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Phillies will summon five to six players for September

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 4:11 AM
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, 3:54 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, 8:41 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

Sandberg talks with Hamels, says there are no issues

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 4:37 PM
Last month, it was Ryan Howard who was upset to be out of the lineup for three straight games. Two weeks ago, it was Kyle Kendrick, ticked he was given what he felt was an early hook in San Francisco. In spring training, Jimmy Rollins and Ryne Sandberg had to speak after the franchise shortstop was... Read more

August 27: Those Whining Phillies

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 12:09 PM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge Is it just me, or is there a lot of crying coming out of the Phillies' locker room these days? First, it was Ryan Howard, who bemoaned the fact fans felt the $25 million a year ex-slugger was overpaid and seemed checked-out. He suggested fans might want to walk in... Read more

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 10:32 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, 5:56 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

From 100 wins to 100 losses

Monday, August 25, 2014, 9:12 PM
Unless Ryne Sandberg’s Phillies play .100 baseball over the last five weeks of the season, they will avoid losing 100 games. And that will prevent them from going from 100-plus wins to 100-plus losses quicker than any team in history. Yes, it was a mere three years ago when the Phillies marched... Read more

Phillies undecided on Franco call up

Monday, August 25, 2014, 5:44 PM
Six weeks ago, Maikel Franco arrived in a clubhouse full of the best prospects in baseball and was upbeat. Playing in his second straight All-Star Futures Game, this one at Target Field in Minneapolis, Franco said he was looking forward, and not backward. Franco, who turns 22 Tuesday, had gotten off... Read more

Phillies to honor Taney Little League on Wednesday

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:51 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
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