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Archive: August, 2013

Brown will be examined when Phillies return home

Saturday, August 31, 2013, 3:29 PM
CHICAGO -- Domonic Brown was not in the starting lineup for the fifth time in seven games Saturday and manager Ryne Sandberg said the outfielder's sore right Achilles tendon will be examined more extensively when the team returns to Philadelphia after Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley... Read more

Goosebumps await Sandberg in his Wrigley return

Friday, August 30, 2013, 12:35 PM
CHICAGO -- So what was Ryne Sandberg thinking Friday morning when he walked into the place where he built a Hall of Fame resume? Predictably, not himself. "I was thinking about the lineup a little bit," the Phillies interim manager said. "Looking for a quality game. I pretty much had my managerial... Read more

Cuban pitcher Gonzalez signs with Phillies

Friday, August 30, 2013, 4:34 PM
CHICAGO -- The first reports that the Phillies were on the verge of signing Cuban righthander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez surfaced near the end of July. The move finally became official Friday when the Phillies announced the pitcher signed a three-year deal with a vesting club option for a fourth year... Read more

Domonic Brown returns; Cody Asche sits

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 11:51 AM
NEW YORK — One young Phillies position player returned to Ryne Sandberg's lineup Thursday while another sat. Domonic Brown started in left field and batted cleanup. It was his first action since last Saturday's 18-inning marathon. He left that game with soreness in his right Achilles tendon... Read more

Dugan, Altherr headline Phillies contingent at Arizona Fall League

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 3:04 PM
NEW YORK — The Phillies have decisions to make on numerous prospects this winter, and they will use the Arizona Fall League for further evaluation on players like Kelly Dugan and Aaron Altherr. Both are outfielders enjoying fine seasons that have reinstated their prospect status. Dugan, who... Read more

Franco reaches two milestones on 21st birthday

Monday, August 26, 2013, 11:27 PM
READING -- Maikel Franco celebrated his 21st birthday in style. The Inquirer’s No. 1 Phillies prospect, Franco hit a game-tying two-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning and Kelly Dugan won the game with a solo shot in the 10th as Reading beat the visiting Richmond Flying Squirrels,... Read more

Vision problems send Casper Wells to DL

Monday, August 26, 2013, 11:01 AM
NEW YORK — History will reflect this was not the greatest of weeks for a man named Casper Wells. There could be an explanation, albeit a frightening one. Wells was placed on the disabled list Monday morning with what the Phillies described as "vision problems" just two days after he was the... Read more

Phillies OF Brown hopes to return soon

Sunday, August 25, 2013, 1:14 PM
Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown, who left Saturday’s 12-7 marathon 18-inning loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the top of the third inning due to soreness in his right Achilles, says he is feeling better and hopes to return soon. Brown wasn’t in the lineup in today’s series finale... Read more

Casper Wells looks back on a wild evening

Sunday, August 25, 2013, 12:55 PM
Casper Wells will never forget his first pitching experience with the Phillies. Wells was the losing pitcher in Saturday’s 12-7 loss in 18 innings to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The time of game was 7 hours and 6 minutes, the longest in both Phillies and Arizona history. Wells, a pitcher in college... Read more

Video: Roy Halladay impressive in return

Sunday, August 25, 2013, 10:40 PM
The Inquirer's Marc Narducci reports from Citizens Bank Park where the Phillies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 9-5. Roy Halladay and Ryne Sandberg spoke after the win. Read more
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