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Alfaro makes grand entrance to spring with slam Saturday, 24 February 2018, 10:06 pm

Gabe Kapler has said the "meat and potatoes" for a catcher is his work behind the plate.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Middlebrooks carted off field with leg injury Saturday, 24 February 2018, 9:28 pm

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.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Eflin debuts bulked-up lower body in outing Saturday, 24 February 2018, 9:05 pm

Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin entered camp last spring at 198 pounds, nearly 40 pounds lighter than the spring of 2016.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Quinn tries out infielder's glove on Glove Day Saturday, 24 February 2018, 8:25 pm

Roman Quinn has been an outfielder so long that he no longer needed an infielder's glove.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Kapler starts team social media challenge Saturday, 24 February 2018, 5:58 pm

May the boldest win!

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Eric Chesterton

K-Rod begins roster bid in spring opener Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:02 pm

Francisco Rodriguez drove himself to Dunedin Stadium on Friday, but he had trouble finding the entrance to the parking lot.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Phils confident in Pivetta's upgraded repertoire Friday, 23 February 2018, 6:00 pm

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 League opener at Dunedin Stadium, will establish himself as a reliable, effective starter in the National League. The numbers tell them it is possible.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Prospect Dominguez impresses Kapler early Thursday, 22 February 2018, 9:53 pm

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.

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Phils owner weighs in on Arrieta talk, pitching Thursday, 22 February 2018, 6:00 pm

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 circle Thursday, a couple of hours before the Phillies played an exhibition against the University of Tampa at Spectrum Field. Zero.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Which Phillies longshot could make club? Thursday, 22 February 2018, 5:38 pm

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 candidates to make the Opening Day roster.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Kapler prefers undefined roles for relievers Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 10:31 pm

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 crave their routines.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Double rake: Williams almost dents car again Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 7:49 pm

Maybe Phillies manager Gabe Kapler should move his car.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:46 pm

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 school on Feb. 14.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | David Adler

Kapler's rental car dented by Williams' HR Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 7:58 pm

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.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Phillies, Arrieta reportedly 'having dialogue' Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 2:55 pm

Jake Arrieta considers himself one of the elite pitchers in baseball, and he still hopes to be paid like one.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Phils emboldened by Kapler's spring message Monday, 19 February 2018, 10:30 pm

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.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

'Bold' choice: NFL champ Kelce talks to Phillies Monday, 19 February 2018, 8:11 pm

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 museum. A more subdued Kelce traded his Mummers costume for a red Phillies "Be Bold" T-shirt Monday morning at Bright House Field, where he addressed the Phillies before their first full-squad workout.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Patient Phils could be on cusp of greatness Monday, 19 February 2018, 7:11 pm

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 rookie skipper Gabe Kapler. They signed Carlos Santana to a three-year, $60 million contract that was a behemoth by the standards of a cost-conscious industry, and they committed nearly $35 million over two years to Tommy Hunter and Pat Neshek for the bullpen.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Anthony Castrovince

MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18 Monday, 19 February 2018, 5:41 pm

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.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | David Adler

Bulked-up Hernandez faces uncertain future Sunday, 18 February 2018, 8:26 pm

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.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | J. Scott Butherus

Kapler leaving mark with new coaching style Sunday, 18 February 2018, 7:00 pm

New Phillies manager Gabe Kapler is already doing things a bit differently a day before position players officially report to Spring Training camp.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | J. Scott Butherus

Herrera's hair is in the best shape of its life Sunday, 18 February 2018, 5:11 pm

The hair of a star.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Michael Clair

Santana pushing cars and now Franco Saturday, 17 February 2018, 9:15 pm

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.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Phillies, Abad agree to Minor League deal Saturday, 17 February 2018, 8:45 pm

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 left-handers with a legitimate chance to make the team.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Tunes a boon to Kapler's managing style Friday, 16 February 2018, 9:26 pm

Music has been a constant companion to the Phillies the first week of camp. That will not change.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

MacPhail 'satisfied' with Phillies' direction Friday, 16 February 2018, 8:26 pm

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 statements weren't as rose-colored on Friday morning at Spectrum Field, but he said he is "excited" about his team and "satisfied" with where the organization is headed.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Phillies' single-game tickets on sale now Friday, 16 February 2018, 2:06 pm

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).

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Which Phils backup backstop will catch on? Thursday, 15 February 2018, 8:56 pm

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.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Klentak: Phils to stay disciplined in FA market Thursday, 15 February 2018, 7:54 pm

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.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

9 pics to celebrate the Phils' powder blue unis Thursday, 15 February 2018, 6:28 pm

Rhapsody in powder blue.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Michael Clair

Neshek, K-Rod talk winding paths to Phillies Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:48 pm

Pat Neshek and Francisco Rodriguez's recent journeys to the Phillies came under rather divergent circumstances.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Velasquez embracing make-or-break season Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:23 pm

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 in December 2015.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Phillies looking to 'shock' naysayers in 2018 Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 11:40 pm

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

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Phillies' young arms already impressing Kapler Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 11:15 pm

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.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Young group to vie for Phillies' 5th starter spot Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:33 pm

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.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

Hoskins arrives early to work in outfield Monday, 12 February 2018, 7:26 pm

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.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Chad Thornburg

Phils' starter search continues on eve of camp Monday, 12 February 2018, 2:37 pm

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 happen at any point before Opening Day.

Source: PHI Homepage News PHI Homepage News | Todd Zolecki

'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 9:26 pm

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.

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Phillies' Top 30 Prospects list Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:01 am

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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