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May 13, 2008 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
ALLENTOWN - Pete Orr was 4 for 5 with a triple as the Columbus Clippers beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 6-3, in the International League last night. John Suomi doubled in two runs for Lehigh Valley. Greensboro 7, Lakewood 5 GREENSBORO, N.C. - Ryan Anetsberger doubled, homered, and drove in three runs as the Grasshoppers beat the BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League. Derrick Mitchell homered and drove in two runs for the Claws. Reading. The Phillies' Eastern League game against visiting Portland was rained out.
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January 13, 2013 | Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies signed righthander Rodrigo Lopez to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training. This will be the second stint with the Phillies for Lopez, 37, who made seven appearances for them in 2009. He pitched in only four major-league games last season, all with the Cubs, and figures to pitch at triple-A Lehigh Valley as insurance. Lopez can earn $1 million if he makes the Phillies, according to CSNPhilly.com. Meanwhile, three Phillies will represent Canada at this spring's World Baseball Classic.
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October 19, 2012
TYSON BRUMMETT'S brief Phillies career is over. Brummett, 28, who made his major league debut in the last game of the season, was claimed off waivers Thursday by the Toronto Blue Jays. Before joining the Phillies for the last three games, Brummett went 5-6 with a 3.20 ERA in 44 games between Double A Reading and Triple A Lehigh Valley in 2012. A seventh-round pick in the 2007 draft, Brummett went 26-47 with a 4.52 ERA in six minor league seasons in the Phillies organization. The Phillies' 40-man roster stands at 37 after Brummett, catcher Steven Lerud and infielder Pete Orr were removed Thursday.
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November 13, 2010
The Phillies have begun signing their annual batch of minor league free agents, players who are projected to start the season at Triple A to serve as inventory in case of injuries at the major league level. Among the players who have signed are utility infielder Pete Orr, lefthanded reliever Eddie Bonine and catcher Erik Kratz. Orr saw action with the Braves and Nationals from 2005-09, hitting .260 with a .287 on-base percentage and .335 slugging percentage in 555 plate appearances.
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April 5, 2012 | By JOHN SMALLWOOD, Daily News Sports Columnist
THIS IS how it usually happens for Pete Orr. His career in the major leagues is filled with instances of him being in the right place to take advantage of twists of fate that created opportunities. It happened again Tuesday night when the Phillies announced that Orr was one of the 13 position players to make their Opening Day roster. "Peter Orr had a very good spring for us," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He just needs to relax and play to his ability. He can run and he's got some versatility.
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March 30, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Juan Pierre was willing to admit this much: It's weird. The 34-year-old outfielder was guaranteed a job in 11 previous seasons. He batted 711 times and played in all but four games last season with the Chicago White Sox. But across all of baseball, his best offer this winter was a guarantee from the Phillies that he could play his way onto the roster. On Thursday, Pierre officially did just that. His contract was added to the 40-man roster, meaning Pierre will line up with his Phillies teammates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on opening day. The Phillies are now on the hook for his entire $800,000 salary in 2012.
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June 5, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On an almost daily basis, Pete Orr will sit in front of Hunter Pence's locker and play a game of chess with the outfielder. A few players sometimes will gather to watch, but usually the two play undisturbed as the rest of the Phillies clubhouse prepares for baseball. But on Monday, Cliff Lee challenged Orr after his regular match with Pence. The two moved the table to the center of the room and played. "He always kills me," Orr said. A few minutes later, Orr spiked an empty paper cup. Victory came quickly for Lee, meaning he had won a game of chess in 2012 before winning a game of baseball.
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June 7, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
On an almost-daily basis, Pete Orr will sit in front of Hunter Pence's locker and play a game of chess with the outfielder. A few players sometimes will gather to watch, but usually the two teammates play undisturbed as the rest of the Phillies clubhouse prepares for baseball. But on Monday, Cliff Lee challenged Orr after his regular match with Pence. The two moved the table to the center of the room and played. "He always kills me," Orr said. A few minutes later, Orr spiked an empty paper cup. Victory came quickly for Lee, meaning he had won a game of chess in 2012 before winning a game of baseball.
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May 23, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
For five innings, Roy Oswalt kept Texas off the scoreboard. He is aware of the Phillies' current offensive limitations, which will magnify any mistake by the starting pitcher. "You kind of have to dance between raindrops out there," Oswalt said. "Don't give up too many hits in one inning. " He allowed two in the sixth, a leadoff single by Michael Young and a double by Mitch Moreland two batters later. That put the Rangers ahead and was really all Texas needed in a 2-0 win. But for Oswalt, this outing represented more progress.
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March 2, 2012
CLEARWATER, Fla. - One of the perks of living in Philadelphia is the luxury of showing up to work every day without being surrounded by tens of thousands of New Yorkers. So imagine how Ty Wigginton felt one day in Baltimore when he sent a fly ball sailing over the outfield wall, only to be greeted as if he had finished the last of the corned beef. "I can remember hitting a home run one time that gave us the lead at home," Wigginton said yesterday, "and then hearing boos.
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January 13, 2013 | Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies signed righthander Rodrigo Lopez to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training. This will be the second stint with the Phillies for Lopez, 37, who made seven appearances for them in 2009. He pitched in only four major-league games last season, all with the Cubs, and figures to pitch at triple-A Lehigh Valley as insurance. Lopez can earn $1 million if he makes the Phillies, according to CSNPhilly.com. Meanwhile, three Phillies will represent Canada at this spring's World Baseball Classic.
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October 19, 2012
TYSON BRUMMETT'S brief Phillies career is over. Brummett, 28, who made his major league debut in the last game of the season, was claimed off waivers Thursday by the Toronto Blue Jays. Before joining the Phillies for the last three games, Brummett went 5-6 with a 3.20 ERA in 44 games between Double A Reading and Triple A Lehigh Valley in 2012. A seventh-round pick in the 2007 draft, Brummett went 26-47 with a 4.52 ERA in six minor league seasons in the Phillies organization. The Phillies' 40-man roster stands at 37 after Brummett, catcher Steven Lerud and infielder Pete Orr were removed Thursday.
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June 7, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
On an almost-daily basis, Pete Orr will sit in front of Hunter Pence's locker and play a game of chess with the outfielder. A few players sometimes will gather to watch, but usually the two teammates play undisturbed as the rest of the Phillies clubhouse prepares for baseball. But on Monday, Cliff Lee challenged Orr after his regular match with Pence. The two moved the table to the center of the room and played. "He always kills me," Orr said. A few minutes later, Orr spiked an empty paper cup. Victory came quickly for Lee, meaning he had won a game of chess in 2012 before winning a game of baseball.
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June 7, 2012 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
IT WAS THERE. For two innings, it was there: the crowd roaring with each pitch, the rightfielder gunning down a baserunner, the starting pitcher throwing out the lead runner on a sacrifice attempt. Cliff Lee was dominating and the Phillies were winning and for one of the few times this season, Citizens Bank Park was alive with the kind of energy that used to come standard with each home game. And then it was gone. A hanging curve, a saucer-eyed swing, a 5-11 leftfielder crashing into the wall, and that was that.
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June 5, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On an almost daily basis, Pete Orr will sit in front of Hunter Pence's locker and play a game of chess with the outfielder. A few players sometimes will gather to watch, but usually the two play undisturbed as the rest of the Phillies clubhouse prepares for baseball. But on Monday, Cliff Lee challenged Orr after his regular match with Pence. The two moved the table to the center of the room and played. "He always kills me," Orr said. A few minutes later, Orr spiked an empty paper cup. Victory came quickly for Lee, meaning he had won a game of chess in 2012 before winning a game of baseball.
SPORTS
April 5, 2012 | By JOHN SMALLWOOD, Daily News Sports Columnist
THIS IS how it usually happens for Pete Orr. His career in the major leagues is filled with instances of him being in the right place to take advantage of twists of fate that created opportunities. It happened again Tuesday night when the Phillies announced that Orr was one of the 13 position players to make their Opening Day roster. "Peter Orr had a very good spring for us," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He just needs to relax and play to his ability. He can run and he's got some versatility.
SPORTS
March 30, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Juan Pierre was willing to admit this much: It's weird. The 34-year-old outfielder was guaranteed a job in 11 previous seasons. He batted 711 times and played in all but four games last season with the Chicago White Sox. But across all of baseball, his best offer this winter was a guarantee from the Phillies that he could play his way onto the roster. On Thursday, Pierre officially did just that. His contract was added to the 40-man roster, meaning Pierre will line up with his Phillies teammates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on opening day. The Phillies are now on the hook for his entire $800,000 salary in 2012.
SPORTS
March 2, 2012
CLEARWATER, Fla. - One of the perks of living in Philadelphia is the luxury of showing up to work every day without being surrounded by tens of thousands of New Yorkers. So imagine how Ty Wigginton felt one day in Baltimore when he sent a fly ball sailing over the outfield wall, only to be greeted as if he had finished the last of the corned beef. "I can remember hitting a home run one time that gave us the lead at home," Wigginton said yesterday, "and then hearing boos.
SPORTS
May 23, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
For five innings, Roy Oswalt kept Texas off the scoreboard. He is aware of the Phillies' current offensive limitations, which will magnify any mistake by the starting pitcher. "You kind of have to dance between raindrops out there," Oswalt said. "Don't give up too many hits in one inning. " He allowed two in the sixth, a leadoff single by Michael Young and a double by Mitch Moreland two batters later. That put the Rangers ahead and was really all Texas needed in a 2-0 win. But for Oswalt, this outing represented more progress.
SPORTS
November 13, 2010
The Phillies have begun signing their annual batch of minor league free agents, players who are projected to start the season at Triple A to serve as inventory in case of injuries at the major league level. Among the players who have signed are utility infielder Pete Orr, lefthanded reliever Eddie Bonine and catcher Erik Kratz. Orr saw action with the Braves and Nationals from 2005-09, hitting .260 with a .287 on-base percentage and .335 slugging percentage in 555 plate appearances.
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