Philadelphia Phillies News and Rumors

  • Mauer Hits 1st Spring Homer, Twins Beat Phillies

    Mauer Hits 1st Spring Homer, Twins Beat Phillies

    nytimes.com Updated 14 hours ago
    Joe Mauer isn't known for his pull-side power, but that could change this season.
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  • Drew, Young Lead Yankees Past Phillies, 10-0

    Drew, Young Lead Yankees Past Phillies, 10-0

    nytimes.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    Stephen Drew had a two-run single and Chris Young added a run-scoring double in a seven-run fifth inning, and the New York Yankees romped past the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 in a game called in the top of the sixth because of rain.
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  • Drew, Yanks' bats erupt behind solid Pineda

    Drew, Yanks' bats erupt behind solid Pineda

    MLB.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew had three hits and two RBIs in Friday's 10-0 rain-shortened victory over the Phillies at Bright House Field. The game was called with one out in the top of the sixth inning.
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  • What to watch for in today's games

    What to watch for in today's games

    MLB.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    The Spring Training action continues in Florida and Arizona, with Mets right-hander Matt Harvey taking the mound, several rivals squaring off and a Phillies youngster facing a star-studded Yankees lineup. Here are five things to watch for today on MLB.T…
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  • What to watch for in today's games

    What to watch for in today's games

    MLB.com Mar 27 (2 days ago)
    The Spring Training action continues in Florida and Arizona, with Mets right-hander Matt Harvey taking the mound, several rivals squaring off and a Phillies youngster facing a star-studded Yankees lineup. Here are five things to watch for today on MLB.T…
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  • Encarnacion, Cecil return to action vs. Phils

    Encarnacion, Cecil return to action vs. Phils

    MLB.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    First baseman Edwin Encarnacion and left-hander Brett Cecil made their return to the Blue Jays' lineup in Thursday afternoon's4-1 win over the Phillies following prolonged absences because of injuries.
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  • Oliver, Giles struggle in loss to Blue Jays

    Oliver, Giles struggle in loss to Blue Jays

    MLB.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    Phillies left-hander Andy Oliver remains a favorite to win a bullpen job, but the Rule 5 Draft pick has struggled in his last two Grapefruit League appearances. Phillies setup man Ken Giles allowed two hits, four runs, two walks and struck out one in 2/…
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  • Reds obtain Dan Johnson in trade with Astros

    Reds obtain Dan Johnson in trade with Astros

    ESPN.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    The Reds acquired first baseman Dan Johnson from the Astros on Thursday for a player to be named or cash, one of two trades involving minor leaguers. They also sent infielder Devin Lohman to the Phillies for a player to be named or cash.
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  • Phils scratch Asche with balky back

    Phils scratch Asche with balky back

    MLB.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    The Phillies have scratched Cody Asche from Thursday's lineup because of tightness in his back.
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  • Hamels 5 Scoreless Innings as Phils Lose to Blue Jays 4-1

    Hamels 5 Scoreless Innings as Phils Lose to Blue Jays 4-1

    nytimes.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    Cole Hamels allowed two hits in five scoreless innings during the Philadelphia Phillies' 4-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
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  • Oblique strain shelves prospect Crawford 4-6 weeks

    Oblique strain shelves prospect Crawford 4-6 weeks

    MLB.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    Top Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford suffered a setback this week, straining his left oblique, which the Phillies said could sideline him four to six weeks.
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  • Correa Powers Astros to 7-1 Win Over Phillies

    Correa Powers Astros to 7-1 Win Over Phillies

    nytimes.com MLB.com Mar 25 (4 days ago)
    Shortstop prospect Carlos Correa hit his second home run of the spring, leading the Houston Astros to a 7-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
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  • Howard, Ruf Homer for Phillies in 6-3 Win Over Braves

    Howard, Ruf Homer for Phillies in 6-3 Win Over Braves

    nytimes.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)
    Nick Markakis made his debut in the outfield for the Atlanta Braves and said he felt ready for opening day after playing six innings Tuesday in a 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
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  • Phillies have unusual, unrealistic taker for Ryan Howard's cont…

    Phillies have unusual, unrealistic taker for Ryan Howard's contract

    yahoo.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)
    It's no secret that Ryan Howard is very much available. The Phillies are so desperate to unload their first baseman that they're reportedly willing to eat $50 million of the $60 million Howard is owed over the next three seasons. Even then it might be t…
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  • Buchanan's outing could offer reason for Phillies fans to hope

    Buchanan's outing could offer reason for Phillies fans to hope

    philly.com nytimes.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)
    If the Phillies are to have success beyond Cole Hamels on the mound, they need a strong contribution from David Buchanan.
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  • HOFers Molitor, Sandberg opposing managers

    HOFers Molitor, Sandberg opposing managers

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Mar 23 (6 days ago)
    Paul Molitor and Ryne Sandberg crossed paths a lot over the years -- in spring training, at All-Star Games, up in Cooperstown.
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  • Roy Halladay is not the biggest fan of Alex Rodriguez

    Roy Halladay is not the biggest fan of Alex Rodriguez

    yahoo.com Mar 23 (6 days ago)
    Former Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay seems to be enjoying his retirement. Whether it's taking pictures with unsuspecting fans or learning how to fly, Halladay appears to be pretty active these days. That was the case r…
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  • Boston's Ramirez Belts 1st Homer in Win Over Phillies

    Boston's Ramirez Belts 1st Homer in Win Over Phillies

    nytimes.com Mar 22 (7 days ago)
    Boston left fielder Hanley Ramirez blasted a three-run homer as part of a five-RBI afternoon in a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
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  • Utley plays second base for first time this spring

    Utley plays second base for first time this spring

    MLB.com Mar 21
    Chase Utley took another step forward in the Phillies' 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays at Bright House Field on Saturday, playing four innings at second base -- his first defensive action all spring.
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  • Hamels Gives Up 2 Homers, Blue Jays Show Off Power in Win

    Hamels Gives Up 2 Homers, Blue Jays Show Off Power in Win

    Cole Hamels gave up two home runs and Chase Utley made his first start at second base this spring in the Philadelphia Phillies' 6-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
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  • Hollands to undergo MRI for elbow

    Hollands to undergo MRI for elbow

    MLB.com Mar 21
    Phillies left-hander Mario Hollands will undergo an MRI on Saturday to examine his sore left elbow.
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  • Video - Phillies Temporarily Shut Down Lee 02:33

    Phillies Temporarily Shut Down Lee

    Mar 8
    Jerry Crasnick breaks down the latest on Cliff Lee, who has been temporarily shut down by the Phillies after feeling renewed discomfort in his pitching elbow.
  • Video - A-Rod Singles In First At-Bat 00:38

    A-Rod Singles In First At-Bat

    Mar 4
    Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez singled to left field in his first at-bat since he was suspended by the league for use of performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Video - A-Rod Singles In Yankees' Loss 00:53

    A-Rod Singles In Yankees' Loss

    Mar 4
    Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-2 with a walk in his first baseball game in nearly 18 months as the Phillies beat the Yankees 3-1.
  • Video - Hamels Focused On Playing Baseball 01:31

    Hamels Focused On Playing Baseball

    Mar 3
    Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels talks to Britt McHenry about dealing with trade talk and how the team is in transition.

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