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Archive: May, 2013

Kendrick looks to bounce back

Friday, May 24, 2013, 11:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- After a shaky first outing this season, Kyle Kendrick then went seven straight starts allowing two earned runs or fewer. Now Kendrick is looking to regain that form after a second straight difficult outing. Kendrick pitched five innings allowing eight hits and five earned runs in Friday’s... Read more

Michael Martinez returns to majors

Friday, May 24, 2013, 9:24 AM
WASHINGTON — When the Phillies evaluated potential roster replacements for Chase Utley on Wednesday, team officials said a middle infielder was not a priority. Freddy Galvis, obviously, will assume the majority of Utley's at-bats. Kevin Frandsen can play second and third, so if a shortstop was... Read more

Chase Utley calls injury 'best-case scenario'

Friday, May 24, 2013, 6:05 PM
WASHINGTON — Chase Utley believed it was prudent to inform the Phillies moments after pain shot through his right side during batting practice Tuesday. Rather than play through it, an idea a twentysomething Utley might have embraced, Utley was confident in his caution. His diagnosis Thursday... Read more

Mike Adams throws, bumped to Sunday return

Friday, May 24, 2013, 5:34 PM
WASHINGTON — Rich Dubee wanted Mike Adams to appear in a minor-league game before his activation from the disabled list. After throwing to hitters Friday in Clearwater, Fla., the Phillies decided that was unnecessary. Adams (back strain) will be activated Sunday, the first day he is eligible... Read more

Mike Stutes rejoins Phillies bullpen

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 3:57 PM
Thirteen months removed from his last major-league appearance, Mike Stutes is back in the Phillies bullpen. The 26-year-old righthander was recalled Thursday and will join the team for Friday's series opener in Washington. He replaces Phillippe Aumont, who was optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley to... Read more

Phillippe Aumont demoted; could Mike Stutes return?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10:43 PM
MIAMI — The Phillies promised changes to their mediocre middle relief. The first happened after Wednesday's 3-0 victory when Phillippe Aumont was demoted to triple-A Lehigh Valley. But Charlie Manuel made it clear: The team is still enamored of the hulking Canadian pitcher. "He has all the... Read more

Again, Tyler Cloyd does his part

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 9:47 AM
MIAMI — In the 13 days between starts for the Phillies, Tyler Cloyd returned to triple-A Lehigh Valley. He pitched one more in the minors at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Va. Baltimore's triple-A affiliate bashed him for seven runs on 11 hits in 3 1/3 innings. "Don't look at that line," Cloyd said... Read more

Mike Adams will return no sooner than Tuesday

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 5:34 PM
MIAMI — Mike Adams, red faced after a strenuous bullpen session at Marlins Park, was optimistic he could return from the disabled list before the weekend ends. Pitching coach Rich Dubee later offered a dose of reality. "He's throwing fine," Dubee said. "But he needs to see some hitters." Adams... Read more

Curt Schilling inducted to team's wall of fame; Brad Lidge to retire as Phillie

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 3:24 PM
MIAMI — Curt Schilling, sixth among all Phillies pitchers in wins and fourth in strikeouts, will be inducted to the team's wall of fame Aug. 2, the Phillies announced Wednesday. In addition to the weekend's alumni ceremonies, Brad Lidge will retire as a Phillie. He will throw the ceremonial... Read more

Amaro believes offense will turn things around

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 2:13 PM
His team has failed to win more than three games in a row this season. Two-thirds of the season-opening starting rotation is on the disabled list as is the starting catcher and setup man. The power-hitting first baseman has not hit for much power or much at all lately and is dealing with a sore left... Read more
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