Monday, April 27, 2015

Ankle likely to keep Chase Utley out of this week's Grapefruit League games

Monday, March 2, 2015, 12:23 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- Chase Utley, his right ankle still not 100 percent recovered from a January sprain, said he probably won't play in any of this week's Grapefruit League games. With the regular-season opener still more than a month away, the veteran second baseman is using caution as he works his... Read more

Rule 5 lefthander Andy Oliver competing for Phillies' bullpen spot

Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:59 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Andy Oliver was en route to a late morning workout in Arizona when he received the call. He of course knew the significance of this December day but hadn’t really considered the possibility of being selected in baseball's Rule 5 draft. “And sure enough,” he said... Read more

Herrera batting leadoff for Phillies in Sunday's exhibition

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 1:08 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Odubel Herrera, who has impressed early in camp, will bat leadoff and play center field on Sunday when the Phillies host the University of Tampa in an exhibition at Brighthouse Field. The 23-year-old Herrera was selected by the Phillies from Texas in December's Rule 5 draft. He... Read more

Cliff Lee slated to start Thursday's Grapefruit League game

Friday, February 27, 2015, 2:33 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- Another positive sign in Cliff Lee's path back from last season's season-ending elbow strain came Friday when pitching coach Bob McClure read off his schedule for the first week of spring training games. Lee, whose injury cost him the last two months of last season, is likely... Read more

Bowa lauds Utley's work ethic

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 2:17 PM
Chase Utley has played 12 seasons with the Phillies - the same amount of time that Larry Bowa played here before being traded to the Chicago Cubs. The Inquirer talked to Bowa - Utley's first manager in the big leagues - about what to expect in Utley's 13th season. Bowa was also asked to compare the current... Read more

Pat Burrell to join Phillies Wall of Fame

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 11:03 AM
The Phillies announced on Thursday that former outfielder Pat Burrell will be inducted to the team’s Wall of Fame on July 31. Burrell played nine seasons with the Phillies and helped guide them to their first postseason trip in 14 seasons and first World Series title in 28 years. Burrell’s... Read more

Phillies chat with Jake Kaplan

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 12:44 AM
Join the Inquirer's Jake Kaplan as he takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning Friday at 9 a.m. Read more

Cliff Lee faces live hitting for first time since 2014 injury

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 2:16 PM
Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee pitched his third bullpen session of spring training Wednesday followed by his first live batting practice. It was the first time he pitched against live hitters since July 31. Lee, who missed the final two months of last season because of an elbow strain, said afterward... Read more

Ford: Inside the Phillies’ odd spring

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 11:42 AM
The Inquirer’s Bob Ford chats with CineSport’s Brian Clark why there is an odd feeling around the Phillies during Spring Training, and how normalcy can return to the team. Read more

A new wrinkle in Phillies' spring training

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:34 AM
The Phillies are trying something new this spring, and it began Tuesday with their first full-squad workout. Stemming from an idea manager Ryne Sandberg brought up to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. toward the end of last season, the 30 position players in camp have been split into six hitting groups... Read more
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