Phillies Rumors & News

  • Bryce Harper’s bat, arm lead Nationals to another series victory

    Washington Times "There were no fireworks from Bryce Harper on Sunday afternoon, no moonshots bouncing off blue seats, no sounding of the horn at Nationals Park, no hairflips on the dugout steps. Instead there were only productive at-bats, gritty at-bats — one after another, four in all. The towering home runs..." May 25

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    MLB Lineups @mlblineups

    5/24 @Phillies lineup vs WAS Revere LF Galvis SS Ruf 1B Franco 3B Francoeur RF Hernandez 2B Herrera CF Rupp C Harang P

  • Howard, Hamels, Franco lead Phillies to rout of Nationals

    CSN Philly "When it was 30 degrees outside and meaningful baseball was weeks or months away, the common refrain heard in Philly was that the 2015 season would not be about results for the Phillies. Rather, it was about development of young players and trades of established veterans to further stockpile the..." May 24

  • The Marlins had interest in Jonathan Papelbon before firing Mike Redmond

    Hardball Talk "Marlins closer Steve Cishek blew four of his first seven save chances, part of the reason why the Marlins got off to a 16-22 start under manager Mike Redmond before he was fired on May 17. Things haven’t gone much better since then, as the Marlins entered Saturday’s game against the Orioles on an..." May 24

  • Scherzer, Harper pace Nationals to against Phillies

    Washington Post "The Washington Nationals signed Max Scherzer this offseason for his right arm. Nine starts into the season, it has been utterly impressive: a 1.67 ERA, 72 strikeouts and at least seven innings in eight of those starts, including eight spectacular frames in Friday’s 2-1 win against the Philadelphia..." May 23

  • Rockies earn the 7-3 win to split series with Phillies

    Purple Row "Offense ignites, bullpen stays sharp to salvage Jorge De La Rosa's big day. A strong offensive showing from Colorado's bench bats earns the win, and the Rockies split the series with the Phillies 2-2. Jorge De La Rosa made Rockies history today, passing Ubaldo Jimenez as the franchise’s all..." May 22

  • Blue Jays haven’t asked about Hamels ‘in months’

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays haven’t asked about Cole Hamels “in months” after getting the sense during the winter that the Philadelphia Phillies ace wouldn’t waive his no-trade clause, according to a source. That revelation comes after Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported Friday that the Blue Jays are..." May 22

  • Ben Revere stays focused as possible trade looms

    CSN Philly "Ben Revere is unfazed by hearing his name in trade chatter. He has been through it before. “For some people, it might be distracting, but it’s not to me,” he said before Thursday afternoon’s Phillies-Rockies game at Coors Field. “The only thing I’m doing is trying to get ready to help my team..." May 22

  • For Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, a warming trend

    CSN Philly "Chase Utley and Ryan Howard have not turned back the clock. They have not put Father Time in a headlock and showed him who’s boss. This is not a return to the good old days. But these two aging pillars of the Phillies’ long-gone championship run are swinging the bats better and finding more..." May 22

  • Ryan Howard homers, pitching shines as Phillies win again

    CSN Philly "The conditions at Coors Field were pretty awful for a baseball game on Wednesday night. It was 40 degrees at first pitch and a cold drizzle fell from the sky. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg and pitching coach Bob McClure knew the weather would make it a tough night for hitters, so they decided..." May 21

  • Phillies have talked to Angels about trading Revere

    Fox Sports "As rumors swirl that Ben Revere has been placed on the trading block, a report has emerged that the Phillies are discussing a potential trade for Revere with another team. MLB.com reported Wednesday that the Phils have been in conversation with the Angels over the past few weeks about a trade..." May 21

  • Nick Hundley's home run lifts Rockies to a victory over the Phillies

    Denver Post "When Rockies catcher Nick Hundley touched home plate after hitting the go-ahead home run Tuesday night, he was cool and composed. When he reached the dugout, he unleashed a torrent of emotions as his teammates welcomed him with open arms. Hundley's solo homer off reliever Justin De Fratus..." May 20

  • Report: Phillies could deal Ben Revere

    The Good Phight "With a glut of outfielders all vying for space in the Phils' outfield, the team has made their starting left fielder available. The Phillies have too many outfielders. None of these guys are potential All Stars, mind you, but right now, the Phils appear to have too many bodies for too few..." May 20

  • Learning experience: Phillies' winning streak reaches 6

    CSN Philly "A week ago, the Phillies had the worst record in baseball. After Monday night’s 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, they are riding a six-game winning streak, the longest in the National League (see Instant Replay). The winning streak, the team’s longest since taking seven in a..." May 19

  • Billingsley on DL; Buchanan hurt in triple-A game

    Philly.com "The Phillies' pitching depth took a pair of hits Sunday. Chad Billingsley was placed on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder and David Buchanan was carted off the field after hurting his right leg while fielding a ground ball for triple-A Lehigh Valley. Billingsley will miss his..." May 18

  • Phillies 6, Diamondbacks 0

    CSN Philly "Behind six scoreless innings from starting pitcher Sean O’Sullivan and homers from Maikel Franco and Darin Ruf, the streaking Phillies wrapped up a 6-4 homestand with a 6-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday afternoon. Not only did the Phillies sweep the D-backs with Sunday’s victory..." May 18

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    MLBLineups @mlblineups

    5/17 @Phillies lineup vs ARI Revere LF Blanco 2B Sizemore RF Ruf 1B Franco 3B Hernandez SS Herrera CF Rupp C O'Sullivan P

  • Phillies 7, Diamondbacks 5

    CSN Philly "For the first time since the opening week of the season, the Phillies have won the first two games of a series. The Phils outlasted the rain and the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-5, to improve to 15-23 on the season. They've won a season-high four straight games. The Phillies matched a season high..." May 17

  • Phillies aquire Jayson Nix from Orioles

    Hardball Talk "The Phillies announced this morning that they have acquired infielder Jayson Nix from the Orioles for cash considerations. He’s expected to report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Nix was batting just .167/.190/.198 across his first 100 plate appearances with the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate this..." May 17

  • Phillies run win streak to season-high 3 straight games with win over Diamondbacks

    CSN Philly "It was Irish Heritage night at Citizens Bank Park on Friday, but Luis Garcia had a different name for it. “Latino night,” the likeable Phillies reliever said with a laugh. He had a point considering the cast of characters that helped the Phillies engineer a come-from-behind, 4-3 win over the..." May 16

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    Jake Kaplan @jakemkaplan

    Tonight's Phillies lineup: Revere LF, Galvis SS, Sizemore RF, Howard 1B, Franco 3B, Utley 2B, Herrera CF, Ruiz C, Billingsley RHP.

  • Harang delivers eight shutout innings in win

    Courier-Post "The $5 million the Phillies spent on right-hander Aaron Harang’s one-year deal during the offseason is shaping up to be one of the best investments the organization has made in a while. With the season Harang has experienced, it would be difficult to tell he is 37 years old and on his eighth..." May 15

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • The 2015 MLB All-Star Game caps have apparently been leaked

    Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15

  • Phillies promote 3B Maikel Franco from Triple A

    CSN Philly "Maikel Franco’s time has arrived. The Phillies on Friday morning recalled the 22-year-old third baseman from Triple A. He is expected to be in the starting lineup Friday night when the team opens a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies have..." May 15

  • MLB's culture clash, or why baseball is boring

    Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15

  • Papelbon gets Phils’ save record in win

    Courier-Post "Jonathan Papelbon was nearly in disbelief in the Phillies’ clubhouse Wednesday night, minutes after a wild ending. “Aw man, I don’t even know what just happened,” Papelbon said. There haven’t been many memorable moments this season for the Phillies, but what occurred against the Pittsburgh..." May 14

  • Papelbon becomes Phillies' all-time leader in saves

    CSN Philly "Jonathan Papelbon signed a $50 million contract with the Phillies before the 2012 season. He began that season with 17 straight saves before blowing a two-run lead against Tampa Bay in the top of the ninth inning on June 23. After giving up the tying runs that day, Papelbon walked into dugout..." May 14

  • Harrison goes deep, helps Pirates to 4th win in row

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Clint Hurdle says baseball is not a game played well when performed urgently. But how could Josh Harrison not feel hurried? Harrison watched South Korean import Jung Ho Kang receive three starts at third base, Harrison's starting position, in the three previous games entering Tuesday. Harrison..." May 13

  • Marte powers Pirates to 4-3 win against Phillies

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "In mid-March, after Starling Marte doubled, tripled and walked in a spring-training game, manager Clint Hurdle said he envisioned a new role for Marte in the Pirates lineup this year. Not only as a run scorer, but also a run producer. Marte, a leadoff hitter for most of his major league days,..." May 12

  • Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr.: “We might be a little challenged as far as overall talent”

    CSN Philly "Ryne Sandberg had to go deep into his bullpen Monday night because he made the decision to gas Jerome Williams after five innings and 85 pitches. Sandberg had seen enough of Williams and it was difficult to blame him. Walks are driving the manager crazy and Williams issued a couple of killer..." May 12

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Amaro said Maikel Franco getting close. Aaron Nola staying in AA for now.

  • Mets finally hit real tests after flying past Phillies

    New York Post "There is a whole other world outside the NL East, and the Mets are about to find out if they can compete in it. After beating up on the Phillies, Braves and Marlins and surviving the Nationals over this first month-plus, the Mets now begin a 14-game stretch against the NL Central and some fresh..." May 11

  • Trade inquiries reportedly picking up on Aaron Harang

    Hardball Talk "From Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes in the Boston Globe … Aaron Harang, RHP, Phillies — We’ve mentioned Harang as another possible fit for a contending team. According to a major league source, inquiries on him have picked up and teams are scouting him as a possible solution. Obviously not an ace,..." May 11

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Sunday #Phillies vs. #Mets: Revere CF Galvis SS Utley 2B Howard 1B Ruf LF Sizemore RF Asche 3B Rupp C Billingsley RHP

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Mike Schmidt said he doesn't see anything drastically wrong with Chase (9-for-91) Utley. Thinks Utley can turn it around soon.

  • Mets avoid ugly loss to Phillies

    New York Post "A little suspense to increase the heart rate can be a good thing. For better or worse, the Mets largely have avoided late-inning craziness this season, but Saturday night there was enough to keep everybody satisfied for a while. A twist here, a turn — of a double play — there, and the Mets..." May 10

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    Tonight's lineup. No Chase Utley. No Ryan Howard. Mets lefty Jon Niese on mound. pic.twitter.com/O0mWeLXm9k

  • 16d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: Chris Nelson is signing with #Brewers after opting out of #Phillies deal.

  • Jonathan Papelbon ties Jose Mesa as Phillies' all-time saves leader

    CSN Philly "When it comes to saving games, few in baseball history have been as consistent as Jonathan Papelbon. And with one more save Papelbon will accomplish a feat only one other pitcher in baseball history has accomplished. Papelbon faced four hitters in a scoreless ninth to notch his sixth save..." May 09

  • Phillies 3, Mets 1

    CSN Philly "Ace vs. ace. The Dark Knight of Gotham vs. Clark Kent. Call it what you want, but Matt Harvey vs. Cole Hamels did not disappoint Friday night at Citizens Bank Park. And while both pitchers kept the offense in check, it was the Phillies’ slugger who broke through to win it, 3-1. Ryan..." May 09

  • Phillies prospect Zach Eflin keeps perspective in rough outings

    CSN Philly "After four starts this season, it’s almost stunning to see runs in the box score after Zach Eflin’s name. With a 1.14 ERA, a 14-inning scoreless streak and Eastern League pitcher of the week honors already on his ledger, Eflin hasn’t been one for hitters to mess with this season. Wednesday..." May 07

  • Top of the order leads Braves to 7-5 win over Phillies

    Talking Chop "The Atlanta Braves are, suddenly, looking like an explosive offensive club, at least in the short term. After a 9-run output in a win on Tuesday evening, the Braves scored seven runs against the Phillies in the follow-up, and that was enough to secure a victory and a series win by the final score..." May 07

  • MLB commissioner remains open to 154-game schedule

    Sporting News "In his first year as commissioner, Rob Manfred already has overseen an improvement in pace of play on the field. Might he be up for shortening the length of the season, too? Manfred certainly appears open to the possibility. At a news conference Wednesday night in Houston, Manfred indicated..." May 07

  • Phillies trade Darin Mastroianni to Nats for cash

    CSN Philly "The Phillies have traded minor-league outfielder Darin Mastroianni to the Nationals for cash considerations, the club announced on Tuesday. An eight-year pro, Mastroianni was batting .293 with four extra-base hits in 16 games for Triple A Lehigh Valley. Last season, Mastroianni appeared in 21..." May 06

  • Braves’ Miller fires 3-hit shutout in rout of Phillies

    Talking Chop "Shelby Miller put together a phenomenal start against the Phillies on Tuesday night as the Braves cruised to a 9-0 win. On his 99th pitch of the game, Miller struck out Ryan Howard on a rising fastball to get Atlanta back to within one game of .500. Per ESPN Stats & Info, this was the first..." May 06

  • Chase Utley’s 'mental break' could last more than a day

    CSN Philly "Even on the day Ryne Sandberg pulled him from the lineup for a “mental break” that could last a couple of days, Chase Utley had his face buried in a laptop computer as he dissected video of his at-bats Tuesday afternoon. You can stop the grinder from playing, but you can’t stop the grinder from..." May 06

  • Billingsley excited for first MLB start in two years

    Courier-Post "Chad Billingsley was all smiles Monday as he discussed his long awaited return to a big league mound.Billingsley starts Tuesday against the Braves, which will be his first MLB start since April 15, 2013 when he was with the Dodgers. It’s been a long journey for Billingsley to get back to the..." May 05

  • Gonzalez earns first MLB win as Phillies end five-game skid

    Courier-Post "Severino Gonzalez's major-league debut was a performance he wanted to immediately forget. But his encore in Miami for Sunday's series finale against the Marlins allowed Gonzalez to showcase the talent and ability the Phillies believed he possessed when he earned a call up to join the rotation...." May 04

  • Agent Scott Boras wants more leeway to trade draft picks

    Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball informed clubs last week of a rules change regarding trading recently drafted players, an adjustment that allows teams to deal players the day after the end of the World Series rather than having to wait until a year after they sign. Agent Scott Boras welcomes the change,..." May 04