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Marlins sign David Lough to minor league contract

In advance of Thursday’s roster expansion, the Miami Marlins have signed veteran outfielder David Lough to a minor league contract, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. Lough started the season with the Philadelphia Phillies and slashed .239/.342/.313. He has a reputation as a good defender and reports from his time in Philadelphia generally confirm […] The post Marlins...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 hours ago

Phillies open 6-game homestand against Roark, Nationals

The Philadelphia Phillies (60-70) will begin a six-game homestand against RHP Tanner Roark and the division-leading Washington Nationals (75-55) starting Monday evening at Citizens Bank Park.
Via Philliedelphia
2 hours ago

Phillies Minor League Roundup - August 26-28, 2016

Today's Probables:LHV: Nick PivettaREA: Ricardo PintoCLR: Brandon LeibrandtWIL: Bailey FalterBuffalo 4, Lehigh Valley 3 (August 26, 2016)Lehigh Valley 12, Buffalo 2 (August 27, 2016)Lehigh Valley 5, Buffalo 2 (August 28, 2016)David Buchanan - 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 5 GB, 2 FBAnthony Vasquez - 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 3 K, HR, 5 GB, 10 FBBen Lively - 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER...
Via The Good Phight
3 hours ago

Phillies' Larry Bowa blasts Tim Tebow's baseball experiment

This might make it awkward if the Phillies sign Tim Tebow. Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa has never been shy to share his opinion--especially when it has to do with right and wrong in the game of baseball. So when broached about the idea of Tim Tebow working out for major league teams--including the one Bowa currently works for--the former...
Via NJ.com
4 hours ago

Phillies will be getting Andres Blanco back in September

The Phillies’ back-up everything-player is returning to double his way into your heart. You won’t see a lot of coverage on 32-year-old veteran utility infielders returning in late August from broken fingers. That’s not typically the sexy hook for which producers are looking as baseball concludes its sweatiest, least sexy month. Right now, it’s all about who is breaking under...
Via The Good Phight
4 hours ago

Should the Phillies consider making Vince Velasquez a closer?

Vince Velasquez is young, energetic on the mound, and has electric stuff. The right-hander tosses a fastball averaging 94 MPH and when he has to, can add some extra giddy-up, topping out at 97.8 MPH. The flamethrower also has a deadly slider with a ten MPH difference from his fastball that drops off the table. His raw abilities caught the Phillies eye this past off-season, as Velasquez...
Via Phillies Nation
6 hours ago

His name is A.J.: Phillies 5, Mets 1

A.J. Ellis impressed in his first start, and I think everything is going to be okay. The Mets may have spanked the Phillies two games in a row, but today the Phillies got them back. Well, A.J. Ellis got them back. In his first start since heartbreakingly joining the Phillies last week, Ellis was everything. Ellis managed five pitchers through nine innings in one of the toughest...
Via The Good Phight
20 hours ago

Phillies avoid sweep in New York behind four-run 7th inning

The Philadelphia Phillies scored four runs in the seventh inning en route to a victory in the series finale against the New York Mets at Citi Field this afternoon.
Via Philliedelphia
21 hours ago

In Phils' debut, Ellis sinks Mets with big hit

In his debut with the Phillies, catcher A.J. Ellis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double, highlighting a four-run frame in a 5-1 victory over the Mets on Sunday at Citi Field.
Via Phillies.com
21 hours ago

Phillies pull Hellickson off waivers

Any small chance that Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson had to be traded before the end of the season has become no chance.
Via Phillies.com
22 hours ago

Oft-injured Phillies prospect Roman Quinn hits the DL with concussion

Phillies OF prospect Roman Quinn is heading to the disabled list yet again, this time with a concussion (Frank Klose/Philliedelphia) Oft-injured Phillies outfield prospect Roman Quinn got hit with some more bad luck today...literally. After looking like a near sure September call-up, Quinn's time may have to wait. He's headed...
Via Philliedelphia
23 hours ago

Blanco rejoining Phils after rosters expand

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Andres Blanco is the best utility player he has seen in 48 years. Blanco has not played since July 24 because of a broken left index finger. He said Sunday morning at Citi Field that he expects to rejoin the team sometime after the Phillies' roster can expand Thursday, although it likely will be after that.
Via Phillies.com
1 day ago

Phillies team leaders - August 28

The pitching is terrible, the offense is non-existent, but other than that things are just rosy.
Via PhilsBaseball
1 day ago

Tommy Joseph is Maikel Franco: when perceptions don't meet reality

Joseph's numbers are very close to Franco's, but is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Via PhilsBaseball
1 day ago

Aaron Altherr is the Real Deal

In a season that was supposed to be a coming out party for Aaron Altherr, injuries have delayed the impact that he’s been able to have for the Philliedelphia Phillies. During the 2015 season, Altherr made his debut for the Philadelphia Phillies and impressed in limited playing time. During that time he had a triple […] Philadelphia Phillies: Aaron Altherr is the Real Deal - Section...
Via Section215
1 day ago

Phillies option catcher Jorge Alfaro to Double-A

Before the Philadelphia Phillies could begin the second game of the their series with the New York Mets, the club has optioned catcher Jorge Alfaro to Double-A Reading, according to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki. This was expected, as the prized catcher received a one-game promotion on Friday night for game one of the series. Already stationed […] The post Phillies option catcher Jorge...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Cesar Hernandez is a better leadoff hitter than Odubel Herrera

Recently, I wrote an article detailing Odubel Herrera’s regression at the plate as the season has progressed. Since then (August 3rd), Herrera has picked it up a bit average wise, hitting .281, but has drawn just seven walks, not what we were accustomed to seeing out of the once leadoff man extraordinaire. On May 23rd, his average stood at .335 with a .445 OBP. Since Herrera...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago

Projecting Phillies Call-Up Jorge Alfaro

Jorge Alfaro‘s physical tools have put him in the prospect conversation for years — he’s cracked Baseball Prospectus’ top-101 prospects in each of the past five seasons, for example — but his on-field performance has always left something to be desired. He hit a respectable-for-a-catcher .253/.314/.432 in an injury-shortened season at Double-A level last year, but his...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Ruiz traded to Dodgers

The Carlos Ruiz era in Philadelphia has officially come to an end. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the longtime Phillies catcher has been traded along with cash to the LA Dodgers in a backstop exchange for AJ Ellis. Also headed to the Phillies are right-handed pitching prospect Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later. The 33-year-old Ruiz...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joseph, Hernandez homer as Phillies beat White Sox 5-3

CHICAGO (AP) Tommy Joseph and Cesar Hernandez homered to back Jerod Eickhoff, and the struggling Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Wednesday night. Philadelphia showed some spark at the plate and on the mound after getting outscored a combined 18-1 over the previous two games against St. Louis and Chicago. The Phillies came away with the win after dropping...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Phillies fan struck by foul ball after Freddy Galvis tirade

Philadelphia Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis went off to the media Sunday, after he accidentally injured a fan with a foul ball on Saturday. Galvis ranted about the lack of net protection, along with the lack of coverage after a certain amount of time. Well, it doesn’t appear it took too long to happen again, as it happened on Sunday shortly after Galvis went on his rant. Philly...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB clears Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Howard of PED allegations from Al Jazeera Documentary

Major League Baseball announced today that it has completed its investigation into allegations made by news outlet Al Jazeera in the documentary, “The Dark Side,” which claimed that Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard used performance enhancing drugs, finding neither player guilty of any violation. The league’s official statement...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
9 days ago

MLB clears Zimmerman, Howard in PED investigation

Major League Baseball completed its investigation into the allegations made against Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman and Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard by an Al-Jazeera documentary, and has found neither player guilty of any wrongdoing. The league said in a statement released Friday that both players fully cooperated with the investigation, and the league found no evidence that they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies shut down Aaron Nola for remainder of season

The season is over for young Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola. Nola was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday, making an assumed season shutdown official. Nola has met with Dr. James Andrews to evaluate some shoulder concerns. Dr. Andrews diagnosed Nola with a low-grade sprain of his UCL and a low-grade strain of his flexor tendon. For now, surgery is not in the offseason...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley gets ovation in return to Citizens Bank Park

Chase Utley spent nearly 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, and he helped the team win a World Series in 2008. He returned home to Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, and received a warm ovation from fans during the game. CBP even played his old walk-up music: “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin. He tipped his hat to the fans and acknowledged Ryan Howard. Welcome back, Chase. pic...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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