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Antonio Bastardo: 'I made a mistake'

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 2:15 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Antonio Bastardo's standing in the Phillies organization was never endangered. The lefthander knew as much the day he called Ruben Amaro Jr. last August to tell him he was suspended 50 games for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. "Take the suspension," Bastardo remembered... Read more

Phillies release Chad Gaudin

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 9:54 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Phillies signed Chad Gaudin last month to add much-needed depth to a thinned pitching staff. Their investment was short-lived; Gaudin failed his physical Wednesday and was released Thursday by the team. Gaudin, 30, signed a minor-league deal with a decent shot of making... Read more

Amaro: No sense in pushing Cole Hamels

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 9:46 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — When Cole Hamels informed Phillies doctors last November of the soreness in his left shoulder, there was an agreement among everyone that caution was prudent. The team deemed the biceps tendinitis so minor that an MRI was not ordered. When asked to provide health updates in... Read more

Source: Phillies sign A.J. Burnett

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 12:01 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Phillies have reached an agreement with veteran righthander A.J. Burnett, according to a source. Burnett, 37, will earn $16 million in 2014, according to Fox Sports, a number that puts the Phillies against the luxury tax payroll limit of $189 million. His salary will the... Read more

Cole Hamels likely to miss opening day

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 11:19 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — There was no hint of worry in Cole Hamels' voice, even as he described the pain in his prized left shoulder that forced him to stop throwing in December and put him behind schedule for spring training. The $144 million pitcher is confident he can pitch in April, but he will... Read more

Comcast hires Jamie Moyer, Matt Stairs for Phillies broadcasts

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 4:24 PM
Forever remembered in Philadelphia for their contributions to the 2008 World Series championship, Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs will author a new chapter this season as Phillies broadcasters. The two popular former Phillies were hired Tuesday by Comcast SportsNet. They replaced venerable broadcasters... Read more

Curt Schilling diagnosed with cancer

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 5:52 PM
Curt Schilling, one of the Phillies' all-time greatest pitchers and current ESPN analyst, announced Wednesday he was recently diagnosed with cancer. "I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges," Schilling said in a statement released by ESPN. "We've... Read more

Phillies to honor Charlie Manuel, Roy Halladay during alumni weekend

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 4:00 PM
The Phillies will induct Charlie Manuel to the team's wall of fame less than a year after firing their all-time winningest manager in franchise history. Manuel will be honored before the Aug. 9 game against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park as a part of alumni weekend. In addition, the team will celebrate... Read more

Phillies minor-league pitcher suspended

Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM
Christopher O'Hare, a lefthanded pitcher in the Phillies' minor-league system, was suspended 50 games Wednesday by Major League Baseball because of a second positive test for a drug of abuse. O'Hare, a 23d-round pick in 2013, appeared in five games — mostly with single-A Lakewood — and... Read more

A.J. Burnett to pitch in 2014, Phillies could be suitors

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 5:03 PM
The revelation that veteran righthander A.J. Burnett intends to pitch in 2014 will not send shockwaves through the industry because many top free-agent pitchers remain unsigned. But Burnett comes with special interest to the Phillies, who have liked the 37-year-old pitcher in the past and possess a... Read more
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