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  • MLB Notes: Phillies send Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers for A.J. Ellis

    The N.L. West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Carlos Ruiz from Philadelphia in a trade of backup catchers Thursday, getting a popular player with a world of postseason experience.


  • Phillies prospect Matt Imhof loses right eye

    Matt Imhof, a Phillies minor league pitcher, had surgery Tuesday to remove his right eye after suffering a serious injury in a freak accident last week during an exercise after …


  • Phillies give manager Peter Mackanin 2-year deal through 2017

    The Philadelphia Phillies signed manager Peter Mackanin to a two-year contract through 2017.


  • MLB Notes: Longtime utility player Tony Phillips dies

    Tony Phillips, an infielder and outfielder who made the final defensive play in the Oakland Athletics’ sweep of the Giants during the earthquake-interrupted 1989 World Series, has died. He was …


  • Astros get closer Giles from Phils for top pick Appel

    Closer Ken Giles was traded from the Phillies to the Houston Astros as part of a seven-player deal that sent former No. 1 overall draft pick Mark Appel to Philadelphia.


  • Phillie Phanatic, 76ers mascot rappel down city skyscraper

    The Philadelphia Phillies finished the season in the cellar. But that didn’t keep the Phanatic from engaging in some rooftop shenanigans. The beloved team mascot rappelled 31 stories down the …


  • Phillies’ Cole Hamels pitches no-hitter against Cubs

    CHICAGO – The scouts packed the seats behind home plate, and Cole Hamels put on quite a show. The lanky left-hander was dominant on a picturesque afternoon at Wrigley Field. …


  • Ryne Sandberg resigns as Philadelphia Phillies manager

    PHILADELPHIA – Ryne Sandberg left on his terms. An emotional Sandberg resigned as Phillies manager on Friday in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in the …


  • Ryne Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

    Spokane native Ryne Sandberg resigned Friday as the Philadelphia Phillies manager.


  • MLB notes: Phillies 2B Chase Utley on disabled list with ankle injury

    Slumping second baseman Chase Utley was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Philadelphia Phillies with inflammation in his right ankle. The team announced the move after Utley sat …


  • Ryne Sandberg: Ryan Howard starter at first base for Phillies in ’15

    Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Ryan Howard will start at first base this season, despite plans to rebuild the team and attempts to trade the declining slugger. Sandberg spoke in …


  • Four Phillies get together on no-hitter

    ATLANTA – On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter. Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined on the season’s fourth no-hitter, blanking the …


  • Mariners let game, series slip away

    PHILADELPHIA – It was a game the Mariners probably should have won and a series they needed to win. Instead, they left Philadelphia shaking their heads in frustration having made …


  • Lowly Phillies slow down Mariners

    PHILADELPHIA – Something about the Mariners brings out the best in Jerome Williams. The right-hander took a three-hitter into the eighth inning, Andres Blanco hit his first homer in three …


  • Phillies slow down Mariners

    Jerome Williams took a three-hitter into the eighth inning, Andres Blanco hit his first homer in three years, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Seattle 4-1 in an interleague game Monday.


  • MLB notes: Rays salute Don Zimmer

    Joe Torre, Tommy Lasorda and Jim Leyland were among the many friends and family members at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Saturday to celebrate the life of longtime …


  • Brookover: Ryne Sandberg will discover managing in the bigs is all about winning

    CHICAGO – There are only 30 major league managing jobs, and everybody agrees that Spokane’s Ryne Sandberg paid his dues and then some to get one. Right around the time …


  • Ryno returns to Wrigley

    CHICAGO – The celebration for Wrigley Field’s 100th anniversary begins with a visit from an old friend. Ryne Sandberg brings his Philadelphia Phillies to Chicago to take on the Cubs …


  • Murphy: Outing of WSU’s Jason Monda exposes ‘amateur’ athletics farce

    CLEARWATER, Fla. – Even after a day in which the college baseball world used the Phillies organization as its speed bag, it is important to remember that the real villains …


  • Baseball notebook: Braves, Kimbrel agree to deal

    The Atlanta Braves locked up a key piece of their foundation Sunday by agreeing to a $42 million, four-year contract with All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel. “We are very excited to …


  • Phillies fire manager Charlie Manuel, promote Ryne Sandberg

    PHILADELPHIA — Charlie Manuel has been fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, with his team out of the pennant race and in a tailspin since the All-Star break.


  • Rangers put Kinsler on DL, recall former Indian

    Top prospect Jurickson Profar will get most of the playing time at second base for the Texas Rangers while Ian Kinsler is on the 15-day disabled list with bruised ribs. …


  • Carpenter pitches Cardinals into NLCS

    PHILADELPHIA – The ultimate ace, it turned out, belonged to the St. Louis Cardinals. Chris Carpenter tossed a three-hitter to outpitch old pal Roy Halladay in a duel for the …


  • Cardinals take Phillies to Game 5

    ST. LOUIS – Big swings by a slumping hitter, clutch innings by a journeyman pitcher. Suddenly, the St. Louis Cardinals are looking very dangerous. As for the Philadelphia Phillies? Things …


  • Cardinals rally from 4-0 deficit, split in Philly

    PHILADELPHIA – John Jay knocked Carlos Ruiz backward with a hard forearm shiver, then the St. Louis Cardinals flipped this series around. Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead single in the …


  • Phillies’ Cliff Lee on a hot streak

    Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee takes everything he does seriously, whether it’s hitting, fielding or running the bases. Of course, his superb pitching is the reason he’s become a superstar. Lee has …


  • Big man asks for big raise

    NEW YORK – Ryan Howard proposed a salary as prodigious as one of his home runs. The Philadelphia Phillies first baseman asked for $18 million in arbitration Tuesday, the third-highest …


  • Ibanez, Phillies ink deal

    Outfielder Raul Ibanez and the Philadelphia Phillies have finalized a $31.5 million, three-year contract. The deal, agreed to Friday, was subject to a physical and was announced Tuesday. He gets …


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