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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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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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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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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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September 14, 2011 | By the Inquirer Staff
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Brandon Moss clubbed a three-run homer in the first inning to spark the Lehigh Valley IronPigs to a 5-2 win over the Columbus Clippers in the first game of the International League championship series on Tuesday night. Starter Scott Mathieson gave up two runs in five innings. Joe Savery, Phillippe Aumont, and Justin De Fratus followed with four scoreless innings of relief. Lehigh Valley 310 000 001 - 5 11 0 Columbus 000 020 000 - 2 7 0 WP: Mathieson (1-0)
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July 20, 2012 | David Murphy
A version of this originally appeared on David Murphy's blog, High Cheese:     THE HITS keep on coming for Tyson Gillies, the centerfield prospect acquired as part of the ill-fated Cliff Lee trade of December 2009.   Gillies has been suspended from Double A Reading for what the club says is a violation of team rules. No further information was available. Gillies has struggled to stay on the field since the Phillies acquired him from the Mariners, along with righthanders Phillippe Aumont and J.C. Ramirez, in exchange for Lee. He appeared in only 28 games in his first season in the organization, which was marked by hamstring injuries and an arrest on charges of cocaine possession (the charges were later dropped)
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May 31, 2011 | by Ed Barkowitz, o email
LEHIGH VALLEY (AAA) IronPigsBaseball.com/610-841-7447 Tonight: at Gwinnett, 7:05 Tomorrow: at Gwinnett, 7:05 Thursday: at Gwinnett, 7:05 Friday: at Charlotte, 7:15 Saturday: at Charlotte, 7:15 Sunday: at Charlotte, 2:15 Monday: at Charlotte, 7:15 READING (AA) ReadingPhillies.com/610-375-8469 Tonight: vs. Akron, 6:35 Tomorrow: vs. Akron, 2:05 Thursday: vs. Akron, 9:35 a.m. Friday: at Richmond, 7:05 Saturday: at Richmond, 7:05 Sunday: at Richmond, 2:05 Monday: vs. Trenton, 7:05 CLEARWATER (A)
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March 30, 2014 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
AS SPRING training wraps up, the Phillies are back home with some of the same habits left over from 2013. In their first exhibition game at Citizens Bank Park this spring, the Phillies' bats were silenced in the team's 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The loss gives Philadelphia a 9-18-3 spring record. "It feels good [to be back], and with the season opener right around the corner, these two games are nice tuneup games really to get the players familiar with things," manager Ryne Sandberg said.
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March 26, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
DUNEDIN, Fla. - A month ago, as the first reliever to come out of the bullpen in the first game of the spring schedule, Phillippe Aumont battled his old demons. He walked the first hitter he faced. And the second one, too. He stepped off the mound and tried to talk his way through it: "No, Phil, not again. " After the game, Kyle Kendrick and Kevin Frandsen found Aumont, the pitcher with the prized arm but embattled ego, and told him to relax. Forget about the past. Don't concern yourself with the future.
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March 20, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ryne Sandberg announced that Cliff Lee would take the mound when the Phillies open the 2014 season in Arlington against the Texas Rangers on March 31. He also said A.J. Burnett and Kyle Kendrick would follow in the team's starting rotation. So we can move forward this spring knowing that trio will be on the 25-man roster when the season starts. Barring injury, you can venture to assume Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz, Domonic Brown, Ben Revere and Marlon Byrd also will be on that roster.
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March 19, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ryne Sandberg gave the obvious answer when asked about his rotation for the Phillies' season-opening series in Texas (Cliff Lee, A.J. Burnett, Kyle Kendrick, if you really need the help). Here are three more puzzling questions that need to be answered as the Phillies enter their last week of Grapefruit League play: 1) Is Chase Utley's performance a reason for concern, or just a small sample size? While a lot of attention has been paid to things that went wrong for the Phillies last season, second base is one position that exceeded most reasonable expectations.
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March 5, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - One of the first names out of Ryne Sandberg's mouth yesterday afternoon was that of a 36-year-old who has tallied more than 100 major league plate appearances in a season four times, 200 major league plate appearances in a season twice, and who has a frame that looks more like a utility infielder's. Meet Wil Nieves, the Phillies' backup catcher, a man who might print his resume in landscape mode, its breadth far exceeding its depth. A veteran of eight organizations, two of which never promoted him to the major leagues, the 5-11, 190-pound Puerto Rican player signed a $1.125 million contract to replace Erik Kratz as Carlos Ruiz' understudy behind the plate this season.
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February 24, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
IT CAN FEEL pretty damn good when you finally realize what you are doing wrong. That doesn't mean you stop doing it, only that you understand when it has been done. When you yank your approach shot into the woods, but feel your front half open up. When you clank a shot off the side of the rim, but feel your guide hand muck up your release. For Phillippe Aumont, it's his front arm, the left one, the one that, earlier this week while standing in front of his locker, he held straight in front of himself, as if expecting one of his teammates to attempt a karate kick to his sternum.
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February 23, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - When Phillippe Aumont stepped onto a mound for the first time during spring training, Larry Andersen worked on an adjacent field. Andersen glanced at the seven pitchers about to throw bullpen sessions, and the 6-foot-7 Canadian towered above them all. Andersen viewed Aumont's maddening flashes of brilliance from a distance in his role as Phillies radio analyst. This spring, as a guest instructor, Andersen is charged with molding the younger arms. He dashed that morning toward Aumont.
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September 5, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Phillies included Phillippe Aumont on their opening-day roster, they envisioned a pitcher who would ultimately harness his powerful pitches for a crucial relief role. Instead, the 24-year-old righthander's season ended Monday when he packed his locker at triple-A Lehigh Valley. Aumont categorized his season as "completely garbage" in comments to the Allentown Morning Call. The Phillies did not disagree. "I'm sure he was disappointed not to be recalled," Phillies assistant general manager Benny Looper said.
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July 11, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
TWO WEEKS AGO, Phillippe Aumont was back in a major league bullpen following his first minor league demotion. He knew he had struggled and was honest with himself. "Everything was just mental," Aumont said upon returning to the Phillies in San Diego. But perhaps his problems are physical, too. After a brief stay in the Phils' bullpen, Aumont was optioned back to Triple A Lehigh Valley yesterday. Afterward, Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee offered a blunt assessment of Aumont's ongoing development and suggested the pitcher needs to begin listening to those who want Aumont to alter his mechanics to tap into his talent.
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July 11, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Phillippe Aumont's locker at Citizens Bank Park is closest to the door that leads to a hallway. Turn right, walk 100 feet, and there is the Phillies dugout. Go left, and the exit is a few steps away. All of Aumont's teammates went right Tuesday afternoon for practice while the pitcher was left to collect his belongings. The Phillies love the promise the hulking Canadian righthander provides. Manager Charlie Manuel wistfully spoke of Aumont while he scuffled in the minors. He returned because of circumstance.
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