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Archive: March, 2013

Phillies trade former prospect Julio Rodriguez to Baltimore

Sunday, March 24, 2013, 1:13 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — After Julio Rodriguez represented the Phillies in baseball's annual Futures Game last July, he was demoted to the bullpen at double-A Reading. His prospect status was shaky, and on Sunday, his time with the Phillies ended. Rodriguez was shipped to Baltimore in a swap of minor-league... Read more

Phillies chat with Bob Brookover

Sunday, March 24, 2013, 10:51 PM
The Inquirer's Bob Brookover takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning at noon on Monday. On a mobile device? Click HERE to follow along and submit questions. Read more

Phillies release Yuniesky Betancourt

Sunday, March 24, 2013, 4:51 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Yuniesky Betancourt snared a line drive in the ninth inning Sunday and turned it into a double play for his final act as a Phillie. Six minutes after the final out was recorded in a 7-6 loss to Boston, Betancourt slipped on red shorts and walked to Charlie Manuel's office. He... Read more

Amaro says little about Doc; Dubee happy with pitcher's progress

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3:58 PM
UPDATED WITH RICH DUBEE QUOTES AND GAME STUFF SARASOTA, Fla. -- Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. had a rooftop seat at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater for Roy Halladay's performance against Toronto Blue Jays minor-leaguers Saturday morning. He had a front-row seat next to the visiting... Read more

Agent: Yuniesky Betancourt will ask for release Sunday if not added to Phillies roster

Friday, March 22, 2013, 12:10 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The construction of the Phillies' bench will come to a resolution sooner rather than later because the team must make a decision on infielder Yuniesky Betancourt by Sunday. Betancourt will ask for his release if he is not added to the 25-man roster, his agent said Friday. "Our... Read more

X-rays negative on Ruiz's hand

Friday, March 22, 2013, 11:54 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies had a late start Friday morning after a late night Thursday that included a 2 1/2-hour bus ride home from their game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers. They at least arrived at Bright House Field to good news. Catcher Carlos Ruiz, after being hit in the left... Read more

Ruf optioned after game-winning home run

Friday, March 22, 2013, 5:29 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies continued to trim their roster Friday and this time left fielder Darin Ruf was among the cut victims. Before he left, however, he offered one more reminder of his raw power that will keep him in the forefront of the front office's thoughts as he continues to work on... Read more

One more audition for prospect Adam Morgan

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 12:42 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — With Roy Halladay bumped to a minor-league game Saturday, the Phillies needed a Friday starter for the Grapefruit League game against Atlanta at Bright House Field. They decided to summon lefthanded prospect Adam Morgan for another audition. Morgan was among the first cuts... Read more

Cole Hamels threw Shane Victorino a nasty curve

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 9:30 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. — There was nothing strange, Cole Hamels said, about pitching to Shane Victorino. They were teammates for some of the best years of baseball Philadelphia has ever witnessed but business made them opponents Thursday. In the first inning, Victorino popped out. He grounded out... Read more

Dubee: Roy Halladay can be ready with two more spring starts

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 4:45 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Roy Halladay will have thrown 25 pitches in a span of 10 days when he takes the ball Saturday at the Carpenter Complex to start a minor-league game. The Phillies want Halladay to start the second game of the regular season, April 3 in Atlanta. They believe he has enough time... Read more
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