Quintero Heads List of Nine Non-Roster Spring Training Invitees for Phillies

The Phillies invited nine non-40-man roster players to Spring Training this season. The list is headed by free agent catcher Humberto Quintero, who is the top candidate to back-up Erik Kratz while Carlos Ruiz serves his 25-game suspension. Quintero will compete with prospects Tommy Joseph and Sebastian Valle for that spot. Quintero, 33, hit .232 … Continue reading Quintero Heads List of Nine Non-Roster Spring Training Invitees for Phillies

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Roster Moves: RP Brummett Claimed By Blue Jays; Orr, Lerud Outrighted

The Phillies shook up their roster a bit today, making some room on their 40-man roster. Starting with pitching, reliever Tyson Brummett was put on waivers and claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays. Brummett, 28, made his Major League debut in September, allowing a pair of hits and striking out two in his only appearance … Continue reading Roster Moves: RP Brummett Claimed By Blue Jays; Orr, Lerud Outrighted

Phillies Back Halladay’s Final Start of 2012 With Win

Phillies 9, Marlins 5 WP – Roy Halladay (11-8, 4.49) LP – Ricky Nolasco (12-14, 4.48) MIAMI — Roy Halladay finished the 2012 season with a 4.49 ERA. But he also finished with a win. In a performance that was again mediocre by Halladay’s standards, Doc got the win in the Phillies 9-5 win over … Continue reading Phillies Back Halladay’s Final Start of 2012 With Win

Rosters Expand; Schierholtz Activated From DL

ATLANTA — The rosters all around baseball expanded to 40 today. With that, the Phillies made their first move of the final month, activating outfielder Nate Schierholtz from the 15-day DL. With Schierholtz’s activation, no one has to be sent back down in his place. In the coming weeks that won’t be the only player … Continue reading Rosters Expand; Schierholtz Activated From DL

Phillies Activate Thome

The Phillies have activated first baseman Jim Thome from the DL today. To make room for Thome, the Phils optioned infielder Pete Orr to Lehigh Valley. Yesterday, Matt Gelb did a short post about Thome’s future with the Phillies this season. After the Phillies next two games against the Dodgers, they go on a nine-game … Continue reading Phillies Activate Thome

7th Inning Meltdown Costs Phils

The Phillies are finding new and clever ways to lose games. A horrible 7th inning sparked a four-run come-back by the Mets, beating the Phillies 7-4 and guaranteeing another series loss for the Phillies. Joe Blanton and the Phillies completely blew the 7th inning in embarrassing fashion, spoiling a 4-1 lead. Blanton put two runners on before … Continue reading 7th Inning Meltdown Costs Phils

Bats Stay Hot As Phils Finish Off D’Backs

The Phillies’ offense is on a roll, words that have been dying to be uttered through the first three weeks of the season. Philadelphia (8-9) tacked on seven more runs in the series finale, beating Arizona 7-2. They finished their 10-game western road trip with a 5-5 record. Cole Hamels didn’t have to worry about … Continue reading Bats Stay Hot As Phils Finish Off D’Backs

Phils Win On 4th-Inning Bombs

The five-run 9th inning of Tuesday’s 9-5 loss to the Diamondbacks may have sparked the offense. Feeding off the meaningless outburst, the Phillies powered their way past Arizona with three home runs, winning 8-5 and snapping a three-game losing streak. It all started with Hunter Pence, who many thought wouldn’t have even been in tonight’s … Continue reading Phils Win On 4th-Inning Bombs

Phillies Embarrassed in Arizona

This young Phillies season has reached a new low. In a game that was missing both Cliff Lee and Hunter Pence to injuries, the Phillies dropped the series opener to the Diamondbacks, 9-5. Arizona got the Kyle Kendrick early and often, tapping into the spot starter for seven runs on 11 hits in three-plus innings. … Continue reading Phillies Embarrassed in Arizona

Bowden (ESPN): Phils sign Fontenot

UPDATE — #Phillies make it official: Mike Fontenot has inked a minor-league deal. — David Hale (@DavidHaleTNJ) April 13, 2012   ORIGINAL — The Phillies are still stocking up on middle infield help, this time adding another player to the mix. The Phils are reportedly going to sign free agent utility infielder Mike Fontenot to … Continue reading Bowden (ESPN): Phils sign Fontenot