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Archive: July, 2013

Asche impresses in first big league start

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 11:04 PM
For fans with expectations that the front office would fix the team with an extreme makeover, trade deadline edition, Wednesday was a forgettable day. For Kyle Kendrick, who endured one of his roughest starts of the season, it was a forgettable night. But for Cody Asche, putting on the uniform, running... Read more

Phillies stand pat at the trade deadline

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 5:42 PM
Two years ago, former Phillies general manager Pat Gillick was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Long before that, Gillick earned the nickname "Stand Pat" for being unwilling to make a major trade; he would lose that monicker before long. His successor in Philadelphia, Ruben Amaro Jr., never came close... Read more

Michael Young softening stance on trade

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 2:21 PM
With less than two hours until the trade deadline, Michael Young is reportedly softening his stance on not accepting a trade to anywhere but Texas. Numerous sources have confirmed Young would approve a deal to either Boston or New York. Both teams are searching for infield help. The Yankees are a... Read more

Cliff Lee could start this weekend

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 5:58 PM
Cliff Lee took some vicious hacks during batting practice Wednesday and appears on schedule to start sometime this weekend. He missed his last start because of a stiff neck. "Much, much better," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. The team planned to wait another day to ascertain Lee's... Read more

Michael Young, still a Phillie, will not lose playing time

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 5:57 PM
The situation, Michael Young insisted, is not awkward. He dropped a bat and two gloves into the Phillies dugout at 3:37 p.m. "Still here?" Laynce Nix said. Young smiled. He assumed his customary spot at third base during batting practice with 23-year-old Cody Asche beside him. "He's not going to lose... Read more

Live updates: 2013 MLB Trade Deadline

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 11:35 AM
Stay up-to-date with all the latest news and rumors as the MLB Non-Waiver Trade Deadline approaches at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31. 4:54 p.m. - The deadline has come and gone, and though Jayson Stark has mentioned at least one mystery trade that was done before it passed, the Phillies, through Ruben's... Read more

Phillies Catching Up

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 3:00 AM
Is was good to see Carlos Ruiz belt his first home run of the season, but he wasn't the only catcher in the Phillies' organization making noise Tuesday. The starting catchers for each of the franchise's top four minor league teams also had good nights, and along wuith Ruiz combined to hit .381/.435/1... Read more

Asche's arrival means Young departure? Not necessarily

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 3:17 PM
The Phils promoted red-hot third base prospect Cody Asche this afternoon amid reports that veteran third baseman Michael Young will be moved before Wednesday's 4 p.m. trade deadline. Some went as far as to report Young would be gone by game time to make room for Asche. Not so fast. Young is in the... Read more

What if Michael Young will not waive his no-trade clause?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 3:17 PM
It is Michael Young's contractual right to reject any trade proposal presented to him by the Phillies. Young earned that ability when he gained 10-5 rights with Texas and maintained it as part of a stipulation in last winter's trade to Philadelphia. Young is 36 and felt marginalized in Texas, where... Read more

Phillies promote third baseman Cody Asche

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 12:33 PM
UPDATE (2:30 p.m.) - The Phillies have officially called up Asche from Lehigh Valley. To make room for Asche on the roster, Steve Susdorf was designated for assignment. Complicating the matter is Michael Young's no-trade clause. Read more on what happens if Young refuses to be traded, click here. From... Read more
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