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Sources: Phillies will promote prospect Maikel Franco to majors

Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:22 PM
ATLANTA — The Phillies will promote prospect Maikel Franco, two sources said, to make him the team's youngest position player since Jimmy Rollins debuted in 2000. Franco, 22, could start Tuesday at Turner Field against Braves lefthander Mike Minor. The Dominican infielder is expected to be among... Read more

Burnett has shown durability, but not consistency

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 7:46 PM
NEW YORK -- Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg likes to look at the positive. In the past when asked about what he has liked about Kyle Kendrick, he has cited the righthander’s durability. When asked after Sunday’s 6-5 loss to the New York Mets at Citi Field, what he felt about A.J. Burnett’s... Read more

Phillies release Marquis

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 11:50 AM
NEW YORK -- The Phillies released righthander Jason Marquis, who was attempting to make a comeback to the majors while pitching at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Marquis underwent Tommy John surgery in July of 2013. He signed a minor league contract with the Phillies in June The 36-year-old Marquis, who... Read more

Phillies Minor League Details

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 10:07 AM
1. Lakewood utility man Willians Astudillo was named to the South Atlantic League postseason all-star team. More important, Astudillo, who turns 23 in October, is in the hunt to win the South Atlantic League batting crown. With the season ending Monday, he entered the weekend hitting a league-high... Read more

Phillies will summon five to six players for September

Friday, August 29, 2014, 5:20 PM
NEW YORK — The Phillies will promote five to six players for September, Ryne Sandberg said. Rosters can be expanded Monday, but most of those additions will likely not come until Tuesday once the minor-league season has concluded. Decisions were reached on the players, but Sandberg declined... Read more

Phillies president David Montgomery takes medical leave of absence

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 3:51 PM
David Montgomery, the Phillies' president since 1997, will take a medical leave of absence from his role as the team's chief executive. Former general manager Pat Gillick will assume Montgomery's duties, the team said Thursday. The announcement comes at a tumultuous time for the franchise, which will... Read more

Gwynn enjoying the game at Triple-A

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 8:26 PM
ALLENTOWN -- Tony Gwynn Jr. began the season with the Phillies and is now with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs and he admits to a renewed enthusiasm for the game after dealing earlier this year with the tragedy of losing his father. An eight-time National League batting champion and Hall of Fame... Read more

A lost year for high Phillies draft picks Larry Greene, Shane Watson

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 10:24 AM
The Phillies did not possess a first-round draft pick in 2011 or 2012. They waited to pick until 39th in 2011 and 40th in 2012, both as compensatory selections. Those players, Larry Greene and Shane Watson, have yet to progress above single-A Lakewood. Neither is considered a prospect. This was a... Read more

Roman Quinn is top player headed to Arizona Fall League

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 5:48 PM
In the last 10 months, Roman Quinn ruptured his right Achilles tendon; changed positions; became the Phillies' best outfield prospect; and earned an assignment as the team's top-ticket player in the showcase Arizona Fall League. The Phillies' minor-league system has had few success stories this season... Read more

Mike Adams, on the brink, wants to end on his terms

Monday, August 25, 2014, 6:04 PM
No one can fault Mike Adams for his effort. The 36-year-old righthander has not pitched since early June because of persistent shoulder problems, but he will start a rehab assignment Tuesday at triple A. He could return in September. Adams, who has made just 47 appearances since signing a $12 million... Read more
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