Friday, November 27, 2015

Phillies promote three in September roster expansion

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 9:41 AM
NEW YORK --- The expected small group of September call-ups will join the Phillies on Tuesday afternoon at Citi Field. Two of the additions will help a bullpen that has thrown the fourth-most innings in the major leagues. The Phillies on Tuesday morning promoted righthanders Dalier Hinojosa and... Read more

Jesse Biddle placed on disabled list with Lehigh Valley

Saturday, August 29, 2015, 7:57 PM
Jesse Biddle, nine starts into his tenure with triple-A Lehigh Valley, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a shoulder strain, effectively ending the 23-year-old lefthander's sixth minor-league season. Biddle, the Phillies' 2010 first-round draft pick, posted a 6.25 ERA over... Read more

Cornelius Randolph showcases bat in first professional season

Saturday, August 29, 2015, 2:40 PM
Through his first 53 games as a professional baseball player, Cornelius Randolph showcased the promising bat that led the Phillies to draft him 10th overall in June. For starters, the left-handed-hitting 18-year-old capped the Gulf Coast League season with as many walks as strikeouts (32) over 212... Read more

Alec Asher to make Phillies debut on Sunday

Friday, August 28, 2015, 4:16 PM
The Phillies will insert the fourth rookie into their starting rotation on Sunday when Alec Asher makes his major-league debut. All four rookies - Aaron Nola, Adam Morgan, Jerad Eickhoff, and Asher - have reached the majors since July 21. Asher, 23, was scratched from his start on Friday with triple-A... Read more

Phillies prospect Nick Williams placed on DL with a concussion

Friday, August 28, 2015, 3:40 PM
Phillies prospect Nick Williams - one of the key pieces of the Cole Hamels trade - was placed on the disabled list on Friday after suffering a concussion on Wednesday night. The lefthanded outfielder was batting .326 in 21 games at double-A Reading since being acquired from Texas. Williams has 17... Read more

Phillies call up reliever Nefi Ogando

Friday, August 28, 2015, 2:51 PM
The Phillies on Friday promoted reliever Nefi Ogando from triple-A Lehigh Valley to take the roster spot of Elvis Araujo, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain. Ogando, a 26-year-old righthander from the Dominican Republic, posted a 3.33 ERA in 24 1/3 innings this season... Read more

Phillies to open 2016 season in Cincinnati

Friday, August 28, 2015, 11:06 AM
The Phillies will open next year in Cincinnati as they start the season on the road for the fourth time in five years, sources told The Inquirer. Opening Day against the Reds is slated for April 4. The Phillies will then travel to play the Mets before hosting San Diego on April 11 in the home opener... Read more

Phillies' reliever Elvis Araujo exits game with groin strain

Friday, August 28, 2015, 12:23 AM
Reinforcements to the Phillies' taxed bullpen are expected Tuesday, when rosters expand for the season's final month. At least one new arm, however, will likely arrive Friday before the team's series opener against the San Diego Padres at Citizens Bank Park. Elvis Araujo, who had allowed only one... Read more

Larry Bowa expects letter from MLB after Tuesday's ejection

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 5:56 PM
Larry Bowa said Wednesday that he expects a letter from Joe Torre, Major League Baseball's discpline czar, after the Phillies bench coach's ejection from Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets. Bowa had not received word about a potential suspension or fine as of two hours before Wednesday night's first... Read more

Justin De Fratus reflects on struggles

Monday, August 24, 2015, 11:57 PM
This season, Justin De Fratus said, has been a struggle. The righthander allowed five runs on Monday night as the Phillies fell to the Mets, 16-7. He was tagged for four runs in the sixth inning as the Mets pulled away. De Fratus has allowed 45 runs this season in 68.1 innings. He has a 6.75 ERA in... Read more
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