3/11/2014 | Sandberg impressed with Ruf's spring showing
Darin Ruf replaced Ryan Howard at first base in the seventh inning Tuesday at Champion Stadium. He never had an opportunity to hit, but he has nonetheless made his mark early this spring.
3/11/2014 | Buchanan making pitch for potential rotation spot
If Cole Hamels misses the first month of the season, the Phillies will need somebody to be their fifth starter. Jeff Manship and David Buchanan appear to be the top two internal candidates
3/11/2014 | Phils open spot on roster by outrighting Stutes
With a host of non-roster invitees having a chance to make the Opening Day roster, the Phillies on Tuesday outrighted right-hander Michael Stutes from the 40-man roster.
3/11/2014 | Dubee reflects fondly on time with Phillies
A short walk beyond center field at Champion Stadium, on a side field at the Braves baseball complex, Rich Dubee surveyed the action in front of him. He looked out of place in his white Braves uniform.
3/11/2014 | Buchanan logs solid outing in Phils' loss to Braves
David Buchanan started and went three scoreless innings in the Phillies' eventual 9-1 loss to the Braves on Tuesday.
3/11/2014 | Howard seeking return to all-fields approach
Ryan Howard averaged 50 homers and 143 RBIs per season from 2006-09 and was an MVP in '06. In those days, Howard hit the ball where it was pitched, which was often to left or center field. He's trying to get back to that mindset again.
3/10/2014 | Howard bats fifth, Byrd fourth vs. right-hander
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg had Ryan Howard hit fifth against Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy on Monday. Marlon Byrd hit fourth.
3/10/2014 | Sandberg not concerned about Phillies' offense
The Phillies have been held to one or no runs in five of their 13 Grapefruit League games and have been held to three or fewer runs nine times. Still, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg is not worried.
3/10/2014 | Lee ready to step up for Phils with Hamels out
Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee allowed three hits, two runs, one walk and struck out five in 3 2/3 innings on Monday in an 8-1 loss to the Braves at Bright House Field.
3/10/2014 | Hamels scheduled for 'pen session this week
Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday at Bright House Field, his first in 11 days.
3/10/2014 | Lee fans five, but offense mostly quiet vs. Braves
Cliff Lee struck out five over 3 2/3 innings, but the Phillies lost, 8-1, to the Braves on Monday at Bright House Field.
3/10/2014 | How do Phillies' top prospects fit the team's needs?
Age and declining production have bitten the Phillies, and the need to win is intense. But while there are some quality prospects in the Pipeline, they are best suited for deployment long-term.
3/10/2014 | Phils' long-term emphasis remains on youth
The Phillies' farm system is once again stocked with young players whose impressive tools give them the potential to develop into stars, much like Jimmy Rollins and Cole Hamels once did.
3/9/2014 | Replay not in season form for Phillies, Twins
The Phillies and Twins had two plays undergo video review in Sunday's 1-1 tie -- with John Mayberry Jr., at the center of both -- and another in the third that was not a candidate for MLB's expanded instant replay.
3/9/2014 | Manship not distracted by opportunity at hand
When right-hander Jeff Manship found himself without a team in the offseason, he wasn't looking for as many suitors as he could get. Just the first one. So, when the Phillies called, he wasted little time in signing.
3/9/2014 | Manship solid before Phillies rise up late in draw
The Twins and Phillies played to a 1-1 draw after nine innings, with Philadelphia tying the game with a run in the eighth inning on Sunday at Hammond Stadium.
3/8/2014 | Sandberg stresses fundamentals in morning drill
One day after manager Ryne Sandberg expressed disappointment in the Phillies' poor fundamentals during a loss to the Orioles, the staff and players spent part of Saturday morning working on outfield cutoffs and relays.
3/8/2014 | Phillies break out of offensive funk vs. Astros
Coming into Saturday's game against an Astros split squad, the Phillies were batting .189 as a team. So an 11-3 win at Bright House Field was welcome for more reasons than one.
3/8/2014 | Three-run jacks from Asche, Ruiz carry Phils
Three-run homers by third baseman Cody Asche and catcher Carlos Ruiz lifted the Phillies to an 11-3 Grapefruit League win over an Astros split squad Saturday at Bright House Field.
3/8/2014 | Adams happy with progress after second 'pen session
Phillies reliever Mike Adams, who is coming off right shoulder surgery, threw off the mound for the second time Saturday morning and said he is ready to face hitters in live batting practice
3/8/2014 | Stutes, Biddle among Phillies' first spring cuts
Right-hander Michael Stutes and left-hander Jesse Biddle were among the first players cut as the Phillies reduced their roster Saturday. Stutes made 57 relief appearances in 2011 but has battled injuries since. Biddle is rated the Phillies' top pitching prospect by MLB.com.
3/7/2014 | Burnett: Rough start still 'step' in spring process
Right-hander A.J. Burnett said he was frustrated after giving up six runs on seven hits in just three innings in his Grapefruit League start against the Orioles on Friday at Ed Smith Stadium -- but not because of the ugly box score line.
3/7/2014 | Sandberg, Phillies remaining patient with Gonzalez
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, who signed a three-year, $12 million contract as a free agent needed 31 pitches to get through the fourth inning against the Orioles in Friday's 15-4 Grapefruit League loss at Ed Smith Stadium.
3/7/2014 | Sandberg unhappy with Phillies' lack of fundamentals
The Phillies are 1-8-1 in the Grapefruit League after a 15-4 loss to the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium on Friday. Ryne Sandberg isn't as unhappy about the defeats as he is about the way they've been occurring.
3/7/2014 | Brown focused on improving, sharpening defense
Domonic Brown led the Phillies in home runs (27) and runs batted in (83) and made his first All-Star team -- but don't expect to find a complacent Brown in this year's Spring Training.
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