Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nola pitches three scoreless innings in Grapefruit League debut

Friday, March 27, 2015, 2:17 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- Aaron Nola, the Phillies' top pitching prospect, pitched three scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut Friday afternoon against the New York Yankees. Nola gave up five hits, including two doubles, but struck out four while walking none. The 21-year-old righthander relied... Read more

Nola no longer starting Friday, 'hopefully' he will pitch

Friday, March 27, 2015, 12:34 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Jonathan Paplebon will start instead of Aaron Nola on Friday, the Phillies announced a half hour before the first pitch against the visiting New York Yankees. The team said the change was made due to the threat of inclement weather. Thunderstorms are in the forecast throughout the... Read more

Crawford frustrated but staying positive after first pro injury

Friday, March 27, 2015, 11:04 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- The Phillies' top prospect was turning double plays during pre-game infield practice Tuesday when he felt a sharp pain. When he felt it again in the minor league game, J.P. Crawford took himself out. A left oblique strain, the first injury of Crawford's young professional career... Read more

Cody Asche scratched from lineup with back tightness

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 11:31 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Cody Asche was scratched from Thursday afternoon's lineup after feeling tightness in his back during the Phillies morning stretch at Bright House Field. Asche was replaced with Andres Blanco, who is batting ninth against the Toronto Blue Jays. Asche, 24, has 10 hits this spring... Read more

Phillies help Army officer from Fox Chase surprise family

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 10:56 AM
The Phanatic was dancing with a fan late in Wednesday’s game, when the public address announcer asked the mascot to reveal who his dance partner was. The man - Lt. Shaun Wixted - took off the Mexican hat and poncho. The Army officer and West Point graduate had been stationed in Kuwait for a... Read more

Top prospect Crawford sidelined with injury

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 8:21 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Shortstop J.P. Crawford, the Phillies' top prospect, sustained a left oblique strain and will be sidelined four-to-six weeks. Crawford, 20, was expected to start this season in either single-A Clearwater or double-A Reading. He hit .275 with seven doubles, eight home runs and 29... Read more

Nola excited to pitch Friday in major-league debut

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 8:04 AM
UPDATE: The Phillies announced just before Friday's game that Nola won't pitch the first inning because of rain in the forecast. The team hopes he will be able to pitch later innings in the game. We'll have more details soon. DUNEDIN, Fla. - Aaron Nola made his first visit to the Phillies clubhouse... Read more

Phillies reassign d'Arnaud, Mastroianni

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 4:33 PM
The Phillies on Wednesday afternoon reassigned infielder Chase d'Arnaud and outfielder Darin Mastroianni to minor league camp. Both players were with the Phillies in major league spring training as non-roster invitees. The Phillies have 42 players left in big league camp. Mastroianni mustered only... Read more

Revere in left field, Herrera in center vs. Astros

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 9:48 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- Ben Revere will start in left field and Odubel Herrera will start in center field for Wednesday's game against the Houston Astros. It's the fourth time in five days manager Ryne Sandberg has used this alignment, making it more and more likely it continues. Neither played in Tuesday's... Read more

Phillies chat with Jake Kaplan

Monday, March 23, 2015, 12:01 PM
Join the Inquirer's Jake Kaplan to chat Phillies at noon Monday. Read more
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