The Phillies are in need of a new center fielder, and general manager Ruben Amaro is going to target the free agent market for one. Shane Victorino was traded to the Dodgers at the deadline and John Mayberry Jr isn’t viewed as an everyday center fielder. That leaves Amaro looking for a fresh face, and … Continue reading Phillies GM Amaro Discusses Ideal Center Fielder
The Phillies have signed free agent outfielder Juan Pierre to a minor league deal, reported Jim Salisbury. The one-year deal will give the Phillies an extra option for filling out their Opening Day roster. The move could also solidify Domonic Brown’s spot on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs roster to start the season, depending on his … Continue reading Phils sign Pierre to minor league deal
The Phillies are looking to fill their void in left field via platoon. Instead of dropping big bucks on Michael Cuddyer, the Phillies went out and signed Nationals left fielder Laynce Nix, according to CSN’s Jim Salisbury. The signing comes only a couple weeks after they picked up corner infielder/outfielder Ty Wigginton. The reported length … Continue reading Phillies sign former Nats outfielder Nix
Kevin Kee of “The Philly Phans” has a source within the organization that the Phillies have offered contracts to both Jimmy Rollins and Cole Hamels. Kee confirmed his source with TTB directly. All information below is from Kee and his source. More is known, but won’t be released until they are backed up or confirmed. … Continue reading Sources tell TPP that contracts have been offered to Phils free agents
It looked as though the Phillies were going to resign closer Ryan Madson but the deal seemed to fall apart. Instead they plucked former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon off the free-agent market. The deal is believed to be worth $50 million over four years. It also includes a vesting option for a fifth year. … Continue reading Papelbon inks four-year deal with Phils
In the Phils first move of free agency, they signed utility infielder Pete Orr to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. Last season, Orr batted .219 (21-for-96) in a handful of stints with the Phils. He provides a good glove and pinch runner off the bench.
Ryan Howard felt it as soon as he attempted to leave the batter’s box. The sharp pain running through his body wasn’t just the end of the Phillies season dribbling to Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto. It was the pop Howard felt in his left foot that dropped Howard halfway down the first base line, … Continue reading Howard will get surgery; What does this mean for Phils?
In a move to add depth and add a little competition during Spring Training, the Phillies signed former first-rounder Matt Anderson to a minor league contract. Anderson, 34, was drafted first overall in 1997 by the Detroit Tigers and has hit 103 MPH on the radar gun a few times. Anderson, a right-handed reliever, hasn’t … Continue reading Phils sign former fire baller
The Phillies signed outfielder Delwyn Young to a minor league contract earlier today. Young, a spare part for the bench, will compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster. In four seasons with the Dodgers and Pirates, Young is a .266 hitter with 10 homers and 53 RBIs in 519 at-bats. He’s not a … Continue reading Phils sign Young, add seven to ST roster
J.C. Romero was brought back to the Phillies, signing a $1.1 million deal. It was basically the same contract the Phils offered Dennys Reyes, who wound up not signing with the Phils after failing a physical. As soon as the season ended for the Phils, their first move made was declining Romero’s option for 2011. … Continue reading Phillies sign Romero