January 10, 2013 |
Francisco Liriano may not be signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates after all. Liriano's agreed-to contract with the Pirates is in jeopardy after the pitcher injured his right arm around Christmas, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. According to the report, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington didn't disclose how Liriano - a lefthanded pitcher - got hurt or whether the injury would prevent him from being ready for the start of spring training on Feb. 12. Ex-Phillie farmhand Jonathan Singleton suspended 50 games Former Phillies minor-leaguer Jonathan Singleton, now with the Houston Astros organization, was suspended 50 games Wednesday after a second violation for a drug of abuse.
August 16, 2011
For an off day, the Phillies were pretty busy: * Scouting director Marti Wolever continued to work on signing shortstop Roman Quinn, the second-round draft pick out of Port St. Joseph (Fla.) High School who is reported to have game-changing speed, before last night's midnight deadline. That came after the Phillies came to terms with power-hitting outfielder Larry Greene late Sunday night. Greene, the team's first pick, was a sandwich selection, 39th overall. The Phillies also officially announced the signing of 31-year-old righthander Dave Bush to a minor league contract.
May 26, 2013 |
1. The devastating tornado in Moore, Okla., last week hit too close to home for Josh Fields. The 2004 first-round pick of the Chicago White Sox, who is playing at Lehigh Valley this season, grew up in Stillwater, Okla., and went to Oklahoma State, both of which are about 75 miles from Moore. What scared Fields most is that his mother, Rhonda, was at Moore High School when the tornado struck with winds of 200 to 210 m.p.h. According to The Express-Times of Easton, Pa., she was at the high school to sign paperwork after accepting the job as girls' basketball coach.
May 31, 2010 |
BRIDGEPORT, Conn - Camden's Sam Narron is pitching like an ace. The 28-year-old lefthander threw his second straight shutout Sunday, yielding seven hits in a 9-0 road win over the Bridgeport Bluefish in the Atlantic League. All told, he has thrown 20 consecutive shutout innings. Narron was bolstered by 16 hits, including a home run by leftfielder Jason Botts to lead off the third. Botts had three hits and scored three runs. Camden third baseman Brian Burgamy had four hits on the afternoon.
May 31, 2010 |
Camden's Sam Narron is pitching like an ace. The 28-year-old lefthander threw his second straight shutout Sunday, yielding seven hits in a 9-0 road win over the Bridgeport Bluefish in the Atlantic League. All told, he has thrown 20 consecutive shutout innings. Narron was bolstered by 16 hits, including a home run by leftfielder Jason Botts to lead off the third. Botts had three hits and scored three runs. Camden third baseman Brian Burgamy had four hits on the afternoon.
May 22, 2011 |
ALLENTOWN - Brian Gordon gave up two runs in five innings and drove in the winning run as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Gwinnett Braves, 4-3, in the Internatinal League on Saturday. Reading 4, Richmond 3 READING - Freddy Galvis tripled and homered to lead the Phillies to the Eastern League win. Trenton 4, Portland 3 TRENTON - Bradley Suttle's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth gave the Thunder the Eastern League win. Clearwater 11, Charlotte 1 CLEARWATER, Fla. - Jonathan Singleton was 3 for 5 with a homer and drove in four runs to lead the Threshers past the Stone Crabs in the Florida State League.
July 30, 2010 |
As part of the deal that sent righthanded pitcher Roy Oswalt and cash consideration to the Phillies on Thursday, the team surrendered J.A. Happ and two minor-league prospects. The Astros acquired outfielder Anthony Gose and shortstop Jonathan Villar, and then in turn dealt Gose to Toronto in exchange for first-base prospect Brent Wallace. Gose, 19, was a second-round draft pick of the Phillies in 2008. This season he hit .263 for single-A Clearwater, where he registered four home runs, 20 RBIs, and 36 stolen bases.
October 20, 2010 |
SAN FRANCISCO ? The two biggest Phillies-related story lines to come out of the recently completed Florida Instructional League: Hot prospect Jonathan Singleton's move from first base to leftfield and former first-round draft pick Joe Savery's move from pitcher to first. Singleton is making the transition to outfield partly because he is blocked at first base with Ryan Howard manning that position in the majors for years to come. Singleton, a lefthanded bat, exploded onto the radar this season as an 18-year-old at Class A Lakewood, where he hit .290 with an .872 OPS, 14 home runs and 77 RBI in 104 games.
August 15, 2011 |
On the same day the Phillies signed an 18-year-old outfielder they think can be a star big-league player, they lost a 19-year-old outfielder with that same potential. The player they signed was Larry Greene, the 39th overall pick in the compensatory round of this year's draft. With a midnight deadline looming Monday, the Phillies agreed to a $1 million signing bonus with Greene, according to Baseball America. The player the Phillies lost was single-A Lakewood outfielder Domingo Santana, who was assigned to the Houston Astros to complete the trade-deadline deal that placed rightfielder Hunter Pence in the middle of manager Charlie Manuel's lineup.
March 8, 2012 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Jonathan Singleton leaned over the railing on the visitors dugout at Bright House Field and stared. The Phillies were taking batting practice in the stadium where Singleton began his promising 2011 season as a Clearwater Thresher. "Hey, J!" John Mayberry Jr. yelled as he ran past. "How you doing?" Singleton said. By September, Singleton had turned 20, and he was a member of the Houston Astros organization. The former Phillies top prospect, traded for Hunter Pence last July, is enjoying life in an organization emphasizing youth.