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No production at third base in Cody Asche's absence

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 5:19 PM
The grounds crew wanted to cover the field at Citizens Bank Park with a tarp Tuesday, but Larry Bowa needed more time. He swatted grounders at Cesar Hernandez; a drill long enough that the grounds crew plopped on the grass to bide time. Bowa and Hernandez were at it again Wednesday. The 68-year-old... Read more

Why Phillies will be aggressive with Aaron Nola

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 10:40 AM
Sometime this week, Aaron Nola will fly to Florida and join other recent draft picks at the Phillies' training complex in Clearwater. A few of the selections will head to Williamsport, a short-season team that begins play Friday. Others will linger in Clearwater and compete for the Gulf Coast League... Read more

Injury updates on Mike Adams, Cliff Lee and Cody Asche

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 4:22 PM
There is no damage to Mike Adams' rotator cuff, and that offered relief to the 35-year-old righthander. Still, Adams will require a cortisone injection later this weekend in an effort to strengthen the area around his labrum, which is fraying, according to an MRI examination. "It was a lot better... Read more

Ryne Sandberg wants a streak? Here is his best chance.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 10:15 AM
After the Phillies lost for the 36th time in 61 games, Ryne Sandberg said, "This is considered early in the season." The Phillies manager has maintained the same demeanor from April until now despite presiding over the worst team in the National League. Why is it early? "Well, we still haven't had... Read more

Ken Giles savors first taste of majors

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 12:55 PM
CINCINNATI — From the moment Ken Giles fired a 100 m.p.h. fastball in April at double-A Reading, the righthanded pitcher developed a cult following. Baseball tends to romanticize speed, and no Phillies arm in the last decade threw as hard as Giles does. Giles, a soft-spoken 23-year-old from... Read more

More shoulder problems for Mike Adams prompts arrival of Kenny Giles

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 8:23 PM
CINCINNATI — For 18 games, Mike Adams' twice-repaired right shoulder held together. The 35-year-old reliever won Ryne Sandberg's trust in key situations and resembled the pitcher the Phillies once signed to a $12 million contract. Then he threw 27 pitches one night at Citizens Bank Park and the... Read more

Phillies draft choices

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 7:30 PM
Round/Pick Name. Ht. Wt. Yr. Pos Team 1/7 Aaron Nola 6-2, 220 Jr. RHP LSU 2/47 Matt Imhof 6-5, 220 Jr. LHP Cal Poly 3/81 Aaron Brown 6-2, 220 Jr. CF Pepperdine 4/112 Chris Oliver 6-4, 195 Jr. RHP Arkansas 5/142 Rhys Hoskins 6-4, 225 Jr. 1B Sacramento State 6/172 Brandon Leibrandt 6-4, 205 Jr... Read more

Rundown of Phillies draft choices

Friday, June 6, 2014, 7:20 PM
Here are the Phillies draft choices through the first 10 rounds of MLB’s First-Year Player Draft. The draft concludes with rounds 11-40 on Saturday. Round/Pick Name. Pos Team - comment 1/7 Aaron Nola RHP LSU. 30-6, 2.09 career record at LSU. 2/47 Matt Imhof LHP Cal Poly. Went 3-0 in the summer... Read more

Tyson Gillies removed from 40-man roster

Friday, June 6, 2014, 3:16 PM
CINCINNATI — The Phillies conceded another mistake Friday when outfielder Tyson Gillies cleared waivers and was removed from the 40-man roster. Gillies, 25, will remain in the organization. This designation was a formality; Gillies was never close to reaching the majors. He was one of three... Read more

Ryne Sandberg memorializes Don Zimmer

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 3:53 PM
WASHINGTON — When Don Zimmer debuted in 1954 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson was no longer the team's everyday second baseman. Robinson floated around the field at the twilight of his career, and he manned left on July 2, 1954 at Connie Mack Stadium in North Philadelphia. Zimmer played... Read more
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