Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:33:14 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said 3B Cody Asche is the "leading candidate" to enter next season as the team's starting third baseman. "I'd say come in and be ready to win a job," Sandberg said. "You've shown you can play here. You've shown you can play at this level. Come in and be ready to take the job." 3B Maikel Franco had a great minor league season but has yet to play above Class A.
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:19:12 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (Achilles') and 3B Cody Asche (hamstring) are not in the starting lineup against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, Aug. 31. Brown is bothered by lingering pain in his right Achilles' tendon and is uncertain how much time he will miss. Asche is day-to-day after suffering some cramping in his hamstring Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:52:52 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Cody Asche (hamstring) left the game Wednesday, Aug. 28, against the New York Mets due to a mildly strained left hamstring.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:25:16 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (concussion) is "at least a week" away from returning from the disabled list. "Depending on how long he's going to be out, he'll probably have to go through rehab, maybe a game or two. Once he's healthy and ready to go, we'll bring him back…I think he'll be back maybe in a week or so," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.
Fantasy Tip: For now, Darin Ruf can be shifted to left while Michael Young starts at first. Cody Asche, a top prospect who was recalled yesterday, should see plenty of starts at third base. Asche is expected to find playing time when Brown returns, too, although it won't be as frequent.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:10:08 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Michael Young was not traded at the July 31 non-wavier trade deadline. Manager Charlie Manuel said he will use Young at first base and third base moving forward, with 3B Cody Asche possibly seeing time in the outfield.
Fantasy Tip: With Ryan Howard on the DL, Young could split time at first base with Darin Ruf, allowing Asche to start at third base. As mentioned, Asche can also play the outfield while Domonic Brown is on the DL. Basically, Manuel will try to find playing time for Asche, one of the team's top prospects, for the remainder of the season. Add him in all NL-only leagues, and depending on how much he plays, he could become relevant in deep mixed leagues.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:05:25 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Michael Young would approve a trade that involves his move to the New York Yankees, the Yankees have been told, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: That makes three teams which may or may not be possible landing spots for Young. The Boston Red Sox and Yanks make some sense. Cody Asche is on the Phils' roster, so it's a practical certainty that Young is deal. Philly has nothing to gain by holding Young, a free agent after this season.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:58:30 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Cody Asche will be recalled from the minors Tuesday, July 30, signaling that the team might be on the verge of trading 3B Michael Young. Young has been linked to the Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers, although a reunion in Texas is unlikely to happen. Young is in the last year of his deal and is unlikely to be re-signed. Asche hit .295 with 24 doubles, four triples, 15 home runs, 68 RBIs and an .837 OPS in 446 plate appearances for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Fantasy Tip: The Phillies are trying to build for the future, and Asche will be part of that movement. He has surprising power but like many youngsters, he can be overly aggressive at the dish; he had 95 K's and only 35 walks at Class AAA. Take a look at him in keeper formats and deep NL-only leagues if Young is dealt and he becomes the starter at third.
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 15:10:20 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies have reassigned Ps Adam Morgan, J.C. Ramirez and Kyle Simon, C Tommy Joseph and INFs Cody Asche and Michael Martinez to the minors. RP Joe Savery has been optioned to minor league camp.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:10:53 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Michael Young will be the team's starting third baseman next season, giving 3B Cody Asche more time to develop in the minors.