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Phillies | Jonathan Pettibone sent down

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:51:11 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies have optioned SP Jonathan Pettibone to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and selected the contract of RP Shawn Camp from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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Phillies | Cole Hamels likely to start Wednesday

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:23:16 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said SP Cole Hamels (shoulder) is likely to make his first start of the season Wednesday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Hamels owners are pleased to finally be able to use him for a start this year. Remember to activate him in weekly leagues on Monday. Jonathan Pettibone is expected to be sent back to the minors when Hamels returns.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Gelb

Phillies | Cole Hamels may have made final rehab start

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:23:01 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels (biceps) pitched what was likely his final rehab start on Thursday, April 17, as he threw seven strong innings for Class A Clearwater. Hamels allowed one run on three hits while walking one and striking out two. Hamels, making his third start for the Threshers, threw 57 of his 81 pitches for strikes. Hamels will likely be activated off the disabled list early next week, when the Phillies play four games against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Hamels could return as early as Tuesday, April 22.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Daily News - Ryan Lawrence

Phillies | Injury doesn't bother A.J. Burnett

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:47:32 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett (hernia) allowed only three hits in seven shutout innings to beat the Atlanta Braves Thursday, April 17, and he struck out five in the game. Burnett received a cortisone injection Monday, April 14, for an inguinal hernia, and he plans to pitch through it the entire season.

Fantasy Tip: Burnett's outing Thursday eased some of his owner's concerns after he was diagnosed with a hernia several days ago. It won't be all smooth sailing for him this year, but this is a good sign that the injury won't impact him too much.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard sits versus lefty

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:45:52 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard was out of the lineup against a left-hander Thursday, April 17. Howard is 3-for-17 with eight strikeouts against southpaws this year.

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Phillies | Adam Loewen signs

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:21:59 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies signed free-agent P Adam Loewen (Blue Jays) to a minor-league deal and assigned him to extended spring training.

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Phillies | Cliff Lee suffers tough loss

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:18:30 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed a run on 11 hits and struck out 13 in a complete-game loss to the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, April 16.

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Phillies | Alter rotation after rainout

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:38:22 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee will start Wednesday, April 16, and SP A.J. Burnett will start Thursday, April 17, following the rainout Tuesday, April 15.

Fantasy Tip: Shuffle your lineups accordingly.

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Phillies | Mike Adams activated, Luis Garcia optioned

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:02:20 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies activated RP Mike Adams (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 15, and optioned RP Luis Garcia to the minors in a corresponding move.

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Phillies | Mike Adams returning

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:47:32 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (shoulder) is set to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday, April 15.

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Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon sits

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:40:33 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies CL Jonathan Papelbon was unavailable for a save chance Monday, April 14, after appearing three consecutive days. RP Jake Diekman filled in for the save chance and allowed four runs in the loss.

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Phillies | Ben Revere still sidelined

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:17:12 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere (ribs) is not in the starting lineup Monday, April 14, for a third consecutive game due to an injury to his ribs. OF Tony Gwynn Jr. made another start in his absence.

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Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon, B.J. Rosenberg unavailable

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:19:57 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RPs Jonathan Papelbon and B.J. Rosenberg are unavailable to pitch Monday, April 14.

Fantasy Tip: If a save situation arises, expect the nod to go to Antonio Bastardo, assuming he's available.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Gelb

Phillies | A.J. Burnett will need surgery eventually

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:11:56 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett (hernia) will eventually require surgery to fix a small inguinal hernia but for now, he plans on pitching through the injury. "I'm going to have to deal with it," Burnett said. "Paying attention to it, knowing it's there, knowing what I can do to overdo it and knowing what I can do to keep it where it needs to be. I'm more of a go-getter and I'm not really a take-it-easy kind of guy, so it's going to be a test." Burnett said he can't do any further damage to himself by pitching. He has walked six batters in each of his last two starts, and the injury contributed to his erratic control.

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Phillies | A.J. Burnett pitching with inguinal hernia

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:33:25 -0700

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett (hernia) will pitch the rest of the year with a small inguinal hernia. He received a corticosteroid injection Monday, April 14, and will make his start Wednesday, April 16. "It's not a sports hernia," assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said. "It's something a lot of males have issues with. It's something you can be active with and manage. That's the plan for now." Burnett played catch Monday after having the injection.

Fantasy Tip: The key word here is that Burnett will attempt to pitch through this injury. At his age, it may prove to be too difficult, and he could wind up having surgery. Burnett admitted that his injury hurt his ability to control the baseball during his last outing.

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Philadelphia Phillies Player News

Adams Mike RP
Altherr Aaron OF
Anderson Jason RP
Antoniato Pasquale SS
Asche Cody 3B
Aumont Phillippe RP
Austin Richard P
Bacil Alvaro P
Bacsu Kirk C
Barnes Casey P
Bass Brian P
Bastardo Antonio RP
Beattie Andrew INF
Bermudez Gabriel P
Best Carlos P
Biddle Jesse SP
Bixler Brian SS
Blaine Davis P
Blalock Jake OF
Blanco Andres SS
Blanton John SS
Bohn T.J. OF
Bolsenbroek Michael P
Bolt Karl OF
Bootcheck Chris RP
Bozied Tagg 1B
Bramhall Bobby P
Breslin Gerard P
Brignac Reid SS
Brown Domonic OF
Brunink Joseph 1B
Buchanan David SP
Budzinski Mark OF
Bump Nate P
Burgamy Brian OF
Burnett A.J. SP
Burnham Gary OF
Byrd Marlon OF
Cabrera Nathan P
Cameron Ryan P
Camp Shawn RP
Carter Josh OF
Cartwright Albert 2B
Castillo Luis V. P
Castro Leandro OF
Cedeno Ronny SS
Cerrato Justin P
Chantres Carlos P
Chapman Chance P
Charles Art 1B
Cheesman Aaron C
Chiavacci Ron P
Coca Marcos P
Collier Zach OF
Colvin Brody P
Correa Hector P
Cortez Jose C
Crawford J.P. SS
Crosland Jason 3B
Dalton Brett 2B
Dawson Layne P
De Fratus Justin RP
DelaCruz Daniel P
DeRenne Keoni INF
Deschaine Jim INF
Diaz Dennis 2B
Diefenderfer Joseph P
Diekman Jake RP
Doi Bruno OF
Dugan Kelly OF
Edwards Matt 1B
Ellis Jordan P
Ellison Jason OF
Encarnacion Luis 3B
Ennis John P
Enright Barry SP
Erbe Brandon SP
Evans Terry OF
Farkes Zak C
Farnsworth Jeff RP
Feng Lin Yen P
Fields Josh D. 3B
Florence Branden OF
Fox Jake 1B
Franco Maikel 3B
Frazee Joseph OF
Frew Bryan OF
Friend Justin RP
Gallagher Austin 1B
Galvis Freddy SS
Garcia Edgar P
Garcia Harold 2B
Garcia Luis RP
Garner Perci P
Garrett Shawn OF
Gibbs Kevin OF
Giles Kenneth P
Gillies Tyson OF
Gonzalez Andy INF
Gonzalez Miguel Alfredo SP
Gooch Tyler P
Greene Larry OF
Griffith Derek P
Gueller Mitch P
Guevara Orlando C
Gwynn Jr. Tony OF
Haislet Brandon OF
Hall Victor OF
Hamels Cole SP
Hamilton Jeremy INF
Hammond Joey INF
Hanzawa Troy SS
Hargrave Daniel INF
Harker Brett P
Harman Brad INF
Harris Ryan SS
Harris William P
Hernandez Cesar 2B
Hernandez Fidel INF
Hernandez Roberto SP
Herndon Ken P
Hewitt Anthony SS
Hill Jason C
Hill Koyie C
Hill Ronald P
Hinkle Austin P
Hitchcox Brian INF
Hollands Mario P
Hooper Matthew 1B
Horst Jeremy RP
Howard Ryan 1B
Hudson Kyrell OF
Hyatt Austin P
Jacobson Russ C
Jarrin Stefan INF
Jimenez Cesar RP
Johnson Cedric OF
Johnson Jay RP
Johnston Trey 3B
Joseph Tommy C
Kendrick Kyle SP
Kennelly Tim OF
Key Chris P
King Brennan 3B
Kissock Christopher P
Knapp Andrew C
Knotts Gary SP
Langley Torre C
Laureano Wilfrido P
Lee Cliff SP
Libey Justin P
Lincoln Brad RP
Linder Matthew P
Lino Gabriel C
Loewen Adam P
Loops Derrick P
MacDougal Mike RP
Made Hector INF
Mangum Caleb C
Manship Jeff RP
Mariotti John P
Martin Ethan SP
Martinez Casey C
Martinez Gaby 1B
Mattair Travis 3B
Matton Nick P
Mayberry John OF
Maza Luis INF
Mazone Brian P
Meaker Jordan P
Mendez Ronald P
Mercado Anderson INF
Merricks Charles P
Miller Matt OF
Minix Travis P
Mojica Jose SS
Mora Audrys P
Moran Javon OF
Morgan Adam P
Mulligan Nolan P
Murakami Fabio OF
Myette Aaron P
Nelson Kevin C
Nestor Scott P
Nieves Wil C
Nix Jayson SS
Nunez Miguel P
O'Hare Christopher P
O'Sullivan Ryan P
O'Sullivan Sean SP
Ogando Nefi P
Olson Matt P
Osteen Cooper 2B
Overbeck Cody INF
Overholt Patrick P
Overton Brad P
Padilla Matthew P
Papelbon Jonathan RP
Parcus William P
Pascual Joan P
Pereira Gilmar P
Pettibone Jonathan SP
Phillips Anthony INF
Pinckney Brandon 3B
Poe Chad P
Prall Rich C
Pratt Trent C
Pritchard Stephen P
Pujols Jose OF
Purdom John C
Raggio Brady RP
Ramirez Juan Carlos P
Ramos Peter INF
Randolph Stephen P
Rawl Aaron P
Revere Ben OF
Rhoads Christopher P
Rio-Nunez Ruddy OF
Roberge J.P. OF
Robles Oscar INF
Rocchio Joseph P
Rodriguez Jean C
Rodriguez Ricciard P
Roller Adam P
Rollins Jimmy SS
Rosenberg B.J. P
Rosin Seth RP
Ruf Darin 1B
Ruiz Carlos C
Rupp Cameron C
Rushford Jim OF
Salazar Jeremy C
Sanchez Angelo P
Sasaki Ryan P
Schwartz Dan P
Sellers Neil 3B
Simon Kyle P
Sladek Jakub INF
Smith Casey INF
Smith Greg SP
Smith Mark OF
Smith Matt P
Solano San Lazaro P
Sorgi Adam 2B
Spidale Mike OF
Squires Matt P
Standridge Jason P
Suomi John C
Susdorf Steve OF
Tartaglia Evan OF
Tejeda Juan INF
Tempesta Nick SS
Thayer Matt OF
Thomas Clete OF
Tocci Carlos OF
Tolbert Matt INF
Tompkins Jacob P
Trinidad Jose OF
Tugwell Marc 2B
Utley Chase 2B
Valle Sebastian C
Van Steensel Todd P
Vanden Berg John C
Villegas-Andino Jesus SS
Waite Charles C
Walker Chris OF
Wassermann Ehren RP
Watson Shane P
Wedel Jeremy P
Welty Ron OF
Wertz Luke P
Williams Jermaine OF
Wilson Kris RP
Winchester Jeff C
Woodrow Christopher P
Worthington Adam P
Wright Matt P
Yarnall Ed P

Amaro Jr. Ruben GM
Bowa Larry TO
Gillick Pat TO
Henderson Steve TO
Mackanin Pete TO
Manuel Charlie TO
McClure Bob PC
Morandini Mickey TO
Nichols Rod TO
Proefrock Scott TO
Samuel Juan TO
Sandberg Ryne MAN
Tracy Andy TO
Wade Ed TO

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