Injury Updates: Hamels, Ruf, MAG

Phillies assistant GM Scott Proefrock gave a few health updates on Phillies players Wednesday afternoon. -Cole Hamels appears to be nearly a lock to return to the Phillies during the west coast road trip, specifically when they’re in Los Angeles. He’ll pitch Thursday in Clearwater and if all goes well, it’s likely he’ll be with the team next week. Proefrock would not definitively...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Writers Roundtable: Can Adams, Hamels, Ruf Help?

Question: The Phillies are currently 6-7, do you think they’ll stay around the .500-mark all season or will the return of guys like Mike Adams, Cole Hamels, and Darin Ruf make a real difference? Don McGettigan (@DonM409): The Phillies have done some unexpected things in the first two weeks of the season: leading the NL in On-Base Percentage, 2nd in the NL in Batting Average, 3rd...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury Updates on Galvis, Adams, Ruf

(AP) -Jonathan Pettibone will start on Saturday, Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed today. It had pretty much been a foregone conclusion that he would be the guy after David Buchanan started on Tuesday at Lehigh Valley. There were rumors of a bullpen game being a possibility, but you can take a guess as to why they decided against that. -Freddy Galvis could be with the Phillies as early as...
Via Phillies Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' Darin Ruf out with strained left oblique

The Philadelphia Phillies struggled to a 73 win season last year, their worst season in more than a decade. There have been plenty of battles this spring for roster spots. One of the most intriguing battle is the the outfield where Tony Gwynn Jr, Bobby Abreu, Darin Ruf and John Mayberry Jr battle for two spots. Darin Ruf, who is batting .217 this spring with two home runs...
Via Sports Injury Alert
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruf Suffers Oblique Injury, Roster Spot in Doubt?

Not good news for Darin Ruf. The outfielder suffered an oblique injury during BP and will be evaluated tomorrow, according to CSNPhilly.com. Ruf was hitting .217 with two homers and seven RBI this spring and had a very good shot at one of the final bench spots. This clearly will change things as the season begins on March 31 in Texas. I’ve long thought Ruf should be on this roster...
Via Phillies Nation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: An improved bench in 2014

One of the things that the Philadelphia Phillies have been lacking the past few seasons is a strong bench.  A bench that used to feature the likes of Gregg Dobbs and Matt Stairs has lately featured Ty Wigginton, as well as Michael Martinez and his .187 batting average.  However, heading into the 2014 season the Phillies’ bench looks to once again be a team strength, as it was...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies could get creative to find room for Darin Ruf on the roster

Darin Ruf committed an error last Feb. 23, and that was when he began to comprehend the situation. Six weeks remained until meaningful baseball. He misplayed a ball in the first Grapefruit League game of last spring while playing an unfamiliar position - left field - and the questions were flung in his direction. The pressure elevated. He laughs about it now. This is the lesson...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Storyline 2: The Other Dom Browns of the Philadelphia Phillies

In baseball, the unrealized situation provides the illusion of trumping reality; for instance, many Philadelphia Phillies fans bemoan the prospects lost but do not celebrate the keeping of Domonic Brown. Have those gems shined with their new teams? Please, scroll down for this edition of Nitecap Insight: Bargaining Chips: TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers:  This article represents...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Revisited Storyline: Plan B for the Philadelphia Phillies

In the shadow between a starter’s gig and a bench role, the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies will determine Darin Ruf’s 2014. Could he be part of a trade package to improve another deficiency? TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the radar, the...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Expanded Storyline: Trading Tomorrow for 2014′s Philadelphia Phillies

In the front office,  the first thoughts for next year are forming in private conversations, and some involve Cody Asche, the third baseman of the Philadelphia Phillies. Will he be in Ryne Sandberg’s lineup next April? TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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