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If you blinked during today’s Spring exhibition, you may have missed Tyler Henson‘s pinch hit appearance for Michael Young. Henson, 25, is an infielder-turned-outfielder who has settled into right field. Henson spent most six of his seven minor league seasons in the Orioles ranks before being traded to the Dodgers in a trade for Dana Eveland and, at one time, possessed the potential to be a .260/.340/.400 with 20 home runs and 20 steals player with good defense. Unfortunately, Henson may never become that player in the Major Leagues, but this is a very solid pick-up for the Phillies that provides depth and a talent that may have some time and potential to grow.
Henson’s biggest strengths are his defensive versatility and his above-averageness in most tools, including power and speed. He fits best at a corner outfield position but plays a strong enough second base to fake it there with third base being a defensive weakness. Henson flirted with a .400 SLG% for most of his time in the ...
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The infield is set. The race for the final bullpen spot is likely down to either Phillippe Aumont or Michael Stutes. But what about the Phillies outfield?
Should the Phils go with Ender Inciarte or look to add someone else to be the fifth outfielder?
Ben Revere and Domonic Brown are locked into everyday spots in center and right. Left field, at least in the short term, will...
As the final bullets are fired, the last seats in the bullpen of the Philadelphia Phillies and Jonathan Papelbon will be decided by Monday. There are 4 candidates for 3 spots.
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Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers
TIME: 1:05, Joker Marchant Stadium (Lakeland)
Weather: 63, sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Today will be the last time this spring that the Phillies play a spring training game on the road. The Tigers will be their opponent, and it looks as though the Phillies team is already picked. The only thing that Charlie Manuel is doing now...
If there’s one thing Philadelphia is known for, it’s delicious cheesecakes.
Wait, that’s not right, is it?
Traded from the Minnesota Twins in December 2012, Ben Revere has managed to already offend the locals. In an interview during the Phillies-Tigers game on Wednesday, ESPN commentator Doug Glanville asked the outfielder what he was most looking forward to getting in Philadelphia...
For a team that finished 17 games out of first place, the Philadelphia Phillies are quite confident they can regain the NL East crown they relinquished to Washington after a five-year run.
''The Nationals had a great year last year, but we had a lot of injuries,'' slugger Ryan Howard said. ''Call us old if you want to. If you want to sweep us under the rug...
The Philadelphia Phillies AAA affiliate Lehigh Valley IronPigs will be the first team to implement a “urinal gaming” system in its Coca Cola Stadium gentleman’s rooms. According to Jon Schaeffer on MiLB.com Coca-Cola Park in the Allentown, PA, stadium is the worlds first to implement this “technology.” IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes described the technology with...
You know what I haven't had in a while? Big League Chew. But I just might now since Cole Hamels will be on the package, as our Andrew Gillen reported a while back. Today, Rob Neyer of SBNation tweeted the pic of the packaging. Check it out: PS - 20...
Why Phillies made good decision to release Betancourt
Cole Hamels tuned up for his first opening day start by pitching three scoreless innings for Philadelphia while Justin Verlander worked into the sixth inning Wednesday as the Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1.
Hamels gave up one hit, walked one and struck out three. He'll start next Monday night at Atlanta.
Verlander allowed one earned run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings...
Cole Hamels gets his final tune up before the regular season as the Philadelphia Phillies face the Detroit Tigers today in Grapefruit League play.
Today’s Phillies lineup:
The Phillies played their second-to-last game in Florida this afternoon as they took on the Tigers. Cole Hamels and Justin Verlander got the start, six days before both are set to start on Opening Day. The Phillies got out to an early lead in the first as Michael Young sac-flied...