Team News: Philadelphia Phillies

  • Stassi makes case as Phils spring to walk-off
    Phillies first baseman Brock Stassi is making his case to make the Opening Day roster. He hit a walk-off single to center field in the ninth inning in Saturday afternoon's 6-5 victory over the Yankees in a Grapefruit League game at Spectrum Field.

  • Franco caps 2-HR day with inside-the-parker
    Maikel Franco is known for his power, not his speed. He still is, even after he hit an inside-the-park home run in the sixth inning of Saturday's 6-5 walk-off victory over the Yankees in a Grapefruit League game at Spectrum Field.

  • Phils impressed with Hoskins' power, approach
    Phillies manager Pete Mackanin had seen Rhys Hoskins' numbers last season in Double-A Reading. He had heard he had a good idea at the plate, too.

  • Morgan 'more than willing' to help where needed
    Phillies left-hander Adam Morgan opened Spring Training as a starter, but it is clear his best path to the Opening Day roster is in the bullpen.

  • Many tweaks yield swing Cozens believes in
    Phillies prospect Dylan Cozens has settled into a swing that could have him in the big leagues before the end of the season. It took some experimentation to get to that point, but Cozens said he has been comfortable with his swing for the past year.

  • Competition aside, Stassi, Perkins see path to Philly
    The Triple-A Lehigh Valley roster could include many of the Phillies organization's top prospects in 2017, including first baseman Rhys Hoskins and outfielders Roman Quinn, Nick Williams and Dylan Cozens. That puts first baseman Brock Stassi and outfielde

  • Asher's expanding repertoire has room for cutter
    Phillies right-hander Alec Asher incorporated a two-seam fastball into his repertoire with tremendous success last season. Perhaps a new cutter can be similarly effective.

  • Rising Phils arms duel with Yanks in spring opener
    Didi Gregorius hit the first home run of Spring Training 2017, and Aaron Judge added a majestic drive as the Yankees denied the Phillies, 9-4, on Friday at George M. Steinbrenner Field in each team's Grapefruit League season opener.

  • Mackanin: Alfaro has potential to be 'monster'
    Jorge Alfaro showed why scouts love him Thursday afternoon at Spectrum Field.

  • Phils' Kingery appreciates road to big league camp
    Life could have been completely different had Scott Kingery not had so much faith in himself.

  • Phils think data points to Benoit resurgence
    When the Phillies signed free agent reliever Joaquin Benoit to a one-year, $7.5 million contract in December, a logical -- if indelicate -- question was immediately posed.

  • Kendrick's veteran presence helping young Phils
    The Phillies traded for Howie Kendrick in the offseason to add some punch to a lineup that finished last in baseball in runs scored last year. How much he ultimately contributes on the field won't be determined until the regular season.

  • Phillies making organizational upgrades
    The Phillies have been making changes to Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and to Spectrum Field in Clearwater, but on Monday, Phillies president Andy MacPhail outlined other changes happening inside the organization and expanded on the philosophies behi

  • Breaking down the Phillies' Top 30 Prospects
    Back at the trade deadline in 2015, the Phillies realized it was time to turn things over and rebuild. That effort continues, but several of the players from trades graduated off the Top 30 in 2016. With all of the flux, one name on the Phillies list has

  • Rose officially on Phillies Wall of Fame ballot
    Phillies president Andy MacPhail said Pete Rose will be on the Phillies' Wall of Fame ballot this year. Fans will vote online for five finalists. A selection committee then will select the 2017 honoree. Major League Baseball recently approved the Phillies

  • Sweet springtime: Phils keep it lively at camp
    Bob Seger's "Night Moves" and other music served as the Phillies' soundtrack to Monday's workout at Carpenter Complex. It's baseball -- why not?

  • Hellickson likely to be Opening Day starter
    It's not official, but expect Jeremy Hellickson to be the Phillies' Opening Day starter.

  • MacPhail endorses Phils facility's fresh look
    Spectrum Field has had a different look and feel this spring. Sure, it is the first Spring Training without a single player from the 2008 World Series championship team. But there have been physical changes to the exterior and interior of the ballpark and

  • Glove story: Phillies arrive to find mitts waiting
    Jerad Eickhoff arrived at Spectrum Field before Phillies pitchers and catchers held their first workout Tuesday to find a new black glove with red stitching sitting at his locker. He had designed the custom mitt in the offseason after signing a new contra

  • Lidge on Phils' arms: 'They've got the talent'
    Brad Lidge still looks like he could pitch for the Phillies. But on Sunday, he finished his second turn as a guest instructor at Phillies camp. This time, he saw a lot of young pitchers and a lot of new faces.

  • Phils' logjam could leave starters in 'pen
    Alec Asher can do the math. The Phillies have 12 starters that could open the season in the big leagues or Triple-A. Twelve starters, 10 jobs.

  • Coghlan anticipating 'new chapter' as Phillie
    How does Chris Coghlan follow one of the greatest seasons in baseball history and possibly the greatest World Series ever? He starts from scratch, and he signs a Minor League contract with the Phillies.

  • Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft
    From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Phillies' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

  • Spring into fresh look for Phillies' new year
    Gear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Phillies are wearing.

  • Phillies' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Phillies have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Philly's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

  • Mackanin: Phils' fire apparent on first day
    The Phillies held their first full-squad workout Friday morning at Carpenter Complex, and if manager Pete Mackanin had a fiery speech for his players at Spectrum Field, he did not indicate it.

  • Hernandez looks to build on second-half surge
    Larry Bowa noticed a change in Cesar Hernandez in the second half of last season, a change he hopes he carries into 2017 and beyond to become one of the best second baseman in baseball.

  • See what's new on MLB.TV and catch all the action
    MLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.

  • Phillies respond to New Jersey governor
    Gov. Chris Christie -- a lifelong Mets fan -- gave his thoughts on the Phillies' use of "Ya Gotta Believe," a rallying cry coined by former Mets and Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw.

  • Stairs' philosophy? 'Be a stubborn hitter'
    Minutes after the Phillies made Matt Stairs their hitting coach in November, Stairs typed out the strengths and weaknesses of 14 Phillies batters that he had seen the previous three years as a broadcaster and guest instructor.

  • Feeling great, Nola throws first bullpen session
    It is just one bullpen session, but Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola threw his first one of the spring Wednesday at Carpenter Complex. It seemed to go well.

  • Galvis to focus on offensive production
    Freddy Galvis bristled at the question Wednesday morning at Spectrum Field.

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