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Intriguing Herrera among early arrivals at Phillies camp

Monday, February 16, 2015, 2:31 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Odubel Herrera carried his equipment bag into Steve Carlton field on Monday morning when a woman stopped him. She asked the Phillies prospect if he was a college student. Herrera told her he was part of the team. His first year here, he said. "You're a player? You're lying," she... Read more

Blanton signs minor league deal with Royals

Friday, February 13, 2015, 2:25 PM
Former Phillies starter Joe Blanton, who hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2013 and retired in April, is attempting a comeback with the Kansas City Royals. The Royals on Friday signed Blanton to a minor league contract that comes with an invitation to major league spring training. The 34-year-old... Read more

#OnDeck: Assessing the Phillies’ opening day bullpen options

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 8:28 AM
As the Phillies attempt to rebuild their aging roster, the biggest question they face when it comes to their bullpen regards whether they can pull off a trade involving their $13-million-per-year closer. Relief pitching is about the one position group the team doesn't need to worry much about entering... Read more

2015 MLB Draft order cemented; Phillies to officially pick 10th

Monday, February 9, 2015, 7:56 PM
The order for June's draft was cemented Monday with the San Diego Padres' reported agreement with James Shields, and the Phillies will officially pick 10th, as was previously expected. The full order was not set in stone until Shields went off the board because of the first-round pick compensation... Read more

#OnDeck: Behind Ruiz, Phillies lack depth behind the plate

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 9:13 AM
With exactly two weeks until the Phillies hold their first workout in Clearwater, the roster for Year 1 of the team's rebuild is coming into clearer focus. And as spring training nears, the Phillies remain paper thin at several positions needed to field a baseball team. One is shortstop, a position... Read more

Baseball America: Zach Eflin the Phillies' No. 4 prospect

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 10:45 AM
Baseball America released on Wednesday its updated Top 10 prospect rankings for each team to reflect the offseason to date. Given the December trades of Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers and Marlon Byrd to the Reds, the publication's list of the Phillies' top prospects looks a little different than a couple... Read more

Matt Stairs elected to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 10:04 AM
Matt Stairs, he of 2008 NLCS Game 4 fame, was elected Wednesday to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Stairs' induction class also features Carlos Delgado, Felipe Alou, Corey Koskie and Bob Elliott. The induction ceremony will take place June 13 in St. Marys, Ontario. Stairs, 46 and a color commentator... Read more

Phillies chat with Jake Kaplan

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 9:49 AM
Join the Inquirer's Jake Kaplan as he takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning Wednesday at noon. Read more

Kendrick reportedly set to join Rockies on one-year deal

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 5:57 PM
Kyle Kendrick, who pitched in more than 200 games for the Phillies over the last eight seasons, has agreed to a free agent contract with the Colorado Rockies, according to multiple media reports. The deal is for one year and $5.5 million in base salary, according to Yahoo! Sports. The 30-year-old... Read more

Phillies to bring eight guest instructors to spring training

Monday, February 2, 2015, 3:26 PM
In addition to Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt and former manager Charlie Manuel, the Phillies are bringing six other former players to Clearwater later this month. Roy Halladay, Greg Luzinski, Dave Hollins, Larry Anderson, Aaron Rowand and Dan Plesac will also serve as guest instructors during spring... Read more
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