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Embed from Getty Images TORONTO - Two former Phillies starters—southpaw J.A. Happ and right-hander Gavin Floyd—could fill out two-fifths of the Toronto Blue Jays' starting rotation for the 2016 season. Thursday evening, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported that the 2015 American League East Champions have agreed to a deal... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images PHILADELPHIA -The medical and performance staff of the Philadelphia Phillies has signed an agreement with CoachMePlus to provide their applied sports science platform, according to a team press release. CoachMePlus works with professional and collegiate sports teams to manage their athletes’ sports performance data. A company... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Embed from Getty Images PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Phillies have signed left-hander Edgar Ibarra to a minor league contract, according to Baseball America. Ibarra, 26, was signed as an amateur free agent by the Minnesota Twins on Jan. 2, 2006. He made his major league debut last season on June... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Embed from Getty Images With pitchers and catchers due to report to spring training in just over two weeks, remaining time in the Major League Baseball offseason is quickly running out—especially for free agents. There are currently 13 former members of the Philadelphia Phillies who have yet to sign with... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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(Photo: @MattGelb) PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Phillies unveiled on Monday their new alternate red jerseys that they will don six times during Citizens Bank Park Business Persons Specials this upcoming season. The first of the six scheduled dates is Thursday, April 14, against the San Diego Padres in a 1:05... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Embed from Getty Images PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Phillies have announced the hire of former YouTube Quantitative Analyst and Statistician Andy Galdi as their director of baseball research and development, according to a team press release. Galdi, 30, will reportedly "oversee all baseball analytics, including data visualization and reporting, statistical... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Philliedelphia
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(Photo: Leonardo Colagrossi/Instagram) PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Phillies have signed 19-year-old infielder Leonardo Colagrossi to a professional contract, according to FIBS (Italian Baseball Softball Federation). For three seasons, from 2013-2015, Colagrossi participated in the Italian Academy of Baseball and Softball in Tirrenia and focused his studies on biochemistry. On Nov.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images The Washington Nationals have signed 16-year veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training, according to FOX Sports. Arroyo, who turns 39 four weeks from Wednesday, was 7-4 with a 4.08 ERA and a 1.291 WHIP ratio in 14 starts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Philliedelphia
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Former Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has not wasted any time getting acclimated with his new organization, the Boston Red Sox. On Oct. 26, Amaro joined the 115-year organization to become their first base coach, outfield instructor and assistant baserunning coach for the 2016 season. One of the highlights... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Philliedelphia
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Embed from Getty Images PHILADELPHIA - With Phillies pitchers and catchers due to report to Clearwater, Florida, in just 26 days, some of the acquisitions made by new Phillies general manager Matt Klentak this offseason will soon be able to showcase their abilities and talents in spring training. One name... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Philliedelphia
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Embed from Getty Images PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Matt Harrison is not expected to be ready for Spring Training, and is 'unlikely to pitch anytime soon,' according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. Harrison, 30, was acquired from the Texas Rangers on July 31 in the seven-player trade that included... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images PHILADELPHIA - Each winter, fans are given the opportunity to vote online for their favorite former Phillie to be inducted into the Wall of Fame during the upcoming season. Last year, 2008 World Series Champion Pat Burrell was voted in by fans in a ballot that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images The Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, which traditionally takes place on July 31, has been pushed back to Aug. 1 for the 2016 season, according to USA TODAY. At the MLB owners meetings on Thursday, Commissioner Rob Manfred told reporters that the move was made... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Philliedelphia
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Brown signing autographs at the 30th annual Phillies Phestival held on May 19, 2014, at Citizens Bank Park. (Photo: Matt Rappa/Philliedelphia) PHILADELPHIA - Three months have passed since former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown was outrighted off of the team's 40-man roster and assigned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Brown, 28,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Philliedelphia
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Embed from Getty Images PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Phillies have signed veteran Jake Fox to a minor league deal, according to Baseball America. Fox, 33, will provide depth for the Phillies' minor league system in multiple ways, considering he is capable of playing the catcher, first base and left field... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images Nearly 30 weeks after resigning from the Philadelphia Phillies organization as its 52nd manager in franchise history, Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg is reportedly returning to the organization in which he played for 15 seasons: the Chicago Cubs. Sandberg, 56, has been named an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images The Philadelphia Phillies have avoided arbitration with RHP Jeanmar Gomez by agreeing to a one-year, $1.4 million deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Gomez, who turns 28 next month, was 2-3 with a 3.01 ERA and a 1.326 WHIP ratio over 65 games and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has left the Tiburones de La Guaira of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League in order to prepare himself 'physically, mentally and spiritually' for spring training. Herrera was reportedly asked by the Phillies to stop playing ahead of his scheduled Feb. 1... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Philliedelphia
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(Photo: Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso) PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Phillies announced on Wednesday morning that they have invited nine players as non-roster invitees to major league spring training, which begins next month in Clearwater, Florida. RHP: Mark Appel, Zach Eflin, Jake Thompson C: Andrew Knapp, Gabriel Lino, Logan Moore 1B: Brock Stassi... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at Philliedelphia
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. - Former Philadelphia Phillies Rule 5 prospect, right-hander Lincoln Holdzkom, has passed away at the age of 33 after being involved in a California car accident Sunday morning, according to Stuff.co.nz. Holdzkom was a 2012 participant of the World Baseball Classic as a member of the New... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images The Philadelphia 76ers are "in talks" with Mike D'Antoni to join Brett Brown's staff as their associate head coach, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. D'Antoni could join the Sixers' bench "later this month," according to Wojnarowski, as he has been in discussion with both... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Update: Dec. 12, 2015: The Ken Giles trade to the Houston Astros has been made official. The Phillies will receive right-handers Mark Appel, Vince Velasquez, Thomas Eshelman, Harold Arauz and left-hander Brett Oberholtzer. Minor-league infielder Jonathan Arauz will also be sent to Houston as part of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com Former Phillies outfielder Brian Bogusevic has signed with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Bogusevic, 31, began last season with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs, despite slugging .611 in 36 spring training at-bats. The Oak Lawn, Illinois... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Philadelphia Phillies are interested in signing free agent right-hander Doug Fister, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Phillies are looking at doug fister. Good buy-low candidate. Philly also needs veteran for rotation. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 9, 2015 Fister, 31,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Philadelphia Phillies have signed right-handed reliever David Hernandez, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Sources: #Philies agree with RHP David Hernandez, pending physical. Drafted by Phils execs MacPhail, Jordan during their time with #Orioles. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 9, 2015... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Philliedelphia