The Phillies Zone Archive: October, 2012

Ruiz gets $5 million option; Phils buyout Wigginton and Contreras

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We always knew catcher Carlos Ruiz would at least remain with the Phillies through the 2013 season and, barring the unlikely scenario of a... Read more

Phillies still mulling over minor-league staff

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The Phillies’ big-league coaching staff is in place, but the promotions of Ryne Sandberg, Steve Henderson and Rod Nichols have left some... Read more

Sandberg thrilled to be back in the big leagues

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Ryne Sandberg found out his climb back to the big leagues was complete shortly after the Phillies returned to Philadelphia following their... Read more

One consolation: A high draft pick

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An 81-81 season produced many things for these Phillies, among them, a higher draft pick than in recent history. They will select 16th in Major... Read more

Henderson believes he can provide relaxation

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Charlie Manuel bemoaned his hitters' tendency to press in tense situations more than once during a bitter 2012 season. The message will not... Read more

Galvis starts hot in winter ball; no left for Ruf

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Four days into Venezuelan winter ball play and Freddy Galvis has made a splash in his return to organized baseball while Darin Ruf is awaiting... Read more

Wally Joyner hired as assistant hitting coach

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During a coaching overhaul immediately following a disappointing 2012 season, the Phillies decided they wanted two hitting coaches to offer... Read more

Raul Ibanez: Of course.

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It was a Saturday in March and Raul Ibanez was optimistic because Raul Ibanez is always optimistic. Even when he lugged a hitless streak that... Read more

Hunter Pence rallies Giants, and other thoughts

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Philadelphia is reduced to watching its former players -- Hunter Pence, Scott Rolen, Kyle Lohse, Jayson Werth, Brandon Moss, Ryan Vogelsong... Read more

An Arizona Fall League primer

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Welcome to Citizens Bank Park, where the Phillies will hold a workout day Tuesday in between games of their division series with... oh, wait... Read more