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Archive: December, 2011

Phillies waive infielder

Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 2:07 PM
The Phillies have waived infielder Carlos Rivero to clear a roster spot for shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Rivero, 23, was claimed by the Washington Nationals. He hit .270 with 16 home runs and 71 RBI in 136 games with Double A Reading and Triple A Lehigh Valley last season. He played seven games in Triple... Read more

Wade rejoins Phillies organization

Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 10:23 AM
Former Phillies and Astros general manager Ed Wade has re-joined the Phillies as a special consultant to the baseball operations department, the team said. "Ed had a very positive impact on the success we had in 2008 and his experience and knowledge will be a solid addition to what I feel is as good... Read more

Rollins signs deal with Phillies

Monday, December 19, 2011, 5:13 PM
Jimmy Rollins has signed a 3-year, $33 million contract with the Phillies, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced today. Rollins, 33, the longest-tenured professional athlete in Philadelphia, has a vesting option for 2015 at $11 million. If it is not vested, the club option would be $8 million... Read more

Pence ready to go after offseason surgery

Sunday, December 18, 2011, 9:40 PM
Phillies rightfielder Hunter Pence underwent sports-hernia surgery soon after the Phillies’ elimination. He did about 3 weeks of rehab in Philly and the rest in Houston, where he resides in the offseason, owns a baseball academy and continues to be involved in the community. “The recovery... Read more

Willis signing official

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 4:05 PM
The Phillies have made the signing of Dontrelle Willis to a 1-year deal official, after Willis passed his physical today. He will speak to reporters later this afternoon. Willis, 29, made 13 starts for the Cincinnati Reds last season, going 1-6 with a 5.00 ERA. In 11 of his 13 starts, he posted a... Read more

Gailey comes home after trade for Francisco

Monday, December 12, 2011, 10:27 PM
The Phillies traded Ben Francisco today to Toronto for minor league lefty reliever Frank Gailey. Gailey, 26, who split the season between Single A and Double A in the Blue Jays' system is graduate of Archbishop Carroll and West Chester University. The Daily News caught up with him about the trade... Read more

Phillies trade Francisco

Monday, December 12, 2011, 12:49 PM
On the day teams had to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players, the Phillies traded outfielder Ben Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for minor league lefthanded reliever Frank Gailey. Gailey, 26, is a product of Archbishop Carroll and West Chester University. He was a 23rd-round... Read more

Options dwindling for Rollins, Phillies

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 3:28 PM
If you thought Jimmy Rollins' re-signing with the Phillies was inevitable a couple of days ago, the recent signings of Alex Gonzalez and Rafael Furcal by the Brewers and the Cardinals make it a stone-cold lock. If you believe the Phillies when they express a willingness to enter the season with Freddy... Read more

Phillies offer 3 more spring training invites

Friday, December 9, 2011, 4:27 PM
The Phillies have signed three additional players to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training as non-roster players. Here are the bios courtest of the Phillies: Dave Bush, RHP – An eight-year major league veteran, Bush began the 2011 season with the Texas Rangers... Read more

Gio Gonzalez: Compelling, sensible, but unlikely

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 1:14 PM
The latest buzz out of the winter meetings is that the Phillies and Athletics discussed a trade for Oakland lefty Gio Gonzalez, with Domonic Brown mentioned by Fox's Ken Rosenthal as one of the pieces involved. The questions: 1) Why would the Phillies do such a thing? Pretty simple: Gonzalez, who... Read more
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