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Phillies postpone Tuesday's game

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 4:45 PM
Minutes after the Phillies postponed Tuesday night's game, the drenching rains ceased for a brief moment. It was enough time for Cliff Lee, who donned a toque with his t-shirt and sweatpants, to play catch. The weather prevented anything more. Instead, Lee will start Wednesday against Atlanta. The... Read more

A.J. Burnett will pitch through hernia injury

Monday, April 14, 2014, 4:32 PM
A doctor injected A.J. Burnett with cortisone Monday morning to dull the pain in his groin. He advised the 37-year-old pitcher he will require surgery at some point to correct a small inguinal hernia. For Burnett, this was good news. "I'm going to go about Wednesday like nothing happened," Burnett... Read more

A.J. Burnett encouraged by bullpen session; will see doctor Monday

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 12:02 PM
Twice, A.J. Burnett felt pain from his groin Sunday morning while he threw a bullpen session. It did not linger. The 37-year-old righthander said everything went "better than expected." Still, he harbors fears of a larger problem, and that is why Burnett will see a doctor Monday. His Wednesday start... Read more

Rollins getting comfortable batting second

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 1:03 AM
Jimmy Rollins has had plenty of experience hitting second but has spent the majority of his career as a lead-off man. This year he has batted second in each of the nine games he has played and certainly looks comfortable in the role. After Rollins hit a walk-off solo home run during Saturday’s... Read more

Game11: Galvis earns first start

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 2:51 PM
Freddy Galvis, who made his first appearance when he replaced Cody Asche at third base in the sixth inning of Friday’s 6-3 win over the Miami Marlins, will get his first start at third in tonight’s game. Asche is batting .233. The Phillies are 4-6 after snapping a four-game losing streak... Read more

Burnett hoping groin soreness doesn’t lead to inactivity

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 12:04 AM
A.J. Burnett doesn’t feel that the groin soreness that had him lifted from Friday’s 6-3 win over the Miami Marlins was too serious. The 37-year-old Phillies righthander also knows that nothing can be taken for granted. So he will be examined on Saturday and eventually find out whether... Read more

Revere says rib injury is not serious

Friday, April 11, 2014, 5:08 PM
Saying he had a sore rib, Phillies centerfielder Ben Revere was not in the starting lineup for the first time this season in Friday’s game against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Revere, who said he hurt the rib making one of two diving catches on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers... Read more

Game 10: Gywnn earns first Phillies start in CF

Friday, April 11, 2014, 3:14 PM
Tony Gywnn Jr. will start for the second time as a Phillies tonight against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park and the first time in center field. Playing in place of Ben Revere, Gwynn will bat lead-off. Revere has a sore rib, but says it is nothing serious. The Phillies are looking to snap... Read more

VIDEO: Phillies left looking for answers

Friday, April 11, 2014, 6:09 AM
Matt Gelb of the Inquirer reports from Citizens Bank Park where the Phillies were swept by the Brewers. Read more

Jonathan Pettibone to start Saturday

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5:47 PM
Jonathan Pettibone will start Saturday's game, the first in which the Phillies require a fifth starter, but could make just two turns through the rotation. Pettibone, who battled shoulder soreness in spring training, earned the nod over David Buchanan and Jeff Manship. "Pettibone earned an opportunity... Read more
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