Friday, December 19, 2014

Phillies scouting director Marti Wolever discusses NCAA, Ben Wetzler suspension

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 6:55 PM
It was always heat of the moment moral indignation more than rational thought that said the Phillies would somehow suffer significant consequences for whatever role they played in the NCAA suspension of Oregon State Ben Wetzler for using an agent during their negotiations with him last year. Under... Read more

Amaro: Franco 'not ready to be a big leaguer'

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 5:54 PM
When the Phillies reported to spring training a little over three months ago, the depth at third base was minimal. There was incumbent Cody Asche, who played 50 games as a rookie at the position last year. There was Kevin Frandsen, who was never known for his defense, which was one of the reasons... Read more

Might the Phillies consider sending Dom Brown to the minors?

Friday, May 23, 2014, 9:18 AM
During my years traveling regularly with the Phillies, it sometimes rankled me when writers back home would cherry pick a quote from afar and make a big deal about it without having been privvy to the proper context. So that's exactly what I'm about to do (although, in my defense, I must point out... Read more

Revere returns to starting lineup

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:30 PM
Ben Revere wasn’t the latest victim of Shake Shack, like his manager Ryne Sandberg the weekend before. Revere said the culprit of his diminished energy and 10-pound weight loss last weekend was a bad batch of spinach. He showed up to the ballpark last Friday and immediately got sick. On Saturday... Read more

Ruf hoping for opportunity

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 5:10 PM
Darin Ruf may just be making a cameo appearance in the major leagues. Ruf was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday morning. On Wednesday afternoon, manager Ryne Sandberg admitted Ruf could be with the team just during the three-day period before the Phillies need to make another roster... Read more

Ruf recalled from Triple-A

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 11:03 AM
Following Tuesday night's game in Miami, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said that Cliff Lee would be placed on the disabled list with an elbow strain. The GM didn't announce the candidates likely to replace Lee, but since the Phillies don't need that starting pitcher (likely Triple-A righthander... Read more

Lee placed on DL with elbow strain

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 11:43 PM
Cliff Lee has arm trouble. So much so that he felt discomfort turning the door knob at his house. But in the span of five hours in Miami on Tuesday night, the Phillies could at least count themselves somewhat grateful their $120 million All-Star lefthander isn’t headed toward the same path as... Read more

Cliff Lee placed on 15-day disabled list

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 6:20 PM
Cliff Lee has arm trouble. So much so that he felt discomfort turning the doorknob at his house. But in the span of 5 hours in Miami last night, the Phillies could at least count themselves somewhat grateful their $120 million All-Star lefthander isn't headed toward the same path as the Marlins' Jose... Read more

Montgomery hospitalized after cancer surgery

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 1:29 PM
MIAMI - Phillies team president David Montgomery remained hospitalized after undergoing surgery to remove cancer from his right jaw bone, the Daily News learned yesterday morning. Montgomery, who turns 68 next month, is expected to make a full recovery. The surgery, which was performed at Thomas... Read more

Ryno not committing to Ruiz toward top of lineup

Friday, May 16, 2014, 5:55 PM
After his team was shut out on Wednesday afternoon, Ryne Sandberg said he's take the scheduled day off on Thursday to think about a lineup change. It was the third time his team had been shutout in nine games and the Phillies had lost seven of nine games overall. Sandberg shook up his lineup Friday... Read more
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