Monday, December 22, 2014

In thin catcher market, Carlos Ruiz is one trade option

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 10:44 AM
The first major free-agent domino fell Monday when Russell Martin signed with Toronto for five years and $82 million, a contract that forces other teams to pursue their needs at catcher through a trade. There are no other available starting catchers in free agency. The Pirates — Martin's former... Read more

Franco off to hot start in winter ball

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 4:41 PM
PHOENIX -- Maikel Franco is the one young major-league ready player the Phillies have with superstar potential, so they are obviously encouraged that he is displaying his immense talent right now with his winter ball team in the Dominican Republic. “It’s important for us for him to play... Read more

Biddle leaves winter ball team with sore elbow

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 4:08 PM
PHOENIX - The plan was for Jesse Biddle to go to Puerto Rico and make up some of the innings he lost during his disastrous 2014 season in the Phillies' minor-league system. Like so many of the team's recent plans, it went awry. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday at the general managers meetings... Read more

Ryan Howard to Royals is highly unlikely

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 1:28 PM
PHOENIX - A report surfaced Monday night from USA Today that the Kansas City Royals have had internal discussions about acquiring Ryan Howard from the Phillies, but a baseball source with knowledge of the situation said it is highly unlikely that it will happen. The source said that the Royals have... Read more

All Phillies coaches will return in 2015

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 2:19 PM
The Phillies offered their entire coaching staff a chance to return for 2015, and all seven coaches have accepted. Those coaches had this month to seek employment elsewhere, but the team reached contract agreements Wednesday, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced. Manager Ryne Sandberg praised... Read more

Phillies chat with Matt Gelb

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 2:53 AM
The Inquirer's Matt Gelb takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning at noon on Wednesday. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Read more

Phillies waive B.J. Rosenberg

Monday, October 27, 2014, 2:27 PM
The Phillies continued to trim from their 40-man roster Monday by removing inconsistent reliever B.J. Rosenberg. The 29-year-old righthander cleared waivers and was outrighted to triple-A Lehigh Valley. Rosenberg can elect free agency. He appeared in just 13 games last season for the Phillies with... Read more

Phillies prospect Adam Morgan to continue rehab at Arizona Fall League

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 9:21 AM
There is promising news for Adam Morgan, a lefthanded Phillies pitching prospect who missed the entire 2014 season with a shoulder injury: Morgan will log some innings in Arizona Fall League games. Morgan was added to the Scottsdale Scorpions roster Wednesday, the league announced. He underwent shoulder... Read more

Cliff Lee progresses; Carlos Ruiz, Ben Revere undergo surgery

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 1:35 PM
Two Phillies underwent surgery, another has one planned, and an expensive arm passed a recent test. Cliff Lee underwent yet another MRI on his strained left elbow last Friday. The examination "yielded positive results as his flexor tendon is healing well," the team said in a statement. Lee remains... Read more

Phillies chat with Matt Gelb

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 3:01 AM
The Inquirer's Matt Gelb takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning at noon on Wednesday. Have a question? Tweet @MattGelb for possible use in a future mailbag. Read more
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