Friday, October 9, 2015

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

Aaron Nola to make next start Saturday vs. Nationals

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 7:47 PM
MIAMI --- Aaron Nola's rookie season will continue. Despite the 22-year-old righthander's innings count for his first full professional season reaching 182 on Sunday, Nola feels healthy and will make his next start on Saturday against the Nationals in Washington. Will it be the final start of his... Read more

Phillies extend Pete Mackanin's contract through 2016 season

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 3:29 PM
MIAMI - Pete Mackanin has the unique distinction of having served as an interim manager for three teams. In each of the first two instances, with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds, he was passed over for the permanent gig. But as of Tuesday morning, Mackanin could finally say he held the... Read more

Phillies shut down Adam Morgan for season

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 4:56 PM
ATLANTA --- Adam Morgan has long been in uncharted territory with his innings in his first season since undergoing shoulder surgery in January 2014. Instead of letting him make two more starts, the Phillies have decided to play it safe and shut him the lefthander down for the rest of the season. "Everything's... Read more

Double-A Reading drops Eastern League Championship Series

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8:49 PM
Double-A Reading's great postseason run came to an end Saturday night in the deciding fifth game of the Eastern League championship series. The Bowie Baysox, the Baltimore Orioles' double-A affiliate, defeated Reading, 7-2, at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie. Reading had led the best-of-five series... Read more

Howard's absence gives Ruf chance to play

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 10:58 PM
Before Wednesday’s game, Phillies interim general manager Scott Proefrock said Ryan Howard’s absence would create an opportunity for Darin Ruf. The 29-year-old would play everyday at first base as Howard recovers from a swollen left knee. Proefrock said he hopes Ruf seizes the opportunity... Read more

Maikel Franco is flying to Clearwater in hopes of returning this season

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:03 PM
Maikel Franco sat in front of his locker on Wednesday afternoon and pulled the zipper on the red bag full of his baseball bats. Franco's tools were packed away. His quest continues to finish his rookie season on the field. Franco will fly to Clearwater, Fla., on Thursday morning to continue his rehabilitation... Read more

Ryan Howard is confident he will return this season

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:02 PM
Ryan Howard underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which he said did not reveal any fractures in his swollen left knee. Howard walked without crutches two days after leaving a game due to a knee contusion. “Just swelled up,” Howard said. “Feels fine. Write it. Print it.” Howard said... Read more

In return to Philadelphia, Jonathan Papelbon says he was 'one of the few that wanted to actually win'

Monday, September 14, 2015, 5:58 PM
Before his first game against the Phillies since he was traded to the Washington Nationals on July 28, Jonathan Papelbon said with his former team he was "one of the few that wanted to actually win." "I don't know if I got a bad rap here or whatever, but I can promise you I was (far from) the bad... Read more

Chase d'Arnaud to join Phillies as Cesar Hernandez's season ends

Monday, September 14, 2015, 11:47 AM
The dislocated left thumb Cesar Hernandez sustained Sunday will officially end his season. The Phillies placed their second baseman on the 60-day disabled list on Monday and selected the contract of Chase d'Arnaud from triple-A Lehigh Valley. d'Arnaud, 28, will provide infield depth. He hit .268 over... Read more
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