Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:26:09 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. may add a veteran shortstop and a catcher during spring training.
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 04:17:21 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies P Aaron Nola will not receive an invite to major league spring training and is likely ticketed for Double-A to start the season. "He'll get into minor-league camp and get into the program there and it will be good for him and when he's ready to come to the big leagues, he'll come to the big leagues," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. Amaro did not rule out Nola making the parent club sometime this season.
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:52:16 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels has five or six teams that are still interested in trading for his services. No teams were specified, but sources said none of the teams have matched what Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. wants in return.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:35:17 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is not on the hot seat, according to Phillies president David Montgomery.
Fantasy Tip: Frustration expressed by outsiders over Amaro's team-building will continue as long as Montgomery supports him.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:07:46 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have not determined their trade status as of yet, but they are preparing for a sell situation at the deadline. "We're making sure we know which players we like the most in certain organizations and preparing for that," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. says. "At the same time, we're continuing to assess what our needs are."
Mon, 26 May 2014 00:11:29 -0700
With injuries hampering the Philadelphia Phillies at third base, sources indicate top 3B prospect Maikel Franco could be promoted to the parent club sometime this year instead of in 2015. "We'll see whether it's the right thing for us and the right thing for him," said Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. "We'll kick it around." Franco is hitting .301 in May.
Fri, 02 May 2014 00:24:45 -0700
Because every righthanded bullpen member of the Philadelphia Phillies has been demoted to Triple-A with the exception of CL Jonathan Papelbon, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has indicated the team is looking outside for help. "We've already started looking outside with other teams and also with possible free agents. We've touched base with a couple of them to see if they're fits," said Amaro, who also indicated if someone like free-agent CL Joel Hanrahan indicated an interest in signing the team would find a way to make it happen.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 11:45:03 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the team is unlikely to sign any additional free agents before the start of spring training camp. "I don't suspect we'll be doing anything," Amaro said. "I think we've got what we've got ... we're always looking, always trolling. I know there are guys out there, but I don't suspect us having anything major coming through."
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:58:03 -0800
Former Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel will return to the team in a front-office role. He'll serve as a senior advisor to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:39:31 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have reached out to C Carlos Ruiz and indicated they want him back for the 2014 season. "He knows we'd like to bring him back. We'll see what happens. It wouldn't be the first free agent we've had.… I'd like to have as much balance [in the lineup] as we can, we haven't been very good against left-handers. It's well documented," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.