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According to all the usual suspect beat writers and the Phillies, LHP Raul Valdes has been optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and RHP B.J. Rosenberg has been called to take his place. Valdes was at best mediocre in 2013 and at worst completely ineffective, with a 7.65 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP, allowing 10.8 H/9 IP.
Rosenberg, 27, has been mildly effective as a starter this year for the...
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz and first baseman Ryan Howard will have MRI exams Monday.
Ruiz will miss Monday's game at the Miami Marlins after straining his right hamstring Sunday in a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Ruiz, who said he felt a ''pop'' while running the bases in the second inning, didn't make the trip but hopes to rejoin the team on Tuesday...
It’s time for the weekly rundown of minor league notes, taking a look at who is hot and who is not, from each team. Stats and standing accurate through game action played on Saturday.
Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (18-24, 4th place, North Division International League)-
Cody Asche with Reading in 2012
Third baseman Cody Asche has hit safely in 12 of his last 13...
Michael Stutes basically missed all of last season with a shoulder injury. He also had to head back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in an effort to win back his job with the Phillies. So far, Stutes is doing his part, but still hasn't gotten the call.
The Phillies were pounded yet again by the Indians in Wednesday's series finale. Cole Hamels was roughed up, allowing five runs on six hits through five innings of work. The Phillies were able to mount four runs, but still fell 10-4. The Phillies fell back to four games under .500...
I returned from my trip to the Galapagos Islands this weekend just in time to attend today’s Phillies – Reds game. But before we get to that, check out what my little friend the Phanatic was up to on our trip to his homeland. He visited 5 different islands, some beaches and even a distant relative, the Marine Iguana:
Yes, the Phanatic and I had a lovely vacation where we...
Though the Cincinnati Reds swept a three-game home set from the Philadelphia Phillies last month, they didn't do much against Cliff Lee.
Looking for a seventh consecutive victory overall and on the road, the Reds hope to get the best of Lee on Friday night.
Cincinnati (25-16) outscored Philadelphia 16-4 during the April 15-17 series, but was held scoreless by Lee (4-2, 2.86 ERA...
The Philadelphia Phillies turned to small ball after the long ball hurt them.
Domonic Brown drove in the tiebreaking run on an infield grounder in the eighth and the Phillies snapped the Cincinnati Reds' six-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory on Friday night.
Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer and Cliff Lee threw seven sharp innings for the Phillies, who've won four...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Freddy Galvis and Erik Kratz each homered off closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth innings Sunday, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies past the Cincinnati Reds for a stunning 3-2 victory.
Chapman (3-2) blew his second straight save opportunity after converting his first eight chances this season. The 100 mph throwing left-hander walked pinch-hitter...
Cincinnati Reds (25-16) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (19-22)
Tony Cingrani (2-0, 2.89) vs. Cliff Lee (4-2, 2.86)
TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: PHL 17
Weather: 68, sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook
News and notes:
-Mike Adams had an MRI and is considered day-to-day, although a DL stint is not quite out of the woods. He has a mild back strain, and if he does do to the DL they can...
The 24th Annual Phestival to fight ALS
My uncle Mark was very close to my family. He was one of my dad's nine siblings, he lived nearby, and he had two sons that were close to my age. When he was diagnosed with ALS, it shocked my family. Only ever hearing about ALS as Lou Gehrig's Disease, I had never spent any time researching or thinking about ALS until my uncle had it...
After making his major league debut last season, left-hander Jake Diekman has had a season full of ups and downs at Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2013. A tough road trip to Durham and Norfolk may have given him a new-found approach that will work for him.
For the second consecutive appearance, Aroldis Chapman has blown a save opportunity after converting eight straight save opportunities to start the 2013 season.
Entering the game with a 2-1 Cincinnati lead over the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth-inning, Chapman issued a four-pitch walk to Delmon Young, poorly locating his fastball and changeup.
Young would be replaced by pinch...