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Archive: June, 2011

Phillies first pick had to deal with the loss of his mother

Monday, June 6, 2011, 10:34 PM
Larry Greene, the Phillies' first pick and 39th overall in the compensatory round of Monday's first-year player draft, drew the attention of his high school coach when he was only seven years old, according to his local newspaper. "He has always been a strong kid," Berrien (Ga.) High School coach... Read more

Lopes emotional in return

Monday, June 6, 2011, 5:38 PM
The guy who grew up in Dodger Blue learned to love being in Phillie red and he admitted it upon his return Monday how much he misses this place. "I started to feel it last night when we flew in," former Phillies first base coach Davey Lopes said before his Los Angeles Dodgers opened a three-game series... Read more

Game 59: No Rollins and a plethora of links

Sunday, June 5, 2011, 10:52 AM
PITTSBURGH -- The Phillies will attempt to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Pirates without Jimmy Rollins. Their shortstop and leadoff hitter fouled a ball off the inside of his right kneecap Saturday night and had a pronounced limp in the clubhouse after the game. Rollins did not think it would... Read more

Saturday breakfast: Kendrick, PNC Park, Worley

Saturday, June 4, 2011, 8:25 AM
PITTSBURGH -- You really don't want to hear more about Friday's game, so a few other notes to chew on before some more baseball... The Phillies will really need five innings from Kyle Kendrick. He's making the spot start against Roy Halladay clone Charlie Morton (5-2, 2.51). Kendrick estimated he... Read more

Gload placed on paternity list; Mayberry returns

Saturday, June 4, 2011, 3:15 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The stay at triple-A Lehigh Valley lasted all of one day for John Mayberry Jr. The outfielder is back in Pittsburgh with the Phillies to replace Ross Gload, who was placed on the paternity leave list Saturday. Gload can stay on the list for 24 to 72 hours. It is a new roster option... Read more

Mayberry optioned

Friday, June 3, 2011, 11:57 AM
PITTSBURGH -- Shane Victorino is back and the player to go is outfielder John Mayberry Jr. Mayberry was optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley as the corresponding move for Victorino's activation from the disabled list. The Phillies decided because of Mayberry's available option he was the odd man out... Read more

Singleton back at first base

Friday, June 3, 2011, 7:42 PM
Here's some bonus online minor-league coverage today: The biggest minor-league story of the day is that top prospect Jonathan Singleton is moving back to first base after playing left field this season at single-A Clearwater. Singleton, after hitting .290 with 14 home runs and 77 RBIs as an 18-year-old... Read more

Phillies not compliant with MLB debt-service rule

Friday, June 3, 2011, 3:38 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The Phillies confirmed they are one of nine teams not compliant under Major League Baseball's debt service rule. A report in the Los Angeles Times identified the Phillies along the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Florida Marlins, Texas... Read more

Game 57: The band is back together

Friday, June 3, 2011, 3:10 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Enough about the roster. This is what you really care about: For the first time all season, Charlie Manuel can write out a lineup with eight players he calls regulars. The result is this: 1. Jimmy Rollins 6 2. Placido Polanco 5 3. Chase Utley 4 4. Ryan Howard 3 5. Shane Victorino 8 6... Read more

Game 56: Brown out

Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- Domonic Brown's .526 (10 for 19) batting average in his last six games has earned him a spot on the bench for the series finale against the Nationals. That's because Washington is starting lefty John Lannan and Charlie Manuel said he is not ready to unleash Brown against a lefthanded... Read more
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