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

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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

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

Savery, Orr Finalize Roster

The Phillies used their final game of the spring, a 7-2 win over the Pirates at home to finalize their opening day roster. The final two spots wenttoo utility infielder Pete Orr and lefty reliever Joe Savery. Here is the Phillies 25-man roster, which will be lacking Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Michael Martinez and Jose … Continue reading Savery, Orr Finalize Roster

Phils add IF Blanco to the mix

The Phillies are bolstering up their middle infield stock heading into the season opener this upcoming Thursday. By doing so they added infielder Andres Blanco. Blanco, 27, is a middle infielder who was cut by the Nationals the other day. Blanco opted out of his contract when he knew he wasn’t going to make the … Continue reading Phils add IF Blanco to the mix

Hamels placed on DL with shoulder inflamation

Cole Hamels shoulder problems will land him on the 15-day DL, tweeted Todd Zolecki. Infielder Pete Orr will be called up in his place. Zolecki followed that up with, “Hamels is scheduled to start series opener against Cincinnati on Aug. 29, which means he has been pushed back 3 days.” He also said, logically explaining … Continue reading Hamels placed on DL with shoulder inflamation

All-Star CF Victorino lands on DL

In an up and down week for Shane Victorino, it ends with bad news. Recently named to the NL All-Star team, Victorino was placed on the DL with a sprained ligament in his right thumb today. Pete Orr was called up and will take Victorino’s roster spot. Orr will likely be the player sent back … Continue reading All-Star CF Victorino lands on DL

Utley expected to return to lineup Monday

The Phillies, who have gone eight straight games without scoring more than three runs, are about to get some much needed reinforcements. Second basemen Chase Utley will be in the clubhouse for today’s game against the Texas Rangers, and is expected to make his season debut on Monday against the Cincinnati Reds after missing the beginning of the season … Continue reading Utley expected to return to lineup Monday

How long will the slump last?

22 games into the season, the Phils (15-7) have already hit their first offensive slump. This leaves the fans wondering: is this just an early season funk or is this going to be something to worry about all season. In the team’s last 14 games, they have failed to score more than four runs despite … Continue reading How long will the slump last?