The Phillies Zone Archive: July, 2010

A trade could be near

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ST. LOUIS — Ruben Amaro Jr. wore one of those patented smug looks on his face. The Phillies general manager had just demoted his fifth... Read more

Polanco returns; Castro released

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As expected, third baseman Placido Polanco returned from the disabled list in time for Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley... Read more

Polanco appears ready to return

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All signs point to third baseman Placido Polanco coming off the disabled list and rejoining the Phillies in time for Saturday afternoon's game... Read more

Durbin activated; Figueroa designated for assignment

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The Phillies' bullpen is at full strength with the return today of reliever Chad Durbin from the disabled list. Durbin's return comes at the... Read more

Howard will DH, bat cleanup

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Charlie Manuel said he originally picked Ryan Howard over Joey Votto for the All-Star Game because Howard was "his... Read more

Durbin's return from DL will leave Phillies with difficult decision

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If all continues to go well for righthander Chad Durbin, the Phillies could soon have the full complement of relievers they anticipated being... Read more

Ruiz activated; Polanco begins rehab Monday

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Good news today on the injury front for the Phillies. (Pause. When was the last time you heard that?) Firstly, catcher Carlos Ruiz was activated... Read more

Hey, it could be worse

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UPDATE (3:55 p.m.): Of course, now reports say talks between the Yankees and Mariners have broken down. So it's still possible Lee goes to... Read more

Major questions for Phillies

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Phillies fan says he protected son

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Jayson Werth was the hot topic in the Phillies' clubhouse Friday night for two reasons: his behavior after he yelled at a fan who prevented... Read more