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Archive: June, 2009

Phils acquire AAA pitcher Mazone; callup forthcoming?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 2:09 PM
The Phillies have acquired minor league pitcher Brian Mazone from the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team confirmed. Mazone is a former Phillies farmhand, and the move could very well be intended to plug a hole in the Lehigh Valley rotation if/when Carlos Carrasco, Drew Carpenter or Rodrigo Lopez is recalled... Read more

Bastardo to DL, Eyre rehab, Ibanez update

Monday, June 29, 2009, 10:49 PM
A few injury updates: Antonio Bastardo has been placed on the 15-day DL with a left posterior shoulder strain. LHP Sergio Escalona, who is racking up enough frequent flyer miles for a nice offseason vacation, has once again been recalled from Lehigh Valley. *** Scott Eyre, whose absence has demonstrated... Read more

What went down in that meeting

Sunday, June 28, 2009, 9:49 AM
In case you missed it, here's a part of my story on the Phillies team meeting Friday. You can read the rest here. TORONTO - The visitors' clubhouse at the Rogers Centre is small, with minimal floor space between the rows of lockers that line each wall. After Friday night's game, manager Charlie Manuel... Read more

Statement from the Phillies about altercation with Rays fan

Saturday, June 27, 2009, 12:56 PM
The St. Petersburg Times has reported that a Phillies player was involved in an altercation with a fan at about 11:00 Thursday night near Tropicana Field, and the Rays confirmed that. The identity of the player is not yet known, and we are awaiting a statement from the Phillies. The Phillies just... Read more

Romero on incident

Saturday, June 27, 2009, 4:48 PM
The St.Petersburg Times has reported that a fan has accused J.C. Romero of assault. The fan, 25-year-old Robert Eaton told the Times that he asked Romero for an autograph after Thursday’s game, and was refused. He then said he made a comment about steroids, and Romero assaulted him. This is... Read more

Rollins sits again, might not return tomorrow

Friday, June 26, 2009, 6:12 PM
It my distinct honour to be reporting to you from Canada. Saw my first big league game here, back when it was the Skydome. Sat in the right or left field nosebleeds for Orioles-Jays. I remember looking straight down at the top of Joe Orsalak’s head. Then a kid sitting behind us had too many snacks... Read more

Lidge activated, Escalona back down

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 10:57 AM
From the Phillies just a few moments ago: Right-hander Brad Lidge was activated from the 15-day disabled list, the Phillies announced today. Lidge, 32, was originally placed on the DL on June 9 (retroactive to June 7) with a sprained right knee. He made two rehabilitation appearances, throwing... Read more

Bastardo leaves with left shoulder strain

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 9:16 PM
Antonio Bastardo left in the fourth inning with a left shoulder strain, the Phillies said. That would leave Andrew Carpenter and Carlos Carrasco as two likely candidates to assume his spot, though the Phils may not need a fifth starter until July 4. Read more

Lidge will be activated tomorrow

Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 5:51 PM
Brad Lidge will be activated tomorrow, and a corresponding roster move will be made, according to Ruben Amaro. Lidge said that, while not entirely healed, he feels no pain when he pitches and his mechanics are back to normal. Here are the lineups: Phils Rollins SS Victorino CF Utley 2b Howard... Read more

Condrey placed on DL, Escalona recalled

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 1:00 PM
It's official, the Phillies bullpen has suffered another blow. Here's the announcement from the Phils: Right-hander Clay Condrey has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, the Phillies announced today. To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, left-hander Sergio Escalona... Read more
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