Sunday, February 1, 2015

Amaro: 'In a perfect world,' Franco would begin season in Lehigh Valley

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10:19 AM
Maikel Franco will get his opportunities in spring training, but the third base/first base prospect is far from a certainty to open the season on the Phillies' major league roster. Franco, 22, is in the midst of a great offseason in the Dominican Winter League. But with Cody Asche penciled in as the... Read more

Phillies avoid arbitration, settle with outfielders Brown and Revere

Friday, January 16, 2015, 3:40 PM
The Phillies as expected avoided arbitration and settled Friday with outfielders Domonic Brown and Ben Revere. Both players agreed to one-year contracts. Brown, 27, wil make $2.5 million this season. Revere, 26, signed for $4.1 million. For either players, the contract signifies a raise. Revere... Read more

Phillies add outfielder Jordan Danks

Friday, January 16, 2015, 3:18 PM
The Phillies on Friday claimed outfielder Jordan Danks off waivers from the Chicago White Sox. Danks, 28, will compete for a roster spot in spring training. Danks' athleticism and defense attracted the Phillies, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement released by the club. Although primarily... Read more

#OnDeck: Phillies' prospect Quinn 'felt great' in outfield during fall league

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 7:44 AM
Roman Quinn played centerfield at Port St. Joe High School, but it wasn’t until last summer - upon top prospect J.P. Crawford’s promotion to high A Clearwater - when Quinn shifted from shortstop back to the outfield. This season, Quinn’s first full year as a professional centerfielder... Read more

#OnDeck: Hot-hitting Franco impressing in winter league playoffs

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 7:33 AM
Maikel Franco will arrive in Clearwater next month on the heels of a great offensive performance in the Dominican Winter League playoffs. In 12 games of the league's ongoing postseason, the touted Phillies’ third base prospect is hitting .348 with a .941 OPS. Two home runs, three doubles and... Read more

Report: After failed physical with Phillies, Wandy Rodriguez signs with Braves

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 2:41 PM
The Phillies were reportedly set to sign Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league contract, but after the veteran lefthander failed his physical, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rodriguez inked a similar deal with the Atlanta Braves. Rodriguez, who turns 36 later this month, has pitched 10... Read more

Phillies sign long reliever Gomez to minor league deal

Monday, January 12, 2015, 1:31 PM
The Phillies on Monday signed righthander Jeanmar Gomez to a minor league contract. The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training. Gomez, who turns 27 next month, has experience as both a starter and a reliever. He spent the last two seasons with the Pirates, last year recording... Read more

Prospect at a glance: Joely Rodriguez

Friday, January 9, 2015, 2:21 PM
Over the last four days, we’ve taken a glance at what the Phillies acquired last month in the four starting pitcher prospects they added to their system though the trades of Jimmy Rollins, Marlon Byrd and Antonio Bastardo. The three previous posts centered on righthanders Ben Lively, Zach Eflin... Read more

Prospect at a glance: Tom Windle

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 1:11 PM
The latest of our posts on the Phillies’ four newest starting pitching prospects centers on lefthander Tom Windle, part of the Dec. 19 Jimmy Rollins’ deal with the Dodgers. Previous posts on right-handers Ben Lively and Zach Eflin. Tom Windle Age: 22 (turns 23 in March) Height, weight:... Read more

#OnDeck: Who will play left field for the Phillies?

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 8:43 AM
When the news broke on New Year's Eve that Ruben Amaro Jr. had dealt Marlon Byrd to the Reds, our first matter of business was to dissect the caliber of prospect the Phillies received in return. But along with adding another young arm to the farm system and shedding a veteran’s $8 million contract... Read more
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