| Apr 26, 2015
| 4:28 PM
Two weeks ago, after pitching four strong four innings in the IronPigs' 16-inning win on April 12 over Pawtucket, Phillippe Aumont went to IronPigs pitching coach Ray Burris and said he'd like to be considered if Burris needed someone for a spot start....
| Apr 13, 2015
| 8:12 PM
Phillippe Aumont volunteered his services as a reliever to Class-A Wisconsin pitching coach Jaime Navarro back in 2008.
A starter at the time, Aumont was willing to do whatever he could to help the Seattle Mariners organization — and impress a...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 8:35 PM
PHILADELPHIA A conversation with Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure helped David Buchanan formulate a new goal for his second major-league season. The fast-working right-hander prides himself on throwing strikes, and he and McClure agreed he is the...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 5:05 AM
Trendiest position in baseball this year? Designated sitter.
A record 115 players opened the season on MLB disabled lists or enough to stock more than 41/2 teams.
Wrote Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: "My disabled-list starting rotation: Yu Darvish,...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 6:35 PM
The powerful arm was always apparent, and so was Carlos Carrasco's potential.
When they merged last season, the Indians believed they had another quality starter for the future.
Carrasco finalized a $22 million, four-year contract on Tuesday, a day...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 7:30 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Glittering sunshine, 71 degrees, classy versions of "God Bless America" and "America the Beautiful" from the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men's Chorale, an American flag spread over the outfield and a spectacular landing by the Navy...
| Apr 6, 2015
No team is picked to win fewer games this season than the Philadelphia Phillies.
Rebuilding isn't easy.
After dominating the NL East from 2007-11, capturing five division titles, two pennants and one World Series championship, the Phillies have...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 4:05 PM
The conversation has become more lopsided than a first-round women's NCAA tournament game between UConn and whatever poor 16th seed the Huskies happen to draw that year. It's no longer about whether the Phillies should trade Cole Hamels. It's all about...
| Apr 5, 2015
Pitching was supposed to be one of the few areas the Philadelphia Phillies didn't have to worry about in 2015.
The bullpen was going to be the strength, but the starters looked pretty competitive on paper as well.
Cole Hamels, for as long as he stayed...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 5:07 PM
From Philadelphia Phillies castoff to Colorado Rockies Opening-Day starter.
Somehow, Kyle Kendrick's saga sounds unfathomable. But this is no April Fools joke. Kendrick will start against the Milwaukee Brewers tonight, two months after signing a one-...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 8:31 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Harang's first appearance at Citizens Bank Park as a Phillies starter on Friday night didn't exactly spur confidence in him or the team.
Harang gave up two runs to the Pirates before getting an out in the first game of the On-...