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  • • Phillies Option Adonis Medina
    The Philadelphia Phillies optioned Adonis Medina after Sunday’s game, the team announced. Medina was called up on Sunday to make his major league debut. In the spot start,  the 23-year-old took the loss while yielding two earned runs on three hits in four innings against the Blue Jays. Medina also struck out four and walked…...2020
  • • Phillies' Arrieta (hamstring) vows quick return
    Philadelphia Phillies starter Jake Arrieta left Tuesday's win over the New York Mets in the sixth inning after injuring his hamstring. Arrieta, who got the win, said he'll be ready for the postseason, if the Phils qualify, and hopes to be ready sooner....2020
  • • Phillies' Wheeler rips fingernail putting on pants
    Undefeated Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler ripped a fingernail putting on his pants, delaying his next start for two days and perhaps longer. Wheeler said it happened when he tripped and lost his balance....2020
  • • Phillies' Bryce Harper to umpire: Don't treat me like 'a 5-year-old'
    First base umpire Roberto Ortiz ejected Bryce Harper from Saturday's game against the New York Mets after the Philadelphia Phillies star unloaded on him following a fair-foul call....2020
  • • NL East Notes: Phillies, Robertson, Nationals, Braves, Musgrove
    David Robertson will not appear this season for the Philadelphia Phillies, per Jim Salisbury of NBCSPhilly (via Twitter). The reliever has been shut down from any throwing for the next six weeks. The 35-year-old reliever will now have contributed just seven appearances over the span of the two-year, $23MM deal he signed with the Phillies…...2020
  • • Red Sox send RHPs Workman, Hembree to Phils
    The Philadelphia Phillies bolstered their bullpen by acquiring relievers Heath Hembree and Brandon Workman and cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for right-handers Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold....2020
  • • Identifying Potential Deadline Sellers
    The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies completed a trade on Friday, a rarity in this shortened season. While most pundits expect a quiet deadline 9 days from now, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal sees a template in Friday’s deal that might pave the way for more deals: “Desperate buyer. Eager seller. Cold hard cash to…...2020
  • • How To Watch Live Bruins, Red Sox Programming Wednesday On NESN, NESN+
    NESN will have live Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox coverage Wednesday on NESN and NESN+ channels. The Red Sox face the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:30 p.m. ET on NESN. Red Sox pregame coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. on NESN. Post-game coverage will air on NESN+ at the conclusion of the game. The Bruins […] The post How To Watch Live Bruins, Red Sox Programming Wednesday On NESN, NESN+ appe...2020
  • • Phillies, Marlins set for 7-game flurry in 5 days
    The Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins will play seven times in five days as part of Major League Baseball's reconfigured schedule released Thursday to account for 21 coronavirus-caused postponements in the first two weeks of the season....2020
  • • MLB believes Phillies' last two COVID-19 tests were false positives
    The Philadelphia Phillies' minor coronavirus outbreak may be even less of a threat than we originally thought....2020

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Philadelphia Phillies injury and suspension

  • • Phillies place 4 on injured list without listing why
    The Philadelphia Phillies have placed infielder Scott Kingery and pitchers Hector Neris, Ranger Suarez and Tommy Hunter on the 10-day injured list with no specified injuries....2020
  • • Bryce Harper’s brother Bryan retires from baseball, is now a real estate agent
    While Bryce Harper moves on to what the Philadelphia Phillies are hoping will be the prime of his career, his brother has chosen a different career path. Harper’s older brother Bryan has retired from professional baseball and is beginning work as a real estate agent, the Las Vegas Review-Journal shared in an article about him on Sunday. Bryan was a 30th-round pick by the Washington Nationals in th...2020
  • • Andrew McCutchen will not be ready for Opening Day, could return in April
    Andrew McCutchen will need a bit more time to work back from his torn ACL. Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi said on Friday that the veteran outfielder will not be ready for Opening Day on March 26 and that the hope is he will be back sometime in April, per Matt Gelb of The Athletic. Girardi added that McCutchen did not have a setback and that it is just a matter of him not having enough t...2020
  • • Ex-Yankees SS Didi Gregorius reportedly signs one-year deal with Phillies
    Didi Gregorius is leaving the New York Yankees and signing with the Philadelphia Phillies. Numerous reporters said on Tuesday that Gregorius and the Phillies reached agreement on a contract. The New York Post’s Joel Sherman says it’s a one-year deal. Gregorius, 29, spent the past five seasons with the Yankees after being acquired in a three-team trade. He put together three strong seasons in a row...2019
  • • Report: Phillies, Cubs have discussed Kris Bryant deal
    After signing starting pitcher Zack Wheeler to bolster the rotation, the Philadelphia Phillies have turned their attention to the lineup and have reportedly talked to the Chicago Cubs about a trade for Kris Bryant. According to 670 The Score’s Bruce Levine, the Cubs and Phillies discussed a potential deal for the All-Star third baseman, but both sides haven’t been able to make progress to this poi...2019
  • • Phillies reportedly in on All-Star 3B Josh Donaldson
    The Philadelphia Phillies are active on the free-agent market this offseason, even after signing Zack Wheeler, and are reportedly interested in All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson. According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the Phillies are among three teams in the NL East, joining the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves, pursuing the star slugger. Donaldson is coming off a season with 37 home r...2019
  • • Mets' Jacob Rhame suspended, fined for throwing at Rhys Hoskins
    The drama between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies has actually resulted in a suspension. Major League Baseball announced Thursday that Mets reliever Jacob Rhame has been suspended for two games and fined for throwing at Philadelphia’s Rhys Hoskins. The suspension will begin Friday unless Rhame appeals. MLB does not take kindly to pitches that are judged to be thrown intentionally towar...2019
  • • Jacob Rhame suspended, fined for intentionally throwing at Rhys Hoskins
    Less than a week after MLB suspended a second pitcher for intentionally throwing at an opponent, the league has now stepped in again following a third incident. New York Mets relief pitcher Jacob Rhame received a two-game suspension on Thursday. What happened: The league determined he intentionally threw a pitch near the head of Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys’ Hoskins during Tuesday’s ga...2019
  • • 21-month-old girl hospitalized after being struck by Bryce Harper foul ball
    During Sunday night’s game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia, a 21-month-old girl was struck in the face by a Bryce Harper foul ball. The girl’s mother, Angelica DiWilliams, told Eyewitness News that “in the bottom of the fifth inning, little Lily was hit on the right side of her head with a foul ball.” Lily was immediately rushed to a local children’s hospital i...2019
  • • Blue Jays OF diagnosed with concussion following freak accident
    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey has a long history with concussions, and he must be in disbelief over the way he suffered his latest. On Thursday, Pompey was a late scratch from Toronto’s lineup for their spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies after he bumped his head on some bats that were on top of his locker. He was later diagnosed with a concussion and has been place...2019



Philadelphia Phillies trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Identifying Potential Deadline Sellers
    The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies completed a trade on Friday, a rarity in this shortened season. While most pundits expect a quiet deadline 9 days from now, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal sees a template in Friday’s deal that might pave the way for more deals: “Desperate buyer. Eager seller. Cold hard cash to…...2020
  • • Philadelphia Phillies 2020 MLB Draft tracker: Full list of picks, including Mick Abel in the first round
    The Phillies went with a prep arm with the 15th overall pick of the draft...2020
  • • Phillies star Bryce Harper donates $500K for COVID-19 relief
    Philadelphia Phillies star and former NL MVP Bryce Harper knows a thing or two about being involved in multiple communities around the United States. Harper was born and raised in Las Vegas. He played college ball in the nearby suburb of Henderson before a tremendous stint with the Washington Nationals in D.C. Signed by Philadelphia last year, Harper is now a major part of that community as it att...2020
  • • Offseason In Review: Philadelphia Phillies
    The Phillies spent more than $100MM for a third consecutive winter — including a second straight offseason with a nine-figure contract — as they look to end a playoff drought that now spans close to a decade. Guaranteed Contracts Zack Wheeler, RHP: Five years, $118MM Didi Gregorius, SS: One year, $14MM Tommy Hunter, RHP: One…...2020
  • • The Philadelphia Phillies' 2020 offseason, reviewed
    The Phillies spent more than $100M for a third consecutive winter — including a second straight offseason with a nine-figure contract — as they look to end a playoff drought that now spans close to a decade. Guaranteed Contracts Zack Wheeler, RHP: Five years, $118M Didi Gregorius, SS: One year, $14M Tommy Hunter, RHP: One year, $850K Total spend: $132.85M Option Decisions Declined $8M club option ...2020
  • • Watch: Phillies’ Bryce Harper blasts HR on to freeway
    Philadelphia Phillies star outfielder Bryce Harper is locked and loaded during the early stages of spring training. Just ask Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Hector Noesi, who gave up an absolutely massive blast to Harper during the first inning of Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game. Harper drilled an offering over the right field fence for a two run homer. It cleared the entire stadium and made its way...2020
  • • J.T. Realmuto expected to seek record salary for catcher
    After losing his arbitration case against the Philadelphia Phillies, J.T. Realmuto is already looking ahead to his free agency next winter. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported Thursday that the two-time All-Star is expected to seek a record salary for a catcher (exceeding Joe Mauer’s $23 million) and “quite possibly” a seven-year deal when he becomes a free agent. Realmuto, 28, is perhaps the game’...2020
  • • J.T. Realmuto criticizes Phillies for taking advantage of arbitration process
    Catcher J.T. Realmuto lost his arbitration case against the Philadelphia Phillies this week, and the consolation will be a salary of $10 million for his final season before free agency.  While that is a lot of money, and a record arbitration salary for a catcher, Realmuto felt he should have been compared to players who had similar production at other positions. After an arbitrator selected the Ph...2020
  • • Phillies’ star J.T. Realmuto slams MLB’s ‘outdated’ arbitration process
    Now that Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto has gone through MLB’s arbitration process for the final time, the All-Star catcher has grabbed his bat and took some swings at MLB’s ‘outdated’ system for deciding player contracts. Realmuto, who filed for a $12.4 million salary for the 2020 season, learned on Thursday that the independent arbitration panel sided with the Phillies’ offer of $10...2020
  • • Seven MLB stars who need to step up in 2020
    The MLB season is just around the corner and with players reporting for spring training, the work begins for some of the game’s biggest stars. For many of MLB’s stars, the pressure will be on from fans and the organization to step up and deliver on expectations in 2020. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado were among the biggest signings in baseball just a year ago. After delivering underwhelming perfor...2020

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  • • 10 MLB stars who need to hit restart on 2019 season
    We’re still early in the 2019 MLB season. But we’re also past the point that we can be dismissive of the struggles that we’ve seen from some of the league’s stars. A pair of players from 2018’s champs have stumbled hard out of the gate in 2019. Two Cleveland Indians stars have also experienced a tough start to the season. Monday’s nationally televised game between the New York Mets and Philadelphi...2019

Philadelphia Phillies kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Bryce Harper shares thoughts on potential Kris Bryant trade to Phillies
    The Philadelphia Phillies are one of the teams that have been mentioned as a possible suitor if the Chicago Cubs trade star third baseman Kris Bryant, but Bryce Harper does not seem as giddy about the idea as you might expect him to be. Harper and Bryant both grew up in Las Vegas and played with and against each other as kids. They’ve been friends for a long time, so naturally Harper was asked wha...2020
  • • White Sox reportedly offered Zack Wheeler more money than he took from Phillies
    The Chicago White Sox are looking to make a major splash in free agency. Unfortunately for general manager Rick Hahn, money wasn’t the end all for pitcher Zack Wheeler. Fresh off reports that Wheeler has agreed to a five-year, $118 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies comes this interesting bit of information from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Chicago offered more than the $118 million Whe...2019
  • • Unruly fan at Mets game threatens man, family, pulls down pants
    A man attending Tuesday’s game between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field was arrested after he allegedly threatened a man at the ballpark with his young family before dropping his pants and exposing himself in front of the children. Police indicated Thursday that Richard Patrylo, 20, asked if he could use the man’s phone during the ninth inning. The man, 39, watching the ga...2019
  • • 21-month-old girl hospitalized after being struck by Bryce Harper foul ball
  • • With adorable pictures, Bryce Harper's wife announces she's expecting first child
    Bryce Harper and his wife Kayla are expecting their first child together, and the pictures she shared to announce this news are absolutely adorable. The new Philadelphia Phillies star and his better half posed near the famous Ben Franklin Bridge holding a No. 3 “Baby Harper” jacket, along with another picture of the baby’s profile from an ultrasound session. A post shared by  Kayla Harper (@kayy.h...2019
  • • ‘Feeling Brotherly Loved’: Bryce Harper surfaces on Instagram
    Bryce Harper has issued his first Instagram post since his celebrated signing with the Philadelphia Phillies, and the superstar made sure the social media dispatch featured a distinct Philly vibe. The post, which Harper also shared on Twitter, featured a photo of the smiling slugger holding a bat, rocking a headband and sporting workout gear. “Feeling Brotherly Loved,” Harper wrote in the social m...2019
  • • Mike Mussina will also enter Hall of Fame with no logo on cap
    Two members of the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame class will be entering Cooperstown without a logo on their cap. Brandy Halladay, the wife of former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay, said at a news conference on Wednesday that her late husband will not be featured in the Hall of Fame wearing the cap of either franchise he played for during his career. On Friday, fellow...2019
  • • Halladay won't have team logo on HOF plaque
    At the wishes of Roy Halladay's family, the late pitcher's Baseball Hall of Fame plaque won't have a team logo on his hat. Halladay spent his career between the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies....2019
  • • Report: Phillies may shift focus to Bryce Harper after excellent meeting
    The Philadelphia Phillies’ meeting with free agent outfielder Bryce Harper was apparently so successful that they may feel bullish enough to make him their primary free agent target. According to Todd Zolecki of, the Phillies had such a good meeting with Harper that the team may shift toward making him their top priority instead of Manny Machado, who they have been pursuing more aggressive...2019
  • • Former big leaguer gets championship ring back for Christmas
    PLEASE NOTE: This piece was originally published December 26, 2014. It would be an understatement to say the life of former big leaguer Willie Mays Aikens has had its share of ups and downs. This Christmas would be the latest chapter. In 1980, the former first baseman was seemingly on top of the world. Along with future Hall of Famer George Brett, Willie Wilson and Dennis Leonard, Aikens helped le...2018

Top Philadelphia Phillies news

  • • Coronavirus Protective Masks to Be Made From M.L.B. Uniform Material
    The deal will send masks to health professionals in the Northeast with the distinctive pinstripes of the Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies....2020
  • • Marlins starter Urena late scratch against Phillies
    Marlins starter Jose Urena was a late scratch against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Marlins did not disclose the reason....2020
  • • Harper: No major leaguers in Olympics is 'dumb'
    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper didn't hold back in his desire to see major league players taking part in the competition, which will be played at the Olympics for the first time since 2008....2020
  • • Miami Marlins Will Halt Play Through Sunday After Outbreak
    The Marlins now have 17 confirmed positive cases of the virus on the team. The Philadelphia Phillies, who played the Marlins in three games over the weekend, will stop playing until Friday....2020
  • • Philadelphia Phillies all-time team: Schmidt, Rollins, Utley and Howard form title-winning infield
    We're picking a 'Baseball Stars' lineup for each team during April...2020
  • • Phillies' Wheeler rips fingernail putting on pants
  • • Creators of original Phanatic upset with new look
    The creators of the original Phillie Phanatic accused the Philadelphia Phillies of "an affront to our intellectual property rights and to Phillies fans everywhere" with the team's redesign of the 42-year-old mascot....2020
  • • Phillies win arbitration case against Realmuto
    The Philadelphia Phillies won their arbitration case against All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto on Thursday, putting teams ahead of players 7-4 this year and ensuring clubs will finish with a winning record....2020
  • • Identifying Potential Deadline Sellers
  • • Philadelphia Phillies 2020 MLB Draft tracker: Full list of picks, including Mick Abel in the first round

Philadelphia Phillies fantasy rankings and news

  • • Fantasy Insights: Steals aplenty in 2020 for Phillies?
    Eric Karabell's thoughts on the Philadelphia Phillies' fantasy outlook for 2020: players he likes and doesn't, and storylines that could impact playing time and performances....2020

Philadelphia Phillies schedule, game

  • • Phillies, Marlins set for 7-game flurry in 5 days
  • • Five Philadelphia Phillies players test positive for COVID-19
    A few weeks after returning to the team’s training facility, multiple Philadelphia Phillies players have tested positive for COVID-19....2020
  • • Philadelphia Phillies all-time team: Schmidt, Rollins, Utley and Howard form title-winning infield
  • • Offseason In Review: Philadelphia Phillies
  • • The Philadelphia Phillies' 2020 offseason, reviewed
  • • Watch: Phillies’ Bryce Harper blasts HR on to freeway
  • • Jean Segura confident about transition to third base for Phillies
    Jean Segura has never started a game at third base in his MLB career, but he is convinced that he will be able to make it work for the 2020 campaign. The Philadelphia Phillies infielder got the start at the hot corner in Sunday’s spring training game against Pittsburgh and sounded confident about his play. “Ah, it felt good,” he said, per Todd Zolecki of “It felt a little weird, but not t...2020
  • • The Phillie Phanatic has gotten a spring training makeover
    The Philadelphia Phillies' mascot has a new look, and it will be unveiled at the team's spring home opener on Sunday....2020
  • • Bryce Harper reacts to Astros scandal, notes Aaron Judge losing 2017 AL MVP
    Monday was another eventful day at spring training sites throughout Florida and Arizona when it came to ballplayers weighing in on the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. To no surprise, most of the reactions from major leaguers were in the venomous and vitriolic vein. Perhaps that is partly why Bryce Harper’s measured response when asked Monday about the fallout from the Astros’ cheating ways ...2020
  • • 2020 MLB win totals, odds, predictions: Advanced computer model picks under 85.5 for Philadelphia Phillies
    SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated the entire 2020 MLB schedule 10,000 times....2020

Philadelphia Phillies rumors, scandals

  • • Bryce Harper reacts to Astros scandal, notes Aaron Judge losing 2017 AL MVP
  • • Getaway Day: Does anybody want to win the NL East?
    Do any of you want to win the National League East? The others teams in the division don’t seem to want it. Going into Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals were separated by 3.5 games. The Phillies and the Mets were the only teams with winning records and each team has glaring holes that could easily be fixed. The NL East (except for th...2019
  • • Hoskins taunts Mets with 34-sec HR trot in win
    Rhys Hoskins homered off reliever Jacob Rhame and taunted him with a slow jog around the bases a night after Rhame buzzed him with two fastballs, and the struggling Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 6-0 on Wednesday....2019
  • • Mets pitcher not bothered by Phillies LF Rhys Hoskins’ slow home run trot
    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins hit a bomb off Mets reliever Jacob Rhame Wednesday night, and then proceeded to take his sweet time admiring his work with a 34-second home run trot around the bases. Take a look: For some context, at the end of Tuesday night’s game, Rhame came in during garbage time with the Mets up by 8, and unleashed a pitch that buzzed Hoskins’ tower, briefly br...2019
  • • Bryce Harper’s Phanatic-Pulp Fiction shirt spawns Philly frenzy
    Bryce Harper’s choice of shirt for Opening Day ahead of his first game with the Philadelphia Phillies has the City of Brotherly Love worked up into a frenzy. The shirt inspiring the craze portrays the Phillie Phanatic and Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty as Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield, respectively, the iconic characters from the Quentin Tarantino cult classic “Pulp Fiction.” Gritty, the biz...2019
  • • Twitter reacts to Mike Trout’s mammoth contract extension
    Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a contract extension, and to call it massive would be doing the new deal a great injustice. As ESPN’s Jeff Passan first reported, Trout and the Angels are finalizing a new 12-year contract worth $430 million. That would be the largest contract in professional sports history, and it is also beats the previous MLB record deal Bryce Harper just sig...2019
  • • ‘Feeling Brotherly Loved’: Bryce Harper surfaces on Instagram
  • • Latest rumor: Bryce Harper close to signing deal with Phillies
    Rumors have been swirling for several days that Bryce Harper is on the verge of signing a massive free-agent contract, and the general consensus seems to be the deal is with the Philadelphia Phillies. One specific rumor claims Harper has agreed to a 10-year deal with the Phillies worth around $300 million. If you want to really get carried away with the offseason speculation, another report claime...2019
  • • Philadelphia PD has funny tweet about Bryce Harper speculation
    Baseball fans are getting impatient as they wait for free agent superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado to choose their next teams, and the results have been plenty of speculation and unfounded reports. The Philadelphia Police Department has decided to have some fun with that. On Monday morning, there were some rumblings that Harper had agreed to a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies after Las V...2019
  • • Speculation Bryce Harper is set to sign with Phillies ‘unfounded’
    There’s been an inordinate amount of hype this week suggesting that Bryce Harper is set to sign a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, perhaps as soon as Tuesday. According to one MLB insider, that could not be further from the truth. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman has reported speculation surrounding an imminent deal between Harper and the Phillies is “unfounded.” The Phillies have long been viewed as ...2019

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