Isn’t This Where I Came In?

Okay I’m sorry for the “The Wall” reference. Ryne Sandberg is back at the beginning, literally. The Phillies signed the Hall of Fame second baseman as the manager of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Sandberg, a prospect when he left the Phils, is now back in the Phillies organization, grooming himself to probably be the next … Continue reading Isn’t This Where I Came In?

Phils Interested In HOFer Sandberg

It’s like the Phillies are trying to make up for what they did over 25 years ago. They have expressed interest in Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg to become the manager of their Triple A club, Lehigh Valley. Sandberg was famously traded away with Larry Bowa for Ivan DeJesus in 1982. DeJesus fizzled … Continue reading Phils Interested In HOFer Sandberg

Mathieson To The DL

The Phillies announced today that they have placed reliever Scott Mathieson on the 15-day disabled list.  Mathieson landed on the disabled list due to a muscle strain in his back.  He was part of September callups and had made two appearances this season.  He last appeared in action on September 5th against the Milwaukee Brewers. … Continue reading Mathieson To The DL

News: Sept. 7, 2010

BROWN, MATHIESON HONORED — Domonic Brown and Scott Mathieson were both awarded the Paul Owens award, given to the best batter and pitcher in the Phillies farm system. Brown enjoyed a nice AA and AAA season that resulted in him coming up to the bigs. Brown batted .327 with 20 homers and 68 RBIs in … Continue reading News: Sept. 7, 2010

Victorino Activated

After a pair of great games behind the plate for Shane Victorino, the Phillies felt confident in bringing him back up to the organization. Antonio Bastardowas sent back down to AAA Lehigh. Victorino went 4-for-6 with a triple, home run and four RBIs in two rehab games with Lehigh. The move gives the Phillies back … Continue reading Victorino Activated

That Bastardo Is Back

After Sunday’s win over the Mets, John Mayberry, Jr. was seen packing his stuff. When reporters asked why, he said he was being sent back down to Lehigh and that a pitcher will be coming up in his place. The Phils announced today that the pitcher is left-hander Antonio Bastardo. Bastardo went on the DL … Continue reading That Bastardo Is Back

Kendrick Sent Down

The Phillies optioned starter Kyle Kendrick to Lehigh Valley today.  Kendrick was 5-4 with a 4.82 ERA in 20 games this season.  In addition, the Phillies recalled right-hander Andrew Carpenter from Lehigh Valley.  Carpenter is 7-6 with a 3.41 ERA this season.  Carpenter has one career start for the Phillies and has a 9.45 ERA. Kendrick’s … Continue reading Kendrick Sent Down

Happ Activated Then Optioned

Phillies left-hander JA Happ was activated from the 15 day disabled list today.  Happ was then optioned to Lehigh Valley.  He had exactly 30 days to complete the rehab assignment, but the Phillies just thought that he wasn’t up to speed quite yet.  Happ will report to Lehigh Valley on Wednesday and throw a bullpen … Continue reading Happ Activated Then Optioned

Ransom For Bocock

That just sounds dirty but it’s true: the Phillies brought up Cody Ranson (finally!) and designated Brian Bocock for assignment according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox sports on Twitter. Bocock did not get a single at-bat for the Phillies in his short time up. The short stop hasn’t had a major league at-bat since 2008 … Continue reading Ransom For Bocock

Utley, Polanco to DL

Green heads and black flies aren’t the only insects biting hard this season in the Tri-State area. The injury bug has been sinking it’s teeth into the Phillies this year, most recently getting a hold of Chase Utley and Placido Polanco. They were sent to the DL and in their places, Greg Dobbs was recalled … Continue reading Utley, Polanco to DL