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Improved defense a theme in the Phillies' 2016 outfield construction

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 2:06 PM
Spring training will determine which Phillies outfielders open next season in which positions. But at the very least, new general manager Matt Klentak believes the team now has the means to construct a strong defensive outfield regardless of alignment. Improving run prevention is a focus for the rebuilding... Read more

Phillies claim Peter Bourjos off waivers from Cardinals

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 2:47 PM
Rather than using free agency to address the need, the Phillies added a stopgap veteran outfielder via the waiver wire. The team on Wednesday claimed centerfielder Peter Bourjos from the St. Louis Cardinals and avoided arbitration by signing him to a one-year deal. Bourjos, 28, and in his third year... Read more

Phillies claim Michael Mariot off waivers from Royals

Monday, November 30, 2015, 2:14 PM
Matt Klentak is clearly attempting to capitalize on having top priority on the waiver wire this offseason. The Phillies' new general manager made his third waiver claim of November on Monday, adding righthanded reliever Michael Mariot, who was recently designated for assignment by the World Series-champion... Read more

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
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