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Chase d'Arnaud to join Phillies as Cesar Hernandez's season ends

Monday, September 14, 2015, 11:47 AM
The dislocated left thumb Cesar Hernandez sustained Sunday will officially end his season. The Phillies placed their second baseman on the 60-day disabled list on Monday and selected the contract of Chase d'Arnaud from triple-A Lehigh Valley. d'Arnaud, 28, will provide infield depth. He hit .268 over... Read more

David Buchanan to remain in Phillies' rotation and start Tuesday

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 5:00 PM
Despite raising his ERA from 9.00 to 9.11 in his last start, David Buchanan will remain in the Phillies' rotation and make his next scheduled start on Tuesday night against the Washington Nationals. No major-league pitcher - starter or reliever - to have logged at least 50 innings has a worse ERA... Read more

Phillies in the lead for baseball's No. 1 pick

Friday, September 11, 2015, 3:36 PM
Just three weeks remain in the Phillies season. The final twenty games will determine baseball’s worst team. The race for the top pick in June’s draft is headed down the final stretch. And the Phillies are in the lead. The Phillies entered Friday with a 1 1/2 game lead over Atlanta for... Read more

Ruben Amaro Jr. ousted as Phillies general manager

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 12:25 PM
The winds of change continued to sweep through the Phillies on Thursday afternoon as the team announced it will not renew the contract of general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. "The conclusion I reached was that we needed a fresh perspective in the baseball operations department," Andy MacPhail said at a... Read more

Maikel Franco takes pain-free swings, still hopes to return

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 5:21 PM
Maikel Franco's hopes to return to the Phillies' lineup before season's end were kept alive Wednesday when the rookie third baseman took 20 pain-free swings in an indoor batting cage at Citizens Bank Park. Batting practice is the next progression for Franco, who has been sidelined since Aug. 11 after... Read more

Phillies prospects gear up for postseason

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 2:54 PM
The Phillies obviously will not be headed to the playoffs, but three of their minor-league affiliates will be. Double-A Reading, high-A Clearwater, and short-season class-A Williamsport will begin postseason play this week. Reading plays the Binghamton Mets on Wednesday in the first game of a five-game... Read more

Phillies mum on identity of No. 6 starter

Monday, September 7, 2015, 5:47 PM
The double doors at the back of the Phillies' clubhouse opened Monday afternoon and the team's 14 pitchers filtered in. Pitchers' fielding practice followed, and then batting practice for starters and select relievers. There was no definitive word on who will pitch Wednesday when the Phillies shift... Read more

Phillies' Domonic Brown still symptomatic five days after concussion

Monday, September 7, 2015, 5:30 PM
Domonic Brown arrived to Citizens Bank Park on Monday afternoon and met with Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin. Five days removed from tumbling over a Citi Field wall, the Phillies' right fielder said he still "felt a little dizzy" from his concussion, according to Mackanin. "I'd be surprised... Read more

Nick Williams activated off Reading's disabled list

Monday, September 7, 2015, 12:11 PM
Nick Williams, the Phillies' best outfield prospect, returned from the 7-day disabled list (concussion) on Monday and started double-A Reading's regular-season finale at Richmond. Williams had been sidelined since Aug. 26. He came into Monday's matinee hitting .326 with a .902 OPS in 92 at-bats since... Read more

Final month is vital for Cody Asche

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12:17 PM
BOSTON - For the second time in three games, Cody Asche started at third base. His transition to left field will be paused for the rest of the season as the team wants to get Asche regular playing time. The final five weeks of the season will be vital for Asche as he tries to carve a role onto next... Read more
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