Utley feels big difference in his ankle

 

Chase Utley has been much maligned this season for his .179 average in 65 games with the Phillies. Throughout the entire season though, he was playing on a sore ankle that he now admits was bothering him more than people really knew.  Continue reading Utley feels big difference in his ankle

Eickhoff: “It’s nothing, but a good thing.”

Jerad Eickhoff
Jerad Eickhoff pitching for the Round Rock Express.

Jerad Eickhoff was in a bit of a state of confusion in his final start with the Round Rock Express. The young right-hander was pitching pretty well, had a good pitch count and had only thrown five innings when he was lifted.  Continue reading Eickhoff: “It’s nothing, but a good thing.”

Pivetta, Cordero struggle in Reading debut

Nick Pivetta
Nick Pivetta pitching for the Hagerstown Suns.

Nick Pivetta and Jimmy Cordero both struggled in their debuts with the Reading Fightin Phils. Pivetta got the start and battled through five innings, while Cordero pitched one inning in relief in a game that Reading lost to New Hampshire 9-7.  Continue reading Pivetta, Cordero struggle in Reading debut

Hamels to Texas becomes official

 

For a while late Wednesday afternoon, everything got eerily quiet on the Cole Hamels front. After reports coming around throughout the day that the Rangers were creeping closer to a deal, everything stopped. Then, just as the Blue Jays were putting the finishing touches on a butt-whooping that they gave to the Phillies in Toronto, the tornado hit. News starting going fast and furious about the two teams putting the finishing touches on the deal.  Continue reading Hamels to Texas becomes official

Revere dealt to Toronto on deadline day

 

Todd Zolecki of MLB.com was the first to report that the Phillies dealt speedy outfielder Ben Revere to the Toronto Blue Jays. In exchange, the Phillies receive pitchers Jimmy Cordero and Alberto Tirado. Cordero is 23 and has split the season between High-A and Double-A this season, while Tirado, 20, has been pitching at High-A in his first season as a reliever.

Revere had been mentioned in various trade rumors, but Toronto was somewhat of a late entrant into the rumor mill. The Blue Jays have been active this week, acquiring Troy Tulowitzki and David Price in separate deals. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com was the first to report that the Jays had an interest in Revere. Earlier in the day, the Baltimore Orioles were mentioned as suitors, but they acquired Gerardo Parra instead of getting Revere from the Phillies.

Revere, 27, was hitting .298 with 24 stolen bases for the Phillies this season. He’s got a career .292 average over six major league seasons in Minnesota and Philadelphia, with 169 stolen bases.

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Altherr’s stock continues to rise

Aaron Altherr (Photo by Cheryl Pursell)
Aaron Altherr credits a new mental approach for his success this season. (Photo by Cheryl Pursell)

Some players simply take longer to develop than others. One of those players who has made a slower than hoped for climb through the system is outfielder Aaron Altherr. The good news is that 2015 has been a breakout season for Altherr, who is putting up nice numbers with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Continue reading Altherr’s stock continues to rise

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