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Game11: Galvis earns first start

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 2:51 PM
Freddy Galvis, who made his first appearance when he replaced Cody Asche at third base in the sixth inning of Friday’s 6-3 win over the Miami Marlins, will get his first start at third in tonight’s game. Asche is batting .233. The Phillies are 4-6 after snapping a four-game losing streak... Read more

Burnett hoping groin soreness doesn’t lead to inactivity

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 12:04 AM
A.J. Burnett doesn’t feel that the groin soreness that had him lifted from Friday’s 6-3 win over the Miami Marlins was too serious. The 37-year-old Phillies righthander also knows that nothing can be taken for granted. So he will be examined on Saturday and eventually find out whether... Read more

Revere says rib injury is not serious

Friday, April 11, 2014, 5:08 PM
Saying he had a sore rib, Phillies centerfielder Ben Revere was not in the starting lineup for the first time this season in Friday’s game against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Revere, who said he hurt the rib making one of two diving catches on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers... Read more

Game 10: Gywnn earns first Phillies start in CF

Friday, April 11, 2014, 3:14 PM
Tony Gywnn Jr. will start for the second time as a Phillies tonight against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park and the first time in center field. Playing in place of Ben Revere, Gwynn will bat lead-off. Revere has a sore rib, but says it is nothing serious. The Phillies are looking to snap... Read more

VIDEO: Phillies left looking for answers

Friday, April 11, 2014, 6:09 AM
Matt Gelb of the Inquirer reports from Citizens Bank Park where the Phillies were swept by the Brewers. Read more

Jonathan Pettibone to start Saturday

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5:47 PM
Jonathan Pettibone will start Saturday's game, the first in which the Phillies require a fifth starter, but could make just two turns through the rotation. Pettibone, who battled shoulder soreness in spring training, earned the nod over David Buchanan and Jeff Manship. "Pettibone earned an opportunity... Read more

Freddy Galvis, Mike Adams nearing returns

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5:42 PM
The Phillies will receive reinforcements in the form of Freddy Galvis and Mike Adams over the coming days. Galvis, who was sidelined at the end of spring training by an MRSA infection, could be activated Friday for the series opener vs. Miami. Adams will pitch Saturday for triple-A Lehigh Valley. That... Read more

All signs point to Jonathan Pettibone starting Saturday

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 5:10 PM
Ryne Sandberg said he knows who will start Saturday for the Phillies, but he was not ready to reveal the decision Wednesday. All signs, nonetheless, point to Jonathan Pettibone earning the promotion. David Buchanan was eliminated from contention when he threw 93 pitches Tuesday for triple-A Lehigh... Read more

Game 8: Chase Utley remains absent

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 3:16 PM
Chase Utley will not play for the second straight game because of the flu. Utley, who started feeling sick Sunday in Chicago, was not available to even pinch-hit Tuesday. Manager Ryne Sandberg benched another of his infielders, Cody Asche. The 23-year-old third baseman worked with numerous coaches... Read more

Hamels may return in two weeks

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:49 PM
Cole Hamels joined his teammates Tuesday for opening festivities at Citizens Bank Park, and he could return to the rotation in two weeks' time. Hamels said his arm strength has progressed faster than originally expected. He thought he would need six minor-league starts, now it could require just five... Read more
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