It looks like Andrew Knapp will be the Phillies' backup catcher on Opening Day. The Phillies announced Monday afternoon that catchers Ryan Hanigan and Bryan Holaday have been released. Each had out clauses in their contracts that allowed them to request their release if they were not placed on the 40-man roster this week.
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Powered by a five-run, six-hit first inning, the Phillies topped the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-3, Sunday afternoon at Spectrum Field.
When the Indians selected Hoby Milner from the Phillies with the 27th pick in the Rule 5 Draft this winter, the 26-year-old knew there was a chance he'd be returned to the Phillies.
Left-hander Sean Burnett was granted his unconditional release on Sunday. He had a clause in his contract that said he needed to be placed on the Major League roster by then.
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Entering Spring Training, two or three vacant bullpen spots -- depending on whether Pete Mackanin was considering a seven- or eight-man bullpen -- represented about half the question marks for an otherwise decided 25-man roster. Five weeks later, no decisions on the unclaimed relief spots have been made.
Veteran non-roster invitee Kyle Kendrick continued his impressive Spring Training by allowing two earned runs over six-plus innings, and the Red Sox dueled the Phillies to a 3-3 tie.
If Chris Coghlan is not placed on the Phillies' Major League roster by Sunday, he must be released upon his request or placed on the roster within 48 hours.
Pat Venditte is the lone active switch-pitcher in the Majors, and he's preparing for his first NL season after being dealt from Seattle earlier this spring.
The Yankees rallied late to grab their 20th victory of the spring, pushing two runs across in the ninth inning to walk off in a 3-2 Grapefruit League win over the Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Friday.
With a handful of moves made Friday morning and an impending organizational meeting on Sunday, the Phillies' 25-man roster is nearing completion as the team preps for Opening Day.
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Every Spring Training, prospects get a chance to show what they can do as they prepare for the season ahead. Some are competing for jobs in big league camps, others are prepping for the season as they vie for spots at Minor League affiliates up and down a team's system. MLBPipeline.com is visiting all 30 camps this spring. Today we check in on the Philadelphia Phillies.
Nobody in the game rode taller in the saddle than Dallas Green. Not 6-foot-7 Frank Howard nor 6-foot-11 Jon Rauch. Dallas Green was baseball's John Wayne, so upright and rigid and with such a commanding voice.
Hoby Milner understood the landscape when he stepped into the Indians' clubhouse at the start of this spring. There was only one bullpen spot available and Cleveland already had a pair of skilled veteran lefites on the team in Andrew Miller and Boone Logan.
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Dallas Green, manager of the 1980 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies and a baseball renaissance man who held nearly every possible title during his five-plus decades in the game, died Wednesday. He was 82.
Baserunning mistakes hampered the Phillies offensive attack, but Aaron Nola rebounded in his longest start of the spring in a 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Thursday at Spectrum Field.
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Dallas Green, who managed the 1980 World Series championship team, died Wednesday at 82. He shared a special bond with Charlie Manuel, the only other Phillies manager to win a ring.
Dallas Green was made for Philadelphia. His quintessential blue-collar attitude and tendency to eschew the niceties sharpened the 1980 Phillies into a World Series champion in just his second year as manager.
Andrew Knapp remains in the hunt to be the Phillies' backup catcher.
Greg Bird homered twice and Masahiro Tanaka continued his scoreless spring, keeping the Phillies off the scoreboard for 5 1/3 innings in a 7-3 Yankees win Wednesday at Spectrum Field.
The Phillies scratched center fielder Odubel Herrera before Wednesday's 7-3 loss against the Yankees at Spectrum Field because of "cramping" in his legs.
A rosin bag propped up a Bluetooth-controlled LED light on the half-field mound Wednesday morning at Spectrum Field. The light is part of a new baserunning drill that Phillies first-base coach Mickey Morandini hopes will get his basestealers to take better jumps and steal more bases.
Actor Miles Teller is a huge Phillies fan and has been coming to Spring Training for years. Teller and his father, Michael, watched the Phillies play the Yankees on Wednesday afternoon in a 7-3 Grapefruit League loss at Spectrum Field.
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Right-hander Jake Thompson threw three scoreless innings, Freddy Galvis hit his first homer of the spring and the Phillies rallied late with a go-ahead RBI single from Odubel Herrera in the ninth in a 9-5 win over the Twins on Tuesday at Hammond Stadium.
Adam Morgan pitched three scoreless innings Tuesday in a 9-5 victory over the Twins in a Grapefruit League game at Hammond Stadium. He has a 2.19 ERA in five Spring Training appearances as he competes for one of two available bullpen jobs.
Odubel Herrera is one of those hitters that could lace a single to center field in his first plate appearance on Opening Day, even if he hadn't picked up a bat since October.
Larry Bowa, one of the two best shortstops the Phillies have ever employed, just shakes his head when he looks at the decision that's looming for the team at his old position.
For the second straight year, the Phillies will begin the regular season in Cincinnati. And for the second straight year, veteran right-hander Jeremy Hellickson will be the Opening Day starter, manager Pete Mackanin said before Sunday's game, an 8-0 loss against the Rays at Charlotte Sports Park.
Right-hander Jerad Eickhoff had a strong showing against the Rays on Sunday afternoon, going six innings and allowing two runs on four hits and no walks with nine strikeouts. But, his offense did him no favors, as four Rays pitchers combined to keep the Phillies off the bases until Tommy Joseph's one-out double in the eighth on the way to an 8-0 Rays win.