Phillies Decided On Friday to End Third Base Experiment For Utley

NOTE: News broke yesterday, but no one from the site was available to post it until this morning. After a month — since August 29 to be exact — of fielding ground balls at the hot corner and the discussion that followed, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will not play third base in the final … Continue reading Phillies Decided On Friday to End Third Base Experiment For Utley

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Utley Ready to Play Third; Needs Two Things to Happen

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley made waves in the past few weeks with his new found interest in playing third base. But before the Phillies plan to experiment with Utley’s interest in third base in a real-game scenario, two things need to occur. First, Utley needs to go to Charlie Manuel and say that he … Continue reading Utley Ready to Play Third; Needs Two Things to Happen

Utley Approached Amaro About Playing 3B; Polanco Weighs In

PHILADELPHIA — If Chase Utley couldn’t get any cooler… The Phillies second baseman approached general manager Ruben Amaro today and brought up the idea of playing some third base. Utley wanted to take some grounders and try out a new position to create some flexibility. “Chase is one of those guys, if he puts his … Continue reading Utley Approached Amaro About Playing 3B; Polanco Weighs In

Galvis Reinstated; May Not Play With Phils This Season

The 50-game suspension has ended for Galvis, but his season may still be done. Galvis, who was also sidelined with a fractured back, may not play baseball for the remainder of the season. Galvis has been instructed to not play in any game activity until September 3, and by then, he probably won’t be prepared … Continue reading Galvis Reinstated; May Not Play With Phils This Season

Singleton, d’Arnaud, Gose Among Amaro’s Mistakes

Hindsight is and always will be 20/20 for the viewer. A look back at four of the biggest trades Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro has made will raise two opinions: 1) Amaro pulled some seriously big names from Cleveland, Toronto and Houston; 2) Amaro also depleted the Phillies farm system so much that it ranks … Continue reading Singleton, d’Arnaud, Gose Among Amaro’s Mistakes

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

Galvis Suspended 50 Games for PEDs

Freddy Galvis has been suspended 50 games for PEDs. Galvis tested positive for a metabolite of Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance. In a statement by Galvis: “A trace amount of a banned substance – 80 parts in a trillion – was detected in my urine sample.” The suspension begins immediately for Galvis, who is on the … Continue reading Galvis Suspended 50 Games for PEDs

Injury Update: Galvis In A Brace For Three Weeks

The final word is in for Freddy Galvis, and of course, it isn’t good news. The rookie second baseman will be in a back brace for the next three weeks, being diagnosed with a pars fracture in his lower back. “We’re going to reexamine him and see where we’re at,” Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan said … Continue reading Injury Update: Galvis In A Brace For Three Weeks

Galvis Could Miss Significant Time

The Phillies win last night was dampened by some more rough news on the injury front. Rookie second baseman Freddy Galvis, who went on the DL with a back strain a couple days ago, has been diagnosed with a pars fracture in his back. The fracture is potentially serious and could keep Galvis out of … Continue reading Galvis Could Miss Significant Time

Galvis is Latest Phillie to Land on DL

The injury bug bites again. Second baseman Freddy Galvis injured his back swinging during last night’s 6-5 loss to the Dodgers, landing him on the DL with lower back soreness. The Phillies called up Michael Martinez to take his place on the roster, with Mike Fontenot likely starting the majority of the games at second. … Continue reading Galvis is Latest Phillie to Land on DL