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Archive: January, 2012

Hamels re-signs with Phils, Pence to arbitration

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 12:45 PM
Pitcher Cole Hamels and infielder Wilson Valdez both agreed to one-year contracts with the Phillies, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced Tuesday. Both players had been eligible for salary arbitration. Hamels will earn $15 million in 2012 and Valdez $930,000 and both contracts include award... Read more

Bye, bye Bowker for Phillies

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 3:50 PM
The Phillies have released outfielder John Bowker to allow him to pursue an opportunity with a professional team in Japan, the team announced Tuesday. In a combined 31 major league games between the Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates last season, Bowker, 28, batted .133 with two RBI. He spent the majority... Read more

Chris Volstad leaves Marlins; Ryan Howard saddened

Thursday, January 5, 2012, 10:22 AM
In a January of emptiness, this constitutes news in Phillies land: Chris Volstad is no longer a member of the National League East. The Miami Marlins continued their overhaul into baseball's top circus by acquiring Carlos Zambrano in a trade with Chicago. The NL East should be quite fun once Ozzie... Read more
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