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Ellsbury, Gardy set for Yanks' first tilt, A-Rod staying back

Ellsbury, Gardy set for Yanks' first tilt, A-Rod staying back

MLB.com Updated 4 hours ago
The Yankees will open the Grapefruit League schedule Tuesday with a game against the Phillies in Clearwater. Adam Warren will start against Phils right-hander Jerome Williams at Bright House Field.
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  • Spring may bring final chance with Phils for Aumont

    Spring may bring final chance with Phils for Aumont

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    Phillippe Aumont seems to have made a few thousand adjustments to his delivery since he joined the Phillies following the Cliff Lee trade with Seattle in 2009, all of which led to what could be the righty's last chance with the team.
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  • Phillies offer opportunity for lefthander Oliver

    Phillies offer opportunity for lefthander Oliver

    philly.com 17 hours ago
    Andy Oliver is a Rule 5 selection who could stick if he’s able to throw strikes.
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  • The Phillies lost 6-2 to the University of Tampa, who are ranke…

    The Phillies lost 6-2 to the University of Tampa, who are ranked No. 1 in Division II.

    deadspin.com nytimes.com Mar 1 (yesterday)
    The Phillies lost 6-2 to the University of Tampa, who are ranked No. 1 in Division II. God, I missed meaningless baseball.Read more...
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  • Utley won't play in Grapefruit League opener

    Utley won't play in Grapefruit League opener

    MLB.com Mar 1 (yesterday)
    Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will not be in the lineup for Tuesday's Grapefruit League opener against the Yankees at Bright House Field. Utley sprained his right ankle in January and has not fully recovered.
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  • A-Rod's status for early games uncertain

    A-Rod's status for early games uncertain

    MLB.com Mar 1 (yesterday)
    The Yankees will play an intrasquad game on Monday at Steinbrenner Field and then open their Grapefruit League schedule on Tuesday against the Phillies in nearby Clearwater, Fla. Whether Alex Rodriguez will be in the lineup both days is still a matter o…
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  • New Dodger Rollins: Mets were No. 2 choice

    New Dodger Rollins: Mets were No. 2 choice

    ESPN.com Feb 28 (2 days ago)
    Jimmy Rollins spent a lot of years with the Philadelphia Phillies antagonizing New York Mets fans with his swagger and competitive spirit. He was among a select group of opposing players that fans in Flushing Meadows most loved to hate.
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  • Gillick knows losses are on the way for Phillies

    Gillick knows losses are on the way for Phillies

    philly.com Feb 28 (3 days ago)
    CLEARWATER, Fla. - The memory is always what amazes Pat Gillick's coworkers. It's as if he is performing some sort of magic trick.
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  • Phillies face power shortage

    Phillies face power shortage

    philly.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)
    CLEARWATER, Fla. - The two most assumable things when the gates swung open at Citizens Bank Park in April of 2004 were that no elite pitchers would ever want to come to Philadelphia and the Phillies would never finish last in baseball in home runs.
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  • Phillies to add Burrell to club's Wall of Fame

    Phillies to add Burrell to club's Wall of Fame

    MLB.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)
    The Phillies offered Pat Burrell a pretty sweet farewell from Philadelphia in 2008. Burrell led the World Series championship parade down Broad Street. He then signed with the Tampa Bay Rays a short time later, ending his nine-year career with the Phill…
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  • Slowly, Phillies enter analytics era

    Slowly, Phillies enter analytics era

    philly.com Feb 26 (5 days ago)
    The team, slow to change, is investing significant money in the building of a proprietary computer information system.
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  • Lee faces hitters for first time since July

    Lee faces hitters for first time since July

    MLB.com Feb 25 (5 days ago)
    Everything seems fine so far with Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee. He threw to hitters Wednesday morning at Carpenter Complex, the first time he had faced hitters since his 2014 season ended in July because of an injured left elbow. If Lee is behind sche…
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  • Logic in Phillies passing on Yoan Moncada, right or wrong

    Logic in Phillies passing on Yoan Moncada, right or wrong

    philly.com MLB.com Feb 25 (6 days ago)
    The signing of Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada likely made more sense for Boston than it would have for the Phillies.
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  • Sandberg, Amaro encourage Phillies to 'move forward'

    Sandberg, Amaro encourage Phillies to 'move forward'

    MLB.com Feb 24 (6 days ago)
    Philadelphia is looking to move past an offseason full of moves and rumors.
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  • Why Phillies aren’t landing Cubans

    Why Phillies aren’t landing Cubans

    philly.com Feb 24 (7 days ago)
    Boston reportedly has a deal with Yoan Moncada, whose financial risk apparently outweighed the reward for the Phillies.
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  • A more positive take on Ryan Howard

    A more positive take on Ryan Howard

    CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ryan Howard was the can't-miss at-bat. When the Phillies first baseman stepped to the plate, you had to watch because his power potential was so intoxicating. You never knew when a baseball might crash into the bricks in center field …
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  • Utley talks 'respect;' no plans to ask for trade

    Utley talks 'respect;' no plans to ask for trade

    MLB.com Feb 23
    Chase Utley has not changed his mind. Not yet anyway. The veteran second baseman said Monday afternoon at Bright House Field that he still has no desire to waive his no-trade rights and play for anybody other than the Phillies.
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  • Brown downplays talk of make-or-break year

    Brown downplays talk of make-or-break year

    MLB.com Feb 23
    If Domonic Brown is concerned about his future in Philadelphia, he kept those thoughts to himself Monday at Bright House Field. Brown is getting a chance to play because the Phillies need to see if he can be the player they saw in 2013, when he hit .272…
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  • For some Phillies, a chance to spring into the lineup

    For some Phillies, a chance to spring into the lineup

    philly.com Feb 23
    Four players who could benefit from a productive Grapefruit season.
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  • On Baseball: Phillies Still Scouting for a Deal That Matches Co…

    On Baseball: Phillies Still Scouting for a Deal That Matches Cole Hamels’s Talent

    Philadelphia’s future depends on what the club is able to acquire in exchange for Hamels, who remains one of baseball’s best pitchers at 31.
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  • Daulton gets encouraging news in cancer fight

    Daulton gets encouraging news in cancer fight

    CLEARWATER, Fla. - Another catcher reported to the Phillies' camp Sunday morning and even though he will be unable to help the rebuilding process on the field, Darren Daulton was still the most welcome sight on these premises since spring training opene…
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  • Sandberg hopes to find right hitter for two-hole

    Sandberg hopes to find right hitter for two-hole

    MLB.com Feb 22
    It is tough to figure out a Phillies lineup without Jimmy Rollins and Marlon Byrd. It is early, but Ben Revere figures to hit first. Chase Utley and Ryan Howard could hit third and fourth, respectively. But if that holds true, who hits second?
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  • Frank's Place: A Forgotten Hero

    Frank's Place: A Forgotten Hero

    philly.com Feb 21
    Winter seems a little deeper, more barren this year. It's not just the cold and snow. Here in Philadelphia, the normal spiritual thawing that spring training delivers has been negated by the Phillies' bitter-cold hopelessness.
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  • Video - In The 8-Ball Lee Trusts 00:54

    In The 8-Ball Lee Trusts

    Feb 20
    Cliff Lee made it much easier to answer his news conference questions by using a Magic 8-Ball at a spring training news conference.
  • Video - Phillies Looking To Trade Papelbon To Brewers 02:26

    Phillies Looking To Trade Papelbon To Brewers

    Jan 23
    ESPN senior baseball writer Jerry Crasnick discusses the Phillies' talks with the Brewers about a possible Jonathan Papelbon trade.
  • Video - Dodgers Trade Haren, Acquire Kendrick In Deals 03:14

    Dodgers Trade Haren, Acquire Kendrick In Deals

    Dec 11
    Aaron Boone, Curt Schilling, Tim Kurkjian, Jim Bowden and Karl Ravech break down the Dodgers' improved defense with the acquisitions of SS Jimmy Rollins and 2B Howie Kendrick up the middle and the deal that sent Dee Gordon and Dan Haren to the Marlin
  • Video - Phillies Deal Rollins To Dodgers 02:55

    Phillies Deal Rollins To Dodgers

    Dec 10
    Tim Kurkjian discusses the Dodgers' acquisition of veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins and why Rollins waived his no-trade clause to go to Los Angeles.

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