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Upon reinstatement from DL, Domonic Brown optioned to triple A

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 1:51 PM
ST. LOUIS --- The Phillies reinstated Domonic Brown from the disabled list and optioned him to triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, a day after manager Ryne Sandberg said he wasn't sure the rightfielder was ready to face major league pitching. Brown, back from left Achilles tendinitis, was just 5 for... Read more

Carlos Ruiz breaks out of slump in Phillies' win

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 12:22 AM
ST. LOUIS — Carlos Ruiz summoned Ryne Sandberg on Monday afternoon with a request. The Phillies veteran catcher, mired in a slump, wanted his manager to throw him early batting practice. Sandberg had yet to throw batting practice since the regular season began but threw it during spring training... Read more

Neris optioned; Pettibone transferred to 60-day DL

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 12:01 AM
ST. LOUIS --- Following their 4-1 win on Monday night, the Phillies optioned righthanded reliever Hector Neris back to triple-A Lehigh Valley and transferred righthander Jonathan Pettibone from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. The moves were to accomodate the addition of Severino... Read more

Harang won't dwell on his fast start

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 8:04 PM
Phillies righthander Aaron Harang doesn’t want to talk too much about his quick start this season, but statistically it is the best of his career. By a wide margin. Harang, whose next start is Wednesday in St. Louis against the Cardinals, is 2-1 with a 1.37 ERA and 0.80 WHIP. His previous best... Read more

Will injuries/ineffectiveness accelerate Hamels trade talks?

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 12:46 PM
St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright suffered a left Achilles and left ankle injury during Saturday's 5-3 win over the host Milwaukee Brewers. Could this give the Cardinals incentive to pursue Phillies leading trade chip Cole Hamels? There is no word on how long Wainwright will be out, but the... Read more

Galvis in today's Phillies lineup

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 11:06 AM
Shortstop Freddy Galvis is back in today’s Phillies lineup after leaving Saturday’s game following his sensational defensive play during Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the visiting Atlanta Braves. Galvis made an outstanding stab to his left of a Nick Markakis grounder and as while rolling... Read more

Freddy Galvis makes 'unbelievable' defensive play

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 12:48 AM
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg has seen his share of great defensive plays. So when the Hall of Fame second baseman described Freddy Galvis' diving stop and throw as "one of the better plays I've ever seen," it was certainly high praise. Galvis provided what could prove to be the Phillies' defense... Read more

Severino Gonzalez to make spot start Tuesday

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:28 PM
Phillies pitching prospect Severino Gonzalez will make his major league debut Tuesday in a spot start against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Phillies opted against another bullpen game. Reliever Dustin McGowan started Thursday's game but ran out of gas in the fourth inning. "He's... Read more

Ben Revere returns to leadoff spot

Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:30 PM
The first Phillies batter strolled to the plate on Friday night and for the first time in 11 days it was Ben Revere. The team's opening-day leadoff hitter returned to his top spot after spending time in the second and eighth holes. Revere entered Friday riding a five-game hitting streak. His batting... Read more

Sean O'Sullivan to DL; Dustin McGowan to start Thursday

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 3:22 PM
Sean O'Sullivan, who had been slated to start Thursday's series finale against the Marlins, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with left knee tendinitis. Dustin McGowan, who has made five appearances out of the Phillies bullpen, will start in O'Sullivan's place. McGowan has allowed two... Read more
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