Jake Arrieta had the option of becoming a free agent or returning to the Phillies and earning $20-million for the 2020 season.
After an agonizing amount of time, Phillies managing partner John Middleton announced the firing of manager Gabe Kapler on Thursday.
The Phillies playoff hopes likely suffered another blow when it was announced that Corey Dickerson would miss the rest of the season with a fractured left foot.
The Phillies added three more players for their September run, including former Phillies Maikel Franco and Nick Pivetta.
Drew Anderson was officially released by the Phillies after clearing waivers. In addition, the Phillies moved two pitchers to the 60-day IL.
Today is roster expansion day in the majors. The Phillies made their first wave of moves, adding four players from Lehigh Valley.
David Robertson underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday, likely ending his Phillies career. Jake Arrieta is next up for elbow surgery, though not as severe.
Roman Quinn was having a torrid month of August, but it ended with another trip to the IL.
Logan Morrison will be on the Phillies lineup card tonight when the Phils host the Cubs. He has spent the entire season thus far at the Triple-A level with the Yankees and Phillies.
Frustrated over not being able to pitch effectively with bone chips in his elbow, Jake Arrieta has shut himself down, possibly for the rest of the season.