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 […]

‘Pigs aggressive offense looking good

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs used small ball and aggressive baserunning to take game two of their season opening six-game series against the Columbus Clippers. The offense continued to hit, while the bullpen gave the team five strong innings in relief of Michael Mariot, who made his first start as an IronPig. R H E Columbus […]

‘Pigs win opener over Columbus

The 14th season of Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball kicked off Tuesday night with the ‘Pigs picking up a 7-3 win over the Columbus Clippers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians. The win was the first for new manager Anthony Contreras in his debut at the Triple-A level. R H E Columbus 3 9 2 […]

Veterans dominate likely IronPigs roster

The official roster for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs is not out. Looking at the candidates that the Phillies have to pull from though, it’s easy to see the “veteran presence” that the team will have. Years back, Lehigh Valley manager Dave Huppert referred to these types of players as “whores for hire,” which set off […]

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 […]

Haseley dealt to White Sox for relief prospect

The Phillies have traded outfielder Adam Haseley to the Chicago White Sox and will receive right-hander McKinley Moore in exchange. At one time, Haseley – a first round pick (8th overall) in the 2017 Draft – was projected to be a solid outfield option for the Phillies and having played 107 games with the team […]

Lehigh Valley Rosterology – Pitchers

There are still position battles for the Philadelphia roster going on in Clearwater and some key question marks that linger. As is the nature of the business, those battles have a domino effect on the Phillies minor league system and here at PBI we like to keep you up to date on “Phillies baseball… from […]

Phils batters get hits, pitchers don’t allow them in win

This Phillies lineup is built to put on some impressive power shows this summer and the long balls continued to fly Monday in Clearwater. Meanwhile, six pitchers held Baltimore – admittedly not a strong lineup – to just two hits and didn’t walk a batter as the Phillies beat the Orioles 7-1. R H E […]

Stott joins third base battle

Joe Girardi brought another name into the competition for the starting third base job on Sunday when he started top prospect Bryson Stott at the hot corner. Prior to the game, Girardi told reporters, including NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury, “it’s something we’re going to look at.” In response to whether Stott is ready to […]