Friday, March 27, 2015

Cody Asche scratched from lineup with back tightness

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 11:31 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Cody Asche was scratched from Thursday afternoon's lineup after feeling tightness in his back during the Phillies morning stretch at Bright House Field. Asche was replaced with Andres Blanco, who is batting ninth against the Toronto Blue Jays. Asche, 24, has 10 hits this spring... Read more

Phillies help Army officer from Fox Chase surprise family

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 10:56 AM
The Phanatic was dancing with a fan late in Wednesday’s game, when the public address announcer asked the mascot to reveal who his dance partner was. The man - Lt. Shaun Wixted - took off the Mexican hat and poncho. The Army officer and West Point graduate had been stationed in Kuwait for a... Read more

Top prospect Crawford sidelined with injury

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 8:21 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Shortstop J.P. Crawford, the Phillies' top prospect, sustained a left oblique strain and will be sidelined four-to-six weeks. Crawford, 20, was expected to start this season in either single-A Clearwater or double-A Reading. He hit .275 with seven doubles, eight home runs and 29... Read more

Nola excited to pitch Friday in major-league debut

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 8:04 AM
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Aaron Nola made his first visit to the Phillies clubhouse in June. The righthander had just signed his first professional contract. He had turned 21 a week earlier. The first-round pick was a millionaire. Nola held a news conference and was introduced to Cole Hamels, who was the Phillies'... Read more

Phillies reassign d'Arnaud, Mastroianni

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 4:33 PM
The Phillies on Wednesday afternoon reassigned infielder Chase d'Arnaud and outfielder Darin Mastroianni to minor league camp. Both players were with the Phillies in major league spring training as non-roster invitees. The Phillies have 42 players left in big league camp. Mastroianni mustered only... Read more

Revere in left field, Herrera in center vs. Astros

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 9:48 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- Ben Revere will start in left field and Odubel Herrera will start in center field for Wednesday's game against the Houston Astros. It's the fourth time in five days manager Ryne Sandberg has used this alignment, making it more and more likely it continues. Neither played in Tuesday's... Read more

Phillies chat with Jake Kaplan

Monday, March 23, 2015, 12:01 PM
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Aaron Nola to start Grapefruit League game Friday

Monday, March 23, 2015, 8:20 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ryne Sandberg saw Aaron Nola pitch last month when the Phillies equipped a few minor-league pitchers to throw batting practice as part of a hit-and-run drill. The righthander did exactly what the team needed: throw strikes. Sandberg will be looking for more of the same Friday... Read more

Mario Hollands heading back to Philadelphia with strained arm tendon

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 10:43 AM
FT. MYERS, Fla. - Mario Hollands' attempt to make the opening-day roster for a second straight season took a serious hit Sunday when results of his MRI exam showed a similar injury to the one that cut short his rookie year. Hollands has a strain of the common flexor tendon in his left arm, the... Read more

Mario Hollands bothered by elbow, will have MRI

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 12:03 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Mario Hollands has discomfort in his left elbow and will undergo an MRI on Saturday afternoon. The Phillies reliever said the pain feels similar to last year when he missed the final month of the season with a flexor strain. Hollands, 26, felt the discomfort after throwing his final... Read more
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