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Surprise start for O'Sullivan

Philly.com DUNEDIN, Fla. - Sean O'Sullivan arrived at the Phillies' minor-league complex before sunrise Tuesday. The 27-year-old righthander did not know that in a little more than five hours he would start...
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Blue Jays 10, Phillies 6

Philly.com (Steve Falk) — The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Phillies, 10-6, on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
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Baseball Notes: Mets trade for pair of lefthanded relievers

Philly.com The New York Mets made two trades Monday to bolster a bullpen lacking in lefthanders, acquiring Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres and Jerry Blevins from the Washington Nationals.
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Next up at Citizens Bank Park: Metal detectors

Philly.com After tinkering with the idea in the second half of last season, Citizens Bank Park will now install metal detectors for all fans entering the facility.
  • 18 hr 18 min ago

Cubs create stir by sending down top prospect

Philly.com Players association threatens litigation after third baseman Kris Bryant is sent back to minor leagues despite a big spring.
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Red Sox' Ortiz peeved at offseason drug-testing

Philly.com David Ortiz recounts encounter in which he was tested at 7:30 a.m. in the Dominican Republic.
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Phillies send Gonzalez down

Philly.com Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, in his second year of a $12 million deal, has to pitch better to be a major leaguer, Ruben Amaro says.
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Phillies' Amaro focusing on future

Philly.com General manager Ruben Amaro says he's 'more interested' in progress of minor league players than those on the big-league club.
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With Brown likely headed to DL, who'll start Phillies season in right?

Philly.com BRADENTON, Fla. - The Phillies' Grapefruit League game Monday was the team's 11th straight without rightfielder Domonic Brown, who remains sidelined with a sore left Achilles tendon. General...
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Phillies, Pirates get testy after Slowey's quick pitches

Philly.com BRADENTON, Fla. - The players from both dugouts and bullpens emptied onto the field Monday before the fifth inning of the Phillies' 18-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Phillies' Eflin and his family savor his Grapefruit League debut

Philly.com BRADENTON, Fla. - McKechnie Field's public address announcer instructed the fans to remove their caps. The national anthem was ready to be performed. That is when the nerves kicked in.
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Pirates 18, Phillies 4

Philly.com (Steve Falk) — The Phillies lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 18-4, in Grapefruit League play on March 31, 2015.
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Baseball Notes: A-Rod makes his first appearance at first base

Philly.com Alex Rodriguez played first base for the first time in his professional career Sunday, handling three chances in three innings during the New York Yankees' 7-0 win over the Houston Astros.
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Phillies Notebook: Phillies' Asche says he's 'progressing'

Philly.com Cody Asche, who has missed four straight game with tightness in his back, played in an intrasquad game.
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No surprise: Hamels to start Phils' opener

Philly.com Cole Hamels will take the mound on Opening Day for the second time in the last 3 years.
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For Phillies, three unanswered questions

Philly.com The season opens next week but there are issues the team still needs to address.
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Phillies will keep Revere in left field

Philly.com CLEARWATER, Fla. - After Ben Revere's seventh straight game as a leftfielder, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg deemed the move official, "barring anything that could come up."
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Hamels will make rare opening-day start

Philly.com Cole Hamels' start on April 6 against the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park - which manager Ryne Sandberg made "official" on Sunday - will mark only the second opening-day start of...
  • 2 days ago

Phillies send Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to minor-league camp

Philly.com CLEARWATER, Fla. - Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez packed his bags Sunday morning and made the short walk from Bright House Field to the Phillies' minor-league clubhouse. The recipient of the most...
  • 2 days ago

Phillies 4, Tigers 4

Philly.com (Steve Falk) — The Phillies tied the Detroit Tigers, 4-4, on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
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Blog Articles

Giles removed from game with back pain

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — Ken Giles was visited by a trainer and manager Ryne Sandberg during the middle of an at-bat in the eighth inning in Dunedin. He was removed from the game with a back injury. Afterward he said it...
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Phillies release Kevin Slowey

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — The Phillies on Tuesday morning released righthander Kevin Slowey, who was in camp as a non-roster invitee and on a minor league deal.
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Jonathan Pettibone set to face live hitters Tuesday

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — Jonathan Pettibone is scheduled to pitch live batting practice Tuesday, the first time he will face live hitters since undergoing June shoulder surgery.
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Potential No. 5 starter Sean O'Sullivan to pitch Tuesday

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — Righthander Sean O'Sullivan will start Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, essentially making him the favorite to land the Phillies' temporary fifth...
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Cody Asche returns to lineup

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — After missing the last four Grapefruit League games because back tightness, Cody Asche is back in the lineup Monday for the Phillies' game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton.
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Asche "progressing" from back injury

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — Cody Asche was out of the Phillies lineup for the fourth straight game after experiencing "some tightness" during pregame stretch on Thursday. He returned to game action on Sunday, though, playing...
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It's no secret: Hamels to start Opening Day

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — This doesn't qualify as news as much as housekeeping: as expected, Cole Hamels will be taking the ball on Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park against the Red Sox a week from Monday.
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Former Phillies prospect Drabek switching teams again

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — A day after earning a save against his former organization, Blue Jays righthander Kyle Drabek was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox.
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A-Rod on Nola: "Phillies should be very excited"

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — Like Cole Hamels a decade before him, Phillies top pick Aaron Nola got to make a big league spring cameo against Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees. Nola struck out the three-time MVP on...
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Nola pitches three scoreless innings in Grapefruit League debut

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — Aaron Nola, the Phillies' top pitching prospect, pitched three scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut Friday against the New York Yankees.
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Nola takes on the Yankees

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — Aaron Nola, the Phillies top pitching prospect and the No.7 overall pick in last June's draft, is scheduled to make a big league camp cameo today against the Yankees. We'll track the action live...
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Crawford frustrated but staying positive after first pro injury

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — The Phillies' top prospect was turning double plays during infield practice before a minor league game Tuesday when he felt a sharp pain. When he felt it again in the game, J.P. Crawford took...
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Phillies help Army officer from Fox Chase surprise family

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — The Phanatic was dancing with a fan late in Wednesday’s game, when the public address announcer asked the mascot to reveal who his dance partner was.
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Top prospect Crawford sidelined with injury

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Matt Breen) — J.P. Crawford, the Phillies' top prospect, sustained a left oblique strain and will be sidelined four-to-six weeks.
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