Phillies Rumors & News

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    David Murphy @ByDavidMurphy

    RAJ also said Cliff Lee is likely to see James Andrews at some point, although there is no evidence of ligament damage

  • 4h
    David Murphy @ByDavidMurphy

    Dom Brown sits for a third straight night

  • Phillies 10, Nationals 4

    CSN Philly "The Phillies beat the Washington Nationals, 10-4, Thursday night, but suffered a significant loss in the process. Three starts after coming off the disabled list, Cliff Lee had to leave the game with a recurrence of the flexor-pronator strain that cost him two months earlier in the season. His..." August 01

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    Matt Gelb @MattGelb

    Cliff Lee is exiting the game with an injury.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Phillies talking to #Royals about A.J. Burnett. No indication that deal is close.

  • Phillies said to be asking for big prospects back for Marlon Byrd

    CBSSports.com "The asking price for Marlon Byrd is said to be extremely for Marlon Byrd, with interested teams saying Philly would have to lower it to move him. Byrd should be among the Phillies most movable pieces, but there's no certainty he goes at this point. Word is, the Phillies handed Seattle a list..." July 31

  • Phillies finding it difficult to escape from hole they've dug

    Fox Sports "The back-and-forth began late Wednesday night, after I reported that the Phillies had not received acceptable trade offers for any of their players. Rival executives responded by saying the Phillies were setting unrealistic values on older, expensive talent. And sources countered with the..." July 31

  • Philly blockbuster could disrupt quiet deadline

    USA Today "The Tampa Bay Rays want to do it, but come on, man, how can they? The Boston Red Sox don't really want to do it from an emotional standpoint, but from the business side, they've got no choice. The Philadelphia Phillies sort of want to do it, know they don't have to, but are wondering if they..." July 31

  • Phillies said willing to pay down part of Cliff Lee's contract in trade

    CBSSports.com "The Phillies are said to be willing to pay down some of Cliff Lee's rather large and backloaded contract to facilitate a trade, if they can get the right prospects. Lee is the highest-paid player in baseball through next year in terms of guarantee (about $48 million), and with him just back for..." July 30

  • Hamels continues hot streak as Phillies beat Mets

    CSN Philly "The only thing hotter than Cole Hamels’ name in trade rumors is his pitching hand. Hamels turned in another ace-level performance in leading the Phillies to a 6-0 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday night. The left-hander delivered eight shutout innings. He scattered six hits, walked none..." July 30

  • Phils don't seem very interested in trading Hamels, but they should be

    CBSSports.com "Everyone who has talked to the Phillies about star left-hander Cole Hamels comes to the same conclusion: Philliy isn't serious about trading the lefty. The Phillies are said to have requested packages of multiple top prospects from at least the Dodgers, Red Sox and Yankees, with no suggestion..." July 30

  • Exploring the Hamels-to-Dodgers trade possibility

    CSN Philly "National reports surfaced Monday night that the Phillies "have made Cole Hamels available" and the Dodgers are interested. It makes sense since L.A. is one of few teams -- maybe the only team -- equipped with the finances and elite prospects to pull off a blockbuster for the Phils' lefty..." July 29

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: Phillies have made Cole Hamels available on trade market, although price remains high. Dodgers interested. @FOXSports1

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Phillies announce that Tony Gwynn Jr was released.

  • Phillies schedule private workout with Cuban outfield prospect

    Philly.com "Phillies officials do not believe a long-term rebuilding process is necessary for a team hurtling toward another baseball-less October, but few methods exist to inject young talent. A trade is one. The amateur draft remains the most crucial. The international market is another avenue, although it..." July 28

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    Phillies Nation @philliesnation

    RT @PatGallen_975: The Phillies have announced that Tony Gwynn Jr has been released.

  • Stock Watch: Lester enters fray; Phils' Lee, Howard may be untradeable

    CBSSports.com "Red Sox ace Jon Lester zooms to the top in his first week of consideration in a trade-deadline edition of Stock Watch. With the Red Sox now listening to overtures on their ace, Lester is now finally eligible to make the prestigious list in July; there's no doubt he qualifies based on..." July 28

  • Diamondbacks break game open in win over Phillies

    Arizona Republic "As is becoming yearly tradition, the Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies went to extra innings the night before a day game, with the Diamondbacks again pulling out a win, this one in 10 innings on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. The two teams went 18 innings last fall, also an Arizona..." July 27

  • Phillies 9, Diamondbacks 5

    CSN Philly "The Phillies unleashed some offense Friday night in beating the Arizona Diamondbacks, 9-5, at Citizens Bank Park. The Phils had 12 hits and were 6 for 15 with runners in scoring position. They are 45-58 on the season. Arizona is 44-49. Kyle Kendrick (5-10) opened the game with five..." July 26

  • Ruben Amaro shoots down Ryan Howard release talk

    CSN Philly "Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. emphatically shot down reports that the organization is considering releasing struggling slugger Ryan Howard after the season. “That is not something we are contemplating,” Amaro said Friday morning. “I don’t know where that’s coming from. “Our goal..." July 26

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Following up earlier tweet, #Phillies were the team sending scout to see #RedSox AA team this week - after Sox called on Hamels, source says

  • Pirates want no part of Burnett's player option, hurting trade chance

    CBSSports.com "The Phillies and A.J. Burnett wouldn't mind working out a deal for him to go to Pittsburgh, but the Pirates' interest, believed mild at best, might fall further if Burnett intends to pick up a player option for next year that's likely to be worth $12.75 million. The option is for $7.5 million..." July 24

  • Giants outlast Phillies, win 3-1

    San Jose Mercury News "Madison Bumgarner spent most of a 59-minute rain delay Wednesday in the dugout, staying warm in the moist summer air. As he headed out to the bullpen to prepare to throw again, manager Bruce Bochy called general manager Brian Sabean. With a depleted bullpen, a steady downpour and a day game the..." July 24

  • Report: Phillies considering releasing Ryan Howard

    Rumors & Rants "A few years ago Ryan Howard was one of the most feared hitters in baseball, and now he’s on the verge of being out of the game altogether. On Wednesday a report surfaced claiming that the Philadelphia Phillies are considering paying the rest of Howard’s contract and releasing him after the..." July 24

  • Ryan Howard has officially been benched by the Phillies

    Hardball Talk "Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reported yesterday that the Phillies have considered releasing struggling first baseman Ryan Howard with more than $60 million remaining on his contract and today is the day it becomes totally clear that the former MVP has been benched. Philadelphia is facing a..." July 24

  • Carlos Ruiz rejoins Phillies after concussion

    Hardball Talk "Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is off the disabled list after missing the past month with a concussion. Ruiz hit poorly on a minor-league rehab assignment at Single-A, going 3-for-17 (.176) with three strikeouts and one walk in five games, but he’s avoided any post-concussion symptoms and the..." July 23

  • Giants rally for 9-6 win over Phillies in 14

    CSN Bay Area "Buster Posey made everyone work deep into the night. Brandon Crawford made sure it was worth the effort. And closer Tim Lincecum – yes, you read that right – led the handshake line after recording his first career save. For the second consecutive night, the Giants bullpen was a succession of..." July 23

  • Ryan Howard sits; future with team a major question

    CSN Philly "Slumping Ryan Howard was not in the Phillies’ starting lineup against a left-handed pitcher for the second time in six post-all-star break games on Wednesday night, and his future with the team is in serious question. Manager Ryne Sandberg would not use the word “platoon,” but that’s exactly..." July 23

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Rival evaluators saying July 31 trade deadline doesn't apply to Cliff Lee, because he'll clear waivers; guaranteed $48m for next 1 1/3 yrs.

  • Phillies vets Rollins, Utley tune out trade talk

    CSN Philly "Even though the media -- social, mainstream and otherwise -- is a abuzz with the potential for an active trade deadline for the Phillies, the players have been able to ignore most of the chatter. Burrowed into a cocoon where TV and computers are used for watching video on hitting and pitchers,..." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • Giants beat Phillies 7-4

    San Jose Mercury News "Ryan Vogelsong pitched on an island for a month, getting zero run support in four consecutive starts. Besieged by the flu Monday, Vogelsong finally broke down and had a clunker. Naturally, this was the night he received help from every corner of the clubhouse. The Giants pounded out 15 hits and..." July 22

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    To date, Phillies telling other teams Cole Hamels is not available.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Tigers showing interest in Phillies LHP Bastardo, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. Keeping tabs on all relievers -- including Papelbon.

  • Source: Nothing brewing on Sox-Hamels deal

    ESPN Boston "The Cole Hamels-to-the-Sox rumors, while making some modicum of sense, shouldn’t be taken too seriously, one major league source said Monday. The Phillies are actively shopping Cliff Lee, who came off the disabled list Monday night to start against the Giants, and are much more apt to keep Hamels...." July 22

  • Blue Jays, Giants “taking their best shot” at Chase Utley

    Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe drops the following blurb in his weekly Sunday notes column … Chase Uthttp://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/20/blue-jays-giants-taking-their-best-shot-at-chase-utley/ley, 2B, Phillies — Right now it doesn’t appear that Utley is going anywhere because he..." July 21

  • The eyes of baseball focus on Cliff Lee tonight

    CSN Philly "The market for starting pitchers will get a little more interesting on Monday night. Actually it could get a lot more interesting if Cliff Lee pitches well. The left-hander will come off the disabled list to face the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a four-game series at Citizens Bank..." July 21

  • While Orioles are interested, Pirates could be better fit for A.J. Burnett

    Philly.com "The market for A.J. Burnett last winter was limited because the 37-year-old righthander preferred to play near his Monkton, Md., home. The Phillies offered Burnett $16 million with a limited no-trade clause, and he signed in February. Burnett has pitched to a 4.08 ERA in 21 starts, which does..." July 21

  • Reds interested in Marlon Byrd and Antonio Bastardo

    CSN Philly "The trade deadline is getting closer. You can hear it in the answers that Ruben Amaro Jr. is giving to questions. “I'm not going to go through a trade deadline discussion every day,” the Phillies' general manager said before Saturday night’s game against the Braves at Turner Field. “The only..." July 21

  • Two runs enough for 'filthy' Hamels in Phils' win over Braves

    CSN Philly "Ryne Sandberg is not known for being the master of quips, but he did get off a pretty good one after Cole Hamels picked up his fourth win of the season in a tight 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. “He wanted run support, we’ll give him run support,” the Phillies' manager..." July 20

  • The curious case of Boston's reported interest in Cole Hamels

    CBSSports.com "No one can really be blamed for making a play for a great pitcher like Phillies star left-hander Cole Hamels. But in the case of the Red Sox, who have shown interest in Hamels according to the Boston Globe and others, it's maybe just a littler bit harder to understand. Boston offered its own..." July 20

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Phillies and Orioles have had very preliminary talks on a trade that would send A.J. Burnett to Baltimore, sources tell @FOXSports1.

  • While Orioles are interested, Pirates could be better fit for A.J. Burnett

    Philly.com "The market for A.J. Burnett last winter was limited because the 37-year-old righthander preferred to play near his Monkton, Md., home. The Phillies offered Burnett $16 million with a limited no-trade clause, and he signed in February. Burnett has pitched to a 4.08 ERA in 21 starts, which does..." July 20

  • Phillies GM Amaro looks to improve through deals

    CSN Philly "The trade deadline is getting closer. You can hear it in the answers that Ruben Amaro Jr. is giving to questions. “I'm not going to go through a trade deadline discussion every day,” the Phillies' general manager said before Saturday night’s game against the Braves at Turner Field. “The only..." July 20

  • Braves 6, Phillies 4

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "You can’t ask for better two-out results. The Braves had nine of 10 hits and five of six runs come with two outs en route to a 6-4 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night at Turner Field. The victory, coupled with the Washington Nationals’ loss to the Milwaukee Brewers,..." July 19

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Phils prefer to trade John Mayberry over JP Crawford

  • Growing sense is Phillies would prefer to trade Lee than Hamels

    CBSSports.com "The strong belief, based on talks so far with the Phillies, is that the team would much prefer to trade Cliff Lee than Cole Hamels. But, as one rival GM said, "Cliff Lee isn't pitching. So how can you make a deal for him today?" That is a fair point, but Lee is expected back soon from an..." July 18

  • Source: Phillies not looking to trade Hamels

    WEEI Boston "According a major league source, the Phillies are currently showing no inclination to trade Cole Hamels. Hamels has been the subject of rumors involving the Red Sox recently, with the Boston Globe suggesting the Red Sox might be viewing the lefty as a top-of-the-rotation replacement for Jon..." July 18

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    Mark Saxon @markasaxon

    Spoke to a baseball source today who said he expects the #Dodgers to pursue Jonathan Papelbon

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    Matt Gelb @MattGelb

    Carlos Ruiz (concussion) will play for single-A Clearwater on Thursday, so he could return next week.