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David Buchanan is Cliff Lee's likely replacement

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 10:11 AM
MIAMI — Cliff Lee fired 32,869 regular-season pitches in the majors before an elbow or shoulder injury sidelined him. "This is new to me," Lee said Tuesday night. He felt the pain in his left elbow when he turned a doorknob and when he lifted his body from a taxi. The Phillies hope two weeks... Read more

Game 42: Ben Revere absent from lineup again

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 3:36 PM
MIAMI — Ryne Sandberg said Sunday he would decide his center fielder based upon pitching matchups. Ben Revere, who entered the season entrenched in center, does not appear to have an everyday job any longer. Revere missed the weekend series with Cincinnati because of a stomach virus. He will... Read more

Phillies president David Montgomery undergoes cancer surgery

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 2:21 PM
MIAMI — David Montgomery, the Phillies' president since 1997, underwent surgery Monday to remove cancer from his right jaw bone, the team said Tuesday in a statement. Montgomery will remain hospitalized at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for about a week. He turns 68 in June, and is in... Read more

Crazy numbers put up by the Phillies offense

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11:19 PM
While Cole Hamels winning his 100th career game was the main story, the return of the Phillies offense in Saturday’s 12-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds was a close second. Hamels appears to be hitting his stride, striking out 10 for the second straight game. The offense? Nobody is sure, but... Read more

Pettibone seeking second opinion on shoulder

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7:08 PM
Righthander Jonathan Pettibone, who started two games for the Phillies this year in between two stints at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, has been placed on the disabled list by the IronPigs with a right shoulder strain. Pettibone has labrum irregularities, which according to Phillies general manager Ruben... Read more

Game 40: Asche moving up in the order

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 3:20 PM
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg continues to make moves to shake up his lethargic offense that has not scored a run in 20 consecutive innings. In today’s lineup against Cincinnati Reds RHP Homer Bailey (3-2, 4.72 ERA), Sandberg has moved Cody Asche from his usual eighth spot to No. 6 in the batting... Read more

Brown looking to snap season-long slump

Friday, May 16, 2014, 11:50 PM
Domonic Brown had a rough play in left field during the first inning of Friday’s 3-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park. Yet that play doesn’t compare to the difficult time Brown is having at the plate. At this time last year he was tearing up the National League. The play... Read more

Brown looking to snap season-long slump

Friday, May 16, 2014, 11:50 PM
Domonic Brown had a rough play in left field during the first inning of Friday’s 3-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park. Yet that play doesn’t compare to the difficult time Brown is having at the plate. At this time last year he was tearing up the National League. The play... Read more

Game 39: Rollins to lead off, Revere scratched with stomach virus

Friday, May 16, 2014, 3:00 PM
Looking to get more punch in his lineup, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg has inserted Jimmy Rollins in the lead-off spot for the first time this year in tonight’s game at Citizens Bank Park against the Cincinnati Reds. At around 5 p.m. the tarp was taken off the field. And the teams play, Rollins... Read more

Ruf looking to shake the rust

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 11:23 PM
ALLENTOWN -- Darin Ruf admits that he still has serious rust and that isn’t surprising considering how long he was out with his left oblique strain. Ruf suffered the injury on March 20, then began his comeback by playing four extended spring training games, and three more with Single-A Clearwater... Read more
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