| Feb 22, 2015
| 8:21 PM
Each spring brings Major League Baseball's teams a chance to clear the slate and begin afresh.
Optimism typically runs rampant — although there won't be much of that in Clearwater for the next six weeks — as a number of veterans, along...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 1:01 PM
The Phillies have hired Rafael Chaves as their minor league pitching coordinator, according to Joe Jordan, Director of Player Development who announced the move Monday afternoon.
Chaves, 46, was a special assistant, player personnel, for the Los Angeles...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Cam Perkins spent time the last couple of months this season working on a few swing flaws in the batting cage with IronPigs hitting coach Sal Rende.
During two lengthy slumps, however, most of Perkins' problems were mental.
The 23-year-old chased...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:05 PM
Coastal Plain League:
The Peninsula Pilots began their Coastal Plain League season Tuesday night with a 3-2, 10-inning victory over the host Wilson (N.C.) Tobs.
Shortstop Andres Nelo, who plays in college for Lee, had a big role for the...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:25 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Cameron Rupp had a .346 batting average with an .893 OPS in 26 at-bats this spring with the Phillies.
That followed him hitting .308 in 13 at-bats last September in Philadelphia.
It added up to a demotion Tuesday to minor-...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 5:12 PM
By Dave Del Grande, The Sports Xchange
SAN FRANCISCO — Right-hander Tim Lincecum was backed by four innings of overpowering shutout relief pitching, and the San Francisco Giants completed a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:06 PM
After designating Sean O'Sullivan for assignment Sunday, the Phillies needed a starting pitcher for Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels.
The thought was the newly acquired Jerome Williams would get the start but Phillies manager Ryne...
| Aug 12, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg decided to give Chase Utley a rest Monday afternoon against the New York Mets after the second baseman had played in 12 straight games.
The timing was a little strange, because after a horrible six-game...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:17 PM
Dave Brundage is excited that all eight members of the IronPigs bullpen can work multiple innings, including closer Luis Garcia.
The Lehigh Valley manager is thankful because that bunch has been pressed into extensive duty lately.
"Guys can't complain...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:37 AM
The Phillies traded one of their starting pitchers Thursday — but it wasn't A.J. Burnett, or Cole Hamels.
Right-hander Roberto Hernandez, who was scheduled to start tonight against Houston, will head west to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:09 PM
The Phillies sent starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez to the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday afternoon for two players to be named later or cash considerations.
Not only will the Phillies have to find a replacement in the rotation going forward, they also...