Friday, November 27, 2015

Phillies claim reliever Dan Otero off waivers

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 2:43 PM
In the first official roster move of the Matt Klentak era, the Phillies on Tuesday claimed relief pitcher Dan Otero off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. Otero, a 30-year-old righthander, recorded a 6.75 ERA in 46 2/3 innings last season after experiencing success in each of the two previous seasons... Read more

Phils officially cut ties with Cliff Lee

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 2:38 PM
THE LEAST SHOCKING news of the still-early Phillies offseason: The team has cut ties with former All-Star pitcher Cliff Lee. The Phillies officially declined the $27.5 million club option in Lee's contract on Monday, assistant general manager Scott Proefrock confirmed Tuesday. This wasn't exactly... Read more

Baseball America regards Andrew Knapp as Phillies' No. 4 prospect

Monday, November 2, 2015, 12:04 PM
In its end-of-season rankings released Monday, Baseball America regarded the three prospects the team acquired in July's trade of Cole Hamels as second, third and fifth best in the Phillies' much-improved farm system. Outfielder Nick Williams and righthander Jake Thompson ranked Nos. 2 and 3 behind... Read more

Phillies promote Mickey Morandini to first-base coach

Monday, November 2, 2015, 11:18 AM
Mickey Morandini on Monday was named the Phillies' first-base coach, filling out the team's coaching staff under manager Pete Mackanin for next season. Morandini, 49, spent the last five seasons on the organization's player development staff. The former Phillies second baseman managed short-season... Read more

Madson, Arbuckle win World Series title with Royals

Monday, November 2, 2015, 3:16 AM
NEW YORK --- As Kansas City Royals players sprayed each other with champagne and beer and news cameras documented the chaos of the celebration, Ryan Madson stood off to the side in the visitors clubhouse at Citi Field. A smile never left Madson's face as he described the emotions attached to his second... Read more

Bowa, Samuel to return to Phillies coaching staff

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 3:23 PM
Larry Bowa and Juan Samuel will return to the Phillies coaching staff next season, the team said Tuesday. There had been uncertainty as to whether Bowa would return given his candidacy for the Miami Marlins' vacant managerial position. Bowa, who turns 70 in December, interviewed twice with the Marlins... Read more

Phanatic named top sports mascot

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 2:12 PM
It was only a few years ago in 2012 when Phillies baseball went down a dark path. The team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2006, but on top of that, someone at Forbes mistakenly put Mr. Met at the top of a list of sports' all-time best mascots. The Phillie Phanatic's dethroning made a... Read more

New Phillies GM Matt Klentak preaches a 'balanced approach'

Monday, October 26, 2015, 1:07 PM
Matt Klentak had no trouble dispelling the notion that the Phillies hired solely an "analytics guy" as their new general manager. In his first day with his new organization, Klentak stressed balance as crucial to the team's ongoing rebuilding process. "Teams that lean too far in one direction, whether... Read more

Phillies confirm hiring of Matt Klentak as new GM

Monday, October 26, 2015, 9:46 AM
The Phillies on Monday morning confirmed their hiring of Matt Klentak as their new general manager. The 35-year-old Klentak is the 11th GM in the team's history and, according to the Phillies, the youngest. New Phillies president Andy MacPhail, Phillies part-owner John Middleton and Klentak issued... Read more

Phillies introduce Matt Klentak

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 4:12 PM
New Phillies president Andy MacPhail introduced the team's new general manager, Matt Klentak, on Monday in an 11 a.m. news conference at Citizens Bank Park. MacPhail's hiring of Klentak, last an assistant general manager with the Los Angeles Angels, came after an extensive search that heated up after... Read more
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