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Archive: June, 2010

Decisions on Utley, Polanco to wait until tomorrow

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 11:02 AM
Not much to report on Chase Utley and Placido Polanco, except that both will get second opinions on their respective injuries tomorrow. That, of course, means that we won't have a clear idea of a recovery timetable for either player until sometime tomorrow afternoon or evening. Utley is scheduled... Read more

Surgery still on table for Utley. . .More

Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 5:42 PM
The way assistant GM Scott Proefrock and head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan described it, the Phillies are in a holding pattern for the next 24 hours as second baseman Chase Utley travels back to Philadelphia to visit a hand specialist. His thumb injury has officially been diagnosed as a sprain... Read more

Slim Pickins - Available options to replace Utley or Polanco

Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 3:38 PM
The last time Chase Utley went on the disabled list, the Phillies quickly swung a trade with the White Sox for Tadahito Iguchi, who filled in admirably and helped keep the team's playoff chances alive. This time around, here is a look at some players who either are, or could be, available: 1. Mark... Read more

Utley, Polanco to DL -- What now?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 2:19 PM
It's too early to label it a crushing blow, because the exact extent of Chase Utley's thumb injury is still unknown. But an MRI revealed a sprain that is bad enough to warrant a trip to the disabled list, meaning the Phillies will be without their star second baseman for at least the next 15 days. Utley... Read more

MRI for Utley on Tuesday

Monday, June 28, 2010, 11:12 PM
In the wake of a 7-3 loss to the Reds that dropped them to 40-34 and 3.5 games behind the Braves in the NL East, the Phillies were left to hope that they didn't lose their star second baseman. Chase Utley injured his right thumb while sliding head first into second base while trying unsuccessfully... Read more

Manuel open-minded on Strasburg's All-Star candidacy

Monday, June 28, 2010, 6:57 PM
Charlie Manuel says he wants to win the All-Star game. He saw last season how his performance as manager of the NL Squad can directly impact his day job, as the AL beat the NL in the midsummer classic, guaranteeing the Yankees homefield advantage against the Phillies in the World Series. And if he... Read more

Elbow sidelines Polanco again

Sunday, June 27, 2010, 2:37 PM
For the second straight day, No. 2 hitter and third baseman Placido Polanco has been given the day off to rest his chronically ailing left elbow, which he aggravated on a dive Friday night. Polanco this morning told the Daily News that he felt better today than he did Saturday, which means he probably... Read more

Ryan Howard to DH tonight

Friday, June 25, 2010, 5:59 PM
Ryan Howard, who has started every game this season at first base, serves as designated hitter tonight (the game officially is a home game for the Jays, who were displaced by the G20 Summit in Toronto held near the SkyDome). Howard did not serve as DH in the Phillies’ 15 interleague games to... Read more

Domonic Brown promoted

Friday, June 25, 2010, 11:37 AM
The Phillies have promoted top prospect Domonic Brown to Triple A Lehigh Valley. Brown was hitting .318 with 15 home runs and 47 runs batted in for Double A Reading. He is scheduled to represent the Phillies in the Futures Game at the All-Star Game in Anaheim. Brown is expected to make his debut... Read more

Pre-game notes: Dobbs stays, line-up

Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 4:40 PM
Greg Dobbs will remain in the Phillies organization. The veteran left-handed hitter, designated for assignment yesterday, has cleared waivers and will accept an assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The move provides the Phillies with major-league-ready depth, and Dobbs with an opportunity to get regular... Read more
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