Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:20:55 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon would like to pitch for a contending team, and his limited no-trade clause shouldn't pose any problems at this year's trade deadline. Papelbon locked down his 22nd save of the season Wednesday, July 9. He is hoping his strong performance will make him coveted by a contending team.
Fantasy Tip: Ken Giles is a candidate on which to speculate as Papelbon trade rumors swirl. Giles is considered the heir apparent. As for Papelbon owners, it's likely that if a team is willing to trade for Paps, that team probably would make the right-hander its closer, but it's hard to guarantee it. Giles is a fine handcuff.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:03:02 -0700
The emergence of Philadelphia Phillies RP Ken Giles has made CL Jonathan Papelbon expendable in some people's eyes, although it is expected the Phillies would have to kick in $13 million for a potential vesting option. Giles has allowed one run on four hits in 11 2/3 innings with three walks and 17 strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: If Giles is still available in your fantasy league you may want to pick him up whether or not you have Papelbon. It's always nice to have a potential handcuff candidate in case a closer goes down or loses the job, and all indications are Giles may have this job now or in 2015.
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 11:15:16 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed RP Mike Adams (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list due to right shoulder inflammation. In a corresponding move, RP Kenneth Giles has been called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Sat, 10 May 2014 12:29:36 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies minor league RP Kenneth Giles has been promoted from Double-A Reading to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:37:40 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies have invited minor league Ps Jesse Biddle, Kenneth Giles and Mario Hollands, 3B Maikel Franco and C Sebastian Valle to major league spring training camp.
Sat, 13 Aug 2011 13:04:09 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to terms with Ps Kenneth Giles and Casey Barnes.