May 8, 2015 |
ATLANTA - When Elvis Araujo jogged in from the visiting bullpen to the mound at Turner Field on Tuesday night, he was able to shake off some of the big-league butterflies that are natural for anyone in his major league debut. All Araujo had to do was look behind him to see the defense he had up the middle: shortstop Freddy Galvis, second baseman Cesar Hernandez and centerfielder Odubel Herrera. The same Venezuelan trio was back in those positions when Araujo, also Venezuelan, pitched out of the 'pen again on Wednesday.
June 29, 2014
THE PHILLIES placed Carlos Ruiz on the 7-day disabled list with concussionlike systems yesterday, about an hour before the game against the Braves. In the 11th inning of the team's 14-inning win Thursday night, a 1-1 breaking ball from Marlins righthander A.J. Ramos plunked Ruiz in the head. The Phillies' catcher remained in the game for the final few innings. Cameron Rupp caught Kyle Kendrick last night. To fill Ruiz's spot on the active roster, the Phillies selected the contract of Koyie Hill from Triple A Lehigh Valley.
January 31, 2014
ANAHEIM - Zac Rinaldo is close to returning to the Flyers' lineup. Rinaldo skated in his third full practice of the last week yesterday and joined the Flyers on their flight to California. To make room for Rinaldo on the 23-man roster, the Flyers waived forward Chris VandeVelde. VandeVelde and Michael Raffl are the only players on the Flyers' roster on two-way contracts. VandeVelde lasted long enough with the Flyers to require waivers to be sent back down to AHL Adirondack.
December 22, 2011
The Union yesterday announced the signing of Panamanian midfielder-defender Gabriel Gomez, confirming a Daily News report last week. Gomez, 27, will begin training with the team upon the receipt of his work visa and transfer papers. At 6-feet, Gomez' height is a big boost to the Union's defensive makeup, in addition to being the 10th international player currently on the roster. MLS rules allow a maximum of eight, though that number isn't firm until roster deadline day. Formerly of second division Mexican club Indios de Cuidad Juarez, Gomez, though listed as a midfielder with Juarez, has played defense on his national team and was an integral part in Panama's 2-1 upset of the United States in the group stages of July's Gold Cup. He has 74 caps (appearances)
February 13, 2015 |
CESAR JIMENEZ will join the Phillies when the team holds its first workout of spring training a week from today. The lefthanded pitcher cleared waivers and will be in camp as a non-roster invitee. Jimenez was designated for assignment last month when the Phillies had to create a 40-man roster spot for free-agent righthander Chad Billingsley. Jimenez, 30, had a 1.69 ERA in 16 appearances with the Phillies last season. He spent most of 2014 in the bullpen for Triple A Lehigh Valley, where he went 3-2 with a 1.45 ERA in 38 games (two starts)
September 9, 2013
The Eagles released cornerback Brandon Hughes on Saturday, one day after Hughes was officially declared out for Monday's game against the Washington Redskins with a fractured hand. Hughes, in his fourth season with the Eagles, is a vested veteran, so his salary of $630,000 for the season would be guaranteed if he were on the roster for Week 1. It is possible that the team will re-sign Hughes after Monday, when he can rejoin the team and the team would have financial flexibility with him if they want to make a transaction later in the season.
August 26, 2013 |
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two Eagles cornerbacks left Saturday's 31-24 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars with injuries, further depleting a depth chart that was already thin in the defensive backfield. Cornerback Brandon Hughes fractured his left hand playing on special teams in the first quarter. Eddie Whitley left the game in the third quarter with a right knee injury. He did not return. Both were competing to make the roster, which is wide open beyond the top three cornerbacks.
July 4, 2012 |
Danielle Scott-Arruda was included on the 12-player roster for the U.S. women's volleyball team that will play in London. The 39-year-old Scott-Arruda is the first U.S. volleyball player, male or female, to make five Olympic teams. The U.S. women's team is ranked No. 1 in the world going into the London Games. Tarmoh makes team Jeneba Tarmoh made the U.S. track and field team for the London Olympics, joining Allyson Felix, Tyson Gay, and Justin Gatlin on the 127-athlete roster.
July 28, 2013 |
William Powell's stint with the Eagles never truly started, as the running back the Eagles claimed off waivers on Wednesday failed his physical and was waived on Friday. Meanwhile, punter Brad Wing and running back Matthew Tucker were activated from the non-football injury list after passing their conditioning tests. Powell, who was the third-leading rusher with the Cardinals last season, was unlikely to make the roster. But he was at least expected to compete, although that never even happened.
February 18, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - This edition of spring training, the 70th consecutive held here by the Phillies, will be a time for prospect gazing. On a practical level, however, the Phillies have no more arduous task over the next six weeks than to build something that resembles a major-league bullpen. There are 23 relievers in camp, which begins Wednesday when pitchers and catchers are required to report at Bright House Field. None of those relievers are locked into a specific job. It is a unit that could be among the worst in the franchise's history.