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Phillies' reliever Elvis Araujo exits game with groin strain

Friday, August 28, 2015, 12:23 AM
Reinforcements to the Phillies' taxed bullpen are expected Tuesday, when rosters expand for the season's final month. At least one new arm, however, will likely arrive Friday before the team's series opener against the San Diego Padres at Citizens Bank Park. Elvis Araujo, who had allowed only one... Read more

Larry Bowa expects letter from MLB after Tuesday's ejection

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 5:56 PM
Larry Bowa said Wednesday that he expects a letter from Joe Torre, Major League Baseball's discpline czar, after the Phillies bench coach's ejection from Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets. Bowa had not received word about a potential suspension or fine as of two hours before Wednesday night's first... Read more

Justin De Fratus reflects on struggles

Monday, August 24, 2015, 11:57 PM
This season, Justin De Fratus said, has been a struggle. The righthander allowed five runs on Monday night as the Phillies fell to the Mets, 16-7. He was tagged for four runs in the sixth inning as the Mets pulled away. De Fratus has allowed 45 runs this season in 68.1 innings. He has a 6.75 ERA in... Read more

Phillies' reliever Cesar Jimenez claimed by Brewers

Friday, August 21, 2015, 2:13 PM
MIAMI --- Cesar Jimenez, the lefthanded reliever the Phillies designated for assignment on Thursday night, was claimed Friday by the Milwaukee Brewers. Jimenez, 30, allowed just one hit over 3 1/3 scoreless innings for the Phillies this season. He struck out three over 2 1/3 scoreless innings on Thursday... Read more

Chase Utley ranks his Top 10 moments

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 12:12 AM
Chase Utley’s tenure came to a close late on Wednesday night when the Phillies officially announced that the longtime second baseman had been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Utley recently looked back on his career and listed the Top 10 moments from his career. The list was published in this... Read more

Prospect Jerad Eickhoff to make major league debut on Friday

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 11:45 PM
Phillies pitching prospect Jerad Eickhoff - who was acquired from Texas as part of the Cole Hamels trade - will make his major league debut on Friday at Miami. The righthander had a 2.49 ERA in three starts with triple-A Lehigh Valley. He struck out 19 batters and walked three in 212/3 innings. Eickhoff... Read more

A look at the two players acquired for Utley

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 11:31 PM
The Phillies received a triple-A and a high single-A prospect from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Chase Utley trade. Here is a look at the two players coming to the Phillies. Darnell Sweeney: 6-1, 195 INF-OF The Phillies announced that Sweeney, 24, will be called up to take Utley’s spot on... Read more

Phillies trade Chase Utley to Los Angeles Dodgers

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 3:31 PM
One last time, Chase Utley emerged on the field and walked through the handshake line with his teammates after a 7-4 victory over Toronto. When it ended and it was his turn to brace the stairs leading to the tunnel, the Phillies icon offered a casual tip of the cap to the fans gathered behind the dugout... Read more

Maikel Franco could miss rest of season with fracture in wrist

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 3:09 PM
Maikel Franco's recovery from a bruised left wrist had stalled, so the Phillies sent their third baseman in for an MRI exam on Monday. The test revealed a small fracture - a diagnosis last week's X-ray had missed - that could prematurely end the 22-year-old's promising rookie campaign. The Phillies... Read more

Amaro: "Very likely" Utley remains with Phillies through season

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 11:40 AM
A week ago, amid mass speculation, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. publicly downplayed the possibility Chase Utley would be traded by the end of this month. Then, in the days that followed, as the 36-year-old second baseman's bat continued to heat up, reports indicated as many as a half-dozen... Read more
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