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Phillies announce Opening Day roster

Saturday, March 30, 2013, 11:23 AM
Phillippe Aumont won the final spot in the Phillies bullpen two days before Opening Day. That's the biggest news in the team's finalized 25-man roster. Well, and the team is keeping Rule 5 pick Ender Inciarate, for now. (The Phils would like to add a veteran outfielder, which may come available as... Read more

Dubee happy with Halladay's spring finale

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4:07 PM
Here is a transcript of pitching coach Rich Dubee talking about Roy Halladay's outing against the Blue Jays today: On his overall impression of Halladay's spring: Of course he had the big speed bump with the flu I think that kind of set him back. But I think over the last couple of times he's gaining... Read more

Frandsen says he's OK after getting hit in wrist

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 3:18 PM
In the third inning of Wednesday's game in Lakeland, Kevin Frandsen fell to the ground after a Justin Verlander fastball came in high and tight. It hit him in the hand. Frandsen eventually got up and took first base, but he was replaced by Pete Orr at third base when the bottom half of the inning... Read more

Phillies 2013 preview: How Chase Utley ranks among NL No. 3 hitters

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 2:59 PM
Here is how the Phillies compare to the rest of the National League in the three-hole, base on the total number of bases a player creates divided by the total number of outs he creates, using the last three years as the sample size (see the previous post for a more thorough explanation). - Joey... Read more

Phillies 2013 Preview: Ranking the NL leadoff hitters

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 12:28 PM
I’m supposed to complete all of my stories for our Opening Day preview section and send them to my sports editor today, which means I am just now getting to work on them (hi Chuck!). Because I have spent the last 40 some odd days watching Phillies baseball and talking to Phillies people, it is... Read more

Phillies chat with Ryan Lawrence

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 7:09 PM
The Daily News' Ryan Lawrence takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning at noon on Wednesday. On a mobile device? Click HERE to follow along and submit questions. Read more

Phillies release Aaron Cook, depth at starter takes hit

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 11:38 AM
The Phillies have released righthander Aaron Cook, who was eligible for a $100,000 bonus if he accepted an assignment to the minor leagues. Assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said the Phillies decided on their own to release Cook rather than pay him the bonus. Cook, a veteran sinkerballer... Read more

Galvis diversifies portfolio

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 9:13 AM
Although no official Opening Day roster has been set, Freddy Galvis has a job. His spot was all but guaranteed when veteran infielder Yuniesky Betancourt was released on Sunday. Galvis might need to invest in a new glove before Monday's opener though. For the second time in four days, Galvis is playing... Read more

John Lannan allows 12 runs in four innings in final spring start

Monday, March 25, 2013, 3:17 PM
The hits kept on coming. And coming. And coming. The Toronto Blue Jays' new-look lineup lived up to its billing against Phillies lefty John Lannan, who allowed 12 runs in four innings of work in his final Grapefruit League start. Lannan allowed two home runs to Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia and... Read more

Revere, Rollins still rotating at top of order

Monday, March 25, 2013, 8:35 AM
Charlie Manuel's batting order has been a topic of conversation throughout spring training, and with one week to go before the regular season it still isn't clear if he has made up his mind on how to handle the leadoff spot that for the last decade has been manned by Jimmy Rollins. Rollins and speedy... Read more
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