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Freddy Galvis is back. But he's not.
Today Major League Baseball reinstated Galvis from his suspension from his violation from the drug testing program.
Of course, with a broken back, Galvis will not be able to play. His injury to his back will take some time to heal, and Matt Gelb reports that the Phillies will see if Galvis can play some ball over the winter to get back into baseball shape for the spring.
It seems silly that a player can be suspended during a disabled list stint, basically the equivalent of not missing any time at all because of the injury. But, it helped the Phillies save $133,000 they would have paid someone not giving them anything, so it sure seemed to work for the Phillies. Current Padres pitcher Edison Volquez also served a suspension for a violation of Major League Baseball's drug policy while on the disabled list.
Galvis should, then, be ready in time for next season.
BEST OF MAXIM
Ruf will complete 2012 in Reading says Phils' scouting director Jordan. Photo by: Ian Riccaboni
Darin Ruf, age 26, is no longer a traditional prospect. Playing at a level that he is considered too old for, Ruf was expected to put up big numbers for the R-Phils. But something strange has happened: those big numbers have turned into gigantic numbers and Ruf is now the talk of...
JIMMY'S GETTIN' UPSET!
Following a play where Jimmy Rollins didn't seem to exert maximum effort, one Philadelphia radio station decided to chide the former MVP with a critical billboard.
MILWAUKEE When Cliff Lee signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in December2010, putting the finishing brush strokes on a piece de resistance of a pitching rotation, the baseball world took notice.
The Phillies, it appeared, had just constructed one of the best rotations in the history of major league baseball.
That's not a title that anyone around the sport takes lightly...
100% sure that Philadelphia Philly SS Jimmy Rollins was not running full speed yesterday. (above via Crashburn Ally) But Philly radio station 97.5 FM The Fanatic decided to treat it as a chance to...
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Why no one on the Phillies staff can seem to pitch well in the 8th inning is an on-going and unsolved mystery. And in last night’s appalling 9-2 loss to the Marlins, this baffling problem was magnified once again.
No one pitched particularly well yesterday, not even Roy Halladay. He was not bad, obviously, but while 3 runs in 7 innings is great for most guys, it is slightly sub...
If Kyle Kendrick's baseball career was a movie, it would be the second remake of Total Recall where up is down and down is up.
The Kyle Kendrick story begins with a young, seemingly talentless pitcher who bursts onto the scene with stones of steel and without whom the Phillies do not win their first division title in fourteen years. After a 10-4 record and...
Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies is the cream of the NL East. What starter on the Braves also goes deep into games frequently? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
TAL’S HANDY STATS
I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number after the...
Another beauty of an outing from Cole Hamels tonight helped snap a three-game losing streak for the Phillies.
The Phillies got ahead to a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run dinger by John Mayberry, Jr. which scored Laynce Nix. To follow, Erik Kratz sent a monster home run into the second deck seats in left field. Those back-to-back homers gave the Phils a 3-0 lead.
Philadelphia Phillies (54-63) at Milwaukee Brewers (53-64)
Cole Hamels (13-6, 2.91) vs. Mike Fiers (6-5, 2.63)
Time: 7:10, Miller Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 70
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The Phillies dropped two straight to the Brewers, and will look to end their three-game losing streak. The bullpen has been the problem for the Phillies in the last two games...
Pierre deserves another year in Philly
The Philadelphia Phillies will be in the market to fill a bunch of holes in their lineup next year. With a team that has already committed a ton of money to a few players next year, staying under the luxury tax could prove to be tricky. But there could be a few options right under their noses that could give the Phillies some cheap options to...
MILWAUKEE -- In an otherwise disappointing season, Cole Hamels has been one of the few bright spots for the Philadelphia Phillies. Since signing a six-year, $144 million contact at the end of July, Hamels has been spectacular, allowing just two earned runs in his last three starts and pitching back-to-back complete-game shutouts. He continued his strong season Saturday, striking...
Final: Phillies 4, Brewers 7.
WP: Livan Hernandez (4-1, 5.06 ERA) LP: Josh Lindblom (2-3, 3.76 ERA) SV: Jim Henderson (3)
Cliff Lee had his pitches going for him tonight. At least after the first few innings, anyway, when he gave up three home runs- two of them to 2011 National League MVP Ryan Braun. He lasted seven and two-thirds innings, allowing 3 runs and just 5 hits, while...
Vance Worley has another bad start as the Phils lose once again to the Brew Crew, 6-2.
The Phils took the lead in the fourth as, with a runner on second, and with nobody out, Ryan Howard hits an RBI double, knocking in Chase Utley, who had started the inning off with a ground-rule double, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Brewers took the lead in their half of the fourth as, with...