Phillies News

  • Burnett struggles in series-opening loss to Mets

    Maybe the Phillies' front office had a better Monday than its players. Time is ticking toward Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, which is the most important thing happening for the organization this week. The backdrop of change created a somewhat strange scene in Monday night's 7-1 loss to the Mets at Citi Field, where the Phillies and Mets opened a three-game series.

  • Amaro working phones for trade possibilities

    The Phillies' front office has been frustrated lately with its lack of success on the trade market, but it is still trying to complete at least one deal before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.

  • Cuban outfielder Castillo to work out for Phils

    It is no secret the Phillies are desperate for outfield help, so it is no surprise they are taking a closer look at Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports the Phillies will hold a private workout for Castillo on Tuesday. The Phillies were one of 28 teams that watched Castillo work out Saturday in Miami. Castillo, who is 5-foot-9 and 200 pounds, is known for his speed and considered a line-drive hitter with power.

  • Gee looks to regain form facing Hamels, Phils

    Mets starter Dillon Gee has struggled to find his early-season form since being activated from the 15-day disabled list on July 9. Gee will head back to the mound on Tuesday against the Phillies, who counter with left-hander Cole Hamels.

  • Phils prospect Franco homers, collects 4 hits

    Maikel Franco, the Phillies' No. 3 prospect, homered and collected four hits Monday, but it wasn't enough to lead Triple-A Lehigh Valley to victory. Buffalo defeated the visitors, 4-2.

  • Phillies release outfielder Gwynn

    The Phillies have released outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr., the team announced on Monday.

  • Howard helps Phils to series win after wild week

    Ryan Howard's wild week culminated Sunday in a 4-2 victory over Arizona at Citizens Bank Park, where he hit a two-run home run in the first inning and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning on a controversial play at the plate to give the Phillies a rare series victory.

  • Crawford, Nola top Phils' updated Top 20 list

    With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

  • Motivated Phillies could wait to make moves

    The Phillies have plenty of inventory, but will anybody actually buy it? As Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, perhaps no team has more players available than the Phillies, who are motivated to sell.

  • Overturned call gives Phils go-ahead run

    The Phillies scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning of their 4-2 win against the D-backs thanks to a reversal on a play at the plate that was deemed a violation of the obstruction rule.

  • All eyes on Lee as Phillies let early lead slip

    Cliff Lee went five innings and allowed three runs on Saturday night before Antonio Bastardo surrendered the go-ahead run in the 10th inning of Phillies' 10-6 loss against the D-backs at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Bastardo hits rough patch as Deadline nears

    Nearly every contending team hopes to acquire bullpen help before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, which has made Phillies left-hander Antonio Bastardo a popular pitcher for weeks. But the past two nights have not helped his value.

  • Phils want Howard to be 'force' in his return

    After sitting the past three games for what Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg called a "mental break," first baseman Ryan Howard was back in the starting lineup on Saturday night.

  • D-backs win one challenge, lose another in Philly

    The D-backs won and lost a pair of instant replay challenges in the ninth inning against the Phillies on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Rollins triggers vesting option for 2015

    Jimmy Rollins said he had not paid much attention to the $11 million countdown, but then again, he's a baseball player who already has made more than $80 million in his career.

  • Phillies ride early surge to win over D-backs

    The Phillies scored five times in the first three innings and Kyle Kendrick submitted a solid bounce-back performance in a 9-5 win over the D-backs on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Sizemore reaches 1,000-hit milestone

    Grady Sizemore chopped up a single up the middle in the first inning on Friday for his 1,000th career hit.

  • Amaro reiterates confidence in Howard

    General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday afternoon that he believes Ryan Howard still has a future with the Phillies.