Sunday, May 3, 2015

Top prospect Crawford set to come off disabled list this week

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:56 PM
A left oblique strain cost J.P. Crawford the first three-plus weeks of his second full professional season, but the Phillies' top prospect is set to return to the field this week. The Phillies are targeting Wednesday as Crawford's day to come off the disabled list and make his season debut for high-A... Read more

Chad Billingsley to make major league return Tuesday

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 4:20 PM
MIAMI --- Chad Billingsley, who has made just two starts since 2012, will make his major-league return Tuesday for the Phillies against the Atlanta Braves. Billingsley, who underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2013 and a flexor tendon operation last June, signed with the Phillies in January to a... Read more

Phillies option David Buchanan to triple A

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 4:11 PM
MIAMI - The Phillies optioned struggling righthander David Buchanan to triple-A Lehigh Valley and recalled lefthanded reliever Elvis Araujo from double-A Reading. Buchanan, who after a strong spring began the season as the Phillies' No. 3 starter, was 0-5 with an 8.76 ERA. "Performance," general... Read more

Chad Billingsley builds up to 99 pitches in rehab start

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 12:39 PM
Chad Billingsley threw 99 pitches, his most since April 2013 Tommy John surgery, in his fourth rehab start with triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday morning. The 30-year-old righthander is close to joining the Phillies rotation. He has said he wants to build up to 100 pitches before returning. Billingsley's... Read more

Utley not in Phillies' lineup for Thursday's series finale

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 11:53 AM
ST. LOUIS --- Chase Utley is not in the lineup on the final day of the worst April of his career. The veteran second baseman gets Thursday afternoon's game off against Cardinals lefthander and 2009 Malvern Prep grad Tim Cooney. Utley, 36, is hitting a woeful .114, a mark that entered Thursday the... Read more

Domonic Brown staying positive at Lehigh Valley

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 3:23 PM
ALLENTOWN - Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. came to Allentown on Tuesday morning to meet with Domonic Brown. The right fielder’s rehab assignment was coming to a close. His batting average at triple-A Lehigh Valley was just .139. The Phillies had to make a decision: keep Brown with... Read more

Domonic Brown reports to Lehigh Valley

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 2:19 PM
A day after the Phillies activated him from the disabled list and optioned him to triple A, rightfielder Domonic Brown reported to the Lehigh Valley affiliate. Brown is in Wednesday night's IronPigs lineup, playing right field and batting third, according to the team's director of media relations... Read more

Domonic Brown yet to report to Lehigh Valley after being sent down

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:31 PM
ALLENTOWN - Domonic Brown’s No. 12 navy helmet sat alone in the dugout on Tuesday as the IronPigs took batting practice. Brown's clubhouse chair remained folded against his locker. The Phillies right fielder did not report to triple-A Lehigh Valley after being optioned here Tuesday afternoon... Read more

Upon reinstatement from DL, Domonic Brown optioned to triple A

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 1:51 PM
ST. LOUIS --- The Phillies reinstated Domonic Brown from the disabled list and optioned him to triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, a day after manager Ryne Sandberg said he wasn't sure the rightfielder was ready to face major league pitching. Brown, back from left Achilles tendinitis, was just 5 for... Read more

Carlos Ruiz breaks out of slump in Phillies' win

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 12:22 AM
ST. LOUIS — Carlos Ruiz summoned Ryne Sandberg on Monday afternoon with a request. The Phillies veteran catcher, mired in a slump, wanted his manager to throw him early batting practice. Sandberg had yet to throw batting practice since the regular season began but threw it during spring training... Read more
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