Monday, July 6, 2015

Jonathan Papelbon could be Phillies lone all-star

Sunday, July 5, 2015, 11:41 AM
ATLANTA - The Phillies will find out Monday night who will represent them in the All-Star Game next week. Baseball's worst team will likely be represented by just one player for the second straight season. Interim manager Pete Mackanin said he sees closer Jonathan Papelbon as the most worthy candidate... Read more

Andres Blanco becomes shortest Phillies first baseman since 2004

Saturday, July 4, 2015, 6:15 PM
ATLANTA - Andres Blanco said before Saturday's game that he made sure to bring his "tall shoes" to Turner Field. The 5-foot-10 infielder started at first base for the first time in his career. Blanco is the shortest Phillies player to play first since Shawn Wooten (5-10) started three games there in... Read more

Maikel Franco earns National League rookie honors for June

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 6:09 PM
Maikel Franco was on Thursday named the National League Rookie of the Month for June, his first full month as the Phillies everyday third baseman. Over 27 June games, the 22-year-old Franco hit a blistering .352 with eight home runs and 24 RBIs. His 38 hits for the month were the most among all NL... Read more

Aaron Harang placed on disabled list

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 1:45 PM
Aaron Harang on Thursday became the latest Phillies starter to land on the disabled list, further increasing the chances the struggling righthander remains with the team beyond the July 31 trade deadline. A day after allowing a season-worst eight runs and 14 hits in a 9-5 loss, the 37-year-old Harang... Read more

J.P. Crawford, four others named all-stars

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 11:45 AM
Phillies top prospect J.P. Crawford highlights a group of five double-A Reading players selected on Wednesday this month’s Eastern League All-Star Classic. Crawford, a shortstop, is joined on the roster by outfielders Roman Quinn and Cam Perkins, first baseman Brock Stassi, and righthanded pitcher... Read more

Pete Mackanin to serve as Phillies interim manager through this season

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 4:37 PM
Four days after accepting the Phillies' interim managerial position upon Ryne Sandberg's abrupt resignation, Pete Mackanin accepted a bigger request from the front office on Tuesday. Mackanin, 63, will serve as the team's interim manager for the rest of this season. It's the third time he has performed... Read more

Zach Eflin, Brian Bogusevic named to Team USA

Monday, June 29, 2015, 5:32 PM
Phillies minor leaguers Zach Eflin and Brian Bogusevic were named on Monday to the USA baseball team for July’s Pan American Games. The competition runs from July 10 to July 19 in Toronto. Eflin, 21, is 5-4 this season at double-A Reading. The righthander has a 2.76 ERA in 78.1 innings. He entered... Read more

Andy MacPhail to succeed Phillies president Pat Gillick after season

Monday, June 29, 2015, 4:13 PM
Andy MacPhail's tenure as Phillies president will not officially begin until after the season, when the longtime baseball executive succeeds Pat Gillick in the role. Gillick, in turn, will have final say on any trades the Phillies make leading to a crucial July 31 trade deadline. MacPhail will spend... Read more

The Andy MacPhail file

Monday, June 29, 2015, 10:30 AM
Andy MacPhail, expected to officially join the Phillies' front office on Monday afternoon, already has a long career as a baseball executive. When the Minnesota Twins hired him as the general manager in 1985, he was only 32, the youngest GM in the majors at the time. He went on to lead the Chicago... Read more

Phillies introduce Andy MacPhail in Monday press conference

Monday, June 29, 2015, 9:39 AM
Touting the man seated to his left as "a rare combination of both old-school experience and new-age thinking," Phillies co-owner John Middleton made a rare public appearance Monday at Citizens Bank Park to introduce Andy MacPhail as the club's new president. MacPhail, a longtime baseball executive... Read more
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