Fifteen Phils Minor Leaguers Become Free Agents

544 minor league players became free agents today, including 15 players within the Phillies minor league ranks. Matt Eddy of Baseball America compiled lists for each team, found here. The list below was prepared by Eddy and has the player’s last level played at in parenthesis. The Phillies could have avoided free agency for any of the listed players by adding them to the 40-man...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Minors Notes: Franco, Susdorf, Green and Others Heat Up

From all throughout the Phillies’ developmental ranks, here’s our weekly rundown of top performers and those players that haven’t done much as of late. Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs- Who’s hot… Steve Susdorf with Reading in 2011 Outfielder Steve Susdorf has been on a tear lately, going 10-for-24 (.417 avg) with a double, a home run and four RBI in his last seven games...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Fields Tweets: Prayers For Home State Of Oklahoma; Was He Simply Moving His Locker?

I suppose he could have said he was simply moving his locker but smiling and being coy may have been more fun. After packing up his belongings caused some beat writers to speculate that Iron Pigs 3b/1b/LF was heading to join the Phillies, he may have simply been moving a...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Fields Is Packing His Bags At AAA; Is He Ryan Howard's Replacement?

Courtesy From Iron Pigs beat writer Michael LoRe: Josh Fields is packing his bags. Could be joining #Phillies. — Michael LoRé (@michaellore) May 21, 2013 Ryan Howard is injured and a strong D.L. candidate. A move for Josh Fields probably means that the Phillies plan to start internal options...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Reassign Four To Minor League Camp

Some of the tough roster decisions were started this morning as LHPs Jake Diekman and Cesar Jimenez, RHP Justin De Fratus, and INF Josh Fields were reassigned to Minor League camp this morning per Chris Branch. Diekman was the strongest Spring performer out of the four, posting a 5.00 ERA and 14 Ks in 9 IP and according to Ryan Lawrence, Diekman drew “(rave) reviews from teammates”...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Gameday 2013: Phillies v. Yankees

New York Yankees  vs Philadelphia Phillies Time: 7:05 pm Steinbrenner Field – Tampa, FL Weather: 67, Clear TV: YES, MLB Network (Delayed broadcast) Follow Phillies Nation on Twitter Cliff Lee takes the hill against the Evil Empire. Darin Ruf returns to the line-up playing left field, Josh Fields gets a start at third base, and John Mayberry spells Ryan Howard today at first...
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March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

2012 Rule 5 Draft Results

Each year on the last day of the Winter Meetings, the Rule 5 Draft is held. Players are eligible for the Rule 5 Draft if they aren't on the 40-man roster four or five years after signing (there are some exceptions). Teams select in the reverse order of the previous season's standings but aren't required to make a selection. If they do choose a player, they pay his...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros top Rule V draft with RHP Fields

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Houston Astros, who have lost a combined 213 games over the last two seasons, and Florida Marlins, who have gutted their roster this winter after finishing last in the National League East, each made two picks in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday as the Winter Meetings concludes at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort. The Astros used the first overall selection...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Josh represents Fields of Dreams for Phils

Josh Fields would have to be considered one of those guys who hasn't really measured up to being the player many thought he would be. Now, the Phillies present him with his latest chance at returning to the majors.
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Sign Third Baseman Josh Fields

Minor-league infielder/outfielder Josh Fields has signed a minor-league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Fields, a former first-round draft pick, spent last season with triple-A Las Vegas in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ organization. He hit .288 with 13 home runs. As a rookie with the Chicago White Sox in 2007, he had 23 homers and 67…
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

PN Mailbag Part Deux: Third, Utley, Upton

There was a lot of Phils’ news and rumors this week: the Phils were in on Josh Hamilton before they were out on Hamilton, they were finally linked to a bullpen arm, protected some Minor Leaguers while exposing others, and just as Ryan Dinger and I offered our opinions if the Phillies should make a play for the recently designated Chone Figgins, the Phillies signed a third baseman...
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November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Hot Stove: Black Friday Edition

With No Door Busters to be had, the Phillies signed Josh Fields this Black Friday after the crowds had passed. Latest buzz around the Phillies comes from Jim Salisbury of Comcast SportsNet who sat down with Ruben Amaro Jr. and discussed off-season plans. Notable from this are the following points from Amaro: Amaro views John Mayberry Jr. as having a spot on the team, believes...
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November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Sign Third Baseman Josh Fields

The Phillies have made a signing, and it's a third baseman.  However, he is not likely the solution.  Today the Phillies signed third baseman Josh Fields to a minor league contract.    Once a top prospect, Fields will likely go into Spring Training along the lines of the many minor league infielders the Phillies have signed over the years.  Hopefully they will get lucky...
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November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies sign former first-round pick

Minor-league infielder/outfielder Josh Fields has signed a minor-league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Fields, a former first-round draft pick, spent last season with triple-A Las Vegas in the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization. He hit .288 with 13 home runs. As a rookie with the Chicago White Sox in 2007, he had 23 homers and 67 RBI in 100 games, but his production...
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November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Justin Sellers, Josh Fields, Luis Cruz are struggling, battling it out for final position spot

The final spot on the roster for position players will come down to Justin Sellers, Josh Fields, or Luis Cruz. The last position spot on the Dodgers roster has come down to infielders Justin Sellers, Josh Fields and Luis Cruz. After hot starts for each, if you pick by what they’ve done lately offensively, “other”
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: 9 Players Cut + Josh Fields Going To Make The Team

The Los Angeles Dodgers made their first cuts of Spring Training today (pretty sure it’s the first), as the team sent down nine players. Chris Withrow, Scott Van Slyke, Alex Castellanos, John Wall, Stephen Fife, Michael Antonini, and Alfredo Silverio were optioned to minor league camp, while Russ Mitchell and Shane Lindsay, both non-roster invitees
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made good use of the money they have spent over the winter

Instead of making a huge splash in free agency, the Dodgers decided to spread out their resources. It will be interesting to see if it’s enough to get them back into the race in the N.L. West, but at least they are trying. Here’s a look at the new faces: In the field: The biggest addition in the field of play for the Dodgers was the signing of 2B Mark Ellis. He will take...
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January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers invite Fields to Spring Training

The Dodgers have signed infielder Josh Fields to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
January 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Some Dodger Randomness For You All

Mike Axisa over at MLBTR has a nice article about yesterdays news about Colletti having yet to discuss long-term deals with 2011 Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw, and Andre Ethier. The Dodgers signed third baseman Josh Fields to a minor league contract. Fields is a former first round pick. He was taken 18th overall in the 2004 draft by the Chicago White Sox. He has pretty much...
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January 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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