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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 be manned by some combination of John Mayberry and Laynce Nix. While Delmon Young’s bat appears to be fine – he homered off R.A. Dickey in a minor league game on Friday – his ankle is still not. Young is strictly limited to a DH role for now, and still won’t be back until May according to Phillies.com’s Todd Zolecki.
As for that fifth outfield spot, the winner is anyone’s guess.
There is Ender Inciarte, the toolsy but raw Rule 5 selection who the Phillies must keep on their major league roster all year or risk losing back to the Diamondbacks. The Phillies have indicated that they like Inciarte, but unlike i...
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Asche with Reading in 2012, Image- Jay Floyd
As the exhibition schedule winds down, we check in one last time with Phillies third base prospect Cody Asche, who has been offering weekly thoughts directly from inside spring training in Clearwater, FL.
A 4th round draft selection in 2011 out of the University of Nebraska, Asche has been a fast rising prospect since joining the Phils...
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...
It’s a beautiful, sunny day here in Clearwater Bill, Connie and I take our front row seats in the Tiki Terrace. We usually take this opportunity to verbally support our Phil’s and torment any opponent that comes in ear shot, ” Hey Skippy”, Twins outfielder.
As we go thru our linage of insults I spot one player going thru his stretches and playing catch. All the while conversing...
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...
Why Phillies made good decision to release Betancourt
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...
With one week left of spring training, the Phillies and Blue Jays squared off once again this afternoon in Dunedin. John Lannan took the hill, and did not have an easy outing. Lannan had no alibis for giving up a dozen. "Got my butt kicked. Gotta move on." Good plan....
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...