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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

A.J. Burnett, baseball's losses leader, hints at discontent

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 2:11 AM
SAN DIEGO — The 17th loss for A.J. Burnett looked much like the ones before it. He settled after a inauspicious start but issued a two-out walk that bred trouble. No pitcher in baseball has more losses — or walks — than the 37-year-old Burnett. Yet he controls his destiny with a $12... Read more

Papelbon suspended seven games for gesture

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 10:03 PM
UPDATE [Monday, 9:08 p.m.]: MLB announced that closer Jonathan Papelbon will be suspended for seven games. The Phillies have released the following statement: The Phillies fully support the decision of the Commissioner’s Office, which has exclusive jurisdiction for on-field player behavior... Read more

Phillies finding home success against Miami

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 11:16 AM
Today will be the Miami Marlins final appearance this season at Citizens Bank Park and the Phillies are likely sorry to see it end. While the Phillies are 69-79 overall, they are 9-6 against the Marlins. Taking it a step further, they are 7-2 against Miami this year at Citizens Bank Park. Since Sept... Read more

Howard still producing with men on base

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 7:13 PM
Ryan Howard’s numbers are fascinating and they may be worth a longer look from any American League team that might be interested in adding the Phillies’ first baseman as a designated hitter during the offseason. Obviously the Phillies would have to eat a lot of Howard’s remaining... Read more

Giles, Papelbon continue to own late innings

Friday, September 12, 2014, 11:23 PM
Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon have owned the eighth and ninth innings for the Phillies and it happened again during Friday’s 3-1 win over the visiting Miami Marlins in 10 innings. While Cody Asche justifiably was in the star’s role with a walk-off two-run homer in the 10th off Dan Jennings... Read more

Miami's Stanton offers encouraging words

Friday, September 12, 2014, 3:33 PM
Giancarlo Stanton, who was suffered multiple fractures in his face after being struck with a pitch during Thursday’s 4-2 loss at Milwaukee, had an encouraging update in this tweet today. “The amount of support I have received from you guys has been tremendous & Heartfelt. I'm much... Read more
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