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Archive: August, 2013

Fernando Rodney saved from harrowing bathroom ordeal

Saturday, August 31, 2013, 2:49 PM
Rays closer Fernando Rodney has had a tough year, but no foe presented a larger challenge than a stubborn bathroom door. Read more

Brown will be examined when Phillies return home

Saturday, August 31, 2013, 3:36 PM
CHICAGO -- Domonic Brown was not in the starting lineup for the fifth time in seven games Saturday and manager Ryne Sandberg said the outfielder's sore right Achilles tendon will be examined more extensively when the team returns to Philadelphia after Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley... Read more

Goosebumps await Sandberg in his Wrigley return

Friday, August 30, 2013, 12:44 PM
CHICAGO -- So what was Ryne Sandberg thinking Friday morning when he walked into the place where he built a Hall of Fame resume? Predictably, not himself. "I was thinking about the lineup a little bit," the Phillies interim manager said. "Looking for a quality game. I pretty much had my managerial... Read more

Why $8 million for Kyle Kendrick could very well be a good deal

Friday, August 30, 2013, 11:27 AM
Let's double back on a question that I've asked periodically throughout the season. If you were the general manager of the Phillies, would you be willing to pay Kyle Kendrick $10 million to pitch for you next season? Of course, it's a trick question, because paying pro baseball players is not a simple... Read more

Cuban pitcher Gonzalez signs with Phillies

Friday, August 30, 2013, 4:42 PM
CHICAGO -- The first reports that the Phillies were on the verge of signing Cuban righthander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez surfaced near the end of July. The move finally became official Friday when the Phillies announced the pitcher signed a three-year deal with a vesting club option for a fourth year... Read more

Live chat: Phillies vs. Mets, 1:10 p.m.

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 12:34 PM
Join our chat for live updates and commentary as the Phillies wrap up their four-game series with the New York Mets at Citi Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the conversation. Read more

Sandberg ready for Wrigley homecoming

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 5:49 PM
Like any good baseball man, Ryne Sandberg doesn't look ahead. He said on Wednesday his focus is always on the game to be played that day or night. But in 24 hours, the next game will be at one of baseball's cathedrals, a place he played 1,091 games.: Wrigley Field. After the Phillies wrap up a four-game... Read more

A very Pirates postseason

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 9:26 AM
A lot of teams won't be going to the MLB playoffs this year, but unlike last year, one of them still might be from Pennsylvania. It just won't be the good one, like you want. The Pirates have to win six more times in 32 games to finish over .500 for the first time since 1992, and sitting atop the... Read more

Dugan, Altherr headline Phillies contingent at Arizona Fall League

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 3:11 PM
NEW YORK — The Phillies have decisions to make on numerous prospects this winter, and they will use the Arizona Fall League for further evaluation on players like Kelly Dugan and Aaron Altherr. Both are outfielders enjoying fine seasons that have reinstated their prospect status. Dugan, who... Read more

Phillies react to Matt Harvey injury

Monday, August 26, 2013, 6:54 PM
When the pitcher on the TV began to speak, the visiting clubhouse at Citi Field became quieter. Although the pitcher was wearing a different uniform than them, nearly every Phillies player was completely bummed out to hear that Mets All-Star pitcher Matt Harvey had a partially torn ulnar collateral... Read more
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