Vincent activated at Lehigh Valley, Windle released

After signing a minor league deal with the Phillies on Friday, reliever Nick Vincent was activated by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for Saturday’s game against Charlotte. To clear spot on the Lehigh Valley roster, left-hander Tom Windle was released by the Phillies. Vincent made 18 relief appearances with the Giants this season before going on […]

Bruce goes back to the IL, Haseley goes back to the Phillies

On Thursday, the Phillies announced that outfielder Jay Bruce had been activated from the IL, moving Adam Haseley back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. On Friday, they reversed the move after Bruce apparently suffered a left flexor strain in his first game back with the Phillies. The injury is described as ‘slightly worse than a grade […]

Bruce activated from the IL, Haseley optioned to Lehigh Valley

The Phillies activated outfielder Jay Bruce from the IL Thursday and didn’t waste any time getting him into the lineup, inserting him in left field and batting fifth in the lineup. Bruce missed three weeks with a strained right oblique. To clear a spot on the 25-man roster, Adam Haseley was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh […]

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 […]