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2015 Player Review: Justin De Fratus

De Fratus in 2013, happier times. (AP Photo/David Kohl) Ryne Sandberg checked out en medias res, realizing he was not built for his role. Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ben Revere, Jonathan Papelbon and Chase Utley were offered parachutes at trading time. And Ruben Amaro Jr. was given a pink slip, but his legacy isn’t as bad as you think, and he’ll land on both feet wearing designer...
Via Phillies Nation
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Phils Outright De Fratus, Pettibone, Five Others

The Phillies announced today that they have outrighted seven total players off of their 40-man roster. For those unfamiliar, outrighting exposes the players to waiver claims but allows the team to keep players in their minor league system should they clear waivers. In the event the player is a veteran, read: has, at some point, exhausted arbitration or other circumstances, the player...
Via Phillies Nation
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin De Fratus, Erik Kratz among seven Phillies outrighted off 40-man roster

With the offseason officially in high gear for the Phillies, the team made some moves on Thursday afternoon, removing several players from the 40-man roster. According to beat writer Todd Zolecki, Justin De Fratus, Erik Kratz, Chase d'Arnaud, Jordan Danks, Adam Loewen and Ken Roberts were all removed. Meanwhile,...
Via Philliedelphia
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cespedes avoids serious injury despite being hit on hand

    The New York Mets appear to have avoided disaster. Slugger Yoenis Cespedes was hit on the hand during the top of the third inning of the team’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday and left the game. He went inside the clubhouse to be examined and undergo evaluation. Luckily the X-rays were negative, and the team said he just has a contusion on two fingers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cespedes Leaves Game After Being Hit By Pitch

Everyone hold your breath… Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was removed from Wednesday night’s game against Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park, after he was hit in the left hand with a pitch in the third inning by Phillies pitcher Justin De Fratus. After getting hit, Cespedes dropped his bat and immediately crouched in pain grabbing his wrist […]
Via Mets Merized Online
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

De Fratus’s Hobby Lobby Comments Cause Controversy on Twitter

Phillies relief pitcher Justin De Fratus took to Twitter to share his opinion on the ground breaking Burwell v. Hobby-Lobby ruling on Tuesday.   I have this crazy idea for people that think Hobby Lobby is wrong. Don’t apply there. Problem solved. — Justin De Fratus (@JustinDeFratus) July 1, 2014   De Fratus continues his discourse in the exchange below and received some spirited...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cody Asche Hits The Disabled List; Justin De Fratus Returns But Maikel Franco Could Be Up

Phillies third baseman Cody Asche has been out of the lineup the last few days with a sore hamstring. Asche will be out of more than lineup. According to numerous reports, including this one from Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, Asche will hit the 15-day disabled list. For now, Asche's...
Via Philliedelphia
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Asche hits DL, De Fratus Returns

Bad news for the Phillies as 3B Cody Asche has hit the DL with a left hammy strain. Justin De Fratus takes his spot on the Phillies roster. Asche has had a bright May, hitting .317 with 5 doubles and 3 homers. His defense has been suspect, but he’s definitely picked it up with the bat. Cesar Hernandez and Reid Brignac look to pick up the slack with Asche down. Doesn’t look like...
Via Phillies Nation
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Pitcher Justin De Fratus Is Heading To AAA: "You Guys Deserve Better"

Last night Phillies reliever Justin De Fratus' fastball connected with Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton's bat. While that alone may not be too shameful or enough to warrant a demotion to the minor leagues, but the Phillies found themselves with a tired bullpen and with Mike Adams set to be activated...
Via Philliedelphia
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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