Found November 30, 2011 on Fox Sports:
Scott Elarton, a 17-game winner with Houston in 2000 who hasn't pitched in the majors in three years, was among eight non-roster players the Phillies have invited to spring training. Elarton last pitched professionally in 2010 with Triple-A Charlotte. He's 56-61 with a 5.29 ERA in 232 career games. Left-hander Pat Misch, who pitched in six games for the Mets last year; Raul Valdes, who appeared in 11 games with St. Louis and the Yankees last season; and right-hander Brian Sanches, who spent the last three seasons with Florida, also will report to spring training with Philadelphia. Infielders Pete Orr and Kevin Frandsen and outfielder Scott Podsednik are returning for the second year in the organization. Catcher Tuffy Gosewich is back for his fourth big league camp with Philadelphia.

Sanches Back in the Hizzy

For those of you not "in the know" the title means- Brian Sanches is back with the Phillies organization. Word!Anyway, it was announced yesterday that Amaro has signed Brian Sanches, Scott Elarton, and Tuffy Gosewisch to minor league contracts. Of the 3, Sanches has the most upside. In fact, the 33 year old righty reliever owns a career 3.58 ERA/1.38 WHIP over 6 MLB seasons...

Will Jimmy Rollins Return to the Phillies?

The Philadelphia Phillies and Jimmy Rollins have been at a stand still in their contract negotiations leaving Phillies fans wondering if the former MVP will return to the city of brotherly love. But news on the Jimmy Rollins front has been quiet all around. So the question is, will Jimmy Rollins Return to the Phillies? The issue between Rollins and the Phillies has been primarily...

Phillies sign three pitchers to minor-league deals

The Philadelphia Phillies have signed three pitchers to minor-league contracts, including one-time 17-game winner Scott Elarton.The 35-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2008, when he went 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA in 15 games with the Cleveland Indians.Elarton went 17-7 for the Houston Astros in 2000 but has been mostly ineffective since. He missed all of last season, and...

Phillies Caribbean League Notes

Every so often through the off-season, we’ll take a look at Phillies players throughout the various winter leagues. So, the time has come, once again, to review familiar talent in Caribbean leagues. Check out the information that lies ahead.Catcher Sebastian Valle (pictured) has posted a batting average of .210 through 20 games with his hometown Caneros de los Mochis in Mexico...

Phillies Release Scott Mathieson

The Phillies announced that they released right-hander Scott Mathieson to allow him to pursue an opportunity with a professional team in Asia. The move leaves 39 players on the club's 40-man roster.

Ryan Howard Gives $1.2M to the Kids

Injured Phillies star Ryan Howard is helping local students dress for success -- in athletics. The first baseman -- who is recovering from Achilles surgery -- announced Thursday that his Ryan Howard Family Foundation will donate Adidas sportswear valued at nearly $1.2 million to the cash-strapped Philadelphia school district. Mayor Michael Nutter thanked Howard for his big gift...

Phillies sign Pat Misch to minor league deal

#bbpBox_141578124092645377 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_141578124092645377 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }#Phillies have signed former Mets LHP Pat Misch to a minor-league deal. Also re-signed infielder Kevin Frandsen to minor-league contract.about 8 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@jaysonstJayson Stark For some reason before the 2011 season I enjoyed...

Phillies Sign Podsednik

According to's Ken Rosenthal, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed outfielder Scott Podsednik to a  minor-league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Podsednik played 14 games for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in 2011, batting .245 with 13 hits in 53 at-bats.  He last played in the major leagues in 2010 for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He is a .279 career...

Phils have history of big splashes at Meetings

In a couple days, the Phillies' front office will hop on flights to Dallas, where they will spend most of next week at the Winter Meetings. In seasons past, this is where the Phillies set in motion blockbuster deals to acquire Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee.
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