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  • Hamels throws live batting practice, Brown returns to lineup

    Hamels throws live batting practice, Brown returns to lineup
    CLEARWATER, Fla. — Cole Hamels did something Saturday morning he hasn't done for almost six months — throw to hitters. Hamels, who has been affected by shoulder tendinitis since December and has been behind schedule all spring because of it,...
  • Backup catchers carry Orioles to seventh straight Grapefruit League victory

    Backup catchers carry Orioles to seventh straight Grapefruit League victory
    BRADENTON, Fla. -- The competition for the reserve catcher role may not be the most compelling story in spring training for the Orioles, but it was very much on display in Monday’s 7-6 victory over the host Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field....
  • Orioles' Zach Britton blocking out distractions as he continues to put together a strong spring

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Left-hander Zach Britton can't control whether the Orioles add another starting pitcher to an already crowded rotation mix. All he can do is force his way into the discussion with a strong spring. And while there was still buzz...
  • You don't have Mini-Mart to kick around anymore ...

     
    What, no more Mini-Mart? Apparently not. The much-maligned Michael Martinez signed a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates late last week, ending his three-year tenure with the Phillies that began when they plucked him in the 2010 Rule 5 draft...
  • Hernandez added to list of those competiting for outfield gigs

     
    Competition in the outfield continues to grow. Cesar Hernandez can officially be added to the list of “guys competing for a job." The 23-year-old had been a middle infielder his entire minor league career, but was thrown into center field......
  • Young, McDonald get shipped off in trades

     
    It seemed like only a matter of time until Michael Young got traded. After all the talk leading up to the trade deadline, Young was traded to the Dodgers just minutes before midnight. Earlier in the day, John McDonald was......
  • Phillies lose Cloyd, Valdes on waiver deals

     
    Tyler Cloyd won't be with the Phillies or the IronPigs next season. Cleveland claimed the rigth hander off waivers Tuesday when the Phillies removed him from their 40-man roster. After a spectacular season in 2012 when he was named the top pitcher in...
  • A month after going on the DL, Utley is activated

     
    Now maybe everyone will get a better gauge of what the Phillies can do. After making two rehab starts with Double-A Reading, where he was 0-for-9, the club activated Chase Utley from the disabled list. He'd been out since May......
  • Adams returns to the disabled list

     
    Another day, another Phillie lands on the disabled list. And this time, it's a return patient. Mike Adams was placed on the 15-day DL this afternoon with what the team says is biceps tendonitis. The Phillies set-up man already spent......
  • Defense hasn't rested for IronPigs in June

     
    The IronPigs currently own the International League's highest batting average in June, hitting .282. Their ERA of 4.01 for the month is sixth-best in the IL and has reduced their season's mark by nearly half-a-run to 4.4.73. But just as important to...
  • IRONPIGS NOTEBOOK UPDATE: Gillies, Castro back; both Mitchells gone for IronPigs

     
    A few weeks ago in Reading, Tyson Gillies said he hoped to have the opportunity to come back to Coca-Cola Park again this summer to do something about that .148 average by his name on the IronPigs stat sheet. The Phillies are giving him that chance....