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

Phillies Catcher Carlos Ruiz Suspended 25 Games For Amphetamines

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, coming off of a career season, was suspended¬†25 games today. The All-Star catcher was said to have been using and amphetamine called Aderall, which is an energy booster, an agent used to mask steroid use. He will miss the first 25 games of the 2013 season. Ruiz released a statement after … Continue reading Phillies Catcher Carlos Ruiz Suspended 25 Games For Amphetamines

Phillies Catcher Prospect Joseph Heads Arizona Fall League List

With the offseason still young for the Phillies, today is the first day of the Arizona Fall League. Typically in this lead, teams send a handful of top prospects to work on their skills in the offseason. The Phillies will send seven players to the Peoria Javelinas, which is managed by Reading manager Dusty Wathan. … Continue reading Phillies Catcher Prospect Joseph Heads Arizona Fall League List

Phillies Place Schneider On DL; Select Lerud from Reading

PHILADELPHIA — The chances of Brian Schnieder returning next year are growing slimmer. The Phillies placed the 35-year-old backup catcher on the DL today with a strained hamstring. To fill his spot, they called up catcher Steven Lerud from Reading. Sebastian Valle was in AAA but the Phillies didn’t want to call him up because … Continue reading Phillies Place Schneider On DL; Select Lerud from Reading

IronPigs, R-Phils Shuffle Includes Sanches, Valle

ALLENTOWN, PA — The Phillies weren’t the only team in their organization that did a little bit of shuffling at the trade deadline. With the addition of some prospects, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Reading Phillies moved some guys around to make room for the return the Phillies got for Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino. … Continue reading IronPigs, R-Phils Shuffle Includes Sanches, Valle

Valle Promoted With Acquisition of Joseph

With the acquisition of Tommy Joseph, the Phillies found themselves with two good young catchers on their Double-A squad in Reading. Joseph joined top catcher prospect Sebastian Valle in the Phillies organization when he was included in the trade that sent Hunter Pence to the Giants earlier this afternoon. But with Joseph’s presence, Valle got … Continue reading Valle Promoted With Acquisition of Joseph