Phillies Rumors & News

  • Ten MLB players not living up to the hype

    Yardbarker "Entering every season, many MLB players are hyped for various reasons. Some are youngsters finally coming up to the show. Others are stars coming off of an injury or a career year. Plenty of MLB players entered 2017 with loads of hype, and more than a few are not living up to it. So, who are..." May 25

  • Phillies could make play for Harper

    Fanrag Sports "The prevailing thought is that if Bryce Harper leaves the Washington Nationals as a free agent following next season, he likely will wind up landing with the New York Yankees. Though the right fielder grew up in Las Vegas, he was a Yankees fan. The Yankees also figure to have enough money..." May 24

  • Ali and Tommy Joseph: Officer and a first baseman

    USA Today "Ali Joseph estimates she's helped deliver nearly 240 babies. A 1st Lt. in the United States Air Force, Joseph has served as a labor and delivery nurse for the last four years at Eglin Air Force Base Hospital in Destin, Florida. Since becoming an active duty service member in 2013, Joseph,..." May 21

  • Vince Velasquez: 'I'm clueless right now, running around like a chicken without a head'

    CSN Philly "As tough as Philly fans are when an athlete is underperforming, Vince Velasquez is harder on himself than pretty much anyone else could be. Some pitchers would be at a loss for words after suffering yet another poor outing but Velasquez (2-4, 5.98) on Saturday was the opposite, baring his soul..." May 21

  • Jeremy Hellickson exited Friday’s game with lower back tightness

    Hardball Talk "The Phillies dominated on Friday night, pulling off a rare 7-2 win against the Pirates and recording their fourth victory in 16 games. Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson was the key to their win, both on the mound and at the plate, but left in the seventh inning after a bad swing at the plate caused..." May 20

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Rangers top Phillies for 7th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- There is an old saying that the definition of momentum in baseball is the next day's starter. The Texas Rangers had momentum going on Tuesday with Yu Darvish on the mound. The right-hander struck out nine over seven strong innings, and Texas reached .500 for the..." May 17

  • Eickhoff proof Hamels trade worked for Phillies

    Courier-Post "Four days before returning to Texas, Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff had already thought about pitching in the ballpark where he once envisioned his Major League Baseball career would be built. Instead, Eickhoff will step onto the mound Tuesday at Globe Life Park in Arlington as a Phillie,..." May 16

  • Phillies listening to trade offers for Jeremy Hellickson?

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia Phillies are letting other teams know they'll listen to trade offers for right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. From Cafardo: 3. Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, Phillies — Phillies personnel have made it known they'll listen on Hellickson in trade..." May 15

  • Harper's 2-run shot in ninth lifts Nationals past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Pete Mackanin laughed just a little bit when asked about the possibility of pitching around Bryce Harper with a runner on first and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the score tied. "I didn't even think of it," said Mackanin, the Philadelphia manager. "I'm not..." May 14

  • Phillies will listen to trade offers for Hellickson

    Sports Talk Philly "Though it is a little early for the hot stove to be heating up, the Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly beginning to lay the groundwork for a possible July trade. According to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, the team has been open about their willingness to begin discussing a potential..." May 14

  • Ryan Howard says he's not retiring from baseball

    USA Today "Former Phillie Ryan Howard isn't giving up on playing professional baseball. Howard made clear he is "absolutely" still pursuing another opportunity. "By no means am I done," Howard told The News Journal during a phone conversation Friday afternoon. "My plans haven't changed to try and..." May 13

  • Phillies 3B Franco trying to shake slump

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON - Friday's game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the first-place Washington Nationals was rained out, and that may give Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco a chance to regroup. Franco is hitless in his last 15 at-bats and is 1-for-17 (.059) in his last five games. He is..." May 12

  • Top 10 MLB trade deadline candidates

    Yardbarker "The MLB trade deadline is nearly two and a half months away, but it isn’t too early to start assessing the market. Teams are off to good and bad starts, and those struggling may soon have to confront the reality that they’re just not going to contend this season. Those that aren’t going to..." May 12

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Phillies extend manager Pete Mackanin's contract through 2018 "Pete Mackanin became an interim manager of the Phillies in the middle of 2015, when the franchise initiated its rebuilding process, and now the Phillies have extended his contract to keep him around for what could be seasons as a contending club. The Phillies signed Mackanin to a new contract,..." May 11

  • Mariners hang on to defeat Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais chuckled a bit when asked about managing in the type of game his team played in Tuesday night. In a game that took 3 hours, 48 minutes and saw a combined 19 runs, 27 hits and six pitchers used on each side, Servais' team came out on..." May 10

  • Ruiz hits 3-run double to lead Mariners over Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- It was unclear just exactly what the Citizens Bank Park crowd was trying to say. The "oooo" sound permeating through the ballpark in the top of the seventh inning seemed to have a dual meaning. It was certainly some parts booing, as the Philadelphia Phillies' faithful was..." May 10

  • Braves release Ryan Howard from minor league deal

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves have ended the Ryan Howard experiment even before it really began, releasing the former Phillies slugger from his minor league contract Monday after he failed to show enough at Triple-A Gwinnett to warrant a major league call-up. Howard, 37, hit .184 with one homer, two walks and 11..." May 09

  • Altherr sparks Phillies' comeback vs. Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Aaron Altherr was on the bench all day Sunday, a chilly and windy day at Citizens Bank Park. Once he entered, he only needed one pitch to give Philadelphia Phillies a jolt. Altherr blasted a pinch-hit, three-run home run to even the score in the bottom of the eighth and the..." May 07

  • Zimmerman, Nationals pummel reeling Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Zimmerman was robbed in the first inning. He hit the ball too far and too hard for the Phillies to handle in his next two at-bats. Baseball's hottest hitter, Zimmerman continued his remarkable stretch with the bat and accounted for three RBIs in the Washington..." May 06

  • Strasburg's arm, bat leads Nationals past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Throughout the last few seasons, the Philadelphia Phillies have found it hard enough to beat Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg when he's on his game. Helping himself at the plate only makes the task against Strasburg more difficult. Strasburg tossed 5 2/3..." May 05

  • Cubs rally for 5-4 win over Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Willson Contreras doesn't need to start to have an impact for the Chicago Cubs. The second-year catcher delivered a two-out pinch-hit double, the key hit in a four-run sixth inning, as Chicago claimed a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. "The..." May 04

  • Phillies prospect Scott Kingery powering way toward majors

    CSN Philly "Phillies prospect Scott Kingery is a power hitter now, if only temporarily. It's the latest twist in the young second baseman’s tale. Such reinvention probably shouldn’t come as a surprise anymore, seeing as the one constant in his career has been change. Isn’t he the guy who went from Arizona..." May 04

  • Cubs push across run in 13th to down Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Albert Almora Jr. was already on the run from second base as teammate Matt Szczur slapped a 13th-inning infield grounder. Almora's target was home plate and a game-winning run if Szczur's grounder didn't turn into an inning-ending double play. Ben Zobrist was forced at..." May 04

  • Lester, Cubs labor past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jon Lester overcame a tight strike zone and finally earned a victory. The Cubs left-hander worked five rocky innings, and the bottom and top of the Chicago batting order came through in an 8-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. Lester (1-1) allowed three runs..." May 03

  • Phillies jump on Cubs early in 10-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Pete Mackanin said he was concerned that his team might be flat coming into Chicago on Monday after three consecutive losses last weekend to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Philadelphia Phillies manager did not need to worry. The Phillies pounced on Cubs starter Brett Anderson..." May 02

  • Dodgers stun Phillies with four in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- In almost a half-century of baseball, 65-year-old Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin couldn't recall a more devastating defeat. "It's one of the worst losses I've ever been associated with, the way we lost," Mackanin said. "The way they tied it was tough to take. A..." April 30

  • Dodgers' Ryu finally gets a win, beats Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It is a bit generic to note that Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu won his first game since 2014, 5-3 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Knowing the exact number of days -- 973 -- puts it in better perspective. Ryu won 14 games in each of his first two major..." April 30

  • Dodgers end Phillies' six-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- After enduring his worst start in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform since he joined the club last season, Kenta Maeda bounced back with a solid performance Friday night. Justin Turner drove in two runs and the Dodgers ended the Philadelphia Phillies' six-game winning streak with a..." April 29

  • Phillies beat Marlins for sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Manager Pete Mackanin of the Philadelphia Phillies recalled a conversation he had last year with pitching coach Bob McClure. The subject was starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson and his use of changeups against right-handed batters. Mackanin was against it, but deferred to..." April 27

  • Clay Buchholz apologized to the Phillies for getting injured

    Hardball Talk "’s Todd Zolecki reports that starter Clay Buchholz is at Citizens Bank Park for Wednesday night’s game against the Marlins. The right-hander recently underwent surgery to repair a partial tear of his flexor pronator mass. The timetable for his recovery is three to five months, but most are..." April 27

  • Franco grand slam powers Phillies past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With the bases loaded in the third inning and the Philadelphia Phillies trailing by two runs, Maikel Franco swung and missed so hard his helmet flew off his head and rolled a few feet away. "I think that happened 20 or 25 times last season," Franco said. The Phillies..." April 26

  • NFL draft forces Marlins to 'uneventful' Delaware for Phillies series

    USA Today "The Miami Marlins, who open a three-game series against the Phillies Tuesday night, were muscled out of Philadelphia by the NFL draft and forced to make alternate accommodations over state lines. With the city of Philadelphia hosting the draft -- which begins Thursday -- hotel accommodations..." April 26

  • 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

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