Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:30:58 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies have tendered contracts to RP Antonio Bastardo, SP Kyle Kendrick, OF John Mayberry Jr. and OF Ben Revere.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:04:26 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies plan to tender a contract to OF John Mayberry Jr. this offseason.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 11:13:07 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B/OF Darin Ruf will get the bulk of the playing time at first base while 1B Ryan Howard (knee) remains sidelined, as a result of the team trading INF Michael Young to the Los Angeles Dodgers. INF Kevin Frandsen and 1B/OF John Mayberry Jr. are also capable of playing the position. Minor league 3B Maikel Franco, who has recently started playing first base, remains a long-shot to be called up this season.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:01:36 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies designated OF Delmon Young for assignment Friday, Aug. 9. Young had a slash line of .261/.302/.397 this year.
Fantasy Tip: Darin Ruf will get playing time at first base until Ryan Howard (knee) returns, but he'll find a spot in the outfield after that. John Mayberry Jr. and Casper Wells will both have short-term value in outfield spots as part-time players the rest of the way, too.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 15:42:28 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed 1B Ryan Howard (knee) on the 15-day disabled list because of left knee inflammation. In a corresponding move, 1B/OF Darin Ruf has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and he will join the team Monday, July 8.
Fantasy Tip: Ruf is expected to get the bulk of the starts at first base in Howard's absence, although John Mayberry Jr. and Laynce Nix also stand to see increased playing time. Howard was batting .266 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs through 80 games - a far cry from the power numbers he posted between 2006 and 2009, when he mashed 198 homers.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:39:23 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard will rest against tough left-handed pitchers, according to manager Charlie Manuel. However, Manuel indicated that Howard isn't in a platoon situation at first base with OF John Mayberry Jr.
Fantasy Tip: You'll have to check on a daily basis whether Howard is in the lineup against a left-handed pitcher. He's hitting only .169 against southpaws this year. If you have the luxury, you may just want to sit him against all lefties.
Mon, 27 May 2013 22:22:34 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere (elbow) received X-rays on his left elbow that came back negative. He'll say how it feels tomorrow.
Fantasy Tip: Consider him day-to-day and prepare for a potentially long absence. Any plan to replace Revere would likely again involve a mishmash of outfield alignments that would give more time to John Mayberry Jr. and Laynce Nix, which only NL-only players should follow.
Fri, 03 May 2013 06:20:07 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere is no longer considered an everyday player. He has been losing time to John Mayberry Jr., and will probably continue to do so.
Fantasy Tip: He is battling a finger injury, but the sentiment is that he can play through it if he were producing. He has grounded into five double plays and has just five walks. This isn't good for a R-SB category player. He can probably be dropped in most mixed leagues unless you are a firm believer he'll turn it around.
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 08:15:58 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz is batting fifth against the New York Mets Sunday, April 28. OF Ben Revere (quadriceps) remains out of the lineup and 1B Ryan Howard is getting a day off. INF Kevin Frandsen will play first base, INF/OF Freddy Galvis will play left field and OF John Mayberry Jr. will start in center field.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:42:29 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere (quadriceps) is out of the lineup again Friday, April 26. OF John Mayberry Jr. is starting in center field.