Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:38:10 -0800
Free-agent SP Carlos Zambrano (Phillies) will pitch in the Venezuelan Winter League this offseason in hopes of continuing his major league career.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:37:14 -0700
Free-agent SP Carlos Zambrano (Phillies) said he is fully healthy and is interested in returning to pitch next season. He will play winter ball in Venezuela.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:19:11 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies released SP Carlos Zambrano Thursday, July 25.
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 11:58:32 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies minor league SP Carlos Zambrano (arm) was removed from his start for Triple-A Lehigh Valley Friday, June 28, after pitching only two innings, because of "serious pain" in his right arm, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Zambrano is eligible to opt out of his contract Monday, July 1.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:28:15 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Carlos Zambrano will make another start for Triple-A Lehigh Valley Friday, June 28, before the team will have to make a decision on whether to bring him up. Zambrano is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA, 17 strikeouts and nine walks in 16 innings for Lehigh Valley.
Fantasy Tip: If Zambrano is brought up, he'll only be an option for NL-only systems, and it's not even guaranteed that he'll be given a starting rotation spot.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 18:49:42 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies SP Carlos Zambrano threw 57 of his 97 pitches in his third minor-league start Saturday, June 8, for Double-A Reading. One scout in attendance was not overly enthusiastic about the veteran's outing. "He was a crafty guy up there," the scout said Sunday, June 9. "He wasn't like the old Carlos Zambrano. I wouldn't get my hopes up too high. He won't be anything close to what he used to be like." Zambrano said he is willing to do whatever the team asks of him, but added he'd rather not be a reliever.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 12:42:16 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Carlos Zambrano allowed one run and three walks while striking out seven batters in an appearance for Double-A Reading Saturday, June 8.
Wed, 29 May 2013 15:28:09 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP John Lannan (knee) faced hitters during a simulated game Wednesday, May 29, and will pitch in extended spring training once more before going on a minor league rehab assignment June 6. SP Carlos Zambrano, who pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings with Single-A Clearwater Tuesday, May 28, will need at least three more starts before being considered for the major league roster. The team has been lukewarm on the reports of Zambrano. He can request his release by July 1 if he's not on the major league roster.
Fantasy Tip: Tyler Cloyd has struggled of late, so Lannan and Zambrano are knocking at the door if those struggles continue. Lannan is the more realistic option once he's healthy, but neither he nor Zambrano will be key pieces for mixed league rosters.
Sat, 18 May 2013 20:51:56 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Carlos Zambrano posted five strikeouts over two innings in his first appearance in an extended spring training game Saturday, May 18.
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:46:57 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Carlos Zambrano will pitch two innings at extended spring training Saturday, May 18, and pitch every five days thereafter. SP John Lannan (knee) will throw a bullpen session early next week and is "closer, but he's not close" to coming back.
Fantasy Tip: Both Zambrano and Lannan could become options to take Roy Halladay's (shoulder) spot in the rotation with him out indefinitely. Both hurlers are dart throws in NL-only leagues if you're desperate.