Saturday, May 30, 2015

Phillies promote J.P. Crawford to Reading

Friday, May 29, 2015, 10:28 PM
The Phillies late Friday announced they promoted their top prospect, shortstop J.P. Crawford, from high-A Clearwater to double-A Reading. Crawford, 20, hit .392 in 20 games this season with Clearwater. He scored 14 runs, drove in eight others, walked 14 times and struck out just nine times. He missed... Read more

Grady Sizemore designated for assignment

Friday, May 29, 2015, 2:34 PM
Manager Ryne Sandberg said it would be great if Grady Sizemore elected to stay with the organization if the outfielder clears waivers after being designated for assignment on Friday morning, making room for Cody Asche. "He's a great guy, a baseball player. Good to have around," Sandberg said. "That'd... Read more

Cody Asche rejoins Phillies

Friday, May 29, 2015, 11:44 AM
Cody Asche said he was bitter for a few days earlier this month after the Phillies sent him to triple-A Lehigh Valley. He said he was bitter about being sent down. And Asche was bitter about changing positions. Asche said it was "human nature" to feel like that. The Phillies sent the third baseman... Read more

Ben Revere increasing number of extra-base hits

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11:52 AM
NEW YORK - Ben Revere went into the offseason believing he could turn at least a few of his 162 singles from last season into extra-base hits. A shade more than a quarter of the way into the season, the Phillies outfielder has done just that. Revere's two-run triple in a 4-3, 10-inning loss to the... Read more

Ken Giles is OK after finger cut

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:04 PM
Ken Giles was visited at the mound on Friday night before he threw his first pitch. Manager Ryne Sandberg said he noticed Giles looking at his hand, prompting the manager, pitching coach Bob McClure, and a trainer to visit Giles. The pitcher had cut his thumb during his warm-ups. Sandberg said Giles... Read more

Freddy Galvis sits vs. Strasburg, Nats

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:02 PM
WASHINGTON - Freddy Galvis is out of Saturday's lineup for the second time in a week. The shortstop was replaced by Cesar Hernandez as the Phillies meet the Nationals and Stephen Strasburg. Galvis has three hits in his last 24 at-bats. His batting average (.311) is 42-points less than it was on May... Read more

Freddy Galvis leading off Thursday vs. Rockies

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12:42 PM
DENVER --- With Ben Revere getting the day off against a left-handed pitcher, Freddy Galvis is batting leadoff for Thursday's series finale against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. It's just Galvis' second major league start batting leadoff. His other start there came May 5, 2013 against the... Read more

Severino Gonzalez to start Wednesday against Rockies

Monday, May 18, 2015, 6:31 PM
DENVER --- Severino Gonzalez will rejoin the Phillies rotation in wake of the right shoulder strain that sent Chad Billingsley back to the disabled list on Sunday. Gonzalez, 22, made the first two major league starts of his career on the team's last road trip, experiencing mixed results. The St. Louis... Read more

Maikel Franco batting fifth vs. Arizona

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 3:01 PM
Maikel Franco will bat fifth for a second-straight day on Saturday as the Phillies host the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park. Chase Utley remains in the sixth spot. Franco made his season debut on Friday night, going 0 for 4 with a strikeout in a 4-3 win. Utley batted sixth on Friday for... Read more

Luis Garcia shines on 'Latino Night'

Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:51 PM
The ball from the final out of Friday night’s 4-3 win over Arizona was stashed somewhere in Luis Garcia’s locker. This one was worth keeping. Garcia pitched the final two innings, earning his first major-league save. He allowed one hit and struck out A.J. Pollock to end the ninth. It was... Read more
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