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Archive: September, 2012

Amaro: Frandsen unlikely to return as a regular this season

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 6:36 PM
Kevin Frandsen's season is not over, but general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. indicated Tuesday that the stress fracture that has kept the third baseman out of the starting lineup for seven straight games is severe enough that he will not be able to return as a regular in the lineup for the remainder of... Read more

Approach final 3 weeks with realism

Monday, September 10, 2012, 10:29 AM
The Phillies won two games Sunday and slipped closer to elimination. Yes, it's true. While most of what you heard was overwhelming positivity about a potential miracle run at the second wild card berth, the Phillies' tragic number dipped to 17. Any combination of 17 St. Louis wins and Philadelphia... Read more

Darin Ruf not in Monday's lineup

Monday, September 10, 2012, 3:12 PM
The most ballyhooed 26-year-old double-A first baseman in Phillies history is not in Charlie Manuel's lineup Monday. Darin Ruf was added to the roster following Sunday's doubleheader. Manuel said Ruf could start Monday against Marlins lefty Wade LeBlanc. Instead, Ty Wigginton is manning left field... Read more

Video: Phillies take doubleheader from Rockies

Monday, September 10, 2012, 12:32 AM
Video: The Phillies swept the Colorado Rockies in a doubleheader on Sunday, winning the first game 3-2 and the second, 7-4. The Inquirer's Bob Brookover reports from Philadelphia. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Read more

Phillies chat with Bob Brookover

Sunday, September 9, 2012, 8:27 PM
Join the Inquirer's Bob Brookover as he takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning Monday at 2 p.m. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat! Read more

Frandsen slowed by stress fracture

Saturday, September 8, 2012, 5:40 PM
The most successful big-league stint of Kevin Frandsen’s career has hit a snag. Frandsen, hitting .336 in 34 games since joining the Phillies in late July, did not start for the third straight game Saturday night and the Phillies said an MRI examination revealed that the third baseman has a... Read more

Lee Getting Stronger As Season Winds Down

Saturday, September 8, 2012, 12:29 AM
While it hasn’t been the season he had envisioned, Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee been pitching some of his best baseball of late. Lee didn’t earn the decision in Friday’s 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies, but that is nothing new. It was his 14th no-decision of the year. Yet this... Read more

Carlos Ruiz activated, Placido Polanco put on disabled list

Friday, September 7, 2012, 3:02 PM
The Phillies activated catcher Carlos Ruiz from the disabled list and placed third baseman Placido Polanco on the 15-day disabled list with lower back inflammation. Ruiz had plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He last played Aug. 2. This season he is batting .335 with 14 home runs and 58 RBIs. Ruiz... Read more

September bullpen is crowded

Sunday, September 2, 2012, 9:36 AM
ATLANTA — In keeping with the promise of bullpen tryouts, the Phillies will add two more unproven arms from the minors for September looks. Lefthander Jake Diekman and righthander Justin De Fratus were both recalled from triple-A Lehigh Valley and will be available Sunday. That puts the Phillies'... Read more

Ruiz's return not guaranteed

Saturday, September 1, 2012, 4:46 PM
ATLANTA — Every other day, Carlos Ruiz tests the partially torn muscle in his right foot by running. "Nice and easy," Ruiz said Saturday after catching a Kyle Kendrick bullpen session. There is but one month to play in a lost season and Ruiz remains steadfast in his goal of returning. Phillies... Read more
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