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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

Phillies still debating merits of September promotion for Maikel Franco

Monday, August 25, 2014, 5:38 PM
Maikel Franco started at third base and batted third Monday night for triple-A Lehigh Valley, his team for one more week. The minor-league season ends Sept. 1, the day major-league rosters can be expanded, but there is no decision on Franco's next destination. Franco, who turns 22 on Tuesday, hit... Read more

Phillies to honor Taney Little League on Wednesday

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:47 PM
The Phillies will honor the Taney Dragons in a "ballpark-wide" ceremony before Wednesday's game. The entire roster, plus coaches and parents, will participate. All fans in attendance will receive a Taney T-shirt. Some proceeds from that night's ticket sales will benefit Taney Little League. The ceremony... Read more

Buchanan, Brown voice displeasure with Sandberg's moves

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:54 AM
There was a lot of frustration after the Phillies 6-5 loss in 12 innings to the St. Louis Cardinals and two players in a roundabout manner, questioned some strategy of manager Ryne Sandberg. Starting pitcher David Buchanan expressed his displeasure about being pulled after five innings. Buchanan... Read more

Galvis recalled by Phillies

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 3:40 PM
Infielder Freddy Galvis, whose season was delayed when he contracted MRSA in March, has been recalled by the Phillies from the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The Phillies have designated infielder Reid Brignac for assignment. After rehabbing in the beginning of the season for Single-A Clearwater... Read more

Revere remains on fire

Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:45 PM
This has become more than just a little hot streak for Ben Revere. It's now going on two months that the Phillies center fielder has been on a tear, with no signs of slowing down. He entered the evening second in the National League in the batting race to Colorado's Justin Morneau. Revere raised his... Read more

Sandberg says Sizemore could be part of Phillies future

Friday, August 22, 2014, 5:40 PM
Grady Sizemore has seen his playing time and batting average decrease lately, but Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said 32-year-old outfielder could be part of the Phillies future plans. Sizemore joined the Phillies on July 11 and hit .347 in his first 20 games. Since Aug. 11 he has started two games... Read more
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