Phillies Rumors & News

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    #Phillies decline club option on Mike Adams. No-brainer.

  • Phillies' entire coaching staff will return in 2015

    CSN Philly "Last month the Phillies invited back the entire coaching staff for the 2015 season. On Wednesday, the team announced the entire gang is under contract and will return. Manager Ryne Sandberg’s staff, comprised of bench coach Larry Bowa, pitching coach Bob McClure, hitting coach Steve Henderson,..." October 30

  • Cole Hamels updating his 20-team no-trade list

    Hardball Talk "Phillies starter Cole Hamels could be traded this winter, but the lefty’s contract includes a 20-team no-trade list. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Hamels is updating the list, due on November 1. Currently, the teams to which Hamels can be traded are the Dodgers, Angels, Padres,..." October 26

  • Konerko, Rollins win Clemente Award "Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award. The annual honor is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the..." October 25

  • With Phillies needing to retool, Cole Hamels could hit trade block "Phillies ace Cole Hamels could hit the trade market this winter, competing teams are saying. Hamels could be dealt, but only for a very steep price, executives on other teams say they've been told. Hamels himself has been told by the Phillies that they would love to keep him but also that..." October 25

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    One PHI player other teams are going to monitor closely, to see if he becomes available: Chase Utley. He would have to consent to any trade.

  • Phillies Extend Grady Sizemore For 2015

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $2MM extension with Grady Sizemore that will keep the outfielder in Philadelphia for 2015, the club announced. Sizemore’s contract includes performance incentives that could boost its value to $5MM, per’s Chris Cotillo (via..." October 24

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #Phillies sign catcher John Hester to minor league deal with ST invite for next season. Hester elected FA after spending year w/ LAA

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Phillies' A.J. Burnett likely to return for 2015

    CSN Washington "At times during 2014 it sounded like the struggling A.J. Burnett would call it a career after this season. But now, over three weeks since the regular season ended, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro now expects to have the veteran back for 2015. Burnett, who turns 38 in January, has a mutual option worth..." October 23

  • Who is Yasmany Tomas, and who will sign him?

    New York Daily News "Spending on Cuban talent has become the trendy way for a baseball team to try to improve quickly. We all know about Yasiel Puig, the most interesting man in baseball, and Jose Abreu is about to win a rookie of the year award for the White Sox. Boston’s effort to engineer another fast turnaround..." October 22

  • Phillies re-sign Jerome Williams for $2.5 million

    Hardball Talk "After pitching terribly for the Astros and Rangers to begin the season journeyman right-hander Jerome Williams was claimed off waivers by the Phillies and started nine games with a 2.83 ERA for Philadelphia. That was apparently enough to convince general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. that he was..." October 21

  • If Phillies move on, Domonic Brown says he will “definitely have a job somewhere else” "Domonic Brown entered this year confident and ready to build upon his 2013 breakout season. But he left Citizens Bank Park late last month with only questions about his future in Philadelphia. Brown made the National League All-Star team in '13, but hit just .235 with 22 doubles, one triple,..." October 19

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    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    It's early & Yasmany Tomas field is still developing but sources say TX, PHI, SDP, SFG, SEA, & Dodgers have already shown strong interest.

  • Nothing set yet, but signs suggest A.J. Burnett likely to pitch in 2015 "Indications are that there's a good chance A.J. Burnett will return to pitch in the majors in 2015. While nothing is set yet, people close to Burnett suggest it is more likely than not he will be back pitching. Besides his love of pitching, Burnett has a $12.75-million player option with..." October 09

  • Brandon Moss on batting average: “It’s the stupidest stat!”

    Hardball Talk "Brandon Moss was a big part of the Athletics’ offense both in the regular season, and in the American League Wild Card game against the Royals. In the one-game playoff, Moss homered twice and knocked in five runs, but it just wasn’t enough as the A’s were eventually the victims of a 12-inning, 9-8..." October 05

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Phillies announces return of all coaches

    Courier-Post "With a last-place finish in the National League East for the first time in 15 years, changes seem inevitable for the Phillies. But one area that may look very similar next year is the coaching staff. The Phillies announced Tuesday that all members of the coaching staff have been asked to return..." October 01

  • Braves end rough season on a high note with 2-1 victory over Phillies

    Talking Chop "The only way that this would've been a more fitting end to the 2014 season for the Atlanta Braves was if they were the team getting shut out after getting all of their hits in the first inning. Instead, only the latter part of that first sentence was true: Yes, the Braves only got 3 hits on the..." September 29

  • A.J. Burnett will undergo hernia surgery, still undecided about his future

    Hardball Talk "Phillies starter A.J. Burnett pitched through pain for five and a half months, suffering an inguinal surgery in mid-April. It turned out to be a poor idea, as Burnett finished the season with a league-high 18 losses, 96 walks, and 108 earned runs allowed. Burnett racked up 34 starts, which..." September 29

  • Upton homers power Braves to 4-2 win over Phillies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With the Braves’ season having slipped into irrelevance for most other than their hardcore fans, the Upton brothers provided one more memorable night Saturday for those still watching in the penultimate game of 2014. B.J. Upton had a tie-breaking leadoff homer in the third inning and Justin..." September 28

  • The Phillies let go of their assistant general manager of amateur scouting

    Hardball Talk "The Phillies will miss the playoffs for the third straight season despite having one of the highest payrolls in the majors. While many would like to see general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. take the fall for the organization’s downturn, assistant general manager of amateur scouting Marti Wolever got..." September 27

  • Phillies 5, Braves 4

    CSN Philly "The Phillies mounted a three-run, two-out rally in the sixth inning and added the game-winner on a Marlon Byrd groundout in the seventh to edge past the Braves, 5-4, Friday night. The Phillies trailed by four headed into the fifth before reeling off five unanswered runs in the opener of the..." September 27

  • Casey McGehee helps Miami Marlins rally past Philadelphia Phillies in home finale

    Miami Herald "The Marlins made it a habit all season of waiting until late in the game to get their offense rolling. So it was only fitting they wrapped up their third season in their new ballpark Thursday by waiting until the seventh inning to rally past the last-place Philadelphia Phillies. Helped along..." September 26

  • Boos don't bother Papelbon, but Joe West does

    CSN Philly "Jonathan Papelbon has a lot more in his bag of tricks than just the tired, old crotch grab. And if he had really been mad at Phillies fans for booing him after a blown save chance last week at Citizens Bank Park, he would have unleashed something more original. “I did it because I needed a..." September 25

  • Braves beat Pirates to snap skid, keep .500 hopes alive

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After the Braves stranded two runners in a scoreless first inning Wednesday, beleaguered manager Fredi Gonzalez and Atlanta fans alike might have thought along the lines of Dorothy Parker, what fresh hell is this? Ah, but things would turn out differently on this night. Mercifully so. The..." September 25

  • Kendrick beats Marlins in what could be his Phillies finale "When the Phillies summoned Kyle Kendrick from double-A Reading to replace Freddy Garcia in the rotation, the 22-year-old rookie was a stopgap and nothing more. That was 2007. Kendrick wore Curt Schilling's No. 38. "Kid" is how Charlie Manuel addressed him. "He actually did a little better than..." September 25

  • Former Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams sues MLB Network, Deadspin "Phillie Mitch Williams is suing his former employer MLB Network for breach of contract wrongful termination and defamation and Gawker Media, the company that owns sports news site Deadspin, for defamation. The suit was filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden County. On May 11, 2014,..." September 25

  • Marlins top Phillies, ensure winning home record

    Miami Herald "Marlins Park hasn’t been especially kind to the team that bears its name. Since the ballpark’s opening in 2012, the Marlins have lost more games there than they have won. By defeating the Phillies 2-0 on Tuesday, though, the Marlins guaranteed their first winning season in their home..." September 24

  • Ruben Amaro Jr. searching the globe for talent

    CSN Philly "Ruben Amaro Jr. has been giving his passport a workout lately. The Phillies’ general manager was in the Dominican Republic to scout Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas in a private workout on Monday. Last week, he was in Japan on a scouting mission. “It was a good opportunity for me to see some..." September 24

  • Jonathan Papelbon’s suspension is over

    Hardball Talk "Jonathan Papelbon has been activated from his seven-game crotch-grabbing suspension. And he has his old job back, as Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg told reporters that he will use Papelbon if a save situation arises. So good for him." September 23

  • Jerome Williams becomes first to beat one opponent with three different teams in the same season

    Hardball Talk "Williams’ win was a baseball first in an odd way. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Williams became the first pitcher to beat the same team three times in a season, each with a different team. Williams won against the Athletics as a member of the Astros on April 26, and defeated them again as..." September 21

  • Phillies 3, Athletics 0

    CSN Philly "Jerome Williams made history and the Phillies snapped out of their late-season funk with a 3-0 win over the Athletics on Saturday. Williams pitched seven scoreless innings to become the first pitcher in major league history to beat one team three times in the same season with three different..." September 21

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    David Murphy @ByDavidMurphy

    Right hand sprain for Domonic Brown

  • Lester, Doolittle pitch A’s back to top of wild-card stack with win over Phils

    San Francisco Chronicle "Jon Lester did what he usually does. Sean Doolittle did what he usually does — but what he didn’t do in his previous outing. Those two left-handers did most of the heavy lifting Friday night at the Coliseum, and they helped lift the A’s back to the top wild-card spot in the American..." September 20

  • Ruf's bat, Hamels' arm lead Phillies past Padres

    CSN Philly "The Phillies have begun a stretch of five straight games against left-handed pitchers and that could mean some extended playing time for the man fans often clamor to see more of -- Darin Ruf. Ruf got the start at first base on Wednesday night and was the offensive pacesetter in the Phillies’..." September 18

  • Phillies have interest in Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas

    CSN Philly "A huge turnout of scouts from nearly every team in baseball is expected in the Dominican Republic on Sunday for the unveiling of the latest Cuban defector, slugging outfielder Yasmani Tomas. You can bet the Phillies will be at the workout. They are in need of a middle-of-the-order bat and..." September 18

  • On muggy night, ball flies in Padres win over Phillies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Tuesday’s first pitch at Petco Park was thrown in sweltering heat. The skies had darkened, but the thermometer registered at 88 degrees. Within the last hour, the grounds crew had pulled a rarely used tarp off the infield. A thunderstorm -- an unexpected phenomenon in San Diego, much less in..." September 17

  • MLB suspends umpire Joe West 1 game for Papelbon flap

    USA Today "Major League Baseball suspended Joe West for one game after the umpire grabbed Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon following Papelbon's ejection from a game on Sunday. Papelbon was suspended for seven games for making a lewd gesture toward fans at Citizens Bank Park after he blew a..." September 17

  • Phillies Tony Gwynn Jr. will start and bat leadoff in San Diego

    Yahoo! Sports "One of the loudest ovations Tuesday night at Petco Park will surely go to a member of the visiting team. Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg ensured that when he inserted the son of San Diego's most beloved athlete into his lineup. Tony Gwynn Jr. will start in centerfield and bat..." September 17

  • Phillies Papelbon suspended 7 games, fined for obscene gesture

    Newark Star-Ledger "Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined after making an obscene gesture at fans at Citizens Bank Park after being pulled from Sunday's loss to the Florida Marlins. Papelbon grabbed his crotch and glared in the direction of booing Phillies fans after he was..." September 16

  • Marlins rally in the 9th to beat Phillies, snap 4-game skid

    Miami Herald "After going through a tough time emotionally, the Marlins badly needed a reason to smile. They had watched their best player felled by a pitch to the face, had lost four in a row, and were down 4-1 in the ninth on Sunday to the Phillies. And then it happened. The Marlins rallied for four..." September 15

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #MLB is looking into the Jonathan Papelbon incident. It's not just a #phillies internal matter.

  • Instant Replay: Phillies 2, Marlins 1

    CSN Philly "In what may have been his final start as a Phillie at Citizens Bank Park, Kyle Kendrick picked up his team-high ninth win in leading his club to a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins Saturday night. Kendrick, who will be a free agent at season’s end, lines up to make two more starts, both on the..." September 14

  • Phillies top Marlins on Cody Asche's walk-off HR

    CSN Philly "Cody Asche is not going down without fight. That was the message Asche sent with his play on Friday night. Thrust into the background the last couple of weeks as golden prospect Maikel Franco has come up from the minors and shined at third base, Asche was the standout in the Phillies’ 3-1..." September 13

  • Liriano strikes out 12 batters to slide Pirates past Phillies

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Frankie wants the ball. The Pirates might soon have to decide who to start in the opening game of their postseason. Francisco Liriano is looking like a strong candidate for that assignment for the second year in a row. Liriano's strong second half continued Thursday in the Pirates' 4-1 win..." September 12

  • McCutchen's inside-the-park homer highlights Pirates victory over Phillies

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Andrew McCutchen is having fun. The Pirates are playing meaningful baseball in September for a second straight season, the face of the franchise is having another excellent campaign and McCutchen accomplished a career first at a critical time Wednesday night in a 6-3 victory over the..." September 11

  • Locke has strong outing to lift Pirates over Phillies in series opener

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Jeff Locke's problems were clearly seen in color entering Monday. In the color-coded, pitch-location charts available to the Pirates staff, it was apparent Locke had missed the strike zone much more often in the second half of the season. The strike zone contains more shades of blue than red..." September 09

  • Home runs power Nats to Sunday win over Phillies, 3-2

    CSN Washington "Having lost the first two games of this series, not to mention five straight to the Phillies, and now needing to beat Cole Hamels to avoid a sweep, the Nationals weren't exactly in an ideal situation this afternoon. But they came through with a strong, if not flawless, performance in this..." September 08

  • Phillies 9, Nationals 8 (11 innings)

    CSN Philly "The Phillies rallied back from a pair of five-run deficits in posting one of their best wins of the season Friday night. They beat the NL East-leading Washington Nationals, 9-8, in 11 innings. The Phils rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game at 7-7. All the..." September 06

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