Phillies News

  • Hamels blanks Mets over eight stellar innings

    Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels is exactly the type of pitcher a contending team wants in a postseason race. The Phillies know that better than anybody. Hamels, who led the Phillies to the 2008 World Series championship, dominated Tuesday night in a 6-0 victory over the Mets at Citi Field. He allowed six hits, no walks and struck out eight in eight innings to improve to 6-5 with a 2.55 ERA.

  • Amaro: Talks picking up as Deadline nears

    The Phillies have a host of players available to trade, but many of those players are owed big-time money. The money has been an issue for teams. But Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday morning on Sportsradio 94WIP that things have picked up before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.

  • Kendrick opposes Wheeler in Citi Field finale

    As Marlon Byrd, Antonio Bastardo and A.J. Burnett among others take part in what could be their final game with the Phillies on Wednesday ahead of Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, Philadelphia hurler Kyle Kendrick takes the mound hoping to turn his season around. Mets starter Zack Wheeler looks to continue his strong run of pitching over the past month.

  • Sandberg opts to give Byrd a rest vs. Mets

    It raised a few eyebrows Tuesday afternoon when the Phillies posted a lineup without Marlon Byrd against the Mets at Citi Field. Manager Ryne Sandberg said it had nothing to do with an impending trade and that Byrd was a little sore after fouling a ball off his left foot Monday.

  • Phils hold private workout for prospect Castillo

    The Phillies held a private workout Tuesday in Clearwater, Fla., for Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said he had watched some older video of the prospect and liked what he saw.

  • Phils prospect Quinn has four hits at Class A

    Outfielder Roman Quinn, the Phillies' No. 5 prospect, collected four hits and two stolen bases Tuesday night, as Class A Advanced Clearwater defeated Fort Myers, 5-3. Quinn went 4-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI. Phillies No. 1 prospect J.P. Crawford added a hit and two runs.

  • Burnett struggles in series-opening loss to Mets

    Maybe the Phillies' front office had a better Monday than its players. Time is ticking toward Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, which is the most important thing happening for the organization this week. The backdrop of change created a somewhat strange scene in Monday night's 7-1 loss to the Mets at Citi Field, where the Phillies and Mets opened a three-game series.

  • Amaro working phones for trade possibilities

    The Phillies' front office has been frustrated lately with its lack of success on the trade market, but it is still trying to complete at least one deal before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.

  • Phils prospect Franco homers, collects 4 hits

    Maikel Franco, the Phillies' No. 3 prospect, homered and collected four hits Monday, but it wasn't enough to lead Triple-A Lehigh Valley to victory. Buffalo defeated the visitors, 4-2.

  • Cuban outfielder Castillo to work out for Phils

    It is no secret the Phillies are desperate for outfield help, so it is no surprise they are taking a closer look at Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports the Phillies will hold a private workout for Castillo on Tuesday. The Phillies were one of 28 teams that watched Castillo work out Saturday in Miami. Castillo, who is 5-foot-9 and 200 pounds, is known for his speed and considered a line-drive hitter with power.

  • Cooperstown special to Carlton prior to Hall call

    Before he was paving a path to Cooperstown in the Majors, Steve Carlton played there as a Minor Leaguer in the Cardinals' organization.

  • Phillies release outfielder Gwynn

    The Phillies have released outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr., the team announced on Monday.

  • Howard helps Phils to series win after wild week

    Ryan Howard's wild week culminated Sunday in a 4-2 victory over Arizona at Citizens Bank Park, where he hit a two-run home run in the first inning and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning on a controversial play at the plate to give the Phillies a rare series victory.

  • Crawford, Nola top Phils' updated Top 20 list

    With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

  • Motivated Phillies could wait to make moves

    The Phillies have plenty of inventory, but will anybody actually buy it? As Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, perhaps no team has more players available than the Phillies, who are motivated to sell.

  • Overturned call gives Phils go-ahead run

    The Phillies scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning of their 4-2 win against the D-backs thanks to a reversal on a play at the plate that was deemed a violation of the obstruction rule.

  • All eyes on Lee as Phillies let early lead slip

    Cliff Lee went five innings and allowed three runs on Saturday night before Antonio Bastardo surrendered the go-ahead run in the 10th inning of Phillies' 10-6 loss against the D-backs at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Bastardo hits rough patch as Deadline nears

    Nearly every contending team hopes to acquire bullpen help before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, which has made Phillies left-hander Antonio Bastardo a popular pitcher for weeks. But the past two nights have not helped his value.