Thursday, November 26, 2015

Phillies claim A.J. Achter off waivers from Minnesota Twins

Friday, November 20, 2015, 2:46 PM
New Phillies general manager Matt Klentak made his second waiver claim of the month on Friday, taking a chance on righthanded reliever A.J. Achter from the Minnesota Twins. Achter, 27, is a 6-foot-5 righthander who spent most of last season in triple A. He posted a 2.62 ERA in 48 minor-league innings... Read more

Phillies add Roman Quinn, two relievers to 40-man roster

Friday, November 20, 2015, 2:32 PM
To protect them from exposure to next month's Rule 5 draft, the Phillies on Friday added outfielder Roman Quinn and righthanded relievers Jimmy Cordero and Edubray Ramos to the 40-man roster. Between the three additions and a waiver claim of righthander A.J. Achter from the Minnesota Twins, the Phillies... Read more

Phillies acquire Jeremy Hellickson from Diamondbacks

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 3:23 PM
In the first trade of Matt Klentak's young tenure as the Phillies' general manager, the team on Saturday traded for a veteran pitcher to add to its young starting rotation. The rebuilding Phillies acquired righthander Jeremy Hellickson from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for pitching prospect... Read more

Rangers GM Daniels "thrilled" for Odubel Herrera's Rule 5 success

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 1:23 PM
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- One of the memorable moments in a great year for Jon Daniels, the 38-year-old general manager of the American League West-champion Texas Rangers, involved a player no longer with his organization. It occurred in late July, when the Rangers were in the thick of attempting to trade... Read more

Phillies sign reliever James Russell to minor-league deal

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 11:48 AM
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Phillies for the second consecutive week added a reliever to their system. On Thursday, the final day of the general managers' meetings at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, the Phillies announced that they signed lefthanded reliever James Russell to a minor-league contract. Russell's... Read more

Dodgers considering re-signing Chase Utley

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 1:36 PM
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Los Angeles Dodgers are open to the idea of re-signing former Phillies star Chase Utley to be a part of their infield, their general manager, Farhan Zaidi, said Wednesday. "We were happy with his performance and what he brought to our clubhouse," Zaidi said at the general managers... Read more

Phillies hopeful Mario Hollands will contribute in 2016

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 9:05 PM
BOCA RATON, Fla. --- The Phillies are hopeful lefthanded reliever Mario Hollands will contribute to the team next season, general manager Matt Klentak said on Tuesday, the first full day of the GM meetings. "He’s rehabbing and he’s doing pretty well," Klentak said. Hollands, 27, is working... Read more

Maikel Franco reports to winter ball

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 11:37 AM
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco has been added to the roster of his winter ball team in the Dominican Republic, Gigantes del Cibao. Franco, 23, had said at the end of the Phillies season that he planned to play about a month of winter ball. He played 80 games for the Phillies last season but... Read more

MLB investigating domestic abuse allegations against Jose Reyes

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 11:03 AM
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Major League Baseball said Tuesday it is investigating the "facts and circumstances" of Jose Reyes' reported alleged assault of his wife on Oct. 31 in Hawaii. Reyes, a veteran shortstop with the Colorado Rockies, was arrested after he allegedly grabbed his wife, Katherine, by the... Read more

Billy Wagner on Hall of Fame ballot

Monday, November 9, 2015, 12:44 PM
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Former Phillies closer Billy Wagner was among 15 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for next year that was released Monday. Ken Griffey Jr. and Trevor Hoffman highlight the new additions. Among those remaining on the ballot from previous years are former Phillies starter... Read more
About this blog

The place for up-to-the-minute Phillies coverage from The Inquirer's beat writers and columnists.

Jake Kaplan Inquirer Staff Writer
Bob Brookover Inquirer Columnist
Marc Narducci Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Breen Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter