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February 21, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Former major-league catcher Ben Davis, a Malvern Prep graduate and West Chester resident, will join the Phillies' broadcast team this season as the third member in the booth, Comcast SportsNet announced Thursday. Davis and second-year broadcaster Matt Stairs will provide color commentary alongside play-by-play man Tom McCarthy. Davis replaces Jamie Moyer, who opted not to return for a second season in order to spend more time with his family on the West Coast. The other finalist for the job, former Phillies shortstop Kevin Stocker, turned down the position, several sources told The Inquirer.
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December 16, 2012
The Phillies claimed lefthanded pitcher Maurico Robles off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on Friday. The 23-year-old Robles is 31-35 with a 4.15 ERA in seven minor league seasons. He went 2-5 with a 5.78 ERA in 43 games between Double A Jackson and Triple A Tacoma in 2012, striking out 69 while walking 63 in 71 2/3 innings. Robles was designated for assignment by Seattle earlier this month when the Mariners signed former All-Star outfielder Jason Bay. The Phillies announced that nine other players will go to spring training as nonroster invitees: infielders Michael Martinez, Pete Orr, Josh Fields and Andres Blanco; catchers Steven Lerud and Humberto Quintero; righthanded pitcher Zach Miner, lefthander Cesar Jimenez and outfielder Jermaine Mitchell.
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October 8, 2014 | By the Inquirer Staff
The Phillies gave righthander Sean O'Sullivan his outright release Monday, opening a spot on their 40-man roster. O'Sullivan, 27, went 0-1 with a 6.39 ERA in three games for the Phillies this season. He also has pitched for the Angels, Royals, and Padres. At triple-A Lehigh Valley this season, O'Sullivan went 6-10 with a 4.30 ERA in 25 starts.   Minding the young arms The Phillies hired longtime pitching coach Rafael Chaves to be their minor-league pitching coordinator.
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March 27, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was last August, when he was getting set to pitch at Yankee Stadium, that Zach Schellenger realized how far he had come as a pitcher in just a few years. "It kind of hits you then," he said of playing at baseball's cathedral in a showcase event. "It was one of the best experiences I've ever had. " With a sizzling fastball and an improving slider, Schellenger, a 6-foot-6, 205-pound righthander for Devon Prep, could be selected in the top five rounds of the first-year player draft in June.
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March 20, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ask Anthony Vasquez about his circuitous route to becoming a Phillies' minor leaguer and you won't garner much context about his story. Most professional baseball players, he contends, encounter adversity in their path to the major leagues. "It's not just me by any means," Vasquez, 28, said this week. Of course, but not every ballplayer overcomes a life-threatening situation a year after his major league debut. Three Novembers ago, Vazquez, a starting pitcher, was rehabbing a shoulder injury at the Seattle Mariners' spring training complex in Peoria, Ariz., when he lost some of his vision in his right eye and experienced headaches.
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December 15, 1989 | By Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Baseball has weathered some turbulent times, and nothing will be so constant as continued change as the game fast-forwards into the '90s. Expansion is a virtual certainty, and the purists be damned. Baseball in the Mountain Time Zone? Major league baseball that doesn't vacate Florida at the end of spring training? That's coming, and more. And the ripple effect is likely to result in sweeping changes that will reshape the face of the game more dramatically than ever. The level of talent, already watered down, will be diluted further.
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April 11, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The New York Yankees are by far the most valuable team in baseball, worth more than twice as much as 26 of the other 29 clubs, according to a study by Forbes Magazine. In a story for its April 28 edition, Forbes estimated the worth of the Yankees at $849 million - $351 million more than the next-most valuable team, the New York Mets, who were said to be worth $498 million. The Boston Red Sox were third, at $488 million, followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers ($449 million) and the Atlanta Braves ($423 million)
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December 14, 2013
A person familiar with the negotiations said the Detroit Tigers and righthanded pitcher Joba Chamberlain agreed to terms on a one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to the Associated Press on Thursday because the deal hadn't been announced. Chamberlain was 2-1 with one save in 45 games and a career-high 4.93 ERA last season for the New York Yankees. The converted starter was 23-14 with five saves with a 3.85 ERA in 260 games over seven seasons with the Yankees.
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March 9, 2014
Kansas City Royals righthander Luke Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery that will sideline him for the season. Hochevar felt a twinge in his elbow on the next-to-last pitch of a scoreless two-inning outing Monday against the Chicago White Sox. An MRI exam revealed a major tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Hochevar, 30, will make $5.21 million this year and is eligible for free agency after the season. Nats hold out Fister Washington righthander Doug Fister was scratched from his Grapefruit League start Friday because of elbow inflammation.
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September 17, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
WLADIMIR Balentien, who played in 170 major league games - 130 with the Seattle Mariners and 40 with the Cincinnati Reds - is the new Japanese single-season home run king. Balentien, a native of Curacao, hit his 56th and 57th homers yesterday for the last-place Tokyo Yakult Swallows, breaking the mark of 55 set by the great Sadaharu Oh 49 years ago. Balentien hit 15 homers with 52 RBI and a .264 average in the majors. While there is no rumor of Balentien's head getting larger or him having a sudden burst of power, it has become public knowledge that the baseballs in Japan were juiced.
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July 24, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chase Utley took soft-toss batting practice and fielded ground balls Wednesday before the Phillies' 5-4 win against the Tampa Bay Rays. The swelling in his right ankle, originally sprained during a January workout, is "pretty much out of there," the Phillies' veteran second baseman said. Utley, 36, continues to show progress from the ankle inflammation that landed him on the disabled list a month ago. He has ramped up baseball activities since the all-star break, and will continue to do so while he's with the team this weekend in Chicago.
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June 26, 2015
NEW YORK - The ankle injury that landed Chase Utley on the 15-day disabled list shortly after midnight Tuesday has obvious implications beyond meaning extended playing time for 25-year-old Cesar Hernandez. As has been discussed often as Utley's 2015 struggles have mounted, the 36-year-old second baseman's $15 million contract for next year hinges on his logging 500 plate appearances this season. The franchise icon's chances of reaching that number are in doubt now that he is on the shelf for at least 15 days.
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June 11, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
CINCINNATI - The fluidity of the Phillies' starting rotation offers a great opportunity for Kevin Correia. Given the possibility the team trades its top two starters before the July 31 deadline, the newest Phillies pitcher figures to have plenty of chances to keep himself in the major leagues. The veteran righthander with 353 major-league appearances on his resumé is certainly aware of the situation. "Obviously, the business side of baseball is such that guys can be moved. I got traded last season.
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May 16, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sam Tropiano would prefer another setting for his first attempt to win the 600th baseball game of his career. But the veteran Bishop Eustace Prep coach knows baseball has its own way of doing things. There will be something fitting about the scene, stakes and opponent when Tropiano steps on the field at Washington Township on Saturday afternoon and tries to become just the fourth coach in South Jersey history to win 600 games. Bishop Eustace (17-5) will play archrival Gloucester Catholic (21-3)
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March 29, 2015
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz says he "never knowingly took any steroids" and he's definitely a Hall of Famer. The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in a column Thursday for the Players' Tribune, a website founded by former Yankees star Derek Jeter that gives professional athletes a platform. Ortiz also voiced his displeasure that he will "always be considered a cheater" to his detractors. Ortiz contends nobody in baseball has been tested more for performance-enhancing drugs than he has - more than 80 times since 2004.
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March 20, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ask Anthony Vasquez about his circuitous route to becoming a Phillies' minor leaguer and you won't garner much context about his story. Most professional baseball players, he contends, encounter adversity in their path to the major leagues. "It's not just me by any means," Vasquez, 28, said this week. Of course, but not every ballplayer overcomes a life-threatening situation a year after his major league debut. Three Novembers ago, Vazquez, a starting pitcher, was rehabbing a shoulder injury at the Seattle Mariners' spring training complex in Peoria, Ariz., when he lost some of his vision in his right eye and experienced headaches.
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February 21, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Former major-league catcher Ben Davis, a Malvern Prep graduate and West Chester resident, will join the Phillies' broadcast team this season as the third member in the booth, Comcast SportsNet announced Thursday. Davis and second-year broadcaster Matt Stairs will provide color commentary alongside play-by-play man Tom McCarthy. Davis replaces Jamie Moyer, who opted not to return for a second season in order to spend more time with his family on the West Coast. The other finalist for the job, former Phillies shortstop Kevin Stocker, turned down the position, several sources told The Inquirer.
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October 8, 2014 | By the Inquirer Staff
The Phillies gave righthander Sean O'Sullivan his outright release Monday, opening a spot on their 40-man roster. O'Sullivan, 27, went 0-1 with a 6.39 ERA in three games for the Phillies this season. He also has pitched for the Angels, Royals, and Padres. At triple-A Lehigh Valley this season, O'Sullivan went 6-10 with a 4.30 ERA in 25 starts.   Minding the young arms The Phillies hired longtime pitching coach Rafael Chaves to be their minor-league pitching coordinator.
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August 31, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Notes on two sheets of white computer paper taped to walls in the visitors clubhouse at Citi Field signaled a 4 p.m. team meeting. Ruben Amaro Jr. did not plan to accompany the Phillies on this trip, but the general manager traveled to Queens just for a chat that did not last more than five minutes before a 4-1 loss Friday to the Mets. That conveyed the seriousness. Amaro faced his players and coaches one day after the team announced that its president and CEO, David Montgomery, would take an indefinite leave of absence.
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August 21, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins got the night off Monday in a 4-1 win over the Seattle Mariners, Carlos Ruiz took his place in the batting order and looked comfortable in the No. 2 hole. Ruiz went 0 for 2 but drew walks in his first three at-bats and scored the Phillies' first run. This season as the No. 2 hitter, Ruiz is batting .269 but has a .437 on-base percentage in 87 plate appearances. He has drawn 14 walks, scored 12 runs and has an .840 OPS. Ruiz is obviously comfortable batting high in the order.
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