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David Herndon was not the only recent Rule 5 draft pick by the Phillies to be removed from the 40-man roster. Today the Phillies also outrighted Michael Martinez to AAA, reports Todd Zolecki. Unlike David Herndon who was claimed off of waivers, Martinez was not claimed and will remain Phillies property and likely be inventory at AAA.
Heading into the offseason, Martinez finds himself behind Kevin Frandsen and Freddy Galvis as utility infielders. The Phillies likely will add another infielder who can help at third base.
In two seasons since being taken in the Rule 5 draft from the Washington Nationals, Martinez has hit .188 in 324 at bats. Martinez has played shortstop, third base, second base, left field, center field, and right field for the Phillies.
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Pete Orr was removed from the 40-man roster. In parts of two seasons in Philly, Orr played 2nd and 3rd base, batting .253/.616 over 81 games. Signing him to a minor league deal for a third straight season would be wise because he provides depth at Triple-A and is passable in short spurts in the Majors. Plus, he's Canadian, so that's cool.Minor league veteran catcher...
The Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation has partnered with Prevent Child Abuse PA to host A Night in Paris at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Monday, November 12, 2012, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Join us for a romantic evening reminiscent of old Paris! A Night in Paris will be an evening of culinary delights and live jazz to raise funds for Prevent Child Abuse PA....
After a final month of increased hope, Ryan Howard and the Philadelphia Phillies remained relevant until game number 155. Did you watch the scoreboard and notice the same dynamic on other 2nd wild-card teams?TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS:I published after every battle that was not washed out. I had many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, which were especially important...
After a season which was mostly lost to an injured elbow, David Herndon will head north. He has been claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.
Herndon, 27, pitched in just five games in 2012 with the Phillies before suffering a flexor pronator strain in his pitching elbow, which led to Tommy John surgery in June. In 97 career appearances in the big leagues, Herndon is 2-8 with...
Cliff Lee had perhaps the strangest season of any Phillie in 2012. He had a 3.16 ERA but went 6-9. He averaged 7.0 innings per starts but had no complete games. He had 7.39 times as many strikeouts as walks but wasn’t as dominant as he could have been because he allowed 26 home runs, nine more than his season average the previous three years.
Lee’s season really hammered...
We knew the Phillies would have some roster decisions to make, and today the Phillies lost yet another pitcher trying to create a roster spot. According to Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki, right-handed reliever David Herndon has been claimed off of waviers by the Toronto Blue Jays. This is the second pitcher the Blue Jays have claimed off of the Phillies in a week. Just...
Jeremy Horst came to the Phillies via the Wilson Valdez trade with Cincinnati, and wasn’t really expected to contribute all that much in 2012–but to the surprise of almost everyone, he ended up having an outstanding season for the Phils out of the bullpen.
He was down in the minors until June 28 when he and Brian Sanches were called up after Chad Qualls was designated...
The Phillies are now have a schedule for Spring Training in 2013. From the Phillies:
The Phillies spring training schedule features 16 great matchups at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla., as well as two exhibition games at Citizens Bank Park against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30.
The Grapefruit League season at Bright House Field officially...
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Everyone expected a big year from Cole Hamels. The starter was coming off of one of his best years a major league starter, finishing the 2011 season with a 14-9 record and a 2.79 ERA.
With his contract set to expire, the general consensus was that Hamels would have a big season to put himself [...](Read more...)
Last October, we collected fan photos of Phillies jack o’lanterns, costumes and other spooky Halloween stuff. This year, anyone who sends in a photo will be eligible to win a free Phillies hat (people who sent in a photo last year are eligible, too)! Check them out below and upload your own. A winner will be randomly selected at midnight on November 2nd.
The Toronto Blue Jays claimed right handed pitcher David Herndon off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies. That's the second player the Jays have claimed off waivers in two days. Yesterday, the team claimed catcher Bobby Wilson off waivers from the Angels.
Herndon, 27, went 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA, 1.2 HR/9, 1.2 BB/9 and 9.4 SO/9 in 7.2 innings with the Phillies in 2012.
Another day, another odd Phillies-Yankees trade proposition.
In a Yankees offseason outlook for the New York Daily News, John Harper suggested that the Yanks trade Curtis Granderson to the Phillies for … Darin Ruf.
“Granderson makes a lot of sense for the Phillies, who desperately need power, as well as a center fielder, and they’re still very much in a win-now mode, trying...
If you're tired of the offseason already, you have just four months to wait for the Phillies to get back in action.
This afternoon the Phillies released their 2013 Spring Training schedule. Pitchers and catchers will report to Clearwater on February 12th, while the first full-squad workout will take place on February 15th. The Phillies will open their...