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7/24/2014 | Papelbon content to remain in Phillies' bullpen

Jonathan Papelbon would like to be traded to a contender before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, but the veteran closer said on Thursday that he likes the makeup of the Phillies' bullpen and wouldn't be disappointed if he's still with the club in August.


7/24/2014 | Giles latest success story from Yavapai College

Phillies reliever Ken Giles is among the Major League players who attended Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz. The school, which is home to 1,800 full-time students, has produced 15 big leaguers.


7/24/2014 | Ryno mulling platoon at first with Howard, Ruf

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg benched Ryan Howard in favor of Darin Ruf for a second consecutive game on Thursday -- this time against Giants right-hander Tim Hudson -- and is considering a platoon system at first base.


7/24/2014 | Hamels in fine form with 10 K's to beat Giants

Cole Hamels fired eight sharp innings with 10 strikeouts, while Marlon Byrd and Chase Utley delivered RBI singles in the Phillies' 2-1 win over the Giants on Thursday.


7/24/2014 | Papelbon unconcerned by struggles, trades

Jonathan Papelbon made it crystal clear he wants to be traded before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, but the past couple of games have not helped his cause.


7/23/2014 | Burnett superb vs. Giants, but Phillies fall late

With rumors swirling about where A.J. Burnett will be Aug. 1, the 37-year-old proved Wednesday that he could be a valuable addition to a team hopeful of making an October run. He went eight scoreless innings in a showcase performance before Jonathan Papelbon allowed three runs in the ninth inning of a 3-1 loss to the Giants.


7/23/2014 | Surging Hamels looks to halt Giants' roll

Cole Hamels will try to steer Philadelphia clear of a four-game sweep as it takes on the Giants at Citizens Bank Park in Thursday's series finale.Tim Hudson will serve as Hamels' counterpart.


7/23/2014 | Phillies to give others playing time over Howard

Ryan Howard is struggling through arguably the worst season of his career, following two injury-riddled seasons, and Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg is ready to look at other options at first base, something unimaginable just a few years ago.


7/23/2014 | Phillies keeping tabs on Tigers prospects

Phillies scouts are pretty much everywhere these days, watching Minor League prospects from every team that might be a trade partner before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. The Phillies had a scout at Double- A Erie on Wednesday afternoon to watch Tigers right-hander Jake Thompson and possibly others.


7/23/2014 | Phils activate Ruiz from DL, recall Aumont

After Carlos Ruiz missed almost a month because of a concussion, the Phillies reinstated the catcher from the disabled list Wednesday. The Phillies also recalled right-hander Phillippe Aumont from Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Tuesday's 14-inning loss to the Giants.


7/22/2014 | Phillies lose in 14th after Papelbon's blown save

The Phillies gave scouts a good long look at nearly everybody on their roster in Tuesday's 9-6 loss in 14 innings to the Giants at Citizens Bank Park.


7/22/2014 | Utley wins fifth Heart and Hustle Award

Chase Utley was selected as the Phillies' winner of the Heart and Hustle Award, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced Tuesday.


7/22/2014 | Ruf returns to Phillies as Mayberry goes on DL

After a short stint in the Majors earlier this year, Darin Ruf was granted another crack at big league action after the Phillies recalled him from Triple-A Lehigh Valley before Tuesday's game vs. the Giants.


7/22/2014 | Bastardo trying to shut out trade rumors

Fifteen scouts had seats for Cliff Lee's start Monday night at Citizens Bank Park, but not everybody came to see him. Some came to see other Phillies players available before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, including left-hander Antonio Bastardo. If a team needs relief help, it almost certainly has contacted the Phillies about him.


7/22/2014 | Burnett focused on opposing Giants, not trade talk

As is the case for a handful of his Philadelphia teammates, A.J. Burnett's days with the Phillies may be numbered. He'll be opposed Wednesday by All-Star Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner.


7/22/2014 | Numbers indicate Lee can still be effective

Cliff Lee returned to the mound for the Phillies on Monday, just in time for the club to showcase him to potential suitors with the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaching. He was not sharp.


7/22/2014 | Lee shows rust in potential showcase start

Cliff Lee has not stumped publicly to be traded, although he probably would not stand in the way of a change of scenery. But that will be tough to do before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.


7/21/2014 | Lee roughed up in first start off disabled list

With many contending teams keenly watching his every move, Cliff Lee fired a dud in Philadelphia's 7-4 series-opening loss to San Francisco on Monday.


7/21/2014 | Two reviews favor Phillies; one goes for Giants

A replay review in the second inning of Monday night's series opener between the Phillies and Giants confirmed that Michael Morse was legitimately tagged out at home plate. Another replay review was called for with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, when Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg won a challenge on a play at first base. Sandberg's luck ran out in the bottom of the ninth, though, when he lost a challenge on the final play of the game.


7/21/2014 | Brignac, Nieves return to Phillies from disabled list

Cliff Lee's return to the starting rotation after two months on the disabled list was Monday night's headline, but the Phillies got back some additional depth in the form of Reid Brignac (left ankle sprain) and Wil Nieves (right quad strain), who were reinstated from the DL before the series opener against the Giants.


7/21/2014 | Crawford hasn't forgotten his UYA roots

When the MLB Urban Youth Academy (UYA) first opened its doors in 2006, a number of high school kids with talent gravitated towards the Compton, Calif. facility and two of the early talents, Aaron Hicks and Anthony Gose, have reached the Majors and still give back to the academy and the community they came from.


7/21/2014 | Giants send Petit to face Phillies in place of Cain

With Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list, Yusmeiro Petit will start for the Giants in his place Tuesday. He'll be opposed by the Phillies' Roberto Hernandez, who's coming off his strongest outing of the season.


7/21/2014 | Phillies activate Lee amid flurry of roster moves

The Phillies made a series of roster moves Monday, highlighted by Cliff Lee being activated from the disabled list.


7/20/2014 | Strong-armed Rupp impresses at big league level

Phillies starter Cole Hamels may have been giddy throwing his new two-seam fastball Saturday night, but the other nights of the week, he's having fun watching the development of young catcher Cameron Rupp.


7/20/2014 | Lee returns focused on helping Phillies win

Cliff Lee finally rejoins the starting rotation Monday after landing on the disabled list in late May with a strained left elbow. Meanwhile, Ryan Vogelsong will oppose Lee having lost four consecutive starts, but the blame lies on the shoulders of the Giants' offense.




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