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Freddy Galvis, Mike Adams nearing returns

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5:42 PM
The Phillies will receive reinforcements in the form of Freddy Galvis and Mike Adams over the coming days. Galvis, who was sidelined at the end of spring training by an MRSA infection, could be activated Friday for the series opener vs. Miami. Adams will pitch Saturday for triple-A Lehigh Valley. That... Read more

All signs point to Jonathan Pettibone starting Saturday

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 5:10 PM
Ryne Sandberg said he knows who will start Saturday for the Phillies, but he was not ready to reveal the decision Wednesday. All signs, nonetheless, point to Jonathan Pettibone earning the promotion. David Buchanan was eliminated from contention when he threw 93 pitches Tuesday for triple-A Lehigh... Read more

Game 8: Chase Utley remains absent

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 3:16 PM
Chase Utley will not play for the second straight game because of the flu. Utley, who started feeling sick Sunday in Chicago, was not available to even pinch-hit Tuesday. Manager Ryne Sandberg benched another of his infielders, Cody Asche. The 23-year-old third baseman worked with numerous coaches... Read more

Hamels may return in two weeks

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:49 PM
Cole Hamels joined his teammates Tuesday for opening festivities at Citizens Bank Park, and he could return to the rotation in two weeks' time. Hamels said his arm strength has progressed faster than originally expected. He thought he would need six minor-league starts, now it could require just five... Read more

Game 7: Chase Utley has the flu

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 12:38 PM
The Phillies will christen the 11th year at Citizens Bank Park without Chase Utley. Their second baseman has the flu, according to the team, and will not be at the ballpark Tuesday. The Phillies will play with 24 men for the third time in their first seven games. That prompted some lineup shuffling... Read more

Phillies postpone home opener until Tuesday

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1:53 PM
CHICAGO — The Phillies postponed their home opener against Milwaukee more than 25 hours before the scheduled first pitch at Citizens Bank Park. The game, originally scheduled for 3:05 p.m. Monday, will be played Tuesday at 4:05 p.m. The decision was made Sunday afternoon, the team said, because... Read more

Jake Diekman's importance in Phillies bullpen grows

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 12:21 PM
CHICAGO — Jake Diekman threw 65 pitches in four of the Phillies' first five games, so he will likely be excused from the sixth on Sunday. The lanky lefty emerged, in less than a week, as Ryne Sandberg's most trusted middle reliever for tight situations. There is an obvious reason. "Unbelievable... Read more

Jimmy Rollins will return Saturday

Friday, April 4, 2014, 12:40 PM
CHICAGO — The original lineup posted by Ryne Sandberg in the visitors' clubhouse at Wrigley Field included Jimmy Rollins playing shortstop and batting second. An hour later, Rollins was removed from the lineup because of an "internal miscommunication." Rollins will arrive in Chicago sometime... Read more

Cole Hamels to pitch Sunday for single-A Clearwater

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 6:56 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Cole Hamels will start his official rehab assignment Sunday for single-A Clearwater, and a return later this month looks increasingly probable. Hamels, who is recovering from biceps tendinitis and subsequent fatigued arm, said at the end of spring training that he expected... Read more

Jimmy Rollins leaves Phillies for birth of child

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 6:39 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Ryne Sandberg did not know his shortstop had departed the Phillies until a few hours before Wednesday's first pitch. Jimmy Rollins may not return until Monday, as his wife, Johari, will soon give birth to the couple's second child. "He had a reason to go today," Sandberg said... Read more
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