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Jay Bruce (oblique) placed on injured list

@ToddZolecki
33 minutes ago

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies left fielder Jay Bruce was placed on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a right oblique strain. The club recalled outfielder Nick Williams from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Bruce exited Tuesday’s 9-8 walk-off win over the Dodgers in the third inning after he injured himself on a

Harper's first Phillie walk-off hit caps wild 9th

Kapler: 'We get knocked down, we get back up' after season-worst loss
@ToddZolecki
12:39 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA -- Bryce Harper celebrated his big moment between second and third base late Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. He jumped in the air, pumped his fists and waited for his teammates to join him. The Phillies needed this one. Harper capped a wild, desperately needed 9-8 victory over

Phils GM Klentak reportedly extended in March

@ToddZolecki
12:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA – The Phillies signed Bryce Harper to a 13-year, $330 million contract in February, capping an exhilarating offseason as the organization pushed to make the postseason for the first time since 2011. But the Phillies made one more significant move before Opening Day. They rewarded general manager Matt Klentak

Amid struggles, Kapler 'ready to take' criticism

@ToddZolecki
July 16, 2019

PHILADELPLHIA -- Phillies manager Gabe Kapler is not going to yell and scream and take a bat and bash the furniture in the clubhouse to motivate his players. He will handle matters his own way. “It’s not my personality,” Kapler said before Tuesday night’s game against the Dodgers at Citizens

Kapler benches Franco for lack of hustle

Segura out of starting lineup with bruised heel; Nicasio rejoins bullpen
@ToddZolecki
July 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Maikel Franco was not in Tuesday night’s lineup against the Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park because he did not run to first base on a ground ball to Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner with the bases loaded and two outs in the third

Tuesday's top prospect performers

@JakeCrouseMLB and @GoldenSombrero
1:31 AM EDT

Here's a look at Tuesday's top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Ryan Noda, OF/1B (No. 20) -- 1-for-2, HR, 2 RBI, BB (Class A Adv Dunedin) Noda connected on his ninth homer of the year Tuesday, hitting a two-run shot

Q&A: Bruce on trade to Phils, Harper, future

@ladsonbill24
July 15, 2019

Since joining the Phillies in a trade from the Mariners on June 2, outfielder Jay Bruce has been a productive hitter, batting .278 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs, which leads the Phillies during that period. Bruce also became the first player in MLB history to collect 10 or

Quinn cleans up on hill in Phils' rough loss to LA

Club appears to lose focus, unable to execute in key moments
@ToddZolecki
July 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- Roman Quinn trotted to the mound with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the eighth inning Monday night at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies had just asked the speedy outfielder to record the final four outs in the first game of a critical four-game

Arrieta's solid outing capped by Franco walk-off

Righty goes 5 strong innings despite dealing with pain from bone spur in right elbow
@ToddZolecki
July 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- Jake Arrieta describes the bone spur in his right elbow as a “pretty good marble” that blocks the joint. It causes pain every time he pitches, but he said he will try to pitch with that pain the remainder of the season, hoping he performs well enough to

Here's each team's Heart & Hustle Award winner

July 16, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced the 30 preliminary winners of the 2019 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday. This esteemed award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the

Phillies Minor League Review July 8-14

July 16, 2019

Players of the Week Player – SS Bryson Stott, Williamsport… The 21-year-old posted a .545/.667/1.273 slash line, going 6-for-11 with one triple, two home runs, six RBI, three runs and three walks in his first four professional games (three with Gulf Coast League Phillies East and one with Williamsport). He

Phils honor Howard's retirement with ceremony

@ToddZolecki
July 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The Big Piece returned to Citizens Bank Park on Sunday afternoon, fittingly, hitting behind Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley in this summer’s retirement ceremonies. Ryan Howard finished his 13-year career as the greatest first baseman in Phillies history, winning the 2006 National League Most Valuable Player Award, the

Hunter (right forearm strain) to 10-day IL

@ToddZolecki
July 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies have been banking that they would have a healthy bullpen this season. It's unlikely it will happen at this point. The team placed right-hander Tommy Hunter on the 10-day injured list Sunday because of a strained right forearm, possibly the same injury that kept him on

MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week

@JimCallisMLB
July 15, 2019

MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible. Since signing with the Mariners for $854,000 as a third-rounder last summer at the deadline, Cal Raleigh

After Nola stars, Phillies 'pen craters

Kapler insists: 'There's no quit in this team. ... We're fine.'
@ToddZolecki
July 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- Aaron Nola is trying to single-handedly to keep the Phillies’ postseason hopes alive in the National League. He could use some help. He is getting little. Nationals left fielder Juan Soto crushed a two-out, two-run home run to left-center field against Hector Neris in the ninth inning Saturday

Harper shows off cannon arm with unreal throw

@ToddZolecki
July 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- Bryce Harper still has a cannon for an arm. Harper threw out Nationals center fielder Victor Robles at third base on a throw from the warning track in right field during the second inning of Saturday night's game at Citizens Bank Park, which saw the Phils fall 4-3

Kapler on club: 'We're not where we want to be'

Left-handed-hitting veteran Morrison inks Minor League deal
@ToddZolecki
July 13, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said that he understood president Andy MacPhail’s assessment that the team is more than one player away from winning a World Series, which will affect how the front office treats the July 31 Trade Deadline. If the Phillies felt that they were just one

Phils shut out in 2nd half opener vs. Nationals

@ToddZolecki
July 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies could change the way that the front office views and manages the July 31 Trade Deadline if they show something significant coming out of the All-Star break. If the club plays well against the Nationals and Dodgers in their seven-game homestand at Citizens Bank Park, they

How far are Phils willing to go at Deadline?

@ToddZolecki
July 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- Boy, is this next week huge for the Phillies. They return from the All-Star break on Friday to open a seven-game homestand at Citizens Bank Park, beginning with a three-game series against the Nationals. Once the Nats leave town, the Dodgers roll into Philly for a four-game series.

MacPhail talks Deadline intentions, eyes playoffs

Arrieta to attempt to pitch with bone spur; Realmuto placed on paternity list
@ToddZolecki
July 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies president Andy MacPhail sees what everybody else sees: The Phillies have holes on their roster, and one blockbuster trade for one impact player before the July 31 Trade Deadline is unlikely to change that. That reality will affect the way they approach the Deadline. “Hard for us

NL East players to watch ahead of the Deadline

@JamalCollier
July 11, 2019

The National League East entered the year with the expectation that it would be the most exciting and competitive division in the Major Leagues. It has certainly been compelling through the first half of the season, even though the Braves have raced out to a six-game lead over the second-place

Prospects we'd like to see in '20 Futures Game

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
July 11, 2019

Many of the top prospects in baseball showcased their talent last Sunday in the 21st annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which saw the American and National League squads play to a 2-2 tie in eight innings. While it proved a pitching-dominated event, those who tuned in were offered a glimpse