August 2, 2016 |
ATLANTA - Jeremy Hellickson flipped over his right hand Sunday morning to reveal a bruised palm and nothing more. "I'll be all right," Hellickson said. The 29-year-old righthanded pitcher injured his hand on a swing in Saturday night's win. He took comfort in knowing he will have some extra time before his next scheduled start, Friday in San Diego, because of an off day. Of course, Hellickson could have a new employer by 4 p.m. on Monday. The Phillies, according to an ESPN.com report , have maintained a high price for Hellickson.
July 22, 2016 |
I probably don't have to tell you what a huge relief it was this week to learn that plagiarism is finally all right. Man, that took long enough. It is so easy to accidentally slip when writing about Philadelphia sports. Sometimes, particularly when the local landscape is outlined against a blue, gray October sky, the Four Horsemen occasionally ride again. As you well know, in dramatic lore, they are Famine, Pestilence, Destruction, and Death. But those are only aliases. Their real names are Eagles, Flyers, Sixers, and Phillies.
December 2, 2015 |
THE INVENTORY of pitchers that will be participating for big-league jobs this spring grew by one on Monday, when Phillies general manager Matt Klentak claimed another off waivers. Righthander Michael Mariot was claimed off waivers from the Kansas City Royals, becoming the fifth pitcher Klentak has added since taking over as GM at the end of October. The 27-year-old Mariot, who went 4-2 with a 2.32 ERA in 42 relief appearances at Triple A Omaha, joins rotation-lock Jeremy Hellickson (trade)
April 1, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Jeremy Hellickson's final tune-up before opening day was marred by one pitch that he let slip Wednesday in the fifth inning of a 8-4 win over Houston in the Phillies' Grapefruit League finale. Andres Blanco hit a grand slam in the eighth as the Phillies scored eight times in the inning. Hellickson allowed four hits, struck out five and walked one in 42/3 innings. All three of the runs he allowed came on a two-out home run by Jose Altuve, who drove a low and inside two-seam fastball to left field.
January 17, 2016 |
The Phillies agreed to one-year contracts Friday with Jeremy Hellickson and Jeanmar Gomez, their final two arbitration-eligible players. Hellickson will earn $7 million in 2016, CSNPhilly.com reported. The Phillies acquired the 28-year-old righthander in a trade with Arizona last month to augment the starting rotation's young arms. Gomez signed a deal worth $1.4 million, according to several reports. He led all Phillies relievers with 742/3 innings in 2015. The deadline to exchange salary figures with unsigned arbitration-eligible players was Friday afternoon.
March 22, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Jeremy Hellickson made his case to start on opening day by pitching five hitless innings Sunday as the Phillies rallied to top Houston, 5-4, at Bright House Field. Hellickson struck out six batters and walked three. He retired the first nine batters in order and faced just 16 batters. Hellickson ended the outing by striking out all three batters in the fifth inning. The righthander joined the Phillies in November through a trade with Arizona. The Phillies will start either the 28-year-old Hellickson or Aaron Nola when they open the season on April 4 in Cincinnati.
April 17, 2016 |
After enjoying strong starting pitching in the previous six games, including several lights-out efforts, the Phillies were pounded by a Washington Nationals team that looks like it means business this season. Making quick work of starter Jeremy Hellickson, the Nationals defeated the Phillies, 9-1, Friday before 22,624 at Citizens Bank Park. That snapped a modest three-game winning streak for the Phillies (5-6), while the Nationals (8-1) have won six in a row. Where are the San Diego Padres when you need them?
November 16, 2014
Mariners star Robinson Cano is expected to miss three to four weeks after breaking a toe during the Major League Baseball All-Stars tour of Japan. Seattle said Saturday that Cano will not need a cast and that the injury will heal with rest. He will likely be able to resume baseball activities in mid-December. The second baseman was hit by a pitch on the right foot during a 4-0 loss in Tokyo on Saturday. X-rays revealed a fracture in his small toe. Cano signed a $240 million, 10-year contract with the Mariners before last season.
August 3, 2016 |
After weeks of talks with interested teams desperate for pitching in a barren market, the Phillies reached Monday's trade deadline with the realization that they valued Jeremy Hellickson more than anyone else. By not trading the veteran pitcher, they are willing to take a $17 million risk on him. Either Hellickson nets them a high draft pick or becomes one of the highest-paid pitchers in franchise history next season. "We have some younger pitchers that are going to be approaching innings totals for the season that they have never approached before," Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said.
August 4, 2016 |
The objective is not to build the best farm system in baseball. The objective is to win again as soon as possible at the big-league level. In that regard, the Phillies did just fine by doing absolutely nothing at the trade deadline Monday. Pete Mackanin was thrilled to walk into a clubhouse that still had Jeremy Hellickson in it Tuesday and that's exactly how the manager should feel about his best starting pitcher through the first four months of the season. Forget about the veteran mentoring factor that Matt Klentak lauded after the general manager's first trade deadline passed without him making a move.