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

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 andĀ guaranteeingĀ 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