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Archive: June, 2011

Contreras placed on DL

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 1:14 PM
The Phillies today placed righthanded relief pitcher José Contreras on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain, retroactive to June 20. To fill Contreras' spot on the 25-man roster, the Phillies brought up lefthander Juan Perez from Triple A Lehigh Valley. Contreras, 39, who started... Read more

Introducing Braden Shull

Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 7:14 PM
Most years, the Phillies have a player or two who they hope to lure out of a college commitment. A couple of years ago, they worked out Jon Pettibone at Dodgers Stadium, hoping to convince him to forgo a scholarship to Southern Cal. It worked, although a signing bonus in the neighborhood of half a... Read more

Worley to start Friday

Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 5:50 PM
Vance Worley will remain in the Phillies rotation as Kyle Kendrick moves back to the bullpen, pitching coach Rich Dubee said today. Worley threw a bullpen session at Busch Stadium in preparation for his next start, which will come against the Athletics on Friday. Worley pitched five innings against... Read more

Polanco retains lead in NL All-Star voting

Monday, June 20, 2011, 8:01 PM
The Phillies’ Placido Polanco retained his healthy lead at third base in the National League, according to the latest totals of fan voting released yesterday. Polanco has 2,599,925 votes, with Atlanta’s Chipper Jones second at 1,558,895. Chase Utley is third at second base with 1,827... Read more

Friday starter TBA, updated rotation

Sunday, June 19, 2011, 5:34 PM
Still no word from the Phillies on the identity of Friday's starter against the Athletics. The options are Vance Worley and Kyle Kendrick. Kendrick looked sharper in his most recent start, a seven-inning effort against the Marlins in which he struck out five and allowed one run. Worley held the Mariners... Read more

Oswalt's fastball, etc.

Saturday, June 18, 2011, 1:43 AM
For a team that had won its previous seven games and was facing a pretty tough pitcher, the Phillies had a surprisingly bitter vibe flowing through the clubhouse after a 4-2 loss to the Mariners Friday night. I'm guessing it had something to do with Doug Eddings strike zone, which did not appear to... Read more

Cardinals reportedly interested in Romero

Friday, June 17, 2011, 11:27 AM
Perhaps the Phillies could see J.C. Romero sooner than they thought. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a team source said the Cardinals planned to investigate Romero's availability. The lefty reliever was designated for assignment after yesterday's game, meaning the Phillies have 10 days to... Read more

DeFratus, Aumont, Savery get promotions

Thursday, June 16, 2011, 2:04 PM
The Phillies have promoted four players from Reading to Triple A Lehigh Valley and moved former first-round pick Joe Savery from Clearwater to Reading. Cody Overbeck, who is currently leading the Eastern League in home runs (18) and RBIs (46), reliever Justin De Fratus, righthander Philippe Aumont... Read more

Domonic Brown's new leg kick

Thursday, June 16, 2011, 12:24 PM
Here's a quick supplement to our notebook item on Domonic Brown's new leg kick. The top row of both sets of pictures show Brown's sequence in his first at-bat of the 2011 season, a groundout on an 88 mile per hour fastball from Rangers righthander Colby Lewis. The bottom row of both sets show Brown's... Read more

Kruk to be inducted to Phils' Wall of Fame

Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 4:32 PM
John Kruk will become the 33rd Phillies alumnus to be inducted into the team's Wall of Fame. Kruk, who played first base on the 1993 NL championship team, will be inducted on Friday, Aug. 12, before the Phillies play the Nationals. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of... Read more
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