Team News: Philadelphia Phillies

  • Alfaro makes grand entrance to spring with slam
    Gabe Kapler has said the "meat and potatoes" for a catcher is his work behind the plate.

  • Middlebrooks carted off field with leg injury
    Phillies infielder Will Middlebrooks appeared to suffer a serious left leg injury in the eighth inning of Saturday afternoon's game against the Orioles at Spectrum Field.

  • Eflin debuts bulked-up lower body in outing
    Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin entered camp last spring at 198 pounds, nearly 40 pounds lighter than the spring of 2016.

  • Quinn tries out infielder's glove on Glove Day
    Roman Quinn has been an outfielder so long that he no longer needed an infielder's glove.

  • Kapler starts team social media challenge
    Kapler starts team social media challenge

  • K-Rod begins roster bid in spring opener
    Francisco Rodriguez drove himself to Dunedin Stadium on Friday, but he had trouble finding the entrance to the parking lot.

  • Phils confident in Pivetta's upgraded repertoire
    If the Phillies fall short in their pursuit of Jake Arrieta, they could move forward with what they have. They believe that in part because they believe Nick Pivetta, who allowed two runs in two innings Friday in a 2-1 loss to Toronto in the Grapefruit Le

  • Prospect Dominguez impresses Kapler early
    Phillies manager Gabe Kapler tuned up for his Grapefruit League debut Friday against the Blue Jays in Dunedin with a 6-0 victory Thursday over the University of Tampa at Spectrum Field.

  • Phils owner weighs in on Arrieta talk, pitching
    Scott Boras is known to call an owner or two as he pursues and closes monster contracts for clients. The agent can be persuasive. So how often has Phillies owner John Middleton heard from Boras recently? Middleton shaped his thumb and index finger into a

  • Which Phillies longshot could make club?
    Is there an Eddie Oropesa in Phillies camp this spring? Is there a Brock Stassi? The Phillies open their Grapefruit League season on Friday against the Blue Jays at 1:07 p.m. ET in Dunedin, Fla., which means it's not too early to think about dark-horse ca

  • Kapler prefers undefined roles for relievers
    Gabe Kapler has offered a few hints at how he might use his bullpen in 2018. He has preached flexibility, and how he prefers his relievers be open to pitching in any inning. But he also said he understands the importance of roles, and how relief pitchers

  • Double rake: Williams almost dents car again
    Maybe Phillies manager Gabe Kapler should move his car.

  • All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers
    All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the

  • Kapler's rental car dented by Williams' HR
    Nick Williams crushed a home run at Mike Schmidt Field at Carpenter Complex. The ball sailed over the right-field fence and onto the roof of manager Gabe Kapler's rental car. It made a small dent.

  • Phillies, Arrieta reportedly 'having dialogue'
    Jake Arrieta considers himself one of the elite pitchers in baseball, and he still hopes to be paid like one.

  • Phils emboldened by Kapler's spring message
    Gabe Kapler's first camp with the Phillies has been anything but ordinary. Sure, the bullpen sessions, batting practices and baserunning and bunting drills are there. But Camp Kapler has a decidedly different vibe than springs past.

  • 'Bold' choice: NFL champ Kelce talks to Phillies
    Jason Kelce made Chase Utley's infamous World Series championship speech seem tame a couple of weeks ago, when he dropped a wildly celebrated, but profanity-laden speech about the Eagles, underdogs and championships on the steps of the Philadelphia art mu

  • Patient Phils could be on cusp of greatness
    The Phillies made some major investments this winter, and not just in the bluetooth speakers that have made their clubhouse, their morning workouts and even the empty hallways of Spectrum Field consistent sources of musical accompaniment at the behest of

  • MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18
    Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.

  • Bulked-up Hernandez faces uncertain future
    Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez arrived at Spectrum Field on Sunday after focusing this offseason on adding muscle and hoping to add a little more power to his overall game.

  • Kapler leaving mark with new coaching style
    New Phillies manager Gabe Kapler is already doing things a bit differently a day before position players officially report to Spring Training camp.

  • Herrera's hair is in the best shape of its life
    Herrera's hair is in the best shape of its life

  • Santana pushing cars and now Franco
    A couple weeks after Carlos Santana signed a three-year, $60 million contract with the Phillies in late December, he posted a video of himself pushing a white Mercedes-Benz in the Dominican Republic.

  • Phillies, Abad agree to Minor League deal
    The Phillies added another left-hander to the mix in their eight-man bullpen competition on Saturday. Philadelphia signed Fernando Abad to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. He joins Adam Morgan, Hoby Milner and Zac Curtis as l

  • Tunes a boon to Kapler's managing style
    Music has been a constant companion to the Phillies the first week of camp. That will not change.

  • MacPhail 'satisfied' with Phillies' direction
    Manager Gabe Kapler said Tuesday he thinks the Phillies can "shock people." General manager Matt Klentak said Thursday that the Phillies taking an unexpected jump into postseason contention is "no longer a pipe dream." Team president Andy MacPhail's state

  • Phillies' single-game tickets on sale now
    Baseball season's just around the corner! Phillies single game tickets for all 80 regular season home games at Citizens Bank Park are on sale now. Fans can also call the Phillies Phone Center (215-463-1000).

  • Which Phils backup backstop will catch on?
    It is no secret that one of the most intriguing roster battles at Phillies camp is at catcher. Jorge Alfaro is a lock to make the team because he is out of options, leaving Cameron Rupp and Andrew Knapp to compete for the No. 2 job.

  • Klentak: Phils to stay disciplined in FA market
    While Philadelphia general manager Matt Klentak said Thursday morning at Spectrum Field that the Phillies are pursuing a veteran starting pitcher, he said they are going to acquire that pitcher on their terms.

  • 9 pics to celebrate the Phils' powder blue unis
    9 pics to celebrate the Phils' powder blue unis

  • Neshek, K-Rod talk winding paths to Phillies
    Pat Neshek and Francisco Rodriguez's recent journeys to the Phillies came under rather divergent circumstances.

  • Velasquez embracing make-or-break season
    If the Phillies truly plan to shock people, if they really truly believe they have a shot to compete for a spot in the postseason, Vince Velasquez will need to fulfill the potential that made him the most coveted piece in the Ken Giles trade with Houston

  • Phillies looking to 'shock' naysayers in 2018
    The Eagles' stunning Super Bowl win has new Phillies manager Gabe Kapler wondering why can't his team also 'shock' the world.

  • Phillies' young arms already impressing Kapler
    The Phillies are in the market to upgrade their rotation, but first-year manager Gabe Kapler has already seen some promising signs from his young starters.

  • Young group to vie for Phillies' 5th starter spot
    If the Phillies don't acquire a veteran starting pitcher in the coming weeks, what is Plan B? Simple: They will have their most critical roster battle of the spring.

  • Hoskins arrives early to work in outfield
    Pitchers and catchers don't report to camp until Wednesday, but Rhys Hoskins has already been putting in work at the Phillies' facility in Clearwater, Fla., for a week.

  • Phils' starter search continues on eve of camp
    The Phillies have made no secret that they want -- and plan -- to add a veteran starter to a rotation led by Aaron Nola and Jerad Eickhoff. So far, that has not happened. While it may not happen before Spring Training begins on Wednesday, it certainly can

  • '18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft
    From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Phillies' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

  • Phillies' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Phillies have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Philly's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

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