Monday, August 3, 2015

Chase Utley to begin rehab assignment on Sunday

Saturday, August 1, 2015, 11:20 PM
Chase Utley’s road back to the Phillies will continue on Sunday afternoon in Allentown. The second baseman will begin a rehab assignment with triple-A Lehigh Valley at Coca-Cola Park. The IronPigs play Norfolk at 1:35. Utley has been on the disabled list since June 23 with inflammation in his... Read more

Phillies doubtful that Matt Harrison will pitch this season

Saturday, August 1, 2015, 6:05 PM
Pete Mackanin met Matt Harrison on Friday, shortly before the Phillies placed the starting pitcher on the disabled list with lower back inflammation. The Phillies interim manager told Harrison, whom the Phillies acquired from Texas as part of the Cole Hamels trade, to look to next season. Mackanin... Read more

Pat Burrell's Wall of Fame induction speech

Saturday, August 1, 2015, 2:47 AM
Pat Burrell was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame on Friday night. Here is his speech: Wow. Thank you. Thank you. So much for not crying. Video Dan, you got me. Thanks, buddy. What an honor it is to be here. So good to be back. My family and friends have been looking forward to this for the... Read more

Phillies trade Ben Revere to Toronto

Friday, July 31, 2015, 3:35 PM
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. was interrupted by his phone’s ringtone on Friday afternoon as he discussed the team’s trade of Cole Hamels to Texas. Amaro had a message. Another trade - the team’s third in four days - was near completion. Ben Revere was being sent to Toronto... Read more

Officially, Cole Hamels is a pitcher for the Texas Rangers

Friday, July 31, 2015, 12:02 PM
The Phillies finally announced their blockbuster trade with the Texas Rangers on Friday afternoon, officially ending Cole Hamels' 13-year tenure with the organization that drafted him 17th overall in 2002. Hamels is expected to arrive in Arlington Friday and will make his Rangers debut there Saturday... Read more

Ken Giles savors first home save

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 11:25 PM
It was something special, Ken Giles said after closing Thursday night’s 4-1 win over Atlanta. The Phillies new closer picked up his first save at home with a scoreless ninth. “This is going to top my list,” Giles said. “Show everyone in Philly what I’ve got instead of... Read more

Whom did the Phillies acquire for Cole Hamels?

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:26 AM
The Phillies cashed in on their biggest bargaining chip on Wednesday night with the agreement to trade ace pitcher Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers. The deal, according to multiple reports, will bring back to Philadelphia six players, including five minor leaguers, three of which Baseball America regards... Read more

Sources: Phillies trade Cole Hamels to Texas Rangers

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 10:14 PM
TORONTO - The Phillies agreed to a trade late Wednesday that would send Cole Hamels, the franchise's best homegrown pitcher since Robin Roberts, to the Texas Rangers, baseball sources confirmed. Five prospects, including three of the Rangers' most touted, and 29-year-old lefthander Matt Harrison are... Read more

Aaron Harang to rejoin Phillies' rotation on Thursday

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 1:47 PM
TORONTO --- Aaron Harang, who missed nearly a month because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot, will rejoin the Phillies rotation and start Thursday night's game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Cole Hamels was originally scheduled to pitch Thursday but the Phillies wisely pushed... Read more

Phillies project Nick Pivetta as a No. 3 to No. 5 starter

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 9:44 PM
Ruben Amaro Jr. said the Phillies project Nick Pivetta, the pitcher acquired Tuesday from Washington in exchange for Jonathan Papelbon, as a “middle to the bottom of the rotation type of pitcher.” Pivetta, Amaro said, can be as high as a No. 3 starter and as low as a No. 5. “A lot... Read more
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