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Ken Giles 'not concerned' about back tightness

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 4:49 PM
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Ken Giles walked off the mound Tuesday afternoon alongside a Phillies trainer. The tightness in his back had returned. His outing was finished after just two batters. Giles spent the next half hour in the trainer's room of the visitors clubhouse at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. "Just... Read more

Domonic Brown to start season on disabled list

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 10:29 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - While the Phillies played their final road game of spring training on Tuesday, Domonic Brown walked off the minor-league fields in Clearwater clutching two black bats and a red batting helmet. "Made it through," he quipped with a smile before heading back into an empty Bright... Read more

Phillies release Kevin Slowey

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 9:51 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- The Phillies on Tuesday morning released righthander Kevin Slowey, who was in camp as a non-roster invitee and on a minor league deal. "It wasn't an easy decision, particularly when we're talking about the type of person he is," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "That's one... Read more

Jonathan Pettibone set to face live hitters Tuesday

Monday, March 30, 2015, 11:13 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- Jonathan Pettibone won't get into a game before the Phillies break camp Thursday but he will see tangible progress before his teammates head north. The 24-year-old righthander is scheduled to pitch live batting practice Tuesday, the first time he will face live hitters since undergoing... Read more

Potential No. 5 starter Sean O'Sullivan to pitch Tuesday

Monday, March 30, 2015, 9:44 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- Righthander Sean O'Sullivan will start Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, essentially making him the favorite to land the Phillies' temporary fifth starter's job. The fifth starter the Phillies open the season with will more or less be a... Read more

Cody Asche returns to lineup

Monday, March 30, 2015, 8:54 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- After missing four Grapefruit League games because of back tightness, Cody Asche is back in the lineup Monday for the Phillies' game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton. The Phillies' everyday third baseman is batting sixth. He went 2-for-4 with a double off teammate David... Read more

Phillies send Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to minor leagues

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 9:32 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, the highest-ticketed foreign free agent in Phillies history, will start his second-straight season in the minor leagues. The Phillies signed Gonzalez in August 2013 after he defected from Cuba to a three-year, $12 million contract. The 28-year-old struggled... Read more

Zach Eflin excited to pitch for Phillies on Monday

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10:34 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Zach Eflin had to step outside Frenchy's beachfront restaurant on Friday evening. His phone was buzzing, and a band was playing inside. The call was from Joe Jordan, the Phillies director of player development. The pitching prospect had no idea why Jordan was calling. Jordan told... Read more

Former Phillies prospect Drabek switching teams again

Friday, March 27, 2015, 6:50 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- A day after earning a save against his former organization, Toronto Blue Jays righthander Kyle Drabek was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox. Drabek, 27, is the former touted starting pitching prospect the Phillies traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in the December 2009... Read more

Zach Eflin to start Monday vs. Pirates

Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:08 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Phillies will get a look at their third pitching prospect in less than a week when Zach Eflin pitches on Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Eflin, 20, was acquired this winter as part of the deal that sent Jimmy Rollins to Los Angeles. Eflin made 24 starts last season at... Read more
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