Thursday, July 30, 2015

Who did the Phillies acquire for Cole Hamels?

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:26 AM
The Phillies cashed in on their biggest bargaining chip on Wednesday night with the agreement to trade ace pitcher Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers. The deal, according to multiple reports, will bring back to Philadelphia six players, including five minor leaguers, three of which Baseball America regards... Read more

Sources: Phillies trade Cole Hamels to Texas Rangers

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 10:14 PM
TORONTO - The Phillies agreed to a trade late Wednesday that would send Cole Hamels, the franchise's best homegrown pitcher since Robin Roberts, to the Texas Rangers, baseball sources confirmed. Five prospects, including three of the Rangers' most touted, and 29-year-old lefthander Matt Harrison are... Read more

Aaron Harang to rejoin Phillies' rotation on Thursday

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 1:47 PM
TORONTO --- Aaron Harang, who missed nearly a month because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot, will rejoin the Phillies rotation and start Thursday night's game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Cole Hamels was originally scheduled to pitch Thursday but the Phillies wisely pushed... Read more

Phillies project Nick Pivetta as a No. 3 to No. 5 starter

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 9:44 PM
Ruben Amaro Jr. said the Phillies project Nick Pivetta, the pitcher acquired Tuesday from Washington in exchange for Jonathan Papelbon, as a “middle to the bottom of the rotation type of pitcher.” Pivetta, Amaro said, can be as high as a No. 3 starter and as low as a No. 5. “A lot... Read more

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon traded to Nationals for double-A pitcher

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 3:03 PM
TORONTO - Twenty-four Phillies players bided their time in the Rogers Centre visitors clubhouse Tuesday afternoon until it was time to take the field for the 5:20 stretch. All the while, the uniform-filled locker stall for Jonathan Papelbon remained untouched. The veteran closer will no longer need... Read more

Aaron Nola, Kyle Schwarber face off Sunday in first battle of 2014 draftees

Sunday, July 26, 2015, 9:05 AM
CHICAGO --- Aaron Nola on Tuesday became the fifth 2014 draftee to debut in the major leagues. The list has since grown to six, after Michael Conforto's Friday promotion to the New York Mets. But Sunday afternoon, when Nola makes his first major league road start at Wrigley Field, will signify the... Read more

Nationals do not appear a likely fit for Papelbon

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 2:22 PM
CHICAGO --- Given Jonathan Papelbon's limited no-trade clause and his insistence on remaining a closer, the Washington Nationals - reportedly the latest team to discuss acquiring his services - do not appear a likely fit. The Phillies and Nationals have discussed Papelbon, according to FOXSports.... Read more

Utley continues to progress, nearing rehab assignment

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11:47 AM
Chase Utley took soft-toss batting practice and fielded ground balls Wednesday afternoon before the Phillies' 5-4 win against the Tampa Bay Rays. The swelling in his right ankle, originally sprained during a January workout, is "pretty much out of there," the Phillies' veteran second baseman said. Utley... Read more

Aaron Nola's debut a TV ratings success

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11:19 AM
Aaron Nola's major-league debut on Tuesday night was the most watched Phillies game on Comcast Sportsnet since June of 2014, the station said in a statement. Tuesday's game drew a 4.9 rating, which is equal to 145,000 households. Nola's debut peaked at 165,000 households at 9:15 p.m. Oddly, the righthander... Read more

Aaron Nola impresses in major league debut

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 9:03 PM
Cameron Rupp lowered his catcher's mitt as Steven Souza Jr. braced for the 2-2 pitch. For the first time all night, two Tampa Bay Rays were on base, and Aaron Nola was one strike from escaping the jam. Nola, long touted for pinpoint command of his three pitches, delivered a curveball down in the strike... Read more
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