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Phillies sign 5 more to minor league deals

Philly.com A pitcher, two catchers and two infielders bring to 13 the total of nonroster players who will report to Clearwater.
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Red Sox bring in Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez

Philly.com BOSTON (AP) - Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they're teammates, signing with the Boston Red Sox as free agents to try to boost Boston out of...
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Baseball Notes: Red Sox get Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez

Philly.com The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings.
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How Red Sox' signings impact Phillies

Philly.com The dominoes have started to fall with free agents Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval landing in Boston.
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AP Source: Seager, M's agree on $100M, 7-year deal

Philly.com SEATTLE (AP) - Kyle Seager has cashed in on the best season of his young career, becoming the third Seattle Mariners player to reach the $100 million threshold.
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Pablo Sandoval reaches multiyear deal with Red Sox

Philly.com SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Kung Fu Panda is moving to Boston.
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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz on Hall of Fame ballot

Philly.com NEW YORK (AP) - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.
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First glimpse of Howards' financial setup was on HBO in 2007

Philly.com In the wake of Ryan Howard's lawsuits over his finances, it's interesting to look back at 'Real Sports' episode from 2007.
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Negro League pitcher may have had Cherokee blood

Philly.com (Justin Klugh) — In the summer of 1917, the Hilldale Club, based in Darby, PA, was one of the most popular and successful all-black professional teams in the world of segregated baseball.
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Phillies make additions to 40-man roster

Philly.com Jesse Biddle, Adam Morgan and Nefi Ogando are added to the roster.
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Phillies add Biddle to 40-man roster

Philly.com The Phillies added prospect Jesse Biddle to their 40-man roster Thursday, and Biddle's recent elbow trouble was diagnosed as mild tendinitis.
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Cuban prospect Yasmani Tomas to attend MLB Winter Meetings

Philly.com (Justin Klugh) — Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas will attend MLB's Winter Meetings in San Diego this December.
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MLB owners to vote on five-year contract to new commissioner Rob Manfred

Philly.com (Justin Klugh) — MLB owners will offer a five-year contract to Rob Manfred, who will take over as commissioner in January.
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Will Howard be back with Phillies for 2015?

Philly.com The Phillies might be willing to eat dollars to move on to younger prospects.
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Howard's struggles linked to more than injuries

Philly.com It wasn't merely professional pressure to perform as Ryan Howard battled with his family over finances.
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Ryan Howard not only athlete with family feud issues

Philly.com There have been other players whose personal issues have played out in the public arena.
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Red Sox may be moving on from Cole Hamels

Philly.com (Justin Klugh) — A Cole Hamels-to-the-Red Sox trade is unlikely as Boston has reportedly offered a deal to Jon Lester.
  • 6 days ago
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Ryan Howard locked in family financial infighting

Philly.com Before Ryan Howard's twin brother sued him for $2.8 million; before his father, who helped manage the Phillies slugger's money, allegedly requested a $10 million separation payment; before Howard...
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The family legal fight over Ryan Howard's finances

Philly.com (Rich Hofmann) — It was late July when Ryan Howard pointedly asked a reporter if he wanted to trade places with him. The anguish in his tone was palpable. A former perennial MVP candidate, the slugger’s career was...
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Blog Articles

A 28-year-old Ryan Howard got an "allowance" from parents

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — On Wednesday, the sad details of the lawsuits lobbied back and forth between Ryan Howard and his family became public. In retrospect, a 2007 HBO Real Sports' profile piece on Howard, and the...
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Jesse Biddle has mild elbow tendinitis; will be added to 40-man roster

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Matt Gelb) — The Phillies will add prospect Jesse Biddle to their 40-man roster later Thursday, and Biddle's recent elbow trouble was diagnosed as mild tendinitis.
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Few changes for Phillies' minor-league development staff

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Matt Gelb) — Former catcher Pat Borders, hired to manage single-A Williamsport, is among the few changes to the Phillies' development staff for 2015.
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In thin catcher market, Carlos Ruiz is one trade option

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Matt Gelb) — The first major free-agent domino fell Monday when Russell Martin signed with Toronto, a contract that forces other teams to pursue their needs at catcher through a trade. Could Carlos Ruiz be one...
  • 7 days ago
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If not Kansas City, then where for Ryan Howard?

Philly.com: High Cheese (David Murphy) — The Royals may have interest in Ryan Howard, and that interest might be overblown. The other options are slim.
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Amaro will listen, but Rollins, Utley expected to return in 2015

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — A report surfaced on Tuesday that the New York Mets called the Phillies about the availability of Jimmy Rollins. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he expects Rollins and Utley, who each have...
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Biddle leaves winter ball team with sore elbow

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Bob Brookover) — PHOENIX -- Jesse Biddle's regular season in the Phillies' minor-league system was a disaster and now his offseason is off to a lousy start, too.
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Kansas City interested in Howard? Not so fast.

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — A baseball source knocked down a report that the Kansas City Royals had discussions about trading for Ryan Howard.
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Phillies meet with Yasmany Tomas' agent

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — The Phillies pursuit of Cuban free agent outfielder Yasmany Tomas continued on Monday, when the GM Meetings began in Phoenix. Tomas' agent, Jay Alou, met with Ruben Amaro Jr. at the meetings.
  • 15 days ago
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A trade fit for Dom Brown?

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — The Phillies are looking to add pitching this winter. Domonic Brown is a prime change-of-scenery candidate through a trade. Could Tampa be a potential landing spot for Brown?
  • 15 days ago
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Morrow, Masterson, Anderson heading potential pitching targets for Phillies

Philly.com: High Cheese (David Murphy) — Brandon Morrow is a name to watch as the Phillies attempt to cobble together a rotation for 2015.
  • 21 days ago
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Burnett declines $12.75 million option

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — A.J. Burnett could have came back to the Phillies for a guaranteed $12.75 million for 2015. Instead, he's decided to become a free agent.
  • 22 days ago
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All Phillies coaches will return in 2015

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Matt Gelb) — The Phillies offered their entire coaching staff a chance to return for 2015, and all seven coaches have accepted.
  • 27 days ago
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