August 21, 2013 |
Ethan Martin is a man of few words, but it doesn't require much thought by the 24-year-old rookie to understand his tenuous position in the Phillies' rotation. Roy Halladay and Jonathan Pettibone are scheduled for Tuesday minor-league rehab starts. Their returns are imminent. All Martin did was toss six scoreless innings Monday before wavering in the seventh of a 5-4 victory over Colorado. "A smoother performance," manager Ryne Sandberg said of Martin. "He really conserved his energy.
June 22, 2007 |
ST. LOUIS - The Phillies have signed free-agent lefthander J.C. Romero to a minor-league contract. Romero, 31, will spend the immediate future working out with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Phillies, but the Phillies hope Romero can help them at the big-league level at some point. He went 1-0 with a 3.15 earned run average in 23 appearances this season for the Boston Red Sox, but he also allowed 24 hits and 15 walks in 20 innings. He walked more batters than he struck out (11)
August 20, 2010
Tyson Gillies, one of three prospects acquired from the Phillies in the Cliff Lee trade last offseason, was arrested in Clearwater early this morning and charged with felony cocaine possession, the Pinellas County Sheriff Department confirmed. Bond was posted and he was released. Assistant general manager, player development and scouting Chuck LaMar read a statement on the team's behalf. ?We are aware that Tyson Gillies was arrested today on a drug possession charge arising out of out of an incident that is alleged to have occurred this past June,?
June 21, 2004 |
Phillies righthander Vicente Padilla had been scheduled to return to the Phillies rotation on Friday in Boston. If everything went well last night in Moosic, Pa., that is. It appears it didn't. Padilla, who has been on the disabled list since May 30 with tendinitis in his right biceps, made a rehab start for triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but left the game after just 33 pitches with elbow soreness. He will be evaluated today. There was no other information available, and it was not clear how the soreness might affect his return.
August 10, 2014 |
This was the ninth straight game in which Phillies leftfielder Domonic Brown wasn't in the starting lineup. Earlier it was because of tonsillitis, but now he says he is healthy. He made his last start July 29 in a 6-0 win over the Mets in New York. After that he was weakened, the second time in a month he felt that way. Tonsillitis was later diagnosed. Since his last start, Brown has appeared in six games, making six plate appearances. "I am good now, man," Brown said before the game Friday at Citizens Bank Park.
October 23, 2001 |
The Phillies have promoted scouting director Mike Arbuckle to assistant general manager for scouting and player development. General manager Ed Wade made the announcement over the weekend during the Phillies' organizational meeting in Clearwater, Fla. Arbuckle, in turn, promoted Marti Wolever from scouting coordinator to director of scouting. He also said Ruben Amaro Sr. would be his player-development adviser. "He'll work with me in many areas, whether it is scouting, working with new managers, or instruction," Arbuckle said.
July 20, 2004 |
On June 23, the Atlanta Braves looked like the team everybody expected them to be. Dead. A 6-0 loss to Florida dropped them to 32-38 and 6 1/2 games behind the Marlins in the National League East. That completed a brutal stretch of 10 losses in 13 games. "I think everybody thought this would be the year, but everybody thought that last year, too," said Phillies pitcher Kevin Millwood, who spent his first six seasons with the Braves. "To do what they've done as long as they've done it, it has a lot more to do than just having talent.
November 21, 2011 |
Ryne Sandberg is staying, Mickey Morandini is moving up a level, and two former Phillies are returning to the organization as minor-league coaches. Sandberg, after learning last week that he did not get the managerial job with the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, will be back for a second season as manager of the Phillies' triple-A Lehigh Valley team. Sandberg's staff will remain intact, with Sal Rende returning as a coach and Rod Nichols as the pitching coach. Morandini, after returning to the organization as the manager at single-A Williamsport last season, will move up to single-A Lakewood in 2012.
August 12, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - Reading third baseman Maikel Franco understands the excitement and expectations his play has generated in a Phillies minor-league system that could definitely use an impact player. After dominating at high-A Clearwater earlier this year, Franco is doing the same since he was called up to double-A Reading. Yet when asked about appearing with the Phillies, possibly as early as next season, Franco smiled broadly. "Everybody wants to play in the big leagues, but it is not my decision," he said before a game last week against the Harrisburg Senators, the double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
June 10, 2010 |
Jesse Biddle is enjoying his final days as a high school kid. On Wednesday morning, he was at Germantown Friends School for the annual sports awards assembly. It was scheduled before Biddle was made the 27th overall pick in the baseball draft by the Phillies, the team he grew up idolizing. So that necessitated some changes to the assembly's program. The Phillie Phanatic showed up as Biddle was introduced to a standing ovation from the 350 students. Many wore Phillies shirts. (Some even duct-taped "BIDDLE" on the back of Phillies jerseys.