reach for the panic button regarding Ryan Braun's ailing thumb, permission to stand down. At least for now. Coming to life in a way no one saw coming — not even Braun — the Milwaukee Brewers' embattled rightfielder smacked three home runs and drove in..." April 09

  • Hamels could pitch for Phillies in 2 weeks

    CSN Philly "Cole Hamels could be ready to pitch for the Phillies as they wrap up a three-city west-coast trip in two weeks. Maybe. Hamels, working his way back to the rotation with an extended spring training of sorts, is scheduled to pitch for the Single-A Clearwater Threshers on Friday in Lakeland,..." April 08

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    No Utley today. Flu.

  • Cubs bust out of slump, explode for eight runs in win

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs have insisted over and over again they're feeling good at the plate, even if the results haven't been there. Relief -- and justification -- came Sunday, as the Cubs put on an offensive show in a 8-3 win over the Phillies in front of 26,712 at Wrigley Field. Rick Renteria played..." April 07

  • Papelbon rebounds, says he has much to prove

    CSN Philly "Jonathan Papelbon was in a much better mood than the last time we saw him as he pulled on his cowboy boots late Saturday afternoon in the visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field. It was good to get back in the saddle. It was good to rebound from Wednesday night’s Texas-sized disaster with a..." April 06

  • Phillies 2, Cubs 0

    CSN Philly "Cliff Lee had a strong start and Chase Utley continued to swing a hot bat as the Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs for a second straight game, 2-0, at chilly Wrigley Field Saturday afternoon. The Phillies are 3-2 after five games. They go for a series sweep on Sunday. Starting pitching..." April 06

  • Phillies beat Cubs 7-2

    CSN Philly "Chase Utley and John Mayberry Jr. both hit two-run home runs and the bullpen pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings as the Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-2, in the 100th season opener at Wrigley Field Friday afternoon. The Phillies are 2-2. The game-time temperature was 38 degrees with a..." April 05

  • Jimmy Rollins remains out of the Phillies’ lineup after “miscommunication”

    Hardball Talk "Jimmy Rollins was initially back in the Phillies’ lineup for today’s game after leaving the team for the birth of his child, but manager Ryne Sandberg just posted a new lineup with Jayson Nix starting in his place at shortstop. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Rollins is not yet back..." April 04

  • Choo’s walk lifts Rangers to another walk-off win over Phils

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "A night after scoring the game-winning run, Shin-Soo Choo drove it in the best way he could — by getting on base. Choo worked a bases-loaded walk against Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon to bring in the game-winning run in the ninth and send the Rangers to a 4-3 walk-off victory for the second..." April 03

  • Cole Hamels solid in minor-league outing

    CSN Philly "Cole Hamels threw 44 pitches and recorded 10 outs against 12 hitters in a minor-league outing on Tuesday in Clearwater, Fla. Pitching for Single A Lakewood against Single A Clearwater in a game between Phils' minor leaguers, Hamels struck out three, walked two and gave up a pair of hits and a..." April 02

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Phils lineup. Howard cleanup. Nix at SS. No Rollins pic.twitter.com/X0NB1bjEHd

  • Adrian Beltre, replay send Rangers to victory over Phillies

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Instant replay still has its opponents, and probably always will. There were voters, after all, who thought Greg Maddux shouldn’t have been a unanimous selection to the Hall of Fame. And if every challenge this season is going to take more than two minutes, not to mention the time it takes for..." April 02

  • Phillies move Ryan Howard out of the cleanup spot for the first time since 2008

    Hardball Talk "Ryan Howard batted cleanup for the Phillies on Opening Day, going 2-for-5 with a walk (and three strikeouts) in a wild 14-10 win over the Rangers, but manager Ryne Sandberg is switching things up for Game 2 tonight. Sandberg has moved Marlon Byrd into the cleanup spot against Rangers..." April 01

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action

    Covers.com "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Phillies slug way to opening-day win

    Courier-Post "The Phillies and Rangers battered each other's pitching and engaged in an Opening Day slugfest Monday at Globe Life Park. It ended three hours and 36 minutes after it began with the Phillies winning 14-10. The Phillies (1-0) have a winning record for the first time since June 6. There was..." April 01

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    Chris Branch @ChrisBranchTNJ

    Your Opening Day lineup: pic.twitter.com/UR6DbHU4YL

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    Ryan Lawrence @ryanlawrence21

    Lefthander Mario Hollands also on the Opening Day roster.

  • 18d
    John Clark CSN @JClarkCSN

    Phillies acquire Jayson Nix from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash and added him to the 40-man roster.

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

  • Cole Hamels returns to mound

    ESPN.com "Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels pitched two innings in a minor league game, his first outing of the spring as he works to recover from biceps tendinitis. The left-hander said he felt well after recording nine outs and throwing 20 of 30 pitches for strikes against Pittsburgh's..." March 27

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Bobby Abreu is pursuing opportunity w another club. Phillies grant him his release.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Bobby Abreu didn't make the phillies, tho scouts say he looked decent in spring.

  • Dodgers surpass Yankees as highest paying MLB team

    SB Nation "For the first time in 16 years, the Yankees are not the highest-paying team in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers have overtaken the throne with their projected Opening Day payroll of $235 million, according to Ronald Blum of The Associated Press. That figure is $31 million more than what the..." March 26

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions

    CBSSports.com "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    INF Kevin Frandsen has opted to take his free agency, forfeiting his $900,000 deal.

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    Matt Gelb @magelb

    Cole Hamels was thrilled with his bullpen session. Threw twice in three days. "Now I just have to get the innings," he said.

  • As expected, Cody Asche claims third base job; Phillies reassign Maikel Franco

    Hardball Talk "The Phillies hoped the competition for the third base job would have been more heated. After going 2-for-4 with a solo homer against the Pirates on Saturday afternoon, Cody Asche — the incumbent at the hot corner — brought his Grapefruit League average up to .175. His competition, 21-year-old top..." March 23

  • Phillies want to add starting pitcher

    Fansided "The Philadelphia Phillies have elite starters at the top of their rotation with Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee. Depending on how the season goes, Lee might not be around too long. But for now those two are in place and the Phillies would reportedly like to add some help for them in the back of the..." March 22

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    Freddy Galvis is in the hospital with a staph infection. He is expected to open the season on the DL.

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    Amaro said Darin Ruf has Grade 1/2 left oblique strain. 4-6 weeks.

  • Rollins on the trade talk: “I am not tradable and so it doesn’t matter”

    Hardball Talk "Todd Zolecki spoke to Jimmy Rollins about the word yesterday that the Phillies are displeased with him and would like to trade him. If you think Rollins was going to try to say conciliatory things and try to defuse the situation, well, sorry: “Because I can’t be traded,” he said before leaving..." March 19

  • Bullpen session a positive step for Hamels

    MLB.com "Cole Hamels called this a big week, and Wednesday represented another step forward for him. Hamels threw 40-plus pitches in a bullpen session in the morning at Bright House Field. If he feels OK on Thursday, he is expected to throw to hitters in a live batting practice session Saturday. Hamels..." March 19

  • Phils want Rollins to lead or leave

    ESPN.com "Jimmy Rollins was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1996, played his entire career with the Phillies, won an MVP and a World Series with the Phillies. But there is strong sentiment within the organization right now that the Phillies would be better off trading him and establishing a new..." March 18

  • Rollins won't waive no-trade any time soon

    CSN Philly "The Detroit Tigers have a problem at shortstop as Jose Iglesias could be sidelined for months with shin problems. The Tigers are a team with World Series aspirations. They need strength at the shortstop position and there’s talk they could pursue free-agent Stephen Drew. Iglesias’ condition..." March 17

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Sandberg names Cliff Lee opening day starter. #Phillies

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    Ryan Lawrence @ryanlawrence21

    McClure said Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez may resume throwing tomorrow. Asked about state of MAG's shoulder soreness, Mac called it "minimal."

  • Mike Schmidt reveals he recently battled stage 3 melanoma

    CBSSports.com "Phillies legend and Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt has revealed that not long ago he was faced with a fight for his life. As Schmidt told reporters on Sunday, he was diagnosed with stage-3 melanoma in August of last year and subsequently underwent chemotherapy and radiation. The good news, as..." March 16