Harper has UCL tear in elbow

Bryce Harper won’t be returning to the outfield any time soon. After Thursday night’s game, the Phillies announced that their right fielder has a small tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, which means that he will not be allowed to throw for at least a month, but he can continue to serve as the team’s […]

Pitchers Jones, Sanchez returned to Lehigh Valley

Teams had until noon Monday (May 2) to cut their major league rosters down from 28 to 26 players. The higher roster number was incorporated because of the shortened spring training brought on by the lockout endured by Major League Baseball and the Player’s Association over the winter. To get to the lower limit, the […]

Falter to stretch out at Lehigh Valley; Torreyes leaves the organization

Bailey Falter (0-1, 4.91) wasn’t exactly putting himself into any postseason awards discussions in his four games with the Phillies, but that’s not why he was moved to Lehigh Valley on Wednesday. Instead, the Phillies looked around the organization and saw that there is no real depth to the starting rotation, meaning that if a […]

Stott sent to Lehigh Valley; Quinn returns to majors

Citing a need to play everyday, the Phillies optioned top prospect Bryson Stott to Triple-A Lehigh Valley Monday. Initially, Stott was slotted into third base against right-handed hitters, but with Alec Bohm returning to the offensive form that he had shown at the position in 2020 and Johan Camargo emerging as a super-utility player, the […]

Roman Quinn rejoins Phils organization

The Phillies let Roman Quinn become a free agent at the end of last November after a sometimes promising, but often frustrating time with the organization. Quinn has some talent but has been too limited by injuries to make much of an impact. Now, with center field becoming a spot where Phillies players go to […]

Marchan goes to 60-day IL

Rafael Marchan had already known that he was going to miss Opening Day because of a hamstring injury. The Phillies had optioned Marchan to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on March 23, but in what was a technical move, Marchan was recalled on Thursday so he could be placed on the major league 60-day IL, which would […]

Moniak out four to six weeks

Imaging making your first Opening Day roster as a young player only to have it dashed on the eve of the opener when you are told you can’t play for four to six weeks because of a broken bone in your hand. What was initially diagnosed as a bone bruise turned out to be a […]

Another day, another trade

For the second day in a row, the Phillies have made a move to acquire a relief pitcher. On Tuesday, they acquired McKinley Moore from the White Sox and followed that up by dealing minor league infielder Kervin Pichardo to San Diego for reliever James Norwood. Like Moore, Norwood has struggled at times with his […]

Power surge continues: Castellanos now a Phillie

Nick Castellanos is baseball’s latest $100-million man. The slugging outfielder and the Phillies agreed to a five-year deal right at the $100-million mark to add Castellanos to the lineup, likely pushing also newly signed Kyle Schwarber to the DH role with the club. The Phillies had long been rumored to be interested in Castellanos, but […]

If I were the GM…

We all love to put ourselves into the plush office chair and comfy surroundings of our favorite team’s general manager. My office chair is years old and my desk is in a corner of my living room, but why not head to the world of make believe and give myself a promotion? Signing Kyle Schwarber […]