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August 31, 2011 | by Ed Barkowitz, barkowe@phillynews.com
Playing at: Lehigh Valley (AAA). Position: Relief pitcher. Height: 6-7. Weight: 255. Age: 21. Born: Jan. 7, 1989, in Gatineau, Quebec. Bats: Left. Throws: Right. How acquired: As part of the trade, along with OF Tyson Gillies and RHP J.C. Ramirez, that sent Cliff Lee to Seattle on Dec. 16, 2009 . . . Originally selected by the Mariners in the first round (11th overall) in 2007. This season: Was moved exclusively into the bullpen following a disastrous 2010 when he was starting . . . He's mostly pitched very well, but he's allowed runs in three of his last six outings and his ERA has gone up to 3.54 . . . Is a candidate to be called up the majors when rosters expand tomorrow.
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March 27, 2013 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Charlie Manuel wants Phillippe Aumont in his bullpen. At least, that's what it sounded like on Monday afternoon after the hulking righthander threw a nine-pitch scoreless inning against the Blue Jays in one of his last Grapefruit League outings of the spring. Manuel talked about the potential of pairing the hard-throwing, 24-year-old with lefthander Antonio Bastardo in the seventh inning, while also pointing out that it might take some time for some of the players on the lower end of the bullpen totem pole to get into a regular-season groove.
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March 14, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Phillies reliever Phillippe Aumont ran in from the bullpen in the ninth inning Saturday afternoon in Phoenix and found himself right smack in the middle of an international incident. "It was pretty intense," Aumont said Tuesday after rejoining the Phillies following his three-game hiatus with Canada in the World Baseball Classic. "It was the first time I've ever been in an actual brawl where people were going to town on it. " The melee started after Mexico's Arnold Leon disregarded an umpire's warning following two brushback pitches and drilled Canada's Rene Tosoni.
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February 16, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The World Baseball Classic was Phillippe Aumont's validation in 2009. The hulking Canadian faced six American all-stars, including Jimmy Rollins, in succession and survived a scoreless inning. "It was my first big step," Aumont said. On March 3, Aumont will leave Phillies camp, where he is competing for a bullpen job, and fly to Arizona. He will pitch for Canada again, this time under different circumstances. It's time for Aumont to take the next step. "If I can go there, throw strikes, and have some good outings," Aumont said, "I think it can only put me in a good position when I come back.
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April 17, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CINCINNATI - In the first 2 weeks of the season, one of the problem spots on the Phillies' roster has been locating a capable and consistent arm to take the ball from the starting pitcher and hand it to a back-end reliever with the scoreboard unscathed. Phillippe Aumont wants to be that guy. In the rookie reliever's first four appearances of 2013, he has pitched in the eighth inning or later. Although three of those games were losses, including Saturday in Miami when he was charged with the loss, Aumont has had encouraging results.
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July 21, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - The last time the Phillies were pressured into trading Cliff Lee, they emerged with Phillippe Aumont, Tyson Gillies, and J.C. Ramirez. There is no such mandate to jettison Lee at this moment, not when the lefthander languished for two months with a strained left elbow. But that disturbance in Lee's elbow creates an unsettling dynamic. The Phillies need not hasten a Lee trade because he would hold value this winter; then again, what if Lee returns to the rotation and his flexor tendon or ulnar collateral ligament bursts?
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July 18, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
OVER THE next 2 weeks, you will hear a lot of numbers that attempt to quantify the quality of prospects the Phillies receive in exchange for the veterans they inevitably will trade away. As you attempt to digest all of that information, keep this number in mind: one. That's the number of players currently playing major league baseball at a league-average level who were considered to be among the top 15 prospects in the Mariners' organization at the time of the Phillies' infamous trade of Cliff Lee. Of all the players Ruben Amaro Jr. and Co. did not acquire in exchange for their ace, only Michael Saunders would be helping them in their attempt to avoid an ugly transition to the future.
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July 17, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MINNEAPOLIS - With seven players in Minneapolis last night, the Oakland Athletics didn't just lead all of baseball in wins entering the All-Star break, but also in All-Star players. No other team had more than four. More than a couple of those A's players took circuitous routes to Target Field. Former Tampa Bay Rays ace Scott Kazmir, who started opposite Cole Hamels in Game 1 of the 2008 World Series, took a detour to an independent league 2 years ago before his career revival.
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September 14, 2011
Scott Mathieson gave up two runs in five innings and Joe Savery, Phillippe Aumont and Justin De Fratus pitched four scoreless innings in relief as the IronPigs dropped the Columbus Clippers, 5-2, last night in Ohio. Rightfielder Brandon Moss smacked a three-run homer to help the IronPigs take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five Governor's Cup Finals to determine the Triple A International League champion. Game 2 is tonight in Columbus.
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July 21, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - The last time the Phillies were pressured into trading Cliff Lee, they emerged with Phillippe Aumont, Tyson Gillies, and J.C. Ramirez. There is no such mandate to jettison Lee at this moment, not when the lefthander languished for two months with a strained left elbow. But that disturbance in Lee's elbow creates an unsettling dynamic. The Phillies need not hasten a Lee trade because he would hold value this winter; then again, what if Lee returns to the rotation and his flexor tendon or ulnar collateral ligament bursts?
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July 18, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
OVER THE next 2 weeks, you will hear a lot of numbers that attempt to quantify the quality of prospects the Phillies receive in exchange for the veterans they inevitably will trade away. As you attempt to digest all of that information, keep this number in mind: one. That's the number of players currently playing major league baseball at a league-average level who were considered to be among the top 15 prospects in the Mariners' organization at the time of the Phillies' infamous trade of Cliff Lee. Of all the players Ruben Amaro Jr. and Co. did not acquire in exchange for their ace, only Michael Saunders would be helping them in their attempt to avoid an ugly transition to the future.
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July 17, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MINNEAPOLIS - With seven players in Minneapolis last night, the Oakland Athletics didn't just lead all of baseball in wins entering the All-Star break, but also in All-Star players. No other team had more than four. More than a couple of those A's players took circuitous routes to Target Field. Former Tampa Bay Rays ace Scott Kazmir, who started opposite Cole Hamels in Game 1 of the 2008 World Series, took a detour to an independent league 2 years ago before his career revival.
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June 24, 2014 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
ST. LOUIS - One of the most disappointing prospects in recent Phillies history departed the organization yesterday as the club announced it had released 25-year-old centerfielder Tyson Gillies. One of three players acquired from the Mariners in the trade that sent Cliff Lee to the Mariners in December 2009, Gillies played in just 265 games in his 4 1/2 years in the Phillies, all in the minor leagues. He spent most of that stretch hampered by hamstring injuries and off-the-field issues, including a 2010 arrest for cocaine possession.
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June 9, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CINCINNATI - With the team in free-fall mode and the trade deadline in the not-so-distant future, several veteran Phillies players will almost certainly be the subjects of a flurry of rumors over the next 8 weeks. A fan base eager for change will probably welcome those rumors, hoping they'll advance beyond the rumor stage. But a lesson in trading established, proven veteran talent for prospects presented itself on the daily baseball transactions report yesterday afternoon. Tyson Gillies cleared waivers and was outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster.
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June 6, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
ALLENTOWN - Tyson Gillies was just 4 years old when his parents noticed something different about him. They thought he was not focusing, and ignoring them when they spoke to him. He was tested, and it was learned that he has 50 percent hearing in one ear, and just 30 percent in the other. "I was reading lips when I was 2 and 3 and speaking perfectly, so nobody knew," Gillies said. "There was something different. I found myself getting lost in different situations. Finally, when they brought me in for my third or fourth hearing test, they closed the blinds and I couldn't read lips anymore.
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June 6, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ETHAN MARTIN'S floppy blond locks haven't grown back in the last 10 weeks. At the end of spring training, the Phillies righthander, along with catching prospect Tommy Joseph, shaved his head in support of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation's "Cut for a Cure" campaign. Although his hair has been slow to return, Martin's right arm has come a long way back in the 2 1/2 months since he was last with the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla. Martin made his first appearance of the 2014 season on Tuesday night, posting two shutout innings against the Washington Nationals, with one walk and one strikeout.
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June 6, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
THE FIRST rule of the Major League Baseball draft is that none of us knows anything. None of us with bylines, anyway. All we can do is listen to the words of the guys who are paid to do this and then make some rudimentary calculations of the odds that we will ever see the player in question at the major league level. The baseball draft is all about projecting risk and measuring probabilities. It's an actuarial endeavor disguised as a meat market. Tools are easy to identify. The hard part is deciding whether those tools are worth the risk that they won't translate against better competition.
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June 4, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLIFF LEE is eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list today. But since Lee hasn't thrown a baseball in 2 weeks, he obviously will not be activated today, or anytime soon. Following a workout yesterday, Lee said he still felt "a little bit" of discomfort in a left arm that was diagnosed with an elbow strain 2 weeks ago. "It's getting better," said Lee, who last pitched on May 18. But since he hasn't been cleared to throw, Lee is not on the cusp of a side bullpen session, let alone pitching in a minor league rehab game.
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June 4, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
After three straight extra-inning games totaling 39 innings, the Phillies seemed to have no energy, emotion or offense. The pitching, especially the relief variety, wasn't too hot, either. Never mind that the New York Mets have endured the same marathon-like schedule. The Mets were a team showing plenty of pep and pop. In yet another game that deflated the Phillies and rejuvenated the visitors, the Mets earned an 11-2 victory on Monday night to win four of five in their series at Citizens Bank Park.
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