Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Phillies honor prospects Andrew Knapp, Ricardo Pinto with Paul Owens Award

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 2:08 PM
Phillies prospect Andrew Knapp said the end of double-A Reading’s season was disappointing. The Fightin Phils fell in the Eastern League championship after taking a 2-1 series lead. “You have to be able to go and experience that and learn how to play those big games in order to pull it... Read more

Phillies activate Maikel Franco off disabled list

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 10:20 AM
The Phillies on Thursday activated Maikel Franco from the disabled list. The rookie third baseman is not in the lineup for Thursday afternoon's game against the New York Mets but is expected back in the lineup for this weekend's season-ending series against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Franco... Read more

Ryan Howard unlikely to play again this season

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:05 PM
Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said that Ryan Howard is not likely to play again this season after the first baseman missed Wednesday's game because of a cold. Howard has not played since Sept. 14 when he was hit in the left knee by a throw while covering first base. Mackanin said he "keeps asking... Read more

Maikel Franco to rejoin Phillies this weekend

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 5:46 PM
Maikel Franco's rookie year is set to resume. The third baseman is planning to rejoin the Phillies in time for the final series of the season this weekend. Franco played on Tuesday at the team's facility in Clearwater, Fla. He will play there again on Wednesday. If all goes well, Franco will fly to... Read more

Nationals suspend Jonathan Papelbon, ending the closer's season

Monday, September 28, 2015, 1:54 PM
A day after Jonathan Papelbon attacked Bryce Harper in the Washington Nationals dugout during their loss to the Phillies, the Nationals suspended Papelbon four games without pay. Papelbon also dropped his appeal of the three-game ban levied by Major League Baseball for throwing in the head area of... Read more

Aaron Altherr wins minor league Gold Glove Award

Monday, September 28, 2015, 12:37 PM
Minor League Baseball announced on Monday that Aaron Altherr, who has spent the last six weeks with the Phillies, won a 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Award for his work in right field over 107 games in the minors this season. Altherr, 24, did not committ a fielding error on 279 chances during his time... Read more

Phillies shut down Aaron Nola for season

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 12:19 PM
WASHINGTON - Aaron Nola's promising rookie season ended with five scoreless innings Saturday against the Washington Nationals. The Phillies brass on Sunday morning informed Nola, the organization's top young arm, that the team was shutting him down for the season. The 22-year-old righthander, who... Read more

Papelbon to appeal suspension, could face Phillies this weekend

Friday, September 25, 2015, 1:36 PM
WASHINGTON - Major League Baseball on Friday suspended Jonathan Papelbon for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionall pitching "in the head area" of Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado on Wednesday night. Papelbon, the former Phillies closer who was set to face his... Read more

Knapp, Pinto honored as Phillies' top minor leaguers of 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 12:58 PM
MIAMI --- Catcher Andrew Knapp and righthander Ricardo Pinto were announced Thursday as the Phillies' 2015 Paul Owens Award recipients, presented annually to the organization's top minor league player and pitcher of the season. Knapp, who finished the season with double-A Reading, hit .308 between... Read more

Phillies players excited for Pete Mackanin

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 9:03 PM
MIAMI – Several of the Phillies took the field at Marlins Park early on Tuesday afternoon to get in extra work before their series opener. When they arrived back to the visitors clubhouse, they were met with some news. Scott Proefrock, the Phillies interim general manager, addressed the room... Read more
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