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Cliff Lee progresses; Carlos Ruiz, Ben Revere undergo surgery

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 1:35 PM
Two Phillies underwent surgery, another has one planned, and an expensive arm passed a recent test. Cliff Lee underwent yet another MRI on his strained left elbow last Friday. The examination "yielded positive results as his flexor tendon is healing well," the team said in a statement. Lee remains... Read more

Phillies chat with Matt Gelb

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 3:01 AM
The Inquirer's Matt Gelb takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning at noon on Wednesday. Have a question? Tweet @MattGelb for possible use in a future mailbag. Read more

All Phillies coaches 'asked to return' for 2015 season

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 4:11 PM
No Phillies coaches will lose their jobs as a result of a flawed roster's second straight 73-89 finish, the team announced Tuesday. But that does not mean Ryne Sandberg's staff will remain intact for 2015. All seven of the coaches were "asked to return" for next season, the Phillies said in a statement... Read more

Lack of starting pitching likely a main reason for Wolever's exit

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:24 AM
There were probably a number of reasons why Marti Wolever was relieved of his duties as the Phillies assistant general manager, amateur scouting, but the lack of starting pitching in the minor league system is a good place to start. While David Buchanan was a find as the Phillies No. 5 starter, nobody... Read more

Wolever out as Phillies asst. GM amateur scouting

Friday, September 26, 2014, 8:59 PM
The fallout from a third straight year out of the postseason and this season’s last place finish has begun for the Phillies. Shortly before Friday’s game with the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies announced they had fired Marti Wolever, the assistant general manager for... Read more

Williams to close out his season against Braves

Friday, September 26, 2014, 3:25 PM
Phillies righthander Jerome Williams will get one last chance to make an impression when he takes the mound tonight against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. After struggling for Houston and Texas this season, Williams has found, at least a temporary home with the Phillies. In eight starts... Read more

Phillies will discuss possible coaching changes

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 2:56 PM
MIAMI — There is no more difficult task for a coach than to break the old habits of entrenched players, and that is what the Phillies' coaching staff faced in 2014. The Phillies will score more runs this season than last, but the difference is not much. And, barring a productive final weekend... Read more

With season all but over, Jimmy Rollins talks future

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 5:44 PM
Jimmy Rollins pulled on his gray pants, donned a red Phillies longsleeved shirt, and took his place at shortstop during batting practice. He did not play for a 15th straight game, and his season is likely over because of a strained left hamstring. Rollins was asked whether risking a further injury... Read more

World traveler Ruben Amaro Jr. scouts Yasmany Tomas

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:38 PM
MIAMI — Ruben Amaro Jr. rejoined his team Tuesday after two international fact-finding trips, which culminated in a private workout Monday with coveted Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas. A cadre of Phillies officials watched Tomas, who turns 24 in November, at the team's Dominican Republic complex... Read more

Shane Watson, former first-round pick, suspended 50 games for drug abuse

Friday, September 19, 2014, 8:11 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — Shane Watson, the Phillies' first pick in the 2012 draft, was suspended 50 games Friday by Major League Baseball after a second positive test for a drug of abuse. His suspension will cover the start of the 2015 season. Watson missed the entire minor-league season because of... Read more
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