Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Franco to see major test in Strasburg

Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON -- Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg says that he wants to get Maikel Franco 50-60 at-bats this month and that means doing more than just playing against lefthanders. So Franco will receive a major test tonight when he’s batting eighth against Washington Nationals righthander Stephen... Read more

For Kyle Kendrick, September is meaningful

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 10:54 PM
ATLANTA — The Braves took batting practice in a rainstorm Tuesday afternoon, a sight that prompted two Phillies players to dash up the dugout tunnel for verification. This was an unusual event, perhaps Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez's idea of punishment after being no-hit Monday. "Obviously... Read more

Pat Gillick: Ruben Amaro Jr. 'absolutely' will remain Phillies general manager

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 5:46 PM
ATLANTA — Pat Gillick was at home in Seattle last week when a member of the Phillies ownership group extended an offer to become the team's interim president and CEO while David Montgomery tended to his health. The Hall of Fame executive agreed, and he joined the Phillies on Tuesday at Turner... Read more

Maikel Franco bats seventh for Phillies in major-league debut

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 3:25 PM
ATLANTA — Maikel Franco, the Phillies' youngest position player in 14 years, will make his major-league debut Tuesday at third base. He will bat seventh. Franco makes his debut at 22 years, 7 days old. The Dominican infielder signed in 2010 for $100,000 and burst onto prospect lists last season... Read more

Sources: Phillies will promote prospect Maikel Franco to majors

Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:22 PM
ATLANTA — The Phillies will promote prospect Maikel Franco, two sources said, to make him the team's youngest position player since Jimmy Rollins debuted in 2000. Franco, 22, could start Tuesday at Turner Field against Braves lefthander Mike Minor. The Dominican infielder is expected to be among... Read more

Burnett has shown durability, but not consistency

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 7:46 PM
NEW YORK -- Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg likes to look at the positive. In the past when asked about what he has liked about Kyle Kendrick, he has cited the righthander’s durability. When asked after Sunday’s 6-5 loss to the New York Mets at Citi Field, what he felt about A.J. Burnett’s... Read more

Phillies release Marquis

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 11:50 AM
NEW YORK -- The Phillies released righthander Jason Marquis, who was attempting to make a comeback to the majors while pitching at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Marquis underwent Tommy John surgery in July of 2013. He signed a minor league contract with the Phillies in June The 36-year-old Marquis, who... Read more

Phillies Minor League Details

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 10:07 AM
1. Lakewood utility man Willians Astudillo was named to the South Atlantic League postseason all-star team. More important, Astudillo, who turns 23 in October, is in the hunt to win the South Atlantic League batting crown. With the season ending Monday, he entered the weekend hitting a league-high... Read more

Phillies will summon five to six players for September

Friday, August 29, 2014, 5:20 PM
NEW YORK — The Phillies will promote five to six players for September, Ryne Sandberg said. Rosters can be expanded Monday, but most of those additions will likely not come until Tuesday once the minor-league season has concluded. Decisions were reached on the players, but Sandberg declined... Read more

Phillies president David Montgomery takes medical leave of absence

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 3:51 PM
David Montgomery, the Phillies' president since 1997, will take a medical leave of absence from his role as the team's chief executive. Former general manager Pat Gillick will assume Montgomery's duties, the team said Thursday. The announcement comes at a tumultuous time for the franchise, which will... Read more
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