7/21/2014 | Brignac, Nieves return to Phillies from disabled list
Cliff Lee's return to the starting rotation after two months on the disabled list was Monday night's headline, but the Phillies got back some additional depth in the form of Reid Brignac (left ankle sprain) and Wil Nieves (right quad strain), who were reinstated from the DL before the series opener against the Giants.
7/21/2014 | Crawford hasn't forgotten his UYA roots
When the MLB Urban Youth Academy (UYA) first opened its doors in 2006, a number of high school kids with talent gravitated towards the Compton, Calif. facility and two of the early talents, Aaron Hicks and Anthony Gose, have reached the Majors and still give back to the academy and the community they came from.
7/21/2014 | Giants send Petit to face Phillies in place of Cain
With Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list, Yusmeiro Petit will start for the Giants in his place Tuesday. He'll be opposed by the Phillies' Roberto Hernandez, who's coming off his strongest outing of the season.
7/21/2014 | Phillies activate Lee amid flurry of roster moves
The Phillies made a series of roster moves Monday, highlighted by Cliff Lee being activated from the disabled list.
7/20/2014 | Strong-armed Rupp impresses at big league level
Phillies starter Cole Hamels may have been giddy throwing his new two-seam fastball Saturday night, but the other nights of the week, he's having fun watching the development of young catcher Cameron Rupp.
7/20/2014 | Lee returns focused on helping Phillies win
Cliff Lee finally rejoins the starting rotation Monday after landing on the disabled list in late May with a strained left elbow. Meanwhile, Ryan Vogelsong will oppose Lee having lost four consecutive starts, but the blame lies on the shoulders of the Giants' offense.
7/20/2014 | Kendrick can't contain Braves as Phillies drop finale
Kyle Kendrick allowed six runs in the first three innings as the Phillies dropped the series finale to the Braves, 8-2, on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field.
7/19/2014 | Sandberg unsuccessful on seventh-inning challenge
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg lost a replay challenge in the seventh inning Saturday when he sought to overturn a safe call at second base on Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson's RBI double.
7/19/2014 | Slow starters look to right ship in rubber match
Kyle Kendrick and Alex Wood have both struggled in early innings this season, and they square off as the Phillies take on the Braves in the series finale at Turner Field on Sunday afternoon.
7/19/2014 | Amaro discusses returning Phils rather than trades
Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. wouldn't talk about potential deals prior to the July 31 Trade Deadline, but he said players such as Reid Brignac and Wil Nieves are close to returning to the Majors.
7/19/2014 | Rollins provides Hamels support in superb start
Cole Hamels allowed one run and four hits with nine strikeouts over seven innings in a 2-1 victory to even the weekend set against the Braves at Turner Field on Saturday night. Jimmy Rollins' homer provided the only offense.
7/19/2014 | No stress for Phils as Draft deadline passes
Phillies senior vice president and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. wasn't sweating it out as the clock hit 5 p.m. ET on Friday, marking the deadline for signing 2014 June First-Year Draft picks.
7/18/2014 | Lee ready to return for home series on Monday
What is the definition of a quality start? That depends on who you ask. For Cliff Lee, it's a start wearing a Phillies uniform. That means Monday night, when the Phils host the Giants at Citizens Bank Park in their first post-All-Star break series at home.
7/18/2014 | Catchers working way back toward Phillies
The Phillies are looking forward to the return of catchers Carlos Ruiz and Wil Nieves, both of whom are currently rehabbing injuries.
7/18/2014 | Hamels looks for run support in battle of vets
With eyes throughout the league on Cole Hamels as a potential trade asset, the lefty takes the hill on Saturday night against 36-year-old Aaron Harang and the Braves at Turner Field.
7/18/2014 | Burnett continues to struggle against Braves in loss
The Phillies dropped their second-half opener, 6-4, on Friday night at Turner Field as A.J. Burnett allowed six runs on 10 hits over five innings.
7/16/2014 | Ruiz could return to lineup next week
Carlos Ruiz, on the DL since June 27 with a concussion, will begin a rehab assignment Thursday and could return to the lineup next week.
7/15/2014 | Utley makes presence felt in Midsummer Classic
Chase Utley wasted little time getting into the action at the All-Star Game on Tuesday, plating the National League's first run on a double in the second inning.
7/14/2014 | Right on Target: Stars align at Twins' home park
It's regarded as one of baseball's best parks, and Target Field will be on full display Tuesday night when the game's best players take the field for the 85th annual All-Star Game. "It's a big moment," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "It's a big thing for us. It's well-deserved. A lot of people have put a lot of work in here at the stadium."
7/14/2014 | Utley thrilled to return to All-Star Game as starter
Chase Utley has long been one of baseball's most underrated players. He was one of baseball's best players from 2005 to 2010, garnering Most Valuable Player votes each season and being named an All-Star five straight years from 2006-10, but never quite got the credit he deserved. He's also been plagued by injuries in recent years, as he hasn't played more than 140 games since 2009.
7/13/2014 | Phils get taste of Future in Crawford, Franco
J.P. Crawford had a hit, a steal and a run for the US team in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Target Field. Also representing the Phillies organization was top prospect Maikel Franco, who has gotten hot at Triple-A Lehigh Valley after a slow start.
7/13/2014 | Burnett on trade talk: Phillies are my team
Changes are almost certainly coming for the Phillies. Closer Jonathan Papelbon made it clear last week that he would like to play on a contending team, but starter A.J. Burnett on Sunday said he was not looking to move on.
7/13/2014 | With win streak over, Phils enter break quietly
The Phillies were on the verge of getting back in the conversation, a turnaround of unlikely proportions. But with Sunday's 10-3 loss to the Nationals, Philadelphia is 10 games out of first place entering the All-Star break.
7/13/2014 | Braves to open second half vs. rival Phillies
This first series after the All-Star break will be important for the Braves as they try to defend their 2013 National League East crown. Ervin Santana will take on A.J. Burnett in the meeting between division opponents.
7/13/2014 | Sandberg sets rotation pending Lee's rehab start
If all goes according to plan with Cliff Lee's rehab start at Class A Advanced Clearwater on Monday, the southpaw will make his return to the Phillies' rotation on Monday, July 21, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said before Sunday's series finale vs. the Nationals.
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