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Archive: April, 2009

Happ and Taschner in, Majewski to minors

Friday, April 3, 2009, 4:45 PM
Lefthanders J.A. Happ and Jack Taschner have made the Phillies roster, according to GM Ruben Amaro Jr. The Inquirer reported earlier this week that the two pitchers were likely to earn the final bullpen spots. RHP Gary Majewski will be reassigned to the minor leagues following this weekend’s... Read more

Sheff to Phils cooked: slugger signs with Mets

Friday, April 3, 2009, 4:16 PM
Updated 4:16 p.m. The deed is done. Now you will boo instead of cheering the man. Updated 2:45 p.m.: According to a report by the usually reliable Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Gary Sheffield seems close to agreeing to join the Mets. As I said earlier, a good fit for both parties. If this... Read more

Sheff to meet with Reds

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 11:23 AM
Gary Sheffield or his representatives will meet with the Cincinnati Reds today, reports Hal McCoy of the Dayton Daily News. The Reds would appear in a position to offer more playing time to Sheffield than the Phillies. Chris Dickerson, Jerry Hairston Jr., Jonny Gomes and Laynce Nix are competing for... Read more

Minor league trade

Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 2:53 PM
Two things: the Phillies acquired RHP Manny Ayala from the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later. The newest new guy will report to minor league camp. Ayala, 24, has a 19-10 record in three seasons in the Padres system, mostly as a starter. He spent most of last season in Double-A. Also... Read more

Happ and Taschner likely to win bullpen jobs

Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 11:10 AM
J.A. Happ is scheduled to pitch in relief today against the Yankees in Tampa (Kyle Drabek earned the start because the team was impressed by his effort this spring). Now that Happ will not be the fifth starter, Ruben Amaro Jr. said yesterday that the 26-year-old lefty will compete with LHP Jack Taschner... Read more

Mosebach returns to Angels

Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 4:23 PM
Rule 5 draft selection Bobby Mosebach has returned to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. As per MLB rules, a Rule 5 selectee must remain on his new team's 25-man roster all season or be offered back to his original club. The competition for two bullpen spots is now down to J.A. Happ, Gary Majewski... Read more
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