Phillies News

  • Phils lose in 14th after Papelbon's blown save

    The Phillies gave scouts a good long look at nearly everybody on their roster in Tuesday's 9-6 loss in 14 innings to the Giants at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Utley wins fifth Heart and Hustle Award

    Chase Utley was selected as the Phillies' winner of the Heart and Hustle Award, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced Tuesday.

  • Burnett focused on opposing Giants

    As is the case for a handful of his Philadelphia teammates, A.J. Burnett's days with the Phillies may be numbered. He'll be opposed Wednesday by All-Star Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner.

  • Ruf returns to Phillies; Mayberry goes on DL

    After a short stint in the Majors earlier this year, Darin Ruf was granted another crack at big league action after the Phillies recalled him from Triple-A Lehigh Valley before Tuesday's game vs. the Giants.

  • Phils' Bastardo trying to shut out trade talk

    Fifteen scouts had seats for Cliff Lee's start Monday night at Citizens Bank Park, but not everybody came to see him. Some came to see other Phillies players available before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, including left-hander Antonio Bastardo. If a team needs relief help, it almost certainly has contacted the Phillies about him.

  • Lee shows rust in potential showcase start

    Cliff Lee has not stumped publicly to be traded, although he probably would not stand in the way of a change of scenery. But that will be tough to do before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

  • Phillies get back Brignac, Nieves from DL

    Cliff Lee's return to the starting rotation after two months on the disabled list was Monday night's headline, but the Phillies got back some additional depth in the form of Reid Brignac (left ankle sprain) and Wil Nieves (right quad strain), who were reinstated from the DL before the series opener against the Giants.

  • Phillies' Lee roughed up in first start off DL

    With many contending teams keenly watching his every move, Cliff Lee fired a dud in Philadelphia's 7-4 series-opening loss to San Francisco on Monday.

  • Numbers indicate Lee can still be effective

    Cliff Lee returned to the mound for the Phillies on Monday, just in time for the club to showcase him to potential suitors with the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaching. He was not sharp.

  • J.P. Crawford hasn't forgotten his UYA roots

    When the MLB Urban Youth Academy (UYA) first opened its doors in 2006, a number of high school kids with talent gravitated towards the Compton, Calif. facility and two of the early talents, Aaron Hicks and Anthony Gose, have reached the Majors and still give back to the academy and the community they came from.

  • Two reviews favor Phillies; one for Giants

    A replay review in the second inning of Monday night's series opener between the Phillies and Giants confirmed that Michael Morse was legitimately tagged out at home plate. Another replay review was called for with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, when Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg won a challenge on a play at first base. Sandberg's luck ran out in the bottom of the ninth, though, when he lost a challenge on the final play of the game.

  • Phils activate Lee amid flurry of roster moves

    The Phillies made a series of roster moves Monday, highlighted by Cliff Lee being activated from the disabled list.

  • Kendrick can't contain Braves in rubber match

    Kyle Kendrick allowed six runs in the first three innings as the Phillies dropped the series finale to the Braves, 8-2, on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field.

  • Asche earns praise for improved approach

    Cody Asche's 10-game hit streak was snapped on Saturday against the Braves, but GM Ruben Amaro Jr. and manager Ryne Sandberg had nothing but positive things to say about the young third baseman.

  • Strong-armed Rupp impresses in big leagues

    Phillies starter Cole Hamels may have been giddy throwing his new two-seam fastball Saturday night, but the other nights of the week, he's having fun watching the development of young catcher Cameron Rupp.

  • Rollins' HR provides support for stellar Hamels

    Cole Hamels allowed one run and four hits with nine strikeouts over seven innings in a 2-1 victory to even the weekend set against the Braves at Turner Field on Saturday night. Jimmy Rollins' homer provided the only offense.

  • Sandberg confident in Howard for second half

    If the Phillies are going to make any kind of noise in the second half, they're going to need some big pop out of first baseman Ryan Howard. Manager Ryne Sandberg believes that Howard will stand tall, and that starts with the way he stands at home plate.