Friday, November 27, 2015

Phillies' 2015 attendance the team's lowest since 2002

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 4:55 PM
The Phillies finished the 2015 campaign Sunday with their lowest home attendance for a season since 2002, their penultimate year at Veterans Stadium. Their 1,831,080 attendance for 2015 marked the first time Citizens Bank Park drew fewer than 2,000,000 fans for a season. The Phillies averaged an announced... Read more

Jesse Biddle to undergo Tommy John surgery

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 12:58 PM
Jesse Biddle, the Phillies' former first-round draft pick from Germantown Friends School, will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair to a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, interim general manager Scott Proefrock said Sunday. Team physician Michael Ciccotti will perform the operation... Read more

A suit at stake for Maikel Franco in Sunday's finale

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 11:59 PM
On the line for the Phillies in Sunday's season finale is the ignominy that comes with losing 100 games in a season. On the line for their promising young third baseman, in particular, is a brand new suit. Veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur told Maikel Franco earlier in the season that if the rookie... Read more

Phillies clinch No. 1 overall pick in 2016 draft

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10:15 PM
For the first time since 1998, the Phillies will pick first in the draft. The rebuilding organization clinched the No. 1 overall section in June's draft on Saturday night when the Cincinnati Reds, the majors' second-worst team, beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1. The Phillies fell to 62-98 after losing... Read more

Harang undecided whether he will pitch in 2016

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 8:56 PM
In the days following Sunday's season finale at Citizens Bank Park, Aaron Harang will return home to San Diego and discuss his future with his wife and three young children. The journeyman righthander is 37. This was his 14th major-league season. Harang said he has yet to decide whether there will... Read more

Roman Quinn set for winter ball in Dominican Republic

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 4:21 PM
After missing the final three months of double-A Reading's season because of injury, Phillies outfield prospect Roman Quinn will make up at-bats in winter ball. Quinn, 22, has recovered from the tear in his hip flexor and will in the coming days join Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Republic. The... Read more

Maikel Franco to play in second game of Saturday's doubleheader

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 2:58 PM
Although not in the Phillies' lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Miami Marlins, Maikel Franco will start the second game, manager Pete Mackanin said. It will be Franco's first game since Aug. 11, when he fractured his left wrist when hit by a Jeremy Hellickson fastball... Read more

Friday's Phillies-Marlins game postponed; teams to play doubleheader Saturday

Friday, October 2, 2015, 3:26 PM
Friday night's game between the Phillies and Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park was postponed because of rain. The teams will play a single-admission doubleheader on Saturday. The first game of Saturday's doubleheader is slated to begin at 4:05 p.m. Gates open at 3:05 p.m. Those with tickets to Friday's... Read more

Phillies honor prospects Andrew Knapp, Ricardo Pinto with Paul Owens Award

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 2:08 PM
Phillies prospect Andrew Knapp said the end of double-A Reading’s season was disappointing. The Fightin Phils fell in the Eastern League championship after taking a 2-1 series lead. “You have to be able to go and experience that and learn how to play those big games in order to pull it... Read more

Phillies activate Maikel Franco off disabled list

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 10:20 AM
The Phillies on Thursday activated Maikel Franco from the disabled list. The rookie third baseman is not in the lineup for Thursday afternoon's game against the New York Mets but is expected back in the lineup for this weekend's season-ending series against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Franco... Read more
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