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Phillies hopeful Mario Hollands will contribute in 2016

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 9:05 PM
BOCA RATON, Fla. --- The Phillies are hopeful lefthanded reliever Mario Hollands will contribute to the team next season, general manager Matt Klentak said on Tuesday, the first full day of the GM meetings. "He’s rehabbing and he’s doing pretty well," Klentak said. Hollands, 27, is working... Read more

Maikel Franco reports to winter ball

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 11:37 AM
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco has been added to the roster of his winter ball team in the Dominican Republic, Gigantes del Cibao. Franco, 23, had said at the end of the Phillies season that he planned to play about a month of winter ball. He played 80 games for the Phillies last season but... Read more

MLB investigating domestic abuse allegations against Jose Reyes

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 11:03 AM
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Major League Baseball said Tuesday it is investigating the "facts and circumstances" of Jose Reyes' reported alleged assault of his wife on Oct. 31 in Hawaii. Reyes, a veteran shortstop with the Colorado Rockies, was arrested after he allegedly grabbed his wife, Katherine, by the... Read more

Billy Wagner on Hall of Fame ballot

Monday, November 9, 2015, 12:44 PM
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Former Phillies closer Billy Wagner was among 15 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for next year that was released Monday. Ken Griffey Jr. and Trevor Hoffman highlight the new additions. Among those remaining on the ballot from previous years are former Phillies starter... Read more

Kelly Dugan elects to become a minor league free agent

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 8:40 PM
Outfielder Kelly Dugan, outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster on Oct. 19, was among the minor leaguers who elected free agency before the weekend. Dugan, 25, was the Phillies' top draft pick in 2009. They selected him in the second round, 75th overall, in a year in which they forfeited their... Read more

Phillies prospect Andrew Knapp plays in Fall Stars Game

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 11:32 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. --- Phillies prospect Andrew Knapp played the final four innings of Saturday night's Fall Stars Game at Salt River Field but did not reach base in any of his three plate appearances. Knapp struck out in each of his first two at-bats and grounded out to the pitcher in his third. Although... Read more

Dodgers decline option on Chase Utley

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:45 PM
The Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday as expected declined to pick up the team option on Chase Utley, officially making the Phillies icon a free agent. Utley, who plans to play next season at the age of 37, batted just .212 over 423 at-bats this past season with the Phillies and Dodgers. After the Phillies... Read more

PHIL has arrived: Phillies move to embrace analytics

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 5:15 PM
The Phillies new proprietary information system has launched as the team takes a big step in catching up in the analytics department. General manager Matt Klentak said he is currently working with a beta version of the custom-made sabermetrics system. Klentak said the system - aptly named PHIL - is... Read more

Phillies prospect Jake Thompson could start season in the big leagues

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 3:44 PM
Jake Thompson ended last season with a 1.80 ERA in his seven starts with double-A Reading after being acquired from Texas as part of the Cole Hamels trade. The righthander was ready for a promotion to triple A. The only problem was triple-A Lehigh Valley’s season had already completed. Thompson... Read more

Phillies decline club option on Cliff Lee

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 3:22 PM
The Cliff Lee era of Phillies' baseball came to a quiet end with the team confirming Tuesday it declined the pitcher's $27.5 million option for next season. The 37-year-old lefthander will receive a $12.5 million buyout of his contract for 2016. The roster move was long considered merely a formality... Read more
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