Franco: “That’s baseball”

Maikel Franco reported to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Wednesday afternoon after being optioned out by the Phillies on Sunday. As rain poured down on the field, Franco stood in a hallway leading to the dugout speaking with reporters about a season that started with promise and wound up with him back at Triple-A. “I feel […]

Phillies option Franco to Lehigh Valley

The Phillies surprised fans on Sunday when they announced that they were optioning third baseman Maikel Franco to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make room for Brad Miller, who was activated from the IL. At the same time, Scott Kingery, who has been somewhat of a super utility player for the team, was given the third […]

Pirates claim Phillies Rios off waivers

In a group of players being exposed to waivers to clear them from the 40-man roster, the Phillies lost 26-year old reliever Yacksel Rios to the Pittsburgh Pirates on a waiver claim. Rios, along with Dylan Cozens and Mitch Walding, were all designated for assignment to open up spots for newly acquired players on the […]