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  • Phillies add an outfielder, designate another one for assigment

     
    Well, that didn't last long. The Phillies claimed outfielder Ezequiel Carrera off waivers today from the Cleveland Indians, Ruben Amaro Jr. announced, and in turn, had to make a move to make room for him on the 40-man roster. In......
  • How Betancourt's release affects the rest of the bench make-up

     
    Surely, it's wasn't because of a lack of production. Despite hitting .447 with 14 RBIs (tied for third on the team), three doubles and a home run, the Phillies released Yuniesky Betancourt after Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Red......
  • Pettibone gets the call; Delmon Young plays Game 1 of rehab assignment

     
    The Phillies have decided to call up Jonathan Pettibone from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start tomorrow's series finale against the Pirates. The club will make a corresponding roster move soon, likely after tonight's game. Expect a reliever to be sent......
  • Rollins declares a must-have for 2013

     
    In 2010 when the Giants won the World Series, the Phillies, coming off back-to-back World Series appearances, were supposed to be the ones representing the National League. Two years later, Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins watched San Francisco...
  • Frandsen, Phillies avoid salary arbitration

     
    No one knows how much playing time Kevin Frandsenwill get in 2013, but the Phillies made sure they let him know they value him. Frandsen, who started the 2012 season with a minor league contract before having his contract purchased......
  • Phillies' top priority is the bullpen

    Phillies' top priority is the bullpen
    PHILADELPHIA --- If there's one common belief among Phillies insiders and those outside the organization ---scouts, reporters and fans --- it's that the bullpen personnel needs to be addressed. I'm not arguing with that, but let's narrow the focus a bit....
  • Phillies free agent, trade options — what would you do?

    Phillies free agent, trade options — what would you do?
    Picture this: Charlie Manuel and Ruben Amaro Jr. sitting around a large table with other front office members and scouts who are armed with a myriad of statistics, entrenched opinions and passionate voices. Don't, though, think for a second that Manuel...
  • Sandberg ready to move up; will Phillies make room for him?

    Sandberg ready to move up; will Phillies make room for him?
    Growing up in pre-Rockies Colorado, Scott Elarton — like countless fans in non-major league markets in the pre-ESPN, pre-MLB Network era — got most of his baseball fix watching the Chicago Cubs on Superstation WGN. "I knew all the Cubs guys,"...
  • Polanco: Utley can make the switch

    Polanco: Utley can make the switch
    PHILADELPHIA — It's a good news, bad news scenario. Let's get the bad news out of the way first. Few players are as familiar with the challenges of moving from second base to third base as Placido Polanco. The 14-year veteran has won Gold...
  • Phillies' fear: Becoming the new Cubs

    Phillies' fear: Becoming the new Cubs
    Say this for the Phillies. They got a World Series title and five consecutive playoff seasons out of their payroll escalation. But are they about to suffer Cubs-like pain? That's the question that faces general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. as he faces a...
  • Phillies sign Hamels to six year extension

    Phillies sign Hamels to six year extension
    Left-hander Cole Hamels has signed a six-year, $144 million contract extension with the Phillies, Senior Vice President & General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced today.  The extension takes Hamels through the 2018 season and includes a club/vesting...