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Utley, Galvis report early to camp

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 2:18 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Chase Utley and Freddy Galvis - the Phillies projected starting middle infielders - both reported to spring training on Saturday morning. The players were not required to report until Monday. The first full-squad workout is Tuesday. Pitchers and catchers reported earlier this week... Read more

Hamels: 'You can't count us out'

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:49 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Cole Hamels said he agreed with sentiment that Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon expressed about the current Phillies roster. The team’s top pitcher said the Phillies can compete this season despite management’s comments that the franchise is rebuilding. “You can’t... Read more

Nelson finds spring training home with Phillies

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:59 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Phillies called in November as the first team to extend Chris Nelson an invitation to spring training. The veteran infielder - and former first-round pick - jumped at the chance. Nelson waited until late January last year to sign a minor-league contract with Cincinnati. It felt... Read more

Papelbon "not so sold" on Phillies' rebuilding

Friday, February 20, 2015, 1:17 PM
Jonathan Papelbon spoke Friday afternoon for the first time this spring, and despite the Phillies front office’s stated intentions of rebuilding, the 34-year-old closer doesn’t seem so sure. “In my opinion, I’m still not so sold on this entire rebuilding,” he said. “I... Read more

Adam Morgan without restriction in Phillies' spring training

Friday, February 20, 2015, 9:53 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- Thirteen months after a surgeon closed a gap in the front part of his shoulder, lefthander Adam Morgan is pitching in Phillies camp without restriction and "feeling great,” he said Friday. The next step during spring training for Morgan, who turns 25 next Friday, is to face... Read more

Giles, bullpen ready to get to work

Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:58 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ken Giles arrived here two weeks ago, ready to begin his first spring training as a major leaguer. The 24-year-old debuted last August and pitched his way into a key bullpen role. His rookie season was one of the best in franchise history. The right hander’s 64 strikeouts... Read more

J.P. Crawford named Baseball America's 14th best prospect

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 10:28 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- Baseball America regards shortstop J.P. Crawford, the Phillies’ top prospect, as the 14th-best prospect in baseball, according to its latest Top 100 rankings list released Thursday night. Righthander Aaron Nola checked in at No. 39. Third baseman Maikel Franco, the organization’s... Read more

Ben Davis joins Phillies' broadcast team

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 5:26 PM
Former major league catcher Ben Davis, a Malvern Prep graduate and West Chester resident, will join the Phillies' broadcast this season, Comcast SportsNet announced Thursday. Davis joins play-by-play man Tom McCarthy and analyst Matt Stairs in the booth. He replaces Jamie Moyer, who decided not to... Read more

Cliff Lee, now healthy, thinks it's too early to say Phillies won't contend

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1:53 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- Cliff Lee carried a magic eight ball to his first news conference of the spring. It showed up in his locker, he said. “I brought this to answer my hard questions,” he said. Lee resorted to his new toy when asked about team president Pat Gillick’s projection... Read more

Tommy Joseph healthy for start of spring training

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 9:42 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Tommy Joseph spent most of the fall with his left wrist in a cast. The Phillies catching prospect was sidelined from baseball for five months. “It kind of stunk,” said Joseph. “But it’s all worth it because you just think about preparing for spring training... Read more
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