May 18, 2013 |
The Phillies optioned lefthander Raul Valdes to Lehigh Valley and called up righthander B.J. Rosenberg from the IronPigs. Valdes may have sealed his fate when he allowed a three-run home run to Jason Kipnis in Wednesday's 10-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The 32-year-old Valdes had a 7.65 ERA in 10 appearances this season for the Phillies. Rosenberg was 1-3 with a 4.40 ERA in seven starts for Lehigh Valley this season. Last season he split time with Reading, Lehigh Valley and the Phillies.
October 7, 2012 |
CLEVELAND - Former Phillies and Red Sox manager Terry Francona is getting back with another of his baseball families - the team his father Tito played for. Francona has been named manager of the Cleveland Indians, a team that collapsed in the second half this season after a promising first four months. The 53-year-old will be introduced as the Tribe's 42d manager during a Monday news conference at Progressive Field. Cleveland chose Francona over Sandy Alomar Jr., who served as the club's interim manager for the final six games after Manny Acta was fired Sept.
June 11, 2016 |
The longer-than-anticipated wait finally ended for Holy Ghost Prep's Nolan Jones, surrounded by family and friends at a Langhorne restaurant, at 11:08 p.m. Thursday. A steadily rising shortstop with natural hitting power and arm strength, Jones was selected in the second round of Major League Baseball's amateur draft by the Cleveland Indians. He was the No. 55 overall pick. Many publications had projected Jones to go in the first round. "I was confident it was eventually going to happen," the 18-year-old said.
February 12, 2013
Free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn has agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract with the Cleveland Indians. Bourn, an all-star with Atlanta last season, must pass a physical later this week in Goodyear, Ariz., before the deal can be completed. The former Phillie batted .274 with nine homers, 57 RBIs and 42 steals last season for the Braves. Bourn, 30, would give an immediate boost to a Cleveland team that has reloaded under new manager Terry Francona. Jeter jogs Derek Jeter ran Monday for the first time since breaking his left ankle in October, another step toward being in the New York Yankees' lineup on opening day. Jeter, 38, jogged on a treadmill at the Yankees' minor-league complex a day before pitchers and catchers report to spring training.
June 24, 2013 |
No matter how you feel about the Bronx Bombers, you have to get a kick out of the New York Yankees' Old-Timers Day, if only because it puts Hall of Famer Yogi Berra back on a ball field. It was good to see the 88-year-old Berra talking with 27-year-old Tampa Bay Rays star Evan Longoria before the 67th annual game on Sunday, as a reminder that the game's history ain't ever going to be over. Hollywood hits. Kevin Costner, who starred in some of the best baseball movies that weren't The Natural , took batting practice with the Cleveland Indians - even though he's in town to make a football movie.
May 17, 2013 |
Phillies setup man Mike Adams is listed as day-to-day with back spasms, but he hopes he doesn't have too many more days like Tuesday. Adams said he was hurt Sunday while shagging a fly ball in batting practice. On Tuesday, he tried to test his back by having a catch and did not have favorable results. "I feel better than I felt Tuesday," Adams said Wednesday afternoon after a 10-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians at Citizens Bank Park. "Yesterday I felt horrible. " He said he received an injection to try to loosen the muscle in an attempt to recover quicker.
October 27, 2013 |
The Washington Nationals are planning to hire major-league veteran Matt Williams as their fifth manager since baseball returned to the nation's capital, according to multiple reports. The Nationals have not confirmed Williams as the replacement for the retired Davey Johnson because Major League Baseball prohibits teams from making major announcements during the World Series. A five-time all-star third baseman for the San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks, the 47-year-old Williams will be making his big-league managing debut after serving in coaching roles for the Diamondbacks for four years.
June 29, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - There was no reason, Charlie Manuel said in spring training, for stashing Freddy Galvis at triple A. The Phillies manager is enamored of the 23-year-old infielder. He adores his baseball instincts, his energy for the game, and his willingness to learn. He wanted Galvis on his bench. That lasted for three months. The Phillies acquired 38-year-old veteran John McDonald in a minor trade Thursday with the Cleveland Indians. He will supplant Galvis, who was optioned to triple A after Thursday's game, when he joins the team on Friday.
June 20, 2016 |
Inquirer Player of the Year Nolan Jones Holy Ghost Prep, infielder The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder starred as a smooth-fielding shortstop, incredibly dangerous lefthanded hitter, and hard-throwing righthanded closer. Jones was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the second round of Major League Baseball's amateur draft. He was the No. 55 overall pick. Many publications had predicted that the talented senior would be snatched in the first round. "Cleveland is a great organization, so I'm happy," Jones said.
April 5, 2013 |
ATLANTA - Ezequiel Carrera spent eight days in baseball limbo. The setting was Columbus, Ohio, where Carrera lives. He went to the gym. He waited for a phone call. The Phillies claimed him off waivers Tuesday from the Cleveland Indians. He arrived at Turner Field in time for early batting practice Wednesday. Charlie Manuel, his new manager, issued a brief scouting report on the 25-year-old outfielder. "I knew he showed up," Manuel said, and that was a fine start. "We'll see what we got," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.