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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 19, 2012
TYSON BRUMMETT'S brief Phillies career is over. Brummett, 28, who made his major league debut in the last game of the season, was claimed off waivers Thursday by the Toronto Blue Jays. Before joining the Phillies for the last three games, Brummett went 5-6 with a 3.20 ERA in 44 games between Double A Reading and Triple A Lehigh Valley in 2012. A seventh-round pick in the 2007 draft, Brummett went 26-47 with a 4.52 ERA in six minor league seasons in the Phillies organization. The Phillies' 40-man roster stands at 37 after Brummett, catcher Steven Lerud and infielder Pete Orr were removed Thursday.
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December 15, 2012
The Phillies formally invited nine players, many of whom will form triple-A Lehigh Valley's roster, to spring training on Thursday. The most notable was catcher Humberto Quintero, who is the favorite to serve as the team's backup catcher during the first month of the season while Carlos Ruiz serves his 25-game suspension for using Adderall. In addition to Quintero, those invited were infielders Andres Blanco, Josh Fields, Michael Martinez, and Pete Orr; catcher Steven Lerud; outfielder Jermaine Mitchell; and pitchers Cesar Jimenez and Zach Miner.
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October 19, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies will introduce a variable pricing model that will keep both season and individual ticket prices at the same level for 2013. Prices for 10 games will increase by variable amounts depending on the seat and will decrease for 10 other games. Seven of the 10 cheaper games come during April and September when school is in session. In total, ticket prices remain at the same level as 2012. "It's something a lot of teams have done," said John Weber, vice president of ticket sales and operations.
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June 19, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reinforcements could be on the way soon for the Phillies. Before Monday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the Washington Nationals, Phillies general manger Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke optimistically about the progress of injured catcher Carlos Ruiz and second baseman Chase Utley. Ruiz, on the disabled list since May 21 with a right hamstring strain, played two minor-league games for Lehigh Valley over the weekend. He was expected to play in Reading on Tuesday and Wednesday. "There is a possibility we can move [his timetable]
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June 11, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MILWAUKEE - Two Phillies catchers hopped planes in opposite directions Sunday morning, the latest development at a position ravaged by injury. Erik Kratz was placed on the disabled list and flew to Philadelphia for an MRI exam on his left knee. Steven Lerud caught a 7 a.m. flight and arrived at Milwaukee's Miller Park to serve as Humberto Quintero's backup for the foreseeable future. The Phillies are without their top catchers, Carlos Ruiz and Kratz, for at least the next week.
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February 20, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Whenever a Phillies starter succumbed to injury in recent years, the solution was uncomplicated. Kyle Kendrick was plucked from the bullpen, inserted into the rotation, and the Phillies cherished that familiarity. Now Kendrick is the fourth starter and such a luxury does not exist. The Phillies will need a sixth, probably seventh, and maybe even eighth starter at some point during 2013. In the last 30 years, only the 2003 Seattle Mariners lasted an entire season using five starters.
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September 1, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chase Utley fielded some ground balls over at third base Wednesday afternoon, and the tweeters started chirping about his potential future there with the Phillies. Earlier in the month, there was speculation that maybe Carlos Ruiz could spend some time at third base. What about Jimmy Rollins at third? Freddy Galvis? Some free agent? It's as if an invisible man has been playing third base for the Phillies during the last month. In truth, Kevin Frandsen has been holding down the position quite well, and he continued to do so Thursday with a four-hit game that included a double, an RBI, and a run scored in a 3-2 win over the New York Mets.
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August 31, 2012 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer
PLACIDO POLANCO reported to Citizens Bank Park a few hours before Thursday's matinee game with the New York Mets. He probably glanced at the starting lineup posted outside the clubhouse doors. But he also probably knew there was a very good chance his name wouldn't be among the nine players listed. Polanco was out of the lineup for the eighth time in 10 games since returning from the disabled list, and his replacement, Kevin Frandsen, banged out four hits as the Phillies avoided a sweep in beating the Mets, 3-2. A week-and-a-half ago, the plan was for Polanco to slowly work his way back into his starting third-base job. But after missing a month with lower-back inflammation, Polanco said he "tweaked it" in his second start upon being activated.
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March 26, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Barring an unforeseen trade or signing, Freddy Galvis will be on the big-league roster when the Phillies begin the 2013 season in Atlanta a week from Monday. Fellow infielder Yuniesky Betancourt was released following Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Since Galvis is the only viable backup shortstop in camp, the slick-fielding infielder was just about guaranteed a major league job as a result of the roster move. Galvis won over management a year ago, when he made a flawless transition from shortstop to second base and started at the position in place of Chase Utley when the 2012 season began.
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June 19, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reinforcements could be on the way soon for the Phillies. Before Monday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the Washington Nationals, Phillies general manger Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke optimistically about the progress of injured catcher Carlos Ruiz and second baseman Chase Utley. Ruiz, on the disabled list since May 21 with a right hamstring strain, played two minor-league games for Lehigh Valley over the weekend. He was expected to play in Reading on Tuesday and Wednesday. "There is a possibility we can move [his timetable]
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June 11, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MILWAUKEE - Two Phillies catchers hopped planes in opposite directions Sunday morning, the latest development at a position ravaged by injury. Erik Kratz was placed on the disabled list and flew to Philadelphia for an MRI exam on his left knee. Steven Lerud caught a 7 a.m. flight and arrived at Milwaukee's Miller Park to serve as Humberto Quintero's backup for the foreseeable future. The Phillies are without their top catchers, Carlos Ruiz and Kratz, for at least the next week.
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March 26, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Barring an unforeseen trade or signing, Freddy Galvis will be on the big-league roster when the Phillies begin the 2013 season in Atlanta a week from Monday. Fellow infielder Yuniesky Betancourt was released following Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Since Galvis is the only viable backup shortstop in camp, the slick-fielding infielder was just about guaranteed a major league job as a result of the roster move. Galvis won over management a year ago, when he made a flawless transition from shortstop to second base and started at the position in place of Chase Utley when the 2012 season began.
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March 26, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Yuniesky Betancourt snared a line drive in the ninth inning Sunday and turned it into a double play for his final act as a Phillie. Six minutes after a 7-6 loss to Boston ended, Betancourt slipped on red shorts and walked to Charlie Manuel's office. He emerged a free agent four minutes later, destined for a job elsewhere in the majors. "It was a very difficult decision," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He played great for us. We had some other guys feel great, and we're comfortable with where we are as far as those players are concerned.
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March 21, 2013 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Along the back wall of the clubhouse, in front of the locker he has long called home, Carlos Ruiz sat and fiddled with an iPhone. The lineup card for the afternoon game against the Yankees was hanging on the bulletin board across the room. Once again, somebody else was starting for the Phillies at catcher. "I know what they are thinking," Ruiz said. "I have plenty of time to get ready for the season. " On Thursday, Ruiz will travel to Fort Myers for what will be only his third start since March 4. Once the Phillies break camp and fly north for a two-game exhibition series at Citizens Bank Park, the veteran catcher will head over to the Carpenter Complex and participate in extended spring training, where he will attempt to get himself into regular-season shape, along with a host of minor league players from the organization.
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March 7, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ethan Martin iced his right arm and tapped on his smartphone as the carnage unfolded Tuesday on a TV above him. The back door to the Phillies clubhouse at Bright House Field opened and Jonathan Pettibone stepped inside. The two pitching prospects blankly stared at each another. "You give up any home runs?" Martin asked. "Yeah," Pettibone said. "One. " Before the Dominican Republic team began competition in the World Baseball Classic, the group of stars assembled here to face the Phillies in an exhibition game.
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February 20, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Whenever a Phillies starter succumbed to injury in recent years, the solution was uncomplicated. Kyle Kendrick was plucked from the bullpen, inserted into the rotation, and the Phillies cherished that familiarity. Now Kendrick is the fourth starter and such a luxury does not exist. The Phillies will need a sixth, probably seventh, and maybe even eighth starter at some point during 2013. In the last 30 years, only the 2003 Seattle Mariners lasted an entire season using five starters.
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February 19, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - A spring-training mystery: Although there are three intriguing and attractive options, the identity of the starting pitcher for Opening Day is unknown. Whether it's Roy Halladay (who has started 10 straight Opening Days), Cliff Lee or Cole Hamels (who has never started on Opening Day), they'll be throwing to Erik Kratz on April 1 in Atlanta. Barring injury, Kratz, who had played in just 11 major league games before last year, when he played in 50, will be the Phillies' catcher on Opening Day. Another spring-training mystery: Although the Phillies don't have a shortage of catching prospects, they don't have an obvious backup, major league catcher.
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February 8, 2013 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
This is the final part of a four-part series by David Murphy looking at the Phillies as they head into spring training. Today: The bench. FOR MOST of the last 5 years, the Phillies' bench has consisted of well-defined roles: The righthanded-hitting reserve outfielder (So Taguchi, Ben Francisco, John Mayberry Jr.). The lefthanded-hitting corner infielder/outfielder (Greg Dobbs, Ross Gload). The lefty slugger (Matt Stairs, Jim Thome). The utility man (Eric Bruntlett, Juan Castro, Wilson Valdez)
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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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