Phils fill out 40-man roster; leave off James

Today is the deadline for teams to complete their 40-man roster before the Rule-5 Draft next month. A player eligible for the Rule-5 Draft are players signed at 19 or older with four years of minor-league service time and players signed at 18 or younger with five years of minor-league time. So in order to … Continue reading Phils fill out 40-man roster; leave off James

Phils add Bowker

The Phillies made a move on trade waivers to acquire left-handed hitter John Bowker from the Pittsburgh Pirates after their 9-0 win over Cincinnati last night. To make room for Bowker, the Phils sent reliever Michael Schwimer back down to Lehigh. In 561 career at-bats, Bowker is hitting .237 and has 17 homers. As a … Continue reading Phils add Bowker