Phillies News

  • Phillies ride early surge to win over D-backs

    The Phillies scored five times in the first three innings and Kyle Kendrick submitted a solid bounce-back performance in a 9-5 win over the D-backs on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Sizemore reaches 1,000-hit milestone

    Grady Sizemore chopped up a single up the middle in the first inning on Friday for his 1,000th career hit.

  • Rollins triggers vesting option for 2015

    Jimmy Rollins said he had not paid much attention to the $11 million countdown, but then again, he's a baseball player who already has made more than $80 million in his career.

  • Amaro reiterates confidence in Howard

    General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday afternoon that he believes Ryan Howard still has a future with the Phillies.

  • Phils in holding pattern as Deadline nears

    The Phillies have countless players available before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, but so far they have not found anybody willing to meet their asking price.

  • Lee aiming to shake off rust vs. D-backs

    Cliff Lee will look to rebound from a shaky return to action after a two-month stint on the disabled list when the Phillies continue their series vs. Josh Collmenter and the D-backs on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Sandberg loses challenge on play at first

    Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg lost a challenge in the ninth inning of Friday's 9-5 win over the D-backs at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Hamels outduels Hudson with 10 strikeouts

    Cole Hamels fired eight sharp innings with 10 strikeouts, while Marlon Byrd and Chase Utley delivered RBI singles in the Phillies' 2-1 win over the Giants on Thursday.

  • Papelbon content to remain in Phils' bullpen

    Jonathan Papelbon would like to be traded to a contender before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, but the veteran closer said on Thursday that he likes the makeup of the Phillies' bullpen and wouldn't be disappointed if he's still with the club in August.

  • Ryno mulling platoon at first with Howard, Ruf

    Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg benched Ryan Howard in favor of Darin Ruf for a second consecutive game on Thursday -- this time against Giants right-hander Tim Hudson -- and is considering a platoon system at first base.

  • Phillies' Giles latest MLB player from Yavapai

    Phillies reliever Ken Giles is among the Major League players who attended Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz. The school, which is home to 1,800 full-time students, has produced 15 big leaguers.

  • Burnett superb vs. Giants, but Phillies fall late

    With rumors swirling about where A.J. Burnett will be Aug. 1, the 37-year-old proved Wednesday that he could be a valuable addition to a team hopeful of making an October run. He went eight scoreless innings in a showcase performance before Jonathan Papelbon allowed three runs in the ninth inning of a 3-1 loss to the Giants.

  • Papelbon unconcerned by struggles, trades

    Jonathan Papelbon made it crystal clear he wants to be traded before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, but the past couple of games have not helped his cause.

  • Phils activate Ruiz from DL, recall Aumont

    After Carlos Ruiz missed almost a month because of a concussion, the Phillies reinstated the catcher from the disabled list Wednesday. The Phillies also recalled right-hander Phillippe Aumont from Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Tuesday's 14-inning loss to the Giants.

  • Phillies keeping tabs on Tigers prospects

    Phillies scouts are pretty much everywhere these days, watching Minor League prospects from every team that might be a trade partner before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. The Phillies had a scout at Double- A Erie on Wednesday afternoon to watch Tigers right-hander Jake Thompson and possibly others.

  • Phillies to give others time over Howard

    Ryan Howard is struggling through arguably the worst season of his career, following two injury-riddled seasons, and Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg is ready to look at other options at first base, something unimaginable just a few years ago.

  • Phils lose in 14th after Papelbon's blown save

    The Phillies gave scouts a good long look at nearly everybody on their roster in Tuesday's 9-6 loss in 14 innings to the Giants at Citizens Bank Park.