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Phillies Employee Award to be Renamed Richie Ashburn & David Montgomery Special Achievement Award

For the past 20 years, the Phillies have presented the Richie Ashburn Special Achievement Award to a member of the organization who demonstrates the same loyalty, dedication and passion for Phillies baseball as the award's namesake. 

Phillies President Andy MacPhail announced today that the award will be renamed the Richie Ashburn & David Montgomery Special Achievement Award.

For the past 20 years, the Phillies have presented the Richie Ashburn Special Achievement Award to a member of the organization who demonstrates the same loyalty, dedication and passion for Phillies baseball as the award's namesake. 

Phillies President Andy MacPhail announced today that the award will be renamed the Richie Ashburn & David Montgomery Special Achievement Award.

Montgomery, who currently serves as chairman, has embodied the spirit of the award over his 48-year accomplished Phillies career. Perhaps his greatest legacy has been his demonstration of class, benevolence, integrity and philanthropy. 

"During their combined 95 years with the Phillies, Richie and David are undoubtedly the two most significant figures in club history who have exhibited loyalty, dedication and passion for the game," said the team's Executive Vice President, Dave Buck. "Because of these commonalities, Richie and David became very good friends. I have no doubt that Richie is smiling down, knowing that the award now bears his special friend's name as well."

"As a family, we've been fortunate to know David for all of his 48 years with the Phillies. Every time you see David, you're always greeted with a smile," said son of Richie Ashburn, John Ashburn. "There are some commonalties that David and our father shared - the love of the game, love of the people they work with, love of the organization and love of the greatest fans in the country. On behalf of our father, it's a great honor to have David Montgomery's name forever attached to this award."

The inaugural recipient of the newly-named award is Director of Minor League Operations, Lee McDaniel, a 23-year Phillies employee. McDaniel, who will be honored on Sunday, September 30, during pre-game festivities, was left speechless when he learned that he would be the first employee to receive the award now named after a man for whom he has a profound level of respect. 

"Lee attributes how he conducts business to what he has learned from David over the years which explains, in part, why he is so deserving of this award," said MacPhail. "Aside from his level of professionalism, Lee's love of the game and his career accomplishments in player development, his instrumental role in establishing the academies in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, and his tireless work during the Florida Instructional League and spring training are just a few highlights of why Lee is such a worthy recipient."

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Ballpark Buzz: Top Things to Know for Phillies vs. Marlins (9/14-16) & Mets (9/17-19)

This week, the Phillies host the Miami Marlins (September 14-16) followed by the New York Mets (September 17-19) at Citizens Bank Park. Below are the top things to know.

  1. On Friday, Phillies to host a spooktacular celebration at Halloween Night and celebrate school spirit with Cabrini University Night. Plus, William deVry from "General Hospital" to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and local heroes will be honored with the National Liberty Museum Award of Valor, presented by Chevrolet.

On Friday, September 14, fans are in for some scary good fun at the Phillies Halloween Night at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies-Marlins game. Fans are encouraged to dress up in their best Halloween costumes. There will be a kid-friendly haunted house in the Phanatic Phun Zone behind Section 112, weather permitting. Plus, fans purchasing tickets through the Theme Nights Page will receive an exclusive Phanatic Mask.

This week, the Phillies host the Miami Marlins (September 14-16) followed by the New York Mets (September 17-19) at Citizens Bank Park. Below are the top things to know.

  1. On Friday, Phillies to host a spooktacular celebration at Halloween Night and celebrate school spirit with Cabrini University Night. Plus, William deVry from "General Hospital" to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and local heroes will be honored with the National Liberty Museum Award of Valor, presented by Chevrolet.

On Friday, September 14, fans are in for some scary good fun at the Phillies Halloween Night at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies-Marlins game. Fans are encouraged to dress up in their best Halloween costumes. There will be a kid-friendly haunted house in the Phanatic Phun Zone behind Section 112, weather permitting. Plus, fans purchasing tickets through the Theme Nights Page will receive an exclusive Phanatic Mask.

Prior to Friday's game, the National Liberty Museum Award of Valor, presented by Chevrolet, will be given to Philadelphia Fire Lieutenant Alan Westfield of Squad 72, Philadelphia Police Sergeant Maureen Carroll of the Special Victims Unit and Philadelphia Police Officer Christopher Binns of the SWAT Unit. Phillies' Rhys Hoskins will join the award recipients on-field. This award honors extraordinary police officers and firefighters in the tri-state area who have made an impact in their communities through their heroics and bravery.

Additionally, William deVry, who stars as Julian Jerome on "General Hospital," will throw out a ceremonial first pitch as part of Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation Night.

Friday is also Cabrini University Night! Cabrini cheerleaders will be at the First Base Gate Plaza prior to the game and on-field with Cabrini's Cavalier. Plus, the Cabrini Dance Team will perform with the Phanatic in the fifth inning.

  1. Cheers to the Phillies German Heritage Celebration on Saturday. Also, wounded service men and women along with their transport pilots to be recognized on-field. Plus, Phillies Charities, Inc. Jersey Sale on Sunday!

On Saturday, September 15, fans will be treated to the 10th annual German Heritage Celebration at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game against the Marlins. Highlights include live music and dancing, and a taste of Germany can be found at the "break" area behind Pavilion Section 210 featuring a beer braised bratwurst and a black forest cupcake. Former NFL player and accordionist, Don Bitterlich, will roam the concourse playing his accordion pregame and German men's chorus, Franklinville-Schwarzwald Männerchor directed by Mark Fairchild, will perform the national anthem. Plus, fans purchasing tickets through the Theme Nights Page will receive Phillies German Heritage Celebration Lederhosen socks.

During the game, be on the lookout for members of the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League on-field with the Phanatic!

Also on Saturday, wounded veterans and pilots from Patient AirLift Services (PALS) for Patriots will be introduced on-field. PALS is a program that transports service men and women to receive life-saving care and life-changing services. PALS also partners with Major League Baseball to fly veterans from Walter Reed Army Medical Center to baseball games.

On Sunday, September 16, fans can visit the Phillies Charities, Inc. Jersey Sale at the First Base Gate Plaza to purchase signed and unsigned, new, team-issued and game-used jerseys before and during the 1:35 p.m. Phillies-Marlins game. The sale begins when gates open at 12:05 p.m. and continues until the fifth inning or while supplies last.

  1. Start the week with a music-filled Monday with Band Night and the Philadelphia Orchestra Quartet. Plus, it's Drexel University Night!

On Monday, September 17, the Phillies along with the Sforzando Music Group will host the fourth annual Phillies Band Night at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies-Mets game. Bands from the following schools will perform together pregame on Citizens Bank Way: AMP Colorguard - Camden, NJ; Chestnut Ridge Middle School - Sewell, NJ; Delsea Regional High School - Franklinville, NJ; Exeter Senior High School - Reading, PA; Gateway Regional High School - Woodbury Heights, NJ; Hammonton High School - Hammonton, NJ; Lower Cape May Regional High School - Cape May, NJ; Marlton Middle School - Marlton, NJ; Penncrest High School - Media, PA; Richard M. Teitelman Middle School - Cape May, NJ; Ridley High School - Folsom, PA; Washington Township High School - Sewell, NJ; and Whitehall High School - Whitehall, PA.

The Washington Township High School Minutemen Marching Band will also perform a 10-minute pregame show on-field and the Penncrest Roaring Lions Marching Band will perform the national anthem.

Plus, the Philadelphia Orchestra Quartet directed by Philip Kates will perform "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" as part of the Philadelphia Orchestra's fourth annual Audience Appreciation Day.

Monday is also Drexel University Night! Drexel's Mario the Magnificent will welcome Zeena Patel, Drexel Pre-Junior and Special Events Co-Op, who will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on behalf of Drexel University. Plus, the Drexel University Dance Team will perform with the Phanatic in the fifth inning.

  1. Enjoy the Irish Heritage Celebration presented by Aer Lingus on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, September 18, fans will be treated to the 12th annual Irish Heritage Celebration presented by Aer Lingus  at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game versus the Mets. Highlights include live music and dancing and a taste of Ireland can be found at the "break" area behind Pavilion Section 210. Local Irish rock and party band Shenanigans will perform in Ashburn Alley from 5:00-6:30 p.m. and Irish dancers from Riley Irish Dance School, McDade-Cara School of Irish Dance and Peters School of Irish Dance will dance on-field as Celtic music group RUNA performs. RUNA will also perform the national anthem and the Atlantic City Fire Department Sand Pipers Pipes and Drums will perform in centerfield. Plus, fans purchasing tickets through the Theme Nights Page will receive a Phillies Irish Heritage Celebration Hat.

  1. Celebrate Dominican Night presented by Dominican Republic on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, September 19, fans are invited to Dominican Night presented by Dominican Republic at the 6:05 p.m. Phillies-Mets game. Tu Kan Tipico from Santiago, Dominican Republic, will perform on-field from 5:35-5:45 p.m. and Phillies players from Dominican Republic will be recognized.

Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all other gates open one and a half hours prior to game time.

Fandom: Every Monday is Miller Lite Monday; fans 21+ are invited to enjoy a discounted price on Miller Lite around the ballpark on Monday, September 17. Plus, check in using Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app, to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more. Also, follow the action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

Broadcast: For the most up-to-date TV and radio broadcast schedule, please go to Phillies.com. MLB.TV will carry all games during the season.

Traffic Alert: We want you to be aware that there will be two events taking place in the Sports Complex on September 15, 17, 18 and 19 at Citizens Bank Park and the Wells Fargo Center. Please be aware that some parking lots may be unavailable or fill quicker than normal. Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and seek alternate areas to park if your usual lot of choice is full. Log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions. Transit services are also available, for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.

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Listi And Parkinson Named 2018 Paul Owens Award Winners

The Phillies have selected first baseman/outfielder Austin Listi and left-handed pitcher David Parkinson as the recipients of the 2018 Paul Owens Award, presented annually to the organization's top minor league player and pitcher.

Listi, 24, batted .312 (133-426) with 25 doubles, one triple, 18 home runs, 84 RBI, 63 runs scored and 62 walks in 123 combined games between single-A Clearwater and double-A Reading in 2018. He also posted a .412 on-base percentage with a .502 slugging percentage. Earlier in the season, he collected two hits and three RBI in the Florida State League All-Star Game. The right-handed slugger reached base safely in 23 consecutive games (.500 OBP) from April 25-May 19 when he was playing for Clearwater. While at Reading, Listi posted a 16-game hitting streak (.387 AVG) from June 26-July 14, which was tied for the third-longest hitting streak in the Eastern League. Among all Phillies minor leaguers, he finished second in RBI and third in batting average this season. Additionally, he is the first Phillies minor leaguer since 2008 (Michael Taylor) to post a season slash line better than .310/.410/.500 (minimum 500 plate appearances). A native of Huffman, Texas, he was selected by the Phillies in the 17th round of the June 2017 draft out of Dallas Baptist University.

The Phillies have selected first baseman/outfielder Austin Listi and left-handed pitcher David Parkinson as the recipients of the 2018 Paul Owens Award, presented annually to the organization's top minor league player and pitcher.

Listi, 24, batted .312 (133-426) with 25 doubles, one triple, 18 home runs, 84 RBI, 63 runs scored and 62 walks in 123 combined games between single-A Clearwater and double-A Reading in 2018. He also posted a .412 on-base percentage with a .502 slugging percentage. Earlier in the season, he collected two hits and three RBI in the Florida State League All-Star Game. The right-handed slugger reached base safely in 23 consecutive games (.500 OBP) from April 25-May 19 when he was playing for Clearwater. While at Reading, Listi posted a 16-game hitting streak (.387 AVG) from June 26-July 14, which was tied for the third-longest hitting streak in the Eastern League. Among all Phillies minor leaguers, he finished second in RBI and third in batting average this season. Additionally, he is the first Phillies minor leaguer since 2008 (Michael Taylor) to post a season slash line better than .310/.410/.500 (minimum 500 plate appearances). A native of Huffman, Texas, he was selected by the Phillies in the 17th round of the June 2017 draft out of Dallas Baptist University.

Parkinson posted a 1.45 ERA (20 ER, 124.1 IP), which was the lowest mark among all qualifying pitchers in Minor League Baseball during the 2018 season. The 22-year-old is the second Phillies minor leaguer to have the best ERA across the minors in one of the last three seasons (also: RHP Sixto Sanchez, 0.50 ERA in 2016). In 22 combined games (21 starts) between single-A Lakewood and Clearwater, Parkinson went 11-1 with 141 strikeouts, posted a 1.01 WHIP (91 H & 35 BB) and held opponents to a .202 batting average. From May 14-June 25, he logged a 34.0-inning streak in which he did not allow an earned run. The lefty from Henrico, Va., finished the season with the second-most strikeouts among all Phillies minor league pitchers and was tied for second in wins. Twice named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week this season, he was selected by the Phillies in the 12th round of the June 2017 draft out of the University of Mississippi.

"Austin and David both had incredible seasons in 2018," assistant general manager Bryan Minniti said. "Austin opened everyone's eyes with his offensive output, and he has a bright future in this game. David's competitiveness and ability to miss bats led to dominating performances at both Lakewood and Clearwater, which proved to be integral to both teams reaching the playoffs this year."

The Paul Owens Award was instituted in 1986 and is named for the late Paul Owens, who spent 48 years in the Phillies organization as a scout, farm director, general manager, manager and senior advisor. The players will receive their awards on the field on Sept. 28, prior to the Phillies' 7:05 p.m. game against the Atlanta Braves.

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Phillies Ballpark Buzz: Top Five Things to Know for Nationals Series (September 10-13)

Only 12 home games remain for the 2018 regular season - as the Phillies playoff race continues! The Phillies are returning to Citizens Bank Park on Monday and lead off the week with a three-game series against the Washington Nationals (September 10-13). Below are the top five things to know.

  1. Rhys Hoskins honored on-field as Phillies' nominee for the 2018 MLB Roberto Clemente Award on Monday.

On Monday, September 10, the Phillies will honor Rhys Hoskins for being their 2018 nominee for MLB's prestigious Roberto Clemente Award prior to the 7:05 p.m. game. Being presented by Phillies Charities, Inc. President John Weber, this award annually recognizes a player from each club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.

Only 12 home games remain for the 2018 regular season - as the Phillies playoff race continues! The Phillies are returning to Citizens Bank Park on Monday and lead off the week with a three-game series against the Washington Nationals (September 10-13). Below are the top five things to know.

  1. Rhys Hoskins honored on-field as Phillies' nominee for the 2018 MLB Roberto Clemente Award on Monday.

On Monday, September 10, the Phillies will honor Rhys Hoskins for being their 2018 nominee for MLB's prestigious Roberto Clemente Award prior to the 7:05 p.m. game. Being presented by Phillies Charities, Inc. President John Weber, this award annually recognizes a player from each club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.

  1. Phillies honor first responders from September 11, 2001, on Patriot Day Tuesday with pre-game salute and in-game base change.

The Phillies will honor those who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, at Tuesday's 7:05 p.m. game during the team's Patriot Day Salute. Fans are invited to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m.:

  • National anthem and "God Bless America" will be performed by trumpeter Jonathan Packard.
  • An All Service Color Guard will present the colors.
  • Members of the Philadelphia Police Department and Philadelphia Fire Department, along with members of the United States Military, will carry the 50 state flags onto the field.

As part of Patriot Day, first responders on September 11, 2001 will be honored as the Rothman Hometown Heroes and change the bases in the third inning. Among those taking part are:

  • Deputy Dennis Reeves was with the District Court in Kennett Square, Pa. in 2001 and along with five other Pennsylvania State Constables volunteered to go to New York, where they worked at the tower site to attempt to locate the plane beacons.
  • Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy of the Philadelphia Fire Department led the Philadelphia Firefighters taskforce to assist the New York City Fire Department at Ground Zero.
  • Sergeant Paul Bryant of the Chester County, Pa. Sheriff's Office was at Ground Zero with his K9 partner Azeem. Bryant will be accompanied by his current K9 Don, a human remain detection (HRD) who won the United States Police Canine Association #1 Best in the Nation for cadaver award for 2016 and 2018.
  1. "French Quarter" returns to Citizens Bank Park to cheer on Aaron Nola on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, September 12, fans are again invited to purchase tickets in the "French Quarter," Sections 108 and 109, to cheer on Aaron Nola for his next scheduled start at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game. The game ticket includes a Nola T-shirt and Mardi Gras beads. Plus, all fans can enjoy a taste of New Orleans, with jambalaya featuring shrimp, chicken and andouille sausage and hurricane cocktails for sale at the concession stand behind Section 109.

  1. Former Major League Baseball player and MLB Network analyst Eric Byrnes to stop at Citizens Bank Park on his way to completing his "Triathlon Across America" on Wednesday.

Also happening on Wednesday, former MLB outfielder Eric Byrnes will be introduced on-field prior to the Phillies game, as well as play WIFFLE ball with fans in The Yard. Byrnes is currently completing a "Triathlon Across America" for his Let Them Play Foundation in order to help bring awareness to the dwindling Physical Education programs in public schools across the country.

  1. Hundreds of young ballplayers to parade on-field Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, Phillies Baseball Academy campers will parade around the field before the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game. These ballplayers participated in the 2018 Baseball Academy including: Malvern Prep, Archbishop Carroll High School, Great Valley High School, Moorestown High School, Pennington School, Upper Dublin High School and Wilmington Friends School.

Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all other gates open one and a half hours prior to game time.

Fandom: Check in using Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app, to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more. Also, follow the action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

Broadcast: For the most up-to-date TV and radio broadcast schedule, please go to Phillies.com. MLB.TV will carry all games during the season.

Traffic Alert: We want you to be aware that there will be two events taking place in the Sports Complex on Tuesday, September 11, and Wednesday, September 12: on both days there will be a Phillies game at 7:05 p.m. and an Elton John concert at 8:00 p.m. Please be aware that some parking lots may be unavailable or fill quicker than normal. Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and seek alternate areas to park if your usual lot of choice is full. Log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions. Transit services are also available, for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.

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Scheiner, Warren and García Earn Organizational Honors for the Month of August

Lakewood third baseman Jake Scheiner, Lakewood left-hander Zach Warren and Gulf Coast League Phillies-West shortstop Luis García have been named Phillies Minor League Hitter, Pitcher and Defender of the Month, respectively, for August.

The 23-year-old Scheiner batted .347 (25-72) with six doubles, two triples, three home runs, 15 RBI, 12 walks, a .466 on-base percentage and 1.077 OPS in 21 games during August. He hit safely in each of his first 10 games in the month, and in 18 of his 21 total. Scheiner's .466 on-base percentage ranked fourth among all combined single-A players in August, and his 1.077 OPS ranked 10th. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound third baseman finished the season with the best on-base percentage (.372) in the South Atlantic League, ranked second in average (.296) and fourth in hits (134) and total bases (213). Scheiner was selected by the Phillies in the fourth round of the June 2017 draft.

Lakewood third baseman Jake Scheiner, Lakewood left-hander Zach Warren and Gulf Coast League Phillies-West shortstop Luis García have been named Phillies Minor League Hitter, Pitcher and Defender of the Month, respectively, for August.

The 23-year-old Scheiner batted .347 (25-72) with six doubles, two triples, three home runs, 15 RBI, 12 walks, a .466 on-base percentage and 1.077 OPS in 21 games during August. He hit safely in each of his first 10 games in the month, and in 18 of his 21 total. Scheiner's .466 on-base percentage ranked fourth among all combined single-A players in August, and his 1.077 OPS ranked 10th. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound third baseman finished the season with the best on-base percentage (.372) in the South Atlantic League, ranked second in average (.296) and fourth in hits (134) and total bases (213). Scheiner was selected by the Phillies in the fourth round of the June 2017 draft.

Warren, a 22-year-old reliever, appeared in nine games in relief, striking out 24 batters, walking two and allowing just two runs (one earned) in 10.0 innings of work. He converted all five of his save opportunities, improving to 15 of 16 on the season. No other pitcher in the minor leagues had as many strikeouts in as few innings pitched in August, and Warren finished his season with exactly 100 strikeouts in 56.2 innings, striking out 44.4 percent of the total batters he faced (100 of 225). He ranked second in the South Atlantic League in strikeouts per 9.0 innings among relievers (15.88) and second in saves. The Vineland, N.J., native was selected by the Phillies in the 14th round of the June 2017 draft.

García, 17, did not commit an error in his 18 games during August, all of which he played at shortstop. A native of San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic, García committed just one error in his final 37 games of the season, and led all qualifying Gulf Coast League shortstops in fielding percentage (.969, 5 errors in 159 chances). He also turned 11 double plays during his first professional season. García was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent on July 2, 2017.

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Labor Day Weekend Ballpark Buzz: Top Things to Know for Phillies vs. Cubs (Aug. 31- Sept. 2)

Phillies' 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels, along with the Chicago Cubs, is coming to Citizens Bank Park for a three-game series (Aug. 31- Sept. 2). Below are the top things to know.

  1. Phillies Salute to Champions on Friday.

On Friday, August 31, the Phillies will honor local softball and baseball teams that have reached their state championships and above. Congratulations to the following teams, who will be recognized on the field before that night's 7:05 p.m. game:

Phillies' 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels, along with the Chicago Cubs, is coming to Citizens Bank Park for a three-game series (Aug. 31- Sept. 2). Below are the top things to know.

  1. Phillies Salute to Champions on Friday.

On Friday, August 31, the Phillies will honor local softball and baseball teams that have reached their state championships and above. Congratulations to the following teams, who will be recognized on the field before that night's 7:05 p.m. game:

  • Audubon Invasion 10U & 12U Softball (Audubon, NJ) 
  • Berlin Little League 11-12 All-Stars (Berlin, MD)
  • Broomall-Newtown 13U (Broomall, PA)
  • Delaware Post 1 (Wilmington, DE)
  • Doylestown Tigers 11U (Doylestown, PA)
  • East Brandywine Bulls 12U (Downingtown, PA)
  • Frankford Pioneers (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Franklin Township Intermediate Little League (Franklinville, NJ)
  • Marlton Reds 10U (Marlton, NJ)
  • Mifflin County Junior Babe Ruth (Lewistown, PA)
  • Naamans Little League 16U All-Stars (Wilmington, DE)
  • Robbinsville Ravens (Robbinsville, NJ) 
  1. Adoptable Pets & Pet Collection at Phillies Bark at the Park on Friday!

Also on Friday, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) will have adoptable dogs at the "break" area behind Pavilion Section 210. There will be a PAWS collection for pets in need at the First Base Gate Plaza. Wish list items include bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, trash bags (heavy duty/contractor only), bath towels and fleece blankets, and canned dog, cat and kitten food (no dry food).

Plus, dogs - along with their human owners and friends - are invited to watch the game from the Pavilion Deck (Sections 306-310) as part of Phillies' Bark at the Park Theme Night. Each dog will receive an exclusive Bark at the Park dog toy and each human ticket will include a $12 concession credit that can be used anywhere in the ballpark. This event is limited to the first 350 dogs and tickets must be purchased in advance through the Bark at the Park Theme Night page. Some of the event proceeds will benefit PAWS.

  1. #BeBold #PhilliesGoGold! Nemours Childhood Cancer Awareness Night on Saturday to honor local patients for their bravery in the fight against cancer.

The Phillies are partnering with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, the official children's hospital of the Phillies, to host Childhood Cancer Awareness Night on Saturday, September 1. Special pregame activities with local patients will start at 5:35 p.m. and occur throughout the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game, including a "Lineup of Courage" featuring nine youngsters from Nemours and other local hospitals with Phillies players on the first baseline prior to the national anthem.

To help raise funds for pediatric cancer research, fans can purchase a Childhood Cancer Awareness Theme Night ticket and receive a #PhilliesGoGold hoodie. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased through this event will benefit pediatric cancer research through the Nemours Foundation.

Nemours Childhood Cancer Awareness Night is one of several #BeBold #PhilliesGoGold events, part of a month-long initiative by Major League Baseball to create awareness of pediatric cancer.

  1. Enjoy Bud and Burger Night on Saturday.

Saturday is also Bud & Burger Night! Phillies Club Ambassador Mickey Morandini will be at the Boardwalk Eats Burger stand near the Left Field Plaza from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. to sign autographs and chat with fans. Fans 21 and older are invited to enjoy specials on Budweiser throughout the ballpark. Plus, discounts on Bud & Burgers will be available at the Hatfield grill stands at Sections 106, 120, 135, 136 and the Boardwalk Eats Burger stand in left field.

  1. Get ready to go back to school in style with a Backpack Cooler giveaway for kids on Sunday. Plus, fans invited to the "French Quarter" of Citizens Bank Park to cheer on Aaron Nola.

On Sunday, September 2, kids 14 & under will receive a Backpack Cooler courtesy of Fante's Plumbing, Heating and Air at the 1:35 p.m. Phillies game.

Also, fans are invited to purchase tickets in the "French Quarter," Sections 108 and 109, to cheer on Aaron Nola for his next scheduled start on Sunday. The game ticket includes a Nola T-shirt and Mardi Gras beads. Plus, all fans can enjoy a taste of New Orleans, with jambalaya featuring shrimp, chicken and andouille sausage and hurricane cocktails for sale at the concession stand behind Section 109.

Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all other gates open one and a half hours prior to game time.

Fandom: Check in using Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app, to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more. Also, follow the action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

Broadcast: For the most up-to-date TV and radio broadcast schedule, please go to Phillies.com. MLB.TV will carry all games during the season.

Traffic Alert: We want you to be aware that there will be two events taking place in the Sports Complex on Saturday, September 1: the Temple Football game at Lincoln Financial Field at 12:00 p.m. and the Phillies game at 7:05 p.m. Please be aware that some parking lots may be unavailable or fill quicker than normal. Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and seek alternate areas to park if your usual lot of choice is full. Log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions. Transit services are also available, for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.

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2019 Phillies Spring Training Schedule Announced

Grapefruit League Home Opener on February 23; Phillies play the Yankees on St. Patrick's Day

Earlier this afternoon, Major League Baseball announced the 2019 Phillies Spring Training schedule.

The club will kick off Spring Training in Port Charlotte against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, February 22, followed by their Grapefruit League home opener on Saturday, February 23, against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla.

Earlier this afternoon, Major League Baseball announced the 2019 Phillies Spring Training schedule.

The club will kick off Spring Training in Port Charlotte against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, February 22, followed by their Grapefruit League home opener on Saturday, February 23, against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla.

The official Phillies Spring Training schedule features 16 home games at Spectrum Field, including matchups against the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros.

Other highlights include the annual St. Patrick's game against the Yankees on Sunday, March 17.

Before the club returns to Philadelphia to open the season against the Braves on Thursday, March 28, at Citizens Bank Park, they will play their final home Spring Training game on Monday, March 25, against the Rays.

Fans can view the full Spring Training schedule (subject to change) on phillies.com. Game times and television dates will be posted on phillies.com at a later date.

Upcoming Spring Training Ticket Dates

Spring Training three-game packs will go on sale in November. Individual ticket sales for Spring Training games will begin on Wednesday, January 9. Fans can check phillies.com for on-sale updates.

Spring Training Fan Trips

Once again, the club will be offering exclusive fan trips to beautiful, sunny Clearwater to see the Phillies in action at Spring Training. These trips include two Grand Slam packages (March 7-10 and March 14-17) and a Seniors Trip (March 6-11). Just go to Phillies.com/PhilliesVacations for all the details.

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Phillies Acquire Bautista

The Phillies have acquired infielder/outfielder José Bautista from the New York Mets in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, General Manger Matt Klentak announced.

 

The Phillies have acquired infielder/outfielder José Bautista from the New York Mets in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, General Manger Matt Klentak announced.

 

A six-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger Award winner, Bautista has combined to hit .196 (55-280) with 14 doubles, 11 home runs, 42 RBI, 56 walks and a .339 on-base percentage in 95 games for the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets this season. Coming off the bench as either a pinch-hitter or defensive replacement, he is hitting .350 (7-20) with 11 RBI and a 1.112 OPS. With runners in scoring position, Bautista is batting .284 with six doubles, three home runs and 31 RBI. Defensively, the 37-year-old has made 73 starts this season: 41 in right field, 17 at third base, 13 in left field and two at first base.

Now in his 15th major league season, the Phillies will be Bautista's eighth team after stints with the Baltimore Orioles (2004), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2004), Kansas City Royals (2004), Pittsburgh Pirates (2004-08), Toronto Blue Jays (2008-17), Braves (2018) and Mets (2018). The right-handed hitter owns a .247 batting average with 308 doubles, 17 triples, 342 home runs, 969 RBI, 1,021 walks and an .836 OPS in 1,771 career major league games. He is currently 15 hits shy of 1,500 for his career. Bautista ranks fourth in the majors in home runs (283) since the start of 2010. He was originally selected by the Pirates in the 20th round of the June 2000 draft.

To make room for Bautista on the 40-man roster, right-hander Mark Leiter Jr. was designated for assignment. A corresponding 25-man roster move will be made once Bautista reports.

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Phillies Players Attending PSPCA's Puppapalooza Announced! Rhys Hoskins, Adam Morgan, Roman Quinn Among Lineup at Thursday's Benefit to Help Animals in Need

Tickets are on sale now for "Puppapalooza at the Pier," featuring special appearances by Phillies players, all to help animals in need!

The Pennsylvania SPCA is inviting baseball fans and animal lovers alike to this Phillies-themed event, being held on Thursday, August 30, 2018, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Morgan's Pier, 221 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA.

Tickets are on sale now for "Puppapalooza at the Pier," featuring special appearances by Phillies players, all to help animals in need!

The Pennsylvania SPCA is inviting baseball fans and animal lovers alike to this Phillies-themed event, being held on Thursday, August 30, 2018, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Morgan's Pier, 221 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA.

This fun-filled evening will take place on the Phillies off-day, and feature players as Celebrity Bartenders with a lineup that includes outfielders Rhys Hoskins, Roman Quinn, and Nick Williams, pitchers Adam Morgan and Hector Neris, catcher Andrew Knapp and more.

Other highlights include photo opportunities with Rhys Hoskins' dog, Rookie, as well as the Phillie Phanatic, Phillies Ballgirls, and adoptable dogs. The event also features raffles, games, music and more.

Tickets are expected to sell out. General admission tickets are available for $40, while VIP tickets are $75. VIP tickets include pre-event cocktails and access to the players in a VIP lounge area.

To purchase tickets, or for additional information, visit: https://www.pspca.org/puppapalooza.

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Ballpark Buzz: Top Things to Know for Phillies vs. Nationals (August 27-29)

On Monday, the Phillies return to host the Washington Nationals (August 27-29) at Citizens Bank Park. Below are the top things to know.

  1. Take a trip to baseball paradise at Margaritaville Night on Monday!

Escape to Citizens Bank Park on Monday, August 27 for the Phillies inaugural Margaritaville Night! Join Parrot Heads, beach lovers and baseball fans for a night of fun in paradise at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game. Before the game, Jimmy Buffett tribute band "Jimmy and the Parrots" will perform from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Ashburn Alley.

On Monday, the Phillies return to host the Washington Nationals (August 27-29) at Citizens Bank Park. Below are the top things to know.

  1. Take a trip to baseball paradise at Margaritaville Night on Monday!

Escape to Citizens Bank Park on Monday, August 27 for the Phillies inaugural Margaritaville Night! Join Parrot Heads, beach lovers and baseball fans for a night of fun in paradise at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game. Before the game, Jimmy Buffett tribute band "Jimmy and the Parrots" will perform from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Ashburn Alley.

Fans purchasing tickets through the Theme Nights Page will receive an exclusive Margaritaville Night T-shirt giveaway. Plus, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Singing For Change Charitable Foundation, Inc.

  1. César Hernandez to be presented with the Heart and Hustle Award on Monday. Plus, Saint Joseph's University Athletic Director Don DiJulia to be honored with a ceremonial first pitch.

Also on Monday, César Hernandez will be presented with the Phillies 2018 Heart and Hustle Award on-field by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) before the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game. This award recognizes active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game. The Heart and Hustle Award is also the only award in Major League Baseball that is voted on by former players.

Plus, the Phillies will honor Don DiJulia, long-time Saint Joseph's University Athletic Director, with a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game. One of the most respected administrators in college athletics, DiJulia retired at the end of the 2017-18 academic year. He has been inducted into the Saint Joseph's Athletic Hall of Fame, the Big 5 Hall of Fame and the ECAC Hall of Fame.

  1. Help strike out hunger with the Rotary food collection on Tuesday. Plus, donate new, handmade blankets to children in need at Stitch-N-Pitch Night through Project Linus.

On Tuesday, August 28, a food collection will be held at all gates. Donate non-perishable food and help those in need through Philabundance as part of Rotary Strike Out Hunger Night at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game.

Plus, Tuesday is the 12th annual Stitch-N-Pitch Night. Needlearts enthusiasts are invited to knit, crochet, embroider, cross-stitch and needlepoint while enjoying the game. Fans purchasing tickets through the Theme Nights Page will receive a Stitch-N-Pitch t-shirt.

Fans are invited to donate a new, handmade blanket to a child in need to Project Linus. These blankets will be distributed locally to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies and anywhere else children are in need. Collection boxes will be located at the "break" area behind Pavilion Section 210.

  1. See the Mummers strut at Mummers Night on Tuesday!

Also on Tuesday, celebrate mummery at Mummers Night with performances by the Greater Kensington String Band on-field pregame, on the main concourse and with the Phanatic in the fifth inning.

  1. Are your spidey senses tingling? Wednesday is MARVEL Super Hero™ Day.

Calling all Super Hero™ fans, Wednesday, August 29 is MARVEL Super Hero™ Day! Fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Super Heroes™ at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game.

Plus, fans purchasing tickets through the Theme Nights Page will receive a limited-edition Phillies Hulk bobblehead.

Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all other gates open one and a half hours prior to game time.

Fandom: Check in using Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app, to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more. Also, follow the action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

Broadcast: For the most up-to-date TV and radio broadcast schedule, please go to Phillies.com. MLB.TV will carry all games during the season.

Traffic: Log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions. Transit services are also available, for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.

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2019 Phillies Season Schedule Announced

Interleague play to feature AL Central teams, including the Twins, Tigers and White Sox in Philadelphia

The Phillies 2019 season leads off with the club's home opener against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, March 28, at Citizens Bank Park.

The start of the season also features interleague play with teams from the American League Central, when the Phillies host the Minnesota Twins for a weekend series on April 5-7, and then Detroit Tigers on April 30 and May 1.

The Phillies 2019 season leads off with the club's home opener against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, March 28, at Citizens Bank Park.

The start of the season also features interleague play with teams from the American League Central, when the Phillies host the Minnesota Twins for a weekend series on April 5-7, and then Detroit Tigers on April 30 and May 1.

Additional interleague play continues when the Chicago White Sox come to Philadelphia on August 2 and the Boston Red Sox on the weekend of September 14-15.

The final homestand of the regular season brings the Miami Marlins to Philadelphia, September 27-29.

"As we look forward to an exciting final six weeks of the 2018 regular season, we are pleased to announce the 2019 schedule," said John Weber, Phillies Senior Vice President of Ticket Operations & Projects.

More Schedule Notes

  • Interleague play also takes the Phillies on the road to play the Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians.
  • The 2019 promotions schedule will be available at a later date with giveaways and events for fans of all ages.
  • The schedule is subject to change. 

 

Ticket On-Sale Dates

  • The Phillies are now taking deposits for 2019 season ticket plans; 2019 season ticket deposit accounts will receive 2018 postseason ticket access.
  • Three-game pack tickets will go on sale in late November.
  • Group tickets will go on sale in mid-December.
  • Individual tickets will go on sale in February.

For the 2019 Phillies schedule as well as the most up-to-date Phillies information, including specific ticket on-sale dates, schedule updates, game times, promotions and television listings, go to phillies.com.

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Phillies Acquire Avilán

The Phillies have acquired left-handed reliever Luis Avilán from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league right-hander Felix Paulino.

Avilán, 29, has posted a 3.86 ERA with 14 walks, 46 strikeouts and two home runs allowed in 39.2 innings for the White Sox this season. His 58 appearances are seventh-most in the American League. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Avilán has faced 77 left-handed batters this season, holding them to a .214 batting average, .564 OPS, five walks, four RBI, no home runs and 21 strikeouts. Since May 21, he has limited them to a .136 average with no extra-base hits or RBI.

The Phillies have acquired left-handed reliever Luis Avilán from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league right-hander Felix Paulino.

Avilán, 29, has posted a 3.86 ERA with 14 walks, 46 strikeouts and two home runs allowed in 39.2 innings for the White Sox this season. His 58 appearances are seventh-most in the American League. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Avilán has faced 77 left-handed batters this season, holding them to a .214 batting average, .564 OPS, five walks, four RBI, no home runs and 21 strikeouts. Since May 21, he has limited them to a .136 average with no extra-base hits or RBI.

A veteran of seven major league seasons with the Braves (2012-15), Dodgers (2015-17) and White Sox (2018), Avilán is 19-10 with a 3.09 ERA in 287 games in relief. He has made at least 60 appearances in four of his last five seasons (2013-15, 2017). Avilán was originally signed by the Braves as an amateur free agent in 2005.

The 23-year-old Paulino went 4-4 with a 3.91 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 34 walks and 74 strikeouts in 92.0 innings over 31 games (9 starts) between single-A Clearwater and double-A Reading in 2018. Signed by the Phillies from the Dominican Republic as an amateur free agent in 2014, Paulino owns a 3.62 ERA in 96 minor league appearances, 57 of which have been starts.

To make room for Avilán on the 40-man roster, right-hander Jose Taveras has been designated for assignment.

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Ballpark Buzz: Top Things to Know for Phillies vs. Red Sox (8/14-15) & Mets (8/16-19)

On Tuesday, the Phillies return to host the Boston Red Sox followed by the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The final game of the homestand will take place in Williamsport, Pa., as the Phillies take on the Mets in the MLB Little League Classic. Below are the top things to know.

  1. Interleague play! The Boston Red Sox come to town for a two-game series starting on Tuesday. Pregame highlights at Wednesday's game feature the Police Athletic League (PAL) Celebrity Softball Game with local media celebrities.

On Tuesday, August 14, the Phillies take on the Boston Red Sox at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.

On Tuesday, the Phillies return to host the Boston Red Sox followed by the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The final game of the homestand will take place in Williamsport, Pa., as the Phillies take on the Mets in the MLB Little League Classic. Below are the top things to know.

  1. Interleague play! The Boston Red Sox come to town for a two-game series starting on Tuesday. Pregame highlights at Wednesday's game feature the Police Athletic League (PAL) Celebrity Softball Game with local media celebrities.

On Tuesday, August 14, the Phillies take on the Boston Red Sox at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.

Then, on Wednesday, August 15, beginning at 5:30 p.m., local television personalities and print newspaper writers will play softball against web and radio personalities to benefit the Police Athletic League prior to the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game.

After the PAL celebrity softball game, PAL representatives will make a pregame presentation to Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, recognizing him for his community service; also, a PAL youngster, accompanied by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. In the 7th inning, PAL kids and a PAL officer will dance on the dugout with the Phanatic.

 

  1. Double the fun with a doubleheader on Thursday, which kicks off the series against the Mets. Plus, fans are invited to the Goya Latino Family Celebration!

The Phillies will hold a single-admission doubleheader against the Mets on Thursday, August 16 (rescheduled from Saturday, May 12). Tickets purchased for August 16 are valid for both games of the doubleheader. The first game will begin at 4:05 p.m. and all gates will open at 3:05 p.m. The second game will begin 30 minutes after the end of the 4:05 p.m. game.

Before the first game, Will Power, winner of the 2018 Indianapolis 500, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Plus, it's the final Throwback Thursday of the season; Phillies players will sport 1980s era powder blue uniforms for both games and organist George Akerley will be adding organ music and flavor throughout the first game.

Additionally, Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, will once again partner with the Phillies to host the Goya Latino Family Celebration on Thursday. Highlights include:

  • For both games of the doubleheader, Angel Castillo, a member of the Phillies Spanish language broadcast team, will introduce the lineups in Spanish, Hector Serrano Events presents Grupo Fuego, Caliente Dancers and Salseros Unidos will perform on-field, pregame and in-game and local artists will perform at the entrance gates, including DJ Oz and DJ Loso.
  • Before the second game, the Phillies Goya Family Service Award, given annually to an organization or individual that has an impact in the Latino Community, will be presented to Jarida Rodriguez, a foster parent who has provided a safe and happy home for numerous children as part of Concilio's foster care program.
  • The first 500 fans to purchase tickets through this Theme Night Ticket promotion will receive a limited-edition Phillies Goya Latino Family Celebration Los Phillies T-shirt.

 

  1. Postgame concert with Old Dominion on Friday!

ACM award-winning band, Old Dominion, will perform an on-field, postgame concert at Citizens Bank Park on Friday, August 17, after the Phillies host the New York Mets at 6:05 p.m. Each game ticket is also a concert ticket - no additional purchase is required to attend.

 

  1. Youngsters to receive Jake Arrieta Nickname T-Shirt on Saturday. Plus, it's Bud & Burger Night!

On Saturday, August 18, children 14 and under will receive an IBEW Local 98 Jake Arrieta Nickname T-Shirt with Arrieta's nickname "Snake" on the back at the 4:05 p.m. Phillies game.

Saturday is also Bud & Burger Night! Phillies alum Gary "Sarge" Matthews will be at the Boardwalk Eats Burger stand near the Left Field Plaza from 2:45 - 4:00 p.m. to sign autographs and chat with fans. Fans 21 and older are invited to enjoy specials on Budweiser throughout the ballpark. Plus, at the Hatfield grill stands at Sections 106, 120, 135 and 136, and the Boardwalk Eats Burger stand, discounts on Bud & Burgers will be available.

 

  1. Phillies head to Williamsport for the MLB Little League Classic!

On Sunday, August 19, the Phillies will take on the Mets in the second MLB Little League Classic at the BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, the home of the Phillies' Class-A Williamsport Crosscutters of the New York-Penn League.

The game will air nationally on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" and ESPN Radio at 7:10 p.m.

 

Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all other gates open one and a half hours prior to game time. For the single-admission doubleheader on Thursday, August 16, all gates will open at 3:05 p.m.

Fandom: Check in using Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app, to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more. Also, follow the action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

Broadcast: For the most up-to-date TV broadcast schedule, please go to Phillies.com. MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP will carry all games during the season and fans can tune into Spanish radio on 1680 WTTM.

Traffic: Log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions. Transit services are also available, for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.

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Phillies Acquire Bour

The Phillies have acquired first baseman Justin Bour and cash considerations from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league left-handed pitcher McKenzie Mills.

 

The Phillies have acquired first baseman Justin Bour and cash considerations from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league left-handed pitcher McKenzie Mills.

 

The 30-year-old Bour batted .227 with 10 doubles, 19 home runs, 54 RBI, 69 walks and a .347 on-base percentage in 112 games for the Marlins this season. His 69 walks are seventh-most among National League players, and rank 10th in MLB. The left-handed hitting Bour is tied for the major league lead with three pinch-hit home runs, batting .500 in such situations.

 

A veteran of five major league seasons with Miami, Bour is a career .262 hitter with 83 home runs, 272 RBI and 197 walks in 478 games. Last season, the Washington, D.C. native set career highs in batting average (.289), home runs (25), RBI (83) and OPS (.902). He was originally selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 25th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, and later selected by Miami in the 2013 Rule 5 Draft.

 

Mills, 22, was 2-5 with a 3.51 ERA (35 ER, 89.2 IP), 85 strikeouts and 33 walks in 20 games (16 starts) for single-A Clearwater. The southpaw was acquired by Philadelphia in the July 2017 trade that sent infielder/outfielder Howie Kendrick to the Washington Nationals. He was originally selected by Washington in the 18th round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

 

To make room for Bour on the 40-man roster, right-hander Jake Thompson has been designated for assignment.

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Cozens, Brogdon, Santos And Moniak Earn Organizational Honors For The Month Of July

Lehigh Valley outfielder Dylan Cozens, Lakewood right-hander Connor Brogdon, Gulf Coast League Phillies East right-hander Victor Santos and Clearwater outfielder Mickey Moniak have been named Phillies Minor League Hitter, Co-Pitchers and Defender of the Month, respectively, for July.

 

Lehigh Valley outfielder Dylan Cozens, Lakewood right-hander Connor Brogdon, Gulf Coast League Phillies East right-hander Victor Santos and Clearwater outfielder Mickey Moniak have been named Phillies Minor League Hitter, Co-Pitchers and Defender of the Month, respectively, for July.

 

Cozens, 24, batted .303 with eight doubles, eight home runs, 22 RBI, 12 walks, 13 runs scored, and a 1.198 OPS in 18 games during July. He had two multi-home run games and homered in back-to-back games to start his month. Cozens did not play in a minor league game in July until the 12th and from then until the end of the month was second among all triple-A players in extra-base hits (16), tied for second in RBI and ranked third in home runs. His 18 homers overall this season are tied for third in the International League. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native was selected by the Phillies in the second round of the June 2012 draft.

 

The 23-year-old Brogdon made eight relief appearances for Lakewood in July and did not allow an earned run in his 12.0 innings of work. He went 2-1 with two saves, a 0.58 WHIP (2 BB, 5 H) and 16 strikeouts. In his final three appearances of the month, he tossed 7.0 innings, struck out 12 and allowed only three hits. The 6-foot-6 right-hander has not allowed an earned run over his last 18.0 innings since June 25 and has posted a 1.67 ERA in his 18 relief appearances for the BlueClaws this season. Brogdon was selected by the Phillies in the 10th round of the June 2017 draft.

 

Santos, who just turned 18 in July, went 2-0 with a 2.30 ERA (7 ER, 27.1 IP) and 32 strikeouts to three walks in five starts last month. On July 28, he struck out a career-high 11 batters and allowed two hits with no walks over 6.0 scoreless innings at the GCL Yankees East. Three of his last five starts have been scoreless outings (since July 9). A native of the Dominican Republic, Santos was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent on Nov. 18, 2016.

 

The 20-year-old Moniak did not commit an error in 26 games in the outfield during July. He started at each outfield position, primarily playing center field. Overall this season, he has not committed an error in 194 total chances over 91 games (90 starts) in the outfield. Additionally, he has five outfield assists in 2018.

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