The Phillies Zone Archive: July, 2013

Michael Young softening stance on trade

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With less than two hours until the trade deadline, Michael Young is reportedly softening his stance on not accepting a trade to anywhere but... Read more

Cliff Lee could start this weekend

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Cliff Lee took some vicious hacks during batting practice Wednesday and appears on schedule to start sometime this weekend. He missed his last... Read more

Michael Young, still a Phillie, will not lose playing time

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The situation, Michael Young insisted, is not awkward. He dropped a bat and two gloves into the Phillies dugout at 3:37 p.m. "Still here?"... Read more

What if Michael Young will not waive his no-trade clause?

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It is Michael Young's contractual right to reject any trade proposal presented to him by the Phillies. Young earned that ability when he gained... Read more

Phillies promote third baseman Cody Asche

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UPDATE (2:30 p.m.) - The Phillies have officially called up Asche from Lehigh Valley. To make room for Asche on the roster, Steve Susdorf was... Read more

Cliff Lee, Boston, and demanding a bounty

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Some 28 hours remain until baseball's non-waiver trade deadline, and the chatter across the industry centers on Cliff Lee. He is the best available... Read more

Game 106: Cody Asche Era delayed

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The Phillies promoted Cody Asche to the majors Tuesday afternoon but he is not in the starting lineup against San Francisco. Michael Young... Read more

Phillies core trio here for the long haul

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If this were 2010, it would be considered great news that shortstop Jimmy Rollins has no desire to waive his no-trade rights, which is what... Read more

Jonathan Papelbon isn't going anywhere

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The Detroit Tigers acquired a reliever Monday morning, and it was not Jonathan Papelbon. For weeks, those two entities were linked because... Read more

Cliff Lee scratched from Saturday start with 'stiff neck'

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DETROIT — The true intentions of any abrupt scratch, like the "stiff neck" that will sideline Cliff Lee from his scheduled start Saturday... Read more