7/13/2014 | Burnett on trade talk: Phillies are my team
Changes are almost certainly coming for the Phillies. Closer Jonathan Papelbon made it clear last week that he would like to play on a contending team, but starter A.J. Burnett on Sunday said he was not looking to move on.
7/13/2014 | With win streak over, Phils enter break quietly
The Phillies were on the verge of getting back in the conversation, a turnaround of unlikely proportions. But with Sunday's 10-3 loss to the Nationals, Philadelphia is 10 games out of first place entering the All-Star break.
7/13/2014 | Braves to open second half vs. rival Phillies
This first series after the All-Star break will be important for the Braves as they try to defend their 2013 National League East crown. Ervin Santana will take on A.J. Burnett in the meeting between division opponents.
7/13/2014 | Sandberg sets rotation pending Lee's rehab start
If all goes according to plan with Cliff Lee's rehab start at Class A Advanced Clearwater on Monday, the southpaw will make his return to the Phillies' rotation on Monday, July 21, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said before Sunday's series finale vs. the Nationals.
7/13/2014 | Diekman ejected after Nats' rally in 10th
Home-plate umpire Andy Fletcher handed Phillies reliever Jake Diekman the first ejection of Diekman's big league career during the 10th inning of the Phils' 5-3 loss to the Nationals on Saturday night. Diekman had earlier given up runs on a single and a wild pitch.
7/12/2014 | Lacking timely hitting, Phils end win streak
While the Phillies did the little things so well during their five-game winning stretch, small mistakes cost them on Saturday night, especially in the 10th inning of a 5-3 loss to the Nationals.
7/12/2014 | Ruiz plans to start rehab after All-Star break
Carlos Ruiz is targeting Friday as the date for his first rehab game. The Phillies catcher has been on the disabled list since June 27 with a concussion.
7/12/2014 | Strep throat interrupts Brown's surge at plate
Domonic Brown, who was out of the lineup Saturday with strep throat before pinch-hitting in the seventh, was just starting to heat up at the plate. Over his past 10 games, the Phillies left fielder had hit .294 (10-for-34) with a homer and eight RBIs.
7/11/2014 | Phils to honor Utley at Citizens Bank before ASG
Before Chase Utley is honored at Minnesota's Target Field on Tuesday, the Phillies will give him a proper sendoff on Sunday.
7/11/2014 | Burnett goes 7 2/3 in Phils' fifth straight victory
The Phillies, and Jimmy Rollins in particular, got to All-Star Jordan Zimmermann early, and A.J. Burnett did the rest Philadelphia took the series opener against Washington, 6-2, for its fifth straight win.
7/11/2014 | Buchanan wraps up solid run in Phils' rotation
To make room for Grady Sizemore on the 25-man roster, the Phillies optioned David Buchanan to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday evening. Philadelphia will not need a fifth starter until July 22, and the move allows the 25-year-old right-hander to stay in form.
7/11/2014 | Called up by Phils, Sizemore seeks fresh start
The Phillies selected the contract of Grady Sizemore, who played in 11 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, on Thursday evening and promptly thrust him into center field and the leadoff spot in the lineup on Friday.
7/10/2014 | After short stint in Minors, Sizemore recalled
The Phillies dropped some serious hints that Grady Sizemore would join the big league club before the All-Star break. They made it official Thursday evening when they announced they selected his contract from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and optioned right-hander David Buchanan to Triple-A to make room for him on the 25-man roster.
7/10/2014 | Two reviews in wild eighth inning favor Brewers
Instant replay confirmed one ruling on the field and overturned another in the eighth inning of the Phillies' 9-1 win over the Brewers on Thursday at Miller Park.
7/10/2014 | Phils get Papelbon's preference to play for winner
Jimmy Rollins and GM Ruben Amaro Jr., among others, expressed no problems with closer Jonathan Papelbon's recent comments that he wouldn't mind joining a contending team for the second half of the season.
7/10/2014 | Injuries to Lee, Ruiz may affect Deadline deals
"If you have guys who are hurt, they don't move anywhere," GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said about the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Two of those players are Cliff Lee and Carlos Ruiz.
7/10/2014 | Nationals, Phillies end first half with division clash
The Nationals and Phillies will begin their final series before the All-Star break at Citizens Bank Park with different mindsets going forward as Jordan Zimmermann squares off with A.J. Burnett on Friday.
7/10/2014 | Phillies rally with seven-run eighth to sweep Crew
Thanks to a seven-run outburst in the eighth inning, the Phillies beat the Brewers on Thursday afternoon, 9-1, to sweep a four-game series at Miller Park.
7/10/2014 | Papelbon would welcome trade to contender
Jonathan Papelbon is pitching like one of the best closers in baseball, and he made no bones following the Phillies' 4-1 victory over the Brewers that he would welcome a trade to a contending team before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
7/9/2014 | Lee fans four in four innings in second rehab start
Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee made his second rehab start Wednesday with Class A Advanced Clearwater, and he is expected to make a third and possibly final rehab start Monday before rejoining the Phillies' rotation after the All-Star break.
7/9/2014 | Amaro not likely to trade Hamels
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has said some Phillies players are more untouchable than others as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches. Cole Hamels is one of the most untouchable players.
7/9/2014 | Sent back to Minors, Rosenberg's velocity down
B.J. Rosenberg pitched effectively enough late last season that he entered Spring Training as a heavy favorite to win a job in the Phillies' bullpen. He got a spot, but on Tuesday the Phillies optioned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the second time this season as they made room for right-hander Jeff Manship.
7/9/2014 | Garza looks to keep rolling, get Crew on track in finale
Matt Garza will take the mound at just the right time for Milwaukee, which will try to avoid being swept in four games by the Phillies in Thursday afternoon's series finale at Miller Park. Philadelphia will send rookie David Buchanan to the hill.
7/9/2014 | Phillies back stellar Hernandez with power
The Phillies limped into Milwaukee on Monday as losers of 13 of their previous 16 games, but they have won the first three games of their four-game series against the National League Central-leading Brewers at Miller Park, including Wednesday's 4-1 victory.
7/9/2014 | Phillies activate Manship, option Rosenberg
The Phillies made a couple roster moves following Tuesday night's 9-7 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park. They optioned right-hander B.J. Rosenberg to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and activated right-hander Jeff Manship from the 15-day disabled list.
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