Blue Jays Claim Herndon Off Waivers

Right-handed reliever David Herndon was claimed off waivers Tuesday afternoon by the Toronto Blue Jays. Herndon was the fourth Phillies to be claimed or outrighted off the 40-man roster. He is also the second to be scooped up by the Blue Jays with the other being Tyson Brummett.

Update on Nix, Stutes, & Herndon

UPDATE — Herndon underwent Tommy John surgery today. ORGINAL — Keeping with the trend of bad news, the Phillies received more of it today in addition to the Galvis news. Laynce Nix, who is suffering from a strained left calf, said he felt a pull in his calf when he was running the bases on … Continue reading Update on Nix, Stutes, & Herndon

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Injury Updates: Herndon, Thome, Utley

The Phillies had recently put David Herndon on the DL yesterday. Today he was diagnosed with a flexor pronator strain in his right elbow. Herndon will be shelved for three weeks. Surgery isn’t in his immediate future but that could change if his elbow doesn’t get any better in that time. He is currently on … Continue reading Injury Updates: Herndon, Thome, Utley

Phillies place Herndon on DL, recall Sanches

#Phils have placed RHP David Herndon on 15-day DL w/ right elbow inflammation. RHP Brian Sanches’ contract has been selected from LV. — Phillies (@philaphillies) May 1, 2012   The Phillies have placed right-handed reliever David Herndon on the 15-day DL with right elbow inflammation and called up veteran right-hander Brian Sanches in his place. The … Continue reading Phillies place Herndon on DL, recall Sanches

Bullpen Implodes: McCutchen’s Heroics Beat Phillies

The starting pitching has been nothing short of fantastic for the Phillies so far, allowing only two runs in 20 innings through the first three games of the season. Unfortunately the same couldn’t be said about the bullpen. David Herndon was the goat on Easter Sunday, as opposed to the more favorable lamb, and the … Continue reading Bullpen Implodes: McCutchen’s Heroics Beat Phillies

Spring Training: Twins 11, Phillies 7

Carlos Ruiz has been hitting the cover all spring, a small positive note in an otherwise dreary spring for the Phillies. Ruiz went 2-for-3 on the day, pumping his average up to .472 in Grapefruit League play this season. But the Phillies dropped their game, 11-7, the Twins on Wednesday. Vance Worley got the start … Continue reading Spring Training: Twins 11, Phillies 7

Phillies sign veteran Willis

It has been confirmed by Matt Gelb that Dontrelle Willis has signed a one-year deal with the Phillies. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick first reported that the Philadelphia were close to a one-year, $1 million-plus deal (including incentives) with the left-hander pending a physical. Willis will be 30 in January. The speculation started last night when Shane … Continue reading Phillies sign veteran Willis

Blanton edges Herndon; NLDS roster set

And that settles it. Herndon, who posted a 1.55 ERA in 29 innings, lost the final roster spot to Blanton, who pitched seven innings since coming off the DL with elbow problems. Blanton can barely throw 90 MPH and Herndon closed out the Phillies 102nd win of the season. For the full playoff roster, it’s … Continue reading Blanton edges Herndon; NLDS roster set

Phillies lose playing under protest

The argument for instant replay just took a slap to the face. Joe West over-stepped his boundaries as an umpire during the Phillies loss over Florida. His controversial out call that would have led to two Phillies runs almost cost them the game, in which they played under protest and lost. David Herndon walked in … Continue reading Phillies lose playing under protest

Phils win rain-soaked rubber match

Ke$ha, rain, fans trying to climb into the tarp tubing and a visit by Shane Victorino. Those were the highlights of the Phils 4-1 win over Arizona on a wet Thursday night. The Phillies became the first team this season to 80 wins. They hold an 8.5 lead in the division still, bringing their magic … Continue reading Phils win rain-soaked rubber match