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Rhys Hoskins Home Run Rampage, Giancarlo Stanton Reaches 50

Rhys Hoskins a rookie with the Philadelphia Phillies became the fastest Major League Baseball player to reach 10 career home runs. That was on Saturday, as he hit No. 10 in just his seventeenth career game. On Sunday, he hit another one out of the park giving him 11 homers in just his first 18 games. The idea someone starting his career is getting lots of attention might be jumping the gun, but it is not often that a player hits a home run in eight of nine games, especially when they have not played more than 18 games in their entire career. The... 
 

Darren Daulton Former Catcher with Phillies Dies

Former All-Star catcher with the Philadelphia Phillies Darren Daulton died at the age of 55 said the team on Sunday. In 2013, Daulton was diagnosed with cancer that in 2015 went into remission. He was an important part of and a leader on the Phillies team in 1993 that surprisingly won the National League Pennant only to lose to the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series. In June of 2013, doctors found two brain tumors in Daulton. Following surgery to have them removed, doctors diagnosed him with glioblastoma, a malignant brain cancer. He received... 
 

Players Know They Could Go From All-Star Game to Trade Block

With the Major League Baseball All-Star Game now in the rearview mirror and only 18 days remain before the non-waivers trade deadline, some players know their names will start appearing on the trade block. One such player is relief pitcher Pat Neshek. He knows he could be packing his bags as soon as he returns to Philadelphia where he currently plays for the Phillies. Neshek pitched the second inning for the National League in the Tuesday All-Star Game and did not allow any runs. He knows as do other talented players playing on poor teams that little... 
 

Prospect for Phillies Thriving Following Lost Right Eye

Matt Imhof was a southpaw pitching prospect for the Philadelphia Phillies last summer before losing his right eye during a freak accident that took place at the ballpark. While working out with a pair of resistance bands that were mounted to the wall the base broke and hit him in the eye. The result was a broken nose, two broken orbital bones and a crushed eye. After the accident, Imhof was told by doctors that his eye had been crushed like it was a grape and it was not likely he would regain any vision in it. Eventually, Imhof decided it was better... 
 

Phillies Sign Odubel Herrera to 5-Year Extension

The Philadelphia Phillies made sure that their beloved El Torito would be a part of the organization for years to come. Late Thursday, the Phillies announced that Odubel Herrera their talented center fielder had agreed to terms on a five-year extension that will keep him with the team through the 2021 season. The deal includes options for the club in 2022 and 2023. One source close to the negotiations said the extension was worth $30.5 million and had an option for the club in 2022 for $11.5 million and in 2023 for $12.5 million. Herrera, who is... 
 

Diamondbacks Deal Jeremy Hellickson to Phillies For Prospect

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded right-hander Jeremy Hellickson to the Philadelphia Phillies for right-handed pitching prospect Sam McWilliams. The 28-year-old Hellickson went 9-12 with a 4.62 ERA in 27 starts after being traded to Arizona from Tampa Bay last offseason. He was the AL Rookie of the Year in 2011 and won a Gold Glove in 2012 but has struggled giving up homers, allowing at least 20 in four of the past five seasons. Hellickson is 49-48 with a 3.94 ERA in 142 games in six big league seasons. The 20-year-old McWilliams... 
 

Phillies Find Home for Jonathan Papelbon, Cole Hamels Next

The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a trade that will send closer Jonathan Papelbon to Washington in exchange for RHP Nick Pivetta while also sending cash considerations to the Nationals, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced. The 34-year-old Papelbon has pitched to a 1.59 ERA with 40 strikeouts against just seven unintentional walks in 39 2/3 innings. For his career, he owns an ERA+ of 186 and is 12th on the all-time saves list with 342. Papelbon is owed the balance of a $13-million salary for 2015.... 
 

MLB Trade Rumors: Jonathan Papelbon, Francisco Rodriguez , Jason Grilli

Jonathan Papelbon has loudly voiced his desire for  a trade to a contender. Francisco Rodriguez could be on the move if the rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers get an offer they can’t refuse. Yet, for a contender that needs a closer – like the Toronto Blue Jays – Atlanta’s Jason Grilli would cost less in terms of salary and prospects. Over 35 games and 33.2 innings this year, the 38-year-old right-hander has a 2.67 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, 12.0 strikeouts per nine innings and 24 saves for a surprising Braves team that is 42-43, 4.5 games... 
 

Phillies Need to Trade Jonathan Papelbon, Any Takers?

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies are still talking to the Brewers and Blue Jays about a Jonathan Papelbon trade. Two sources said on Tuesday evening that the talks are alive, although the seriousness of those discussions is unclear. Yahoo! Sports first reported Friday that the Phils and Brewers were in serious negotiations. FOXSports.com mentioned the Blue Jays’ interest. In the days since, reports surfaced that a deal with either team is unlikely. But that has not stopped them from continuing to talk about Papelbon. Both Milwaukee and Toronto... 
 

Philadelphia Phillies, Ruben Amaro Need Trade Partners

Ruben Amaro Jr. needs his phone to ring.  Philadelphia Phillies fans need his phone to ring.  Any chance for the Phillies to turn the page on their 2008 World Series Championship team hangs in the balance.  The Phillies clubhouse has been champagne free now for three seasons with the Phillies falling further and further off the pace in the National League East. But the Phillies are suffering from a severe hangover from that championship run. The cost of winning hangs around the neck of the Phillies Fanatic and the organization. Amaro has to cut... 
 

Phillies Start Restructure by Dealing Jimmy Rollins to Dodgers

Questions have lingered about the Philadelphia Phillies’ off-season plans. Will they unload veterans and rebuild or keep their prominent names and make one final run at a Natioanl League East title with the current group? Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro delivered an answer Wednesday afternoon when he traded shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 36-year-old Rollins has spent his entire 15-year Major League career in Philadelphia. A second round pick out of an Oakland area high school in 1996, Rollins made his big league... 
 

Phillies ship Bastardo to Pirates for minor league pitcher

With Francisco Liriano and A.J. Burnett signed to solidify the rotation for 2015, the Pittsburgh Pirates shifted their attention to the bullpen by acquiring 29-year-old left-hander Antonio Bastardo from the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league pitcher Joely Rodriguez. Earlier this week, the Phillies were reportedly talking to the Boston Red Sox about trading Bastardo for minor league infielder and Philadelphia area native Sean Coyle. Bastardo has spent all six of his Major League seasons with the Phillies. He surrendered just 43 hits in 64 innings... 
 

Red Sox-Phillies talking swap for lefty Antonio Bastardo

After their ill-fated attempt to reunite with Andrew Miller, the Boston Red Sox are discussing a deal with Philadelphia to acquire another power left-hander. According to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com, Boston is interested in landing 29-year-old lefty Antonio Bastardo for infield prospect Sean Coyle, who is from the Philadelphia area. At the trade deadline last July, the Red Sox traded Miller to Baltimore for highly regarded left-handed starting pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez. Boston pursued Miller this offseason before the veteran inked a four-year,... 
 

August Trade Candidates: Philadelphia Phillies Chase Utley

The Philadelphia Phillies stood pat at the July 31st trade deadline, and many pundits felt this was a missed opportunity for the club to sell. They have a firm hold on last place in the National League East. With an aging roster and a minor league system that is short on impact talent, a rebuild is in order. While they didn’t make any deals at the deadline, several Phillies players could be dealt in August. One of those players is second baseman Chase Utley. The 35 year-old Utley is under contract for $15 million this season, and at least... 
 

MLB Trade Rumors: Bartolo Colon, A.J. Burnett

David Price is the big prize among starting pitchers on the trade block. Jeff Samardzija has already been dealt, and it remains to be seen whether Cole Hamels or Cliff Lee will change teams by the deadline. Beyond that, there are plenty of mid level options. Two veteran hurlers, Bartolo Colon and A.J. Burnett, have seen their names mentioned frequently in the last week or so. The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies are six and 12 games under .500 respectively. Colon was signed to a two-year deal worth $20 million this offseason. The 41 year-old... 
 

MLB Trade Rumors: Should the Phillies Deal Hamels and Lee?

The Philadelphia Phillies are currently occupying last place in the National League East. While they hung on to unrealistic hopes of contending last season, they appear to be facing up to reality this year. It’s time for the Phillies to rebuild their aging roster, and their farm system could desperately use some fresh faces. Ace pitchers Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels are receiving plenty of interest. Either would could make a big difference for a contending team. Lee has been one of the five best pitchers in baseball since 2008. The 35 year-old... 
 

MLB Trade Rumors: Marlon Byrd and Alex Rios

It’s only four weeks until the trade deadline. As of now there haven’t been any big moves, but players will be trading places soon enough. With the San Diego Padres deciding to extend outfielder Seth Smith, he’s off the trade block. Here are a couple of the more significant outfielders that will be available to a contending team. Alex Rios was moved last season, as the Chicago White Sox sent him to the Texas Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later, which turned out to be Leury Garcia. The 33 year-old right fielder... 
 

MLB Trade Rumors: Alexei Ramirez and Jimmy Rollins

As the calendar turns from June to July and more teams find themselves out of playoff contention, the trade market starts to heat up. Two shortstops that could be moved are Alexei Ramirez and Jimmy Rollins. The two players are both north of 30, but both could help out a contending team. Furthermore, they are unlikely to break the bank in terms of salary or the return they would command in a trade. Ramirez has been the everyday shortstop for the Chicago White Sox since 2008. Now 32, he’s in the midst of his best offensive season since his... 
 

Phillies Sign A.J. Burnett, Old Player That is Good

The Philadelphia Phillies have signed free agent pitcher A.J. Burnett to a one-year deal, reports Hayden Balgavy of THV 11 in Arkansas. Burnett’s deal is worth $16 million. Burnett’s future was undetermined for most of the 2014 offseason, and he took longer than expected to decide whether he would retire or pitch again in 2014. Early on, he stated that if he pitched again, it would be in a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform. However, he may have switched gears after the Pirates neglected to extend a $14.1 million qualifying offer. After... 
 

Phillies Reach Agreement With Roberto Hernandez

The Philadelphia Phillies reached an agreement with right-hander Roberto Hernandez according to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly. The deal is pending a physical.  Hernandez spent 2013 with the Tampa Bay Rays and pitched to a 4.89 ERA with a 6-13 record. Known for inducing ground balls Hernandez had a 53.2% ground ball rate in 2013. His best season came in 2007 when he went 19-8 with a 3.06 ERA in 32 starts with the Indians. Those days are likely long gone but he should fit in the backend of the Phillies rotation. Jonathan Pettibone and Miguel Alfredo... 
 

Phillies Will Listen to Offers for Hamels, Lee, Just About Anyone Else

The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly looking to trade closer Jonathan Papelbon. That we knew. Now word that the team is willing to listen to offers to starters Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. The possible sticking point is the team is unwilling to eat any part of the salaries in a potential deal. That means they would not get much of a return even if they did find a team willing to take on the $112 million owed to Hamels through 2018, or the $25 million Lee is owed in each of the next two seasons. Lee’s... 
 

Roy Halladay Will Retire With Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays has announced a one day contract for right-hander Roy Halladay in which he will announce his retirement from Major League Baseball. Halladay, 36, missed the majority of last season after undergoing shoulder surgery that curtailed the remainder of the season. Halladay debuted with Toronto in 1998 and would spend the first 12 years of his MLB career with the Jays. He finished with a 4-5 record with a 6.82 ERA in 13 starts in 2013. Halladay  closes a remarkable career with a 203-105 record and a 3.3 ERA with 2117 strikeouts... 
 

Jonathan Papelbon Trade Won’t Come Easy for Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies have made no secret they are looking to trade closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon, 33, is coming off a 2013 season in which he pitched to a 2.92 ERA in 61 2/3 innings of work and is in the category for elite closers, which means he is in the category for elite salaries,at least for closers. Trading Papelbon might prove to be more difficult that it appears. Papelbon is still owed a minimum of $26 million over the next two seasons, and that’s not counting a $13-million vesting option for 2016 after signing a 4 year... 
 

Phillies Re-sign Carlos Ruiz to three-year, $26M Deal

The Philadelphia Phillies have reached an agreement with free-agent catcher Carlos Ruiz on a three-year $26 million deal.   There is a fourth-year option on the deal worth $4.5 million with a $500,000 buyout and includes a limited no trade clause. Ruiz will turn 35 in January and is coming off a down year in which he served a 25-game suspension for a failed drug test (amphetamines). He hit .268/.320/.368 with five homers and 37 RBI. In 2012, Ruiz hit .325/.394/.540 with 32 doubles, 16 homers and 68 RBI, making his first All-Star team and garnering... 
 

Marlon Byrd, Phillies Reach Agreement on Two-year Deal

Marlon Byrd turned in a career year at age 36 and parlayed that performance into a two-year, $16 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to published reports. Byrd started he season with the New York Mets before being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates and hit a combined .291 with a career-high 24 homers and 88 RBIs during the regular season, then drove in five runs in six postseason games with Pittsburgh. One of general manager Ruben Amaro‘s top offseason priorities was adding a power-hitting right-handed bat to the outfield... 
 

Phillies Cliff Lee – An Amazing September

Philadelphia Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee had himself quite a September. In 39.0 innings, the 35 year-old hurler had a 1.85 ERA and 1.55 FIP. Most impressively, he tallied 54 strikeouts against just 1 walk, for a 54/1 K/BB ratio. Put another way, he struck out 37.5% of hitters, and his walk rate was a minuscule 0.7%. After seeing these eye-popping numbers, I did a little digging to see if any pitcher has had a better September, just in terms of walks and strikeouts. With regards to K/BB ratio, Lee’s 54/1 is the best September in baseball... 
 

Miguel Sano or Maikel Franco: Who Will Be the Better MLB Third Baseman?

The late Buck O’Neil, star first baseman for the Kansas City Monarchs and ambassador for the sport of baseball, recalled in his autobiography that he once heard a unique crack from the bat of Bo Jackson, a crack he had only ever heard off of the bats of Babe Ruth and Josh Gibson. “But I was at Royals Stadium, scouting the American League for the Cubs, and I came out of the press room and was going down to field level when I heard that ball sound as if the Babe or Josh were still down there. Pow! Pow! Pow! It was Bo Jackson—the Royals had just... 
 

What Can the Phillies Expect from Domonic Brown in 2014?

Domonic Brown had a torrid first half for the Philadelphia Phillies, hitting 23 homeruns. Before the All-Star break, the 25 year-old outfielder had a HR/PA rate of 6.0% and a HR/Contact rate of 8.0%. His HR/FB ratio of 22.5% was 9th in the MLB, ahead of power hitters such as Mark Trumbo, Nelson Cruz, and Edwin Encarnacion. Brown hit 12 homeruns in the month of May, and on June 19, he was leading the NL in homeruns. Even within the cozy confines of Citizens Bank Park, Brown’s power production seemed destined to regress after such a hot... 
 

Cliff Lee Had Himself a Game Against Marlins

If there was ever any doubt Philadelphia Phillies lefty Cliff Lee can still pitch, and he can hit a little too. On Monday night against the Miami Marlins, Lee had three hits, knocked in a career-high four runs and struck out a season-high 14 to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 12-2 win. In doing so Lee became just the second pitcher in baseball history to strike out 14 and drive in four since Dwight Gooden did it for the Mets on May 11, 1990 with 15 strikeouts. A two run bases loaded single in the third inning was followed by his first career... 
 

Phillies Charlie Manuel Out As Manager, Ryne Sandberg In

The Philadelphia Phillies Charlie Manuel has been removed as manger and  has been replaced by Ryne Sandberg on an interim basis, the team announced Friday. The team informed Manuel that it would not renew his contract and a decision was made to part ways now rather than finish the season. Manuel made it clear that he didn’t resign. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. himself made it clear that Manuel was going to be out at the end of the season anyway, so — with the Phillies struggling so badly — now was a logical time to give... 
 

Phillies Designate Delmon Young For Assignment

The Philadelphia Phillies have designated Delmon Young for assignment to clear room for Casper Wells who was claimed from the Chicago White Sox on waivers earlier this week. They will have 10 days to trade or release the 27-year-old. The Phillies will pay Wells a sum less than what they would have paid Young. The No. 1 overall pick by Tampa Bay in 2003, Young has a career slash line of .283/.316/.423. He spent four seasons with the Minnesota Twins and two with the Detroit Tigers. Young batted just .261/.302/.397 for the Phillies.  Read More »
 

Phillies Michael Young Clears Waivers – Can Now Be Dealt

Philadelphia Phillies veteran third baseman Michael Young has cleared waivers and now can be traded to any team. Young has a full no-trade clause which could still make trading him more complex as he would have to approve any deal. Young, 36, is hitting .276/.343/.404 with eight home runs in his first season with the Phillies. Prior to the trade deadline Young was linked to several teams most notably the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Young is making $16 million this season with the Texas Rangers paying $10 million of that after the trade... 
 

Phillies Reach Agreement With Chase Utley on Extension

The Philadelphia Phillies have reached an agreement with second baseman Chase Utley on an extension that will keep him with the team through the 2015 season at the minimum. The deal will be worth between $27 million guaranteed with multiple vesting options  according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Utley is in the final year of a seven-year $85 billion contract and is hitting .275/.336/.505 batting line with 15 home runs and 42 RBI in 83 games this year. The vesting options of the new deal are contingent on Utley staying healthy, something the veteran... 
 

For Now Michael Young Will Accept Trade To Rangers Only

Philadelphia Phillies third  baseman Michael Young is okay with being traded as long as a team that he is traded to visit Texas Rangers according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The Phillies reportedly plan on calling up third baseman Cody Asche, according to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan  indicating a trade could be imminent.  Asche, 23, is hitting .295/.352/.485 in 446 Triple-A plate appearances. The Yankees have been rumored to be interested in Young, with a report from the Daily News stating they have been “monitoring” Young for... 
 

Phillies Trade Rumors: Utley, Young, Papelbon, Ruiz and Lee

In the midst of an eight game losing streak and falling into third place in the NL East, the Philadelphia Phillies are ready to be sellers. Over 100 games into the season, the Phillies are seven games under .500, have fallen behind the Washington Nationals for second in the NL East and the closest route to the playoffs (the wildcard) is a 9.5 game deficit. Only five teams have a worse record in the NL so the Phillies are prepared to try to shed some of its aging core in exchange for rebuilding a mostly desolate farm system. With sunken cost in a... 
 

Trade Rumors: Phillies Interested in Joba Chamberlain

According to Mark Feinsand of New York News Daily, the Philadelphia Phillies are expressing interest in New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain. It is no secret that the Phillies are open to trading Michael Young and even Carlos Ruiz, both of whom may be available to get a possible trade finalized with the Yankees. However, Feinsand asserts that New York GM Brian Cashman has lost interest as of late with a potential trade with Philadelphia. Cashman’s interest level combined with the fact that the Phillies are still a ways out of the division... 
 

Does Jonathan Papelbon Want Out of Philadelphia and Vice-Versa?

At this point in the season and with the particular circumstances present, the question has to be asked, that of “does Jonathan Papelbon want out of Philadelphia?” One can also presuppose the notion that Philadelphia might want Papelbon out of Philadelphia. Whichever way you may wish to look at the issue at hand, one thing for sure is that Papelbon’s time in Philadelphia may be running out and another team may be the ideal suitor to pick up his time clock; however, before we make any brash assumptions, let’s look further into the recent... 
 

Philadelphia Phillies Domonic Brown Earns NL Player of Month Honors

By remaining patient over the past few seasons, the Philadelphia Phillies have cashed in heavily on Domonic Brown who was named the National League Player of the Month for the month of May. Brown emerged onto the national scene by putting on an offensive clinic in May, batting .303 (33-for-109) with 12 home runs and 25 RBI along with a .688 slugging percentage. In the last seven games of May, Brown slugged at least one home run in five of those games (two of such being multi-home run games). Brown is the first Philadelphia hitter to belt at least... 
 

Cliff Lee May Be Traded But No Trade List Includes 20 Teams

If you are Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee there are some things that come with the territory.  Being the subject of trade rumors year after year is as much a part of him as being handed the ball every five days. Lee’s been traded three times, including an offseason deal from Philadelphia to Seattle. In fact Lee  he accepts this part of the business when asked about  the possibility of being traded.  “Nothing I can do about it, so I’m not going to get too caught up in it.”  Lee said. Lee is 7-2 with a 2.45 ERA over 88 innings... 
 

Cliff Lee Ks 11, Domonic Brown Homers to Lead Phillies to Victory

Coming off of three straight losses and a stretch in which they lost six of nine games, the Philadelphia Phillies rebounded on Sunday afternoon in a 7-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Phillies were led by a strong pitching performance by staff ace Cliff Lee and the hot, slugging bat of Domonic Brown, who have both provided a sense of stability in a mediocre season for Philadelphia. Lee pitched 7.2 innings, surrendering three (two of those coming on a Jonathan Lucroy three-run triple following his departure in the eighth) on seven hits and... 
 

Domonic Brown Continues Power Surge with 2 Homers

After struggling to find his groove in his first three seasons in the big leagues, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown has tuned in this season and has quietly become one of the leading sluggers in the game. On Wednesday evening, Brown led the Phillies in their 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox with two home runs, his third straight game with a homer and fourth in his last five games. Brown went 2-for-4 with two home runs and 2 RBI, improving his season totals to 13 home runs and 32 RBI. His 13 home runs are currently second most in... 
 

Chase Utley Will Miss 2-4 Weeks with Oblique Strain

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed veteran second baseman Chase Utley on the 15 day disabled list with an oblique strain. Utley is hitting .272 with seven home runs and 25 RBI and will be replaced by Freddie Galvis in the starting lineup. The Phillies hope that Utley will be ready within 15 days but the possibility exists that he could miss up to four weeks. “We do believe and hope that Chase will be ready to play in Philadelphia within 15 days,” general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. “We are being cautious with this injury as... 
 

Cliff Lee Shuts Down Miami in 3-0 Victory

Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee pitched a complete-game shutout against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, giving the Phillies a 3-0 victory and the control of the four-game series at Miami. In nine scoreless innings, Lee surrendered just three hits (all singles) and struck out five batters along with three walks. Offensively, Lee would give himself some support by collecting two base hits. The shutout is the twelfth of Lee’s career and his first since September 5, 2011. This was the third start in which Lee has held his opponents scoreless... 
 

Jesse Biddle Dominant, Philadelphia Debut Not Likely, For Now

The local son of Philadelphia, Jesse Biddle, has pitched his way to become the top-ranked prospect in the Philadelphia Phillies organization and one of the top pitching prospects in professional baseball. With the recent struggles and possible decline of Phillies ace Roy Halladay, Philadelphia has been in the process of grooming their potential torch-bearer for the starting pitching rotation of the future, but according to GM Rueben Amaro his time is not near, “He’s a very young kid and he’s not ready for the big leagues —... 
 

Chase Utley Scratched, May Have Injured Oblique

Chase Utley, in the midst of putting together his first healthy season since 2009, was pulled from the lineup on Tuesday with discomfort in his right side. In baseball euphemisms, this usually means an oblique problem and that can translate to a likely trip to the DL for the Philadelphia Phillies‘ second baseman. Fantasy Play: Utley has been one of the most fragile high-end fantasy players more or less since he entered his 30’s and we may now be seeing  his extended trip to the DL. The Phillies’ franchise player played in just... 
 

Ryan Howard Avoids DL, Listed as Day-to-Day

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was diagnosed with inflammation in his left knee and a supposed change in his meniscus following an MRI that was conducted on Monday. After sitting out Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, Howard will be listed as day-to-day and will miss Monday’s contest against the Miami Marlins. Howard has admitted that his knee has been sore since spring training, but that the pain intensified over the weekend, prompting the Phillies to schedule the slugger for an MRI. While avoiding the DL, Howard... 
 

Roy Halladay Will Undergo Surgery On Pitching Shoulder

 Philadelphia Phillies veteran right-hander Roy Halladay told reporters that he will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his  right shoulder to remove a bone spur and repair a partially torn rotator cuff and a freed labrum. Halladay said he expects to be out at least three months. Halladay was examined in Los Angeles by orthopedist Neal ElAttrache.  Halladay seems optimistic about the possibility of returning to pitch again this season. “[Doctors said the surgery] could turn the clock back two or three years for me,” said Halladay.... 
 

Domonic Brown Heating Up For Phillies

Domonic Brown  blasted a long home run in the fifth inning off Madison Bumgarner  of the San Francisco Giants, ‘s fourth home run over the last 12 games.  During that time he has nine RBI and is hitting .311. Brown who had a limited role with the Phillies in 2011 and 2012 hit five home runs in each of those years.   should Brown continue at his present face he will finish the year close to 30 home runs. Brown hit .356 with seven home runs and 17 RBIs in spring training. Fantasy Play: Owned by only a 30% of owners and ESPN leagues Brown... 
 

Phillies Place Roy Halladay on 15-Day DL

After being rocked for nine runs by the Miami Marlins yesterday, Roy Halladay said he had been experiencing some shoulder discomfort since his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 24.  Halladay will visit Dr. Lewis Yoakam for an examination later this week. The Phillies placed the veteran right-hander on the 15 day disabled list and recalled LHP  Joe Savery from AAA Lehigh Valley.  The move is expected to be temporary for Savery as the Phillies decide who will be a replacement for Halladay in the rotation. Fantasy Play:  While officially... 
 

Marlins Have Their Way Early On With Phillies Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay was torched for eight runs in just 3 2/3 innings against the Cleveland Indians in his last start. His season ERA climbed to 6.75 through six starts. Halladay got the start against the Miami Marlins today looking to improve on that outing, but it got worse. Halladay gave up nine runs in 2 1/3 innings. He walked 4 and gave up 4 hits including a grand slam by Adeiny Hechavarria in the third inning. His ERA is now 8.65 and over the last year his 5.59 ERA is the second-worst among starters with 150 innings thrown. Halladay has mostly struggled... 
 
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