7/22/2014 | Utley wins fifth Heart and Hustle Award
Chase Utley was selected as the Phillies' winner of the Heart and Hustle Award, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced Tuesday.
7/22/2014 | Ruf returns to Phillies as Mayberry goes on DL
After a short stint in the Majors earlier this year, Darin Ruf was granted another crack at big league action after the Phillies recalled him from Triple-A Lehigh Valley before Tuesday's game vs. the Giants.
7/22/2014 | Bastardo trying to shut out trade rumors
Fifteen scouts had seats for Cliff Lee's start Monday night at Citizens Bank Park, but not everybody came to see him. Some came to see other Phillies players available before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, including left-hander Antonio Bastardo. If a team needs relief help, it almost certainly has contacted the Phillies about him.
7/22/2014 | Burnett focused on opposing Giants, not trade talk
As is the case for a handful of his Philadelphia teammates, A.J. Burnett's days with the Phillies may be numbered. He'll be opposed Wednesday by All-Star Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner.
7/22/2014 | Numbers indicate Lee can still be effective
Cliff Lee returned to the mound for the Phillies on Monday, just in time for the club to showcase him to potential suitors with the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaching. He was not sharp.
7/22/2014 | Lee shows rust in potential showcase start
Cliff Lee has not stumped publicly to be traded, although he probably would not stand in the way of a change of scenery. But that will be tough to do before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
7/21/2014 | Lee roughed up in first start off disabled list
With many contending teams keenly watching his every move, Cliff Lee fired a dud in Philadelphia's 7-4 series-opening loss to San Francisco on Monday.
7/21/2014 | Two reviews favor Phillies; one goes for Giants
A replay review in the second inning of Monday night's series opener between the Phillies and Giants confirmed that Michael Morse was legitimately tagged out at home plate. Another replay review was called for with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, when Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg won a challenge on a play at first base. Sandberg's luck ran out in the bottom of the ninth, though, when he lost a challenge on the final play of the game.
7/21/2014 | Brignac, Nieves return to Phillies from disabled list
Cliff Lee's return to the starting rotation after two months on the disabled list was Monday night's headline, but the Phillies got back some additional depth in the form of Reid Brignac (left ankle sprain) and Wil Nieves (right quad strain), who were reinstated from the DL before the series opener against the Giants.
7/21/2014 | Crawford hasn't forgotten his UYA roots
When the MLB Urban Youth Academy (UYA) first opened its doors in 2006, a number of high school kids with talent gravitated towards the Compton, Calif. facility and two of the early talents, Aaron Hicks and Anthony Gose, have reached the Majors and still give back to the academy and the community they came from.
7/21/2014 | Giants send Petit to face Phillies in place of Cain
With Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list, Yusmeiro Petit will start for the Giants in his place Tuesday. He'll be opposed by the Phillies' Roberto Hernandez, who's coming off his strongest outing of the season.
7/21/2014 | Phillies activate Lee amid flurry of roster moves
The Phillies made a series of roster moves Monday, highlighted by Cliff Lee being activated from the disabled list.
7/20/2014 | Strong-armed Rupp impresses at big league level
Phillies starter Cole Hamels may have been giddy throwing his new two-seam fastball Saturday night, but the other nights of the week, he's having fun watching the development of young catcher Cameron Rupp.
7/20/2014 | Lee returns focused on helping Phillies win
Cliff Lee finally rejoins the starting rotation Monday after landing on the disabled list in late May with a strained left elbow. Meanwhile, Ryan Vogelsong will oppose Lee having lost four consecutive starts, but the blame lies on the shoulders of the Giants' offense.
7/20/2014 | Kendrick can't contain Braves as Phillies drop finale
Kyle Kendrick allowed six runs in the first three innings as the Phillies dropped the series finale to the Braves, 8-2, on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field.
7/19/2014 | Sandberg unsuccessful on seventh-inning challenge
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg lost a replay challenge in the seventh inning Saturday when he sought to overturn a safe call at second base on Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson's RBI double.
7/19/2014 | Slow starters look to right ship in rubber match
Kyle Kendrick and Alex Wood have both struggled in early innings this season, and they square off as the Phillies take on the Braves in the series finale at Turner Field on Sunday afternoon.
7/19/2014 | Amaro discusses returning Phils rather than trades
Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. wouldn't talk about potential deals prior to the July 31 Trade Deadline, but he said players such as Reid Brignac and Wil Nieves are close to returning to the Majors.
7/19/2014 | Rollins provides Hamels support in superb start
Cole Hamels allowed one run and four hits with nine strikeouts over seven innings in a 2-1 victory to even the weekend set against the Braves at Turner Field on Saturday night. Jimmy Rollins' homer provided the only offense.
7/19/2014 | No stress for Phils as Draft deadline passes
Phillies senior vice president and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. wasn't sweating it out as the clock hit 5 p.m. ET on Friday, marking the deadline for signing 2014 June First-Year Draft picks.
7/18/2014 | Lee ready to return for home series on Monday
What is the definition of a quality start? That depends on who you ask. For Cliff Lee, it's a start wearing a Phillies uniform. That means Monday night, when the Phils host the Giants at Citizens Bank Park in their first post-All-Star break series at home.
7/18/2014 | Catchers working way back toward Phillies
The Phillies are looking forward to the return of catchers Carlos Ruiz and Wil Nieves, both of whom are currently rehabbing injuries.
7/18/2014 | Hamels looks for run support in battle of vets
With eyes throughout the league on Cole Hamels as a potential trade asset, the lefty takes the hill on Saturday night against 36-year-old Aaron Harang and the Braves at Turner Field.
7/18/2014 | Burnett continues to struggle against Braves in loss
The Phillies dropped their second-half opener, 6-4, on Friday night at Turner Field as A.J. Burnett allowed six runs on 10 hits over five innings.
7/16/2014 | Ruiz could return to lineup next week
Carlos Ruiz, on the DL since June 27 with a concussion, will begin a rehab assignment Thursday and could return to the lineup next week.
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