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Archive: June, 2013

23 draft picks sign contracts

Friday, June 14, 2013, 4:41 PM
DENVER — The Phillies have signed seven of their top 11 selections from last week's player draft, including their second- and third-round picks, the team said Friday. Andrew Knapp, a catcher from the University of California, signed for $1.03 million, according to Baseball America. Cord Sandberg... Read more

Where did all the young relievers go?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 1:06 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Weeks before the Phillies gathered in Florida for spring training, there was one reason for Charlie Manuel to be excited. Sure, there were others. But one stuck out. "I think that you can see our bullpen really blossom with who we have," Manuel said Jan. 28. Here we are, 65 games... Read more

No timetables for Utley, Ruiz; Kratz to miss two months

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 6:41 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Wally Joyner flipped some balls to Chase Utley in an underground batting cage Wednesday afternoon and the second baseman swung away. But, later, when the team took batting practice at Target Field, Utley was still stuck behind a screen at second base. The team has no date for Utley's... Read more

Mike Adams' availability still in question

Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 6:36 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Mike Adams clutched his right arm, wrapped in ice, before Tuesday's series opener at Target Field. It is rare for a reliever to require that pregame, but Adams had just thrown a brief bullpen session. "I just wanted to push some of the rust out," Adams said. Adams had not pitched... Read more

At the plate, Phils’ outfield is best in the weak NL East

Monday, June 10, 2013, 3:49 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — For 17 straight games, Ben Revere started and manned center field. He hit .257, scored seven runs, stole seven bases, and showed fleeting signs of being a productive cog in the Phillies’ lineup. Then the Phillies arrived to Milwaukee, and John Mayberry Jr. was the centerfielder... Read more

Phillies draft Craig Biggio's son, Cavan, who will not sign

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 6:03 PM
MILWAUKEE — The Phillies used their 29th-round pick Saturday on a second baseman with rich baseball bloodlines who will not play for them. Cavan Biggio, son of Craig, was one of the nation's top high school players. He expected to go in the first two rounds of the draft. But because of a commitment... Read more

Game 63: Another day, another new lineup

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:56 PM
MILWAUKEE — The Phillies are 31-31 and set to face the Brewers' bullpen in a nationally televised game Saturday night. Milwaukee's pitching staff is in shambles, so they will start Tom Gorzelanny. He is expected to throw two or three innings. A wave of relievers will follow. Charlie Manuel... Read more

Phils take another Sandberg

Friday, June 7, 2013, 2:00 PM
The Phillies' first of two third-round picks, the 89th selection overall, was a fascinating one for a couple of reasons. One is the name: Cord Sandberg. The other is his game: It might be football. He has a scholarship to play quarterback at Mississippi State. Sandberg is not related to Phillies... Read more

Starting pitching has carried Phillies to winning record

Friday, June 7, 2013, 6:52 PM
MILWAUKEE — Charlie Manuel glanced at his lineup card, folded over and worn from three hours of baseball Thursday, and summarized his starting pitcher's performance with 10 words. "He took us to a good spot in the game," Manuel said. The manager was describing Tyler Cloyd's 6 2/3 innings of... Read more

Phillies select high school shortstop Crawford

Thursday, June 6, 2013, 8:43 PM
The Phillies used the 16th overall pick Thursday to select J.P. Crawford, a shortstop from Lakewood High School in California. He was the 15th-ranked prospect according to Baseball America and is line for a signing bonus of roughly $2.3 million. While many high school shortstops project to other... Read more
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