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July 26, 2011 | STAFF REPORT
The Phillies will honor new Hall of Fame inductee Pat Gillick with a ceremony before Wednesday night's game. The ceremony begins at 6:45 before the 7:05 start against the San Francisco Giants. Gillick was the team's general manager from 2005 to 2008, including the 2008 World Series championship team. He remains with the team in an advisory role. Gillick, who was enshrined Sunday in Cooperstown, will be presented with several items by the Phillies. After the ceremony, he will take a victory lap around the field, greeting fans.
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May 7, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here is a year-by-year look at some of Kyle Kendrick's statistics. Kendrick, 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA in six starts this season, is 10-5 in his last 18 starts dating back to last season. He will pitch Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants.                         Opp.        vs. Year       Record    ERA    avg. L.H. batters   SO per 9 IP 2007       10-4       3.87    .280       .321          3.6 2008       11-9       5.49    .304       .334          3.4 2009       3-1       3.42    .273       .267          5.1 2010       11-10       4.73    .283       .312          4.2 2011       8-6       3.22    .255       .234          4.6 2012       11-12       3.90    .254       .238          6.6 2013       3-1       2.43    .235       .233          6.4 - Bob Brookover SOURCE: BaseballReference.com
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January 11, 2012 | INQUIRER STAFF REPORT
The Phillies released John Bowker on Tuesday to allow him to pursue an opportunity with a professional team in Japan. In a combined 31 games with the Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates last season, Bowker batted .133 with two RBIs. The 28-year-old outfielder spent most of the season at triple-A Indianapolis in the Pirates' system, hitting .306 with 15 home runs and 76 RBIs in 106 games. For his major-league career, Bowker has hit .232 with 17 homers and 73 RBIs in 240 games with the San Francisco Giants, Pirates, and Phillies.
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July 5, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Manny may be coming back, but his dreadlocks are taking a holiday. The Texas Rangers agreed Wednesday on a minor-league deal with Ramirez, 41, last seen with Taiwan's EDA Rhinos. He hit .352 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs in 49 games with the Rhinos, who offered to raise his salary from $25,000 to $60,000 to get him to stay. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said part of the deal was that Ramirez, twice suspended for positive drug tests, agree to cut his hair. (Yeah, that'll do it.)
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November 27, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
All-star third baseman Evan Longoria agreed to a $136.6 million, 10-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday that adds six guaranteed seasons and $100 million to his current deal. The agreement with the 27-year-old slugger includes a team option for 2023 that could make the deal worth $144.6 million over 11 years. Series shares. A full postseason share for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants was worth $377,003, breaking the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals' record.
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April 12, 2012 | Daily News Staff Report
Pat Burrell will officially retire as a Phillie during the Boston Red Sox series at Citizens Bank Park in May, the team announced. Burrell, 35, will sign a one-day minor league contract with the Phillies. He will be honored before the Saturday, May 19 game by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Burrell retired in the offseason because of a chronic foot injury that limited him to 92 games with a .230 average last season with San Francisco. Burrell was with the Phillies for nine seasons and is fourth in team history in home runs (251)
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February 28, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Before the handshake with Larry Bowa, the oddest thing about the man with two young kids standing near the home dugout at Bright House Field was the piece of paper dangling from his neck. "Scott Rolen, Philadelphia Phillies," read the items under "name" and "affiliation" on the 38-year-old's guest pass. Rolen, the National League Rookie of the Year with the Phillies in 1997, watched his former team take batting practice yesterday morning prior to the first Grapefruit League game of the spring.
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March 31, 2013 | Daily News Wire Services
For Justin Verlander, $180 million was enough. No need to wait two seasons, become a free agent and find out how much baseball's biggest spenders would offer. "I wondered what it would be like to test free agency, but the pull of Detroit was too much," the Tigers' ace said Friday after agreeing to a 7-year contract, the richest deal for a pitcher in baseball history. "Once spring training started, I knew I wanted to stay. " Verlander's deal broke the record for pitchers set just a month earlier when Seattle's Felix Hernandez agreed to a $175 million, 7-year contract.
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July 3, 2012 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - In his rookie season, Mike Trout is a major-league all-star. So, how did he celebrate? The centerfielder from Millville, N.J., hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning for the Los Angeles Angels in a 10-6 win Sunday at Toronto. Trout was among 66 players chosen by fans, managers, and big-leaguers for the July 10 All-Star Game in Kansas City. "It's awesome getting picked," the 20-year-old told Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. "I'm getting chills thinking about it right now. " Joining him as a reserve on the American League team, managed by Texas manager Ron Washington, will be Angels outfielder Mark Trumbo, and pitchers Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson.
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November 4, 2011 | Associated Press
Matty Alou, once part of an all-Alou outfield for the San Francisco Giants with brothers Felipe and Jesus, died Thursday in his native Dominican Republic. He was 72. He died of diabetes complications, according to his former Dominican team, Leones del Escogido. The Giants also confirmed his death and said Mr. Alou had been sick for several years with a variety of health issues. Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda said he knew his "great friend" had been ailing. "We roomed together a few times with the Giants," Cepeda said by phone.
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August 25, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
This summer feels eerily familiar. Maybe it's the juxtaposition of all those emotional images from Ferguson and Williamsport, the smoky chaos of racial unrest countered by the wide-eyed optimism of Little Leaguers. That jumble of riots, race, and baseball, of frustration and hope, of dreams born and buried recalls, for me at least, perhaps the most indelible summer in Philadelphia's long history. Fifty years ago this month, on Aug. 31, 1964, civic leaders gathered in Mayor James H.J. Tate's City Hall office to talk about a baseball game.
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August 18, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
SAN FRANCISCO - In his first full big-league season, Cody Asche has endured his share of hot and cold stretches. He was in one of the former 3 weeks ago when the San Francisco Giants were in Philadelphia for a four-game series. Entering July 23, Asche had hit safely in 11 of 14 games . . . but he was still held out of the starting lineup against All-Star lefthander Madison Bumgarner. Three weeks later, Asche has come into AT&T Park in the midst of a dry spell at the plate: 2-for-26 in an eight-game stretch.
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August 15, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
ALMOST 48 YEARS to the day of the Beatles' last live concert at the place, Sir Paul McCartney was the closing act at Candlestick Park last night. The Stick, as it was called, opened in 1960 as the home of the San Francisco Giants, who had moved out west from New York in 1958. It was built on Candlestick Point because, at the time of its construction in the late 1950s, the site was one of the few pieces of land available in the city that was suitable for a sports stadium and had space for 10,000 parking spaces.
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August 5, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Catcher Tommy Joseph, The Inquirer's 11th-ranked prospect in the Phillies system, will undergo season-ending left wrist surgery on Tuesday. Surgeon Don Sheridan will perform the procedure on a tendon in Joseph's wrist. Joseph injured his wrist in a home-plate collision on May 9 while playing for double-A Reading. He returned last month to play six games for the Gulf Coast League Phillies. Joseph's most recent appearance for the GCL team was July 19. Earlier this year, Joseph missed a week with a head injury after taking a foul tip off his mask.
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July 28, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
AND ON the third day, Ryan Howard rested. Again. After Howard was held out of the Phillies lineup in each of the two previous games against the San Francisco Giants, manager Ryne Sandberg kept the former MVP in the dugout again last night against lefthander Wade Miley and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Howard appeared to be a little more than unhappy on Thursday afternoon. But yesterday, he was a bit more upbeat as he walked out of the clubhouse before batting practice. The length of his stay out of the lineup is unknown, as Sandberg continues to say he writes out his lineup "on a day-to-day" basis.
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July 26, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
When the end is near, it's always interesting to look back at the beginning. Nobody is sure that the end is near for Ryan Howard, and the educated guess here is that it is not. All we know for certain is that the second-most-prolific slugger in Phillies history was benched by manager Ryne Sandberg in the final two games of a series against the San Francisco Giants. That's what you have to call it when a player making $25 million is not in the lineup for a second straight game, even though the opposing pitcher - in this case, Tim Hudson - is a righthander who has been roughed up by Howard through the course of their careers.
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July 22, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
NINE DAYS ago, the Phillies announced that Cliff Lee's first start in more than 2 months would come on the first Monday of the season's second half. It was conveniently scheduled to take place at Citizens Bank Park, once the cozy ballpark regularly advertising a sellout streak, but now the home of a team in the middle of the pack in major league attendance. The more than a week's notice gave every fan a chance to score a ticket - and every team interested in Lee's services via trade ample time to give their top scouts advance notice, to make sure they could get their flights and hotels booked.
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July 22, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee, a longtime fixture on the trade-rumor list, didn't enhance his value while making his first start in more than two months. Lee, who had been on the disabled list with a left-elbow strain, made his first start since May 18 and showed plenty of rust in front of the many scouts at the game. The lefthander allowed six runs on 12 hits in 52/3 innings during Monday's 7-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park. "I felt good physically, I just wasn't able to locate," said Lee, who will make one more start before the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline.
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July 22, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has a roster full of complicated decisions staring him in the face as the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline approaches and one of them reappeared on the mound Monday night at Citizens Bank Park. It's obvious at this point that the Phillies need to be sellers in the next 10 days. The part that isn't as clear is who they should sell and what they should expect in return. Cliff Lee, the guy who reappeared after a two-month stay on the disabled list with an elbow injury, provides the classic dilemma for Amaro and the Phillies' potential trading partners.
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July 22, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies made three roster moves before Monday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the San Francisco Giants. The most difficult move was designating outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. for assignment. Just last month, Gwynn's father, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, died. "It was tough with Tony with everything he's gone through," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said before the game. "He's a very professional guy, a terrific teammate, so it's tough. " Sandberg said that Gwynn could still remain with the organization.
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