Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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

Phillies claim reliever Dan Otero off waivers

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 2:38 PM
In the first official roster move of the Matt Klentak era, the Phillies on Tuesday claimed relief pitcher Dan Otero off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. Otero, a 30-year-old righthander, recorded a 6.75 ERA in 46 2/3 innings last season after experiencing success in each of the two previous seasons... Read more

Baseball America regards Andrew Knapp as Phillies' No. 4 prospect

Monday, November 2, 2015, 12:00 PM
In its end-of-season rankings released Monday, Baseball America regarded the three prospects the team acquired in July's trade of Cole Hamels as second, third and fifth best in the Phillies' much-improved farm system. Outfielder Nick Williams and righthander Jake Thompson ranked Nos. 2 and 3 behind... Read more

Phillies promote Mickey Morandini to first-base coach

Monday, November 2, 2015, 11:10 AM
Mickey Morandini on Monday was named the Phillies' first-base coach, filling out the team's coaching staff under manager Pete Mackanin for next season. Morandini, 49, spent the last five seasons on the organization's player development staff. The former Phillies second baseman managed short-season... Read more

Madson, Arbuckle win World Series title with Royals

Monday, November 2, 2015, 3:06 AM
NEW YORK --- As Kansas City Royals players sprayed each other with champagne and beer and news cameras documented the chaos of the celebration, Ryan Madson stood off to the side in the visitors clubhouse at Citi Field. A smile never left Madson's face as he described the emotions attached to his second... Read more
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