Thursday, October 8, 2015

Phillies outright De Fratus, six others from 40-man roster

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 4:53 PM
Justin De Fratus, who accumulated a dismal 5.51 ERA as a long reliever this season, was one of seven players the Phillies outrighted off their 40-man roster on Wednesday. They also cleared from the roster righthander Jonathan Pettibone, lefthanders Adam Loewen and Ken Roberts, catcher Erik Kratz,... Read more

Larry Bowa interviews for Marlins managerial job

Monday, October 5, 2015, 5:39 PM
Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa interviewed with the Miami Marlins on Monday regarding their managerial job, according to baseball sources. Bowa, 69, was one of four coaches the Phillies invited back for next season under manager Pete Mackanin. The former manager of the Phillies (2001-2004) and San... Read more

Phillies ask four of six coaches to return for 2016

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 6:33 PM
The Phillies announced after Sunday's season finale they have invited bench coach Larry Bowa, pitching coach Bob McClure, hitting coach Steve Henderson and first-base coach Juan Samuel back for the 2016 season. Assistant hitting coach John Mizerock and bullpen coach Rod Nichols were let go. Bullpen... Read more

Phillies' 2015 attendance the team's lowest since 2002

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 4:55 PM
The Phillies finished the 2015 campaign Sunday with their lowest home attendance for a season since 2002, their penultimate year at Veterans Stadium. Their 1,831,080 attendance for 2015 marked the first time Citizens Bank Park drew fewer than 2,000,000 fans for a season. The Phillies averaged an announced... Read more

Jesse Biddle to undergo Tommy John surgery

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 12:58 PM
Jesse Biddle, the Phillies' former first-round draft pick from Germantown Friends School, will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair to a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, interim general manager Scott Proefrock said Sunday. Team physician Michael Ciccotti will perform the operation... Read more

A suit at stake for Maikel Franco in Sunday's finale

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 11:59 PM
On the line for the Phillies in Sunday's season finale is the ignominy that comes with losing 100 games in a season. On the line for their promising young third baseman, in particular, is a brand new suit. Veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur told Maikel Franco earlier in the season that if the rookie... Read more

Phillies clinch No. 1 overall pick in 2016 draft

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10:15 PM
For the first time since 1998, the Phillies will pick first in the draft. The rebuilding organization clinched the No. 1 overall section in June's draft on Saturday night when the Cincinnati Reds, the majors' second-worst team, beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1. The Phillies fell to 62-98 after losing... Read more

Harang undecided whether he will pitch in 2016

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 8:56 PM
In the days following Sunday's season finale at Citizens Bank Park, Aaron Harang will return home to San Diego and discuss his future with his wife and three young children. The journeyman righthander is 37. This was his 14th major-league season. Harang said he has yet to decide whether there will... Read more

Roman Quinn set for winter ball in Dominican Republic

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 4:21 PM
After missing the final three months of double-A Reading's season because of injury, Phillies outfield prospect Roman Quinn will make up at-bats in winter ball. Quinn, 22, has recovered from the tear in his hip flexor and will in the coming days join Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Republic. The... Read more

Maikel Franco to play in second game of Saturday's doubleheader

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 2:58 PM
Although not in the Phillies' lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Miami Marlins, Maikel Franco will start the second game, manager Pete Mackanin said. It will be Franco's first game since Aug. 11, when he fractured his left wrist when hit by a Jeremy Hellickson fastball... Read more
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