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Archive: July, 2010

A trade could be near

Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 7:18 PM
ST. LOUIS — Ruben Amaro Jr. wore one of those patented smug looks on his face. The Phillies general manager had just demoted his fifth starter without listing a replacement in the rotation for him. “I think we know exactly what we're going to do,” Amaro said. “I just choose... Read more

Polanco returns; Castro released

Saturday, July 17, 2010, 12:46 PM
As expected, third baseman Placido Polanco returned from the disabled list in time for Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. His reinstatement cost utility infielder Juan Castro his job. "Basically what happened ... is that other guys stepped up and were playing better baseball... Read more

Polanco appears ready to return

Friday, July 16, 2010, 2:52 PM
All signs point to third baseman Placido Polanco coming off the disabled list and rejoining the Phillies in time for Saturday afternoon's game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Polanco carried out his plan of playing for single-A Clearwater Thursday and the Phillies' rookie Gulf Coast League... Read more

Durbin activated; Figueroa designated for assignment

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 4:44 PM
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 expense of righthander Nelson Figueroa, who was designated for assignment for the second time this season by the Phillies. Durbin, on the disabled list since... Read more

Howard will DH, bat cleanup

Monday, July 12, 2010, 2:21 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Charlie Manuel said he originally picked Ryan Howard over Joey Votto for the All-Star Game because Howard was "his guy." Well, when Manuel and his staff were making out the National League lineup during their cross-country charter flight Sunday night, the Phillies manager... Read more

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

Sunday, July 11, 2010, 2:29 PM
If all continues to go well for righthander Chad Durbin, the Phillies could soon have the full complement of relievers they anticipated being in their bullpen when they opened spring training. With closer Brad Lidge and left-handed setup man J.C. Romero on the disabled list at the start of the season... Read more

Ruiz activated; Polanco begins rehab Monday

Saturday, July 10, 2010, 5:02 PM
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 from the 15-day disabled list. He's missed the last 20 games with a concussion. Originally, the injury was viewed as needing a few days to recover from... Read more

Hey, it could be worse

Friday, July 9, 2010, 2:32 PM
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 a National League team, a far worse scenario for the Phillies. But you can go back to bashing me... Phillies fans: It could be worse. Much, much worse. Say the... Read more

Major questions for Phillies

Friday, July 9, 2010, 2:12 PM
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Phillies fan says he protected son

Friday, July 9, 2010, 6:56 PM
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 him from catching a foul ball in the 12th inning of Thursday night's game against Cincinnati and the persistent trade rumors about him being shipped elsewhere... Read more
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