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Archive: November, 2009

Moyer has surgery

Friday, November 27, 2009, 9:20 PM
Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer had surgery today after an MRI exam showed a small blood collection that could have been infected, the team said tonight. Moyer was admitted to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia Tuesday after experiencing lingering pain related to October 2 surgery to... Read more

Moyer in hospital, team doc says not serious

Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 6:23 PM
The Phillies team physician said tonight that pitcher Jamie Moyer was not seriously ill, but would likely be hospitalized for several days after experiencing lingering pain related to October surgery. “Jamie is a healthy guy,” said Dr. Michael Ciccotti. “He is in no way seriously... Read more

Phils, Juan Castro agree to deal , pending physical

Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 1:47 PM
The Phillies and veteran utilityman Juan Castro have agreed in principle on a contract, and will likely finalize the agreement with a physical next week, Castro’s agent told the Inquirer today. Additionally, there were strong indications in baseball that a one-year deal could be announced next... Read more

Phillies' bench hunt focused on defense

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 1:44 PM
While the Phillies’ primary pursuit is the search for a third baseman, yesterday’s removal of Eric Bruntlett from the roster offered a reminder that the front office is also working to retool the bench. Here is a window into their thinking: --Matt Stairs, who wants to return for one more... Read more

Phils Q&A with Andy Martino

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 4:24 PM
Join the Inquirer's Andy Martino for a live Phillies chat Wednesday at 11 a.m. Read more

Coghlan wins dumb award

Monday, November 16, 2009, 2:02 PM
Awards are dumb. MVP and Rookie of the Year are particularly dumb. At least the dumb Cy Young Award compares people who do the same job. But in weighing J.A. Happ versus Chris Coghlan versus Tommy Hanson versus Garrett Jones versus Andrew McCutchen, how do you compare a talented outfielder to a... Read more

Myers will not return to Phillies

Friday, November 6, 2009, 2:22 PM
Brett Myers was told today that his Phillies career is over, the Inquirer's Jim Salisbury reports. ``I officially won’t be a Phillie next year,’’ the 29-year-old pitcher told The Inquirer this afternoon. In a meeting with general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., today, Myers was told that... Read more

Phils exploring alternatives to Feliz; Lidge's elbow examined

Friday, November 6, 2009, 3:34 PM
The Phillies are actively exploring options at third base other than Pedro Feliz, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said today. The team has until Monday to exercise a $5.5 million dollar contract option on Feliz for the 2010 season. “More than anything else, we want to see what options may be... Read more

Should the Phils extend Lee? Bring back Stairs and Myers? Time to fire up the hot stove.

Thursday, November 5, 2009, 3:35 PM
In tomorrow’s Inquirer, we’ll look at a lengthy list of the questions general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and his staff must quickly discuss, as they plot a strategy for 2010. Here is a preview of a few: Is it a good idea to pursue a contract extension with Cliff Lee? The lefthander became... Read more

Myers, Eyre mull future

Thursday, November 5, 2009, 1:03 AM
While the Phillies reflected on their season last night after losing the World Series to the New York Yankees, two players spoke about the future. Pitchers Brett Myers and Scott Eyre are now free agents, and neither knew last night if he would return to the Phils. “Going to a new place would... Read more
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