Charlie Manuel back in Phillies uniform in his old dugout
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charlie Manuel was back in red pinstripes in his old dugout with a new role as hitting coach exactly six years to the day he managed his last game for the Philadelphia...
Phillies hire former manager Charlie Manuel as hitting coach
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have turned to the most successful manager in franchise history to revive their feeble offense.
Realmuto’s 3-run homer helps Phillies beat Giants 10-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto answered the challenge.
Realmuto hit a three-run homer and fell a triple shy of the cycle, Cesar Hernandez and Roman Quinn also went deep, and the...
Phillies get outfielder Corey Dickerson from Pirates
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After making their biggest splash in the offseason, the Philadelphia Phillies were more conservative at the trade deadline.
Mets trade Jason Vargas to Phillies
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies bolstered their beleaguered rotation.
Left-hander Jason Vargas was acquired from the New York Mets on Monday for Double-A catcher Austin...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies manager Gable Kapler could have draped a stethoscope around his neck in his office that seemed more fit for an urgent care.
Phillies get top catcher Realmuto from Marlins for 3 players
MIAMI (AP) — In October, J.T. Realmuto's agent predicted the Miami Marlins' All-Star catcher would be with another team by spring training.
He was right.
After months of speculation over what they'd do, the Marlins traded Realmuto on Thursday to the Philadelphia Phillies for catcher Jorge Alfaro, two pitching prospects and $250,000 in international signing bonus pool allocation.
Phils get star SS Segura from Seattle for Santana, Crawford
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies acquired two-time All-Star shortstop Jean Segura from the Seattle Mariners for veteran slugger Carlos Santana and infielder J.P. Crawford on Monday.
The Phillies also get left-hander James Pazos and righty Juan Nicasio in the trade.
"Shortstop was an area we didn't get a lot of production," Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said. "Segura moves the needle for us as far as win expectancy."
Phillies seek answers after collapsing down the stretch
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It took the Philadelphia Phillies a little longer than usual to arrive at a familiar spot.
After leading their division with the second-best record in the National League one week into August, the Phillies went 16-33 over the final 49 games and finished with a losing record (80-82) for the sixth straight season.
Looking for an offensive boost, the Philadelphia Phillies added an All-Star who may not help them for a while.
The NL East-leading Phillies acquired injured catcher Wilson Ramos from the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday for a player to be named or cash. They also got left-hander Aaron Loup from the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league right-hander Jacob Waguespack.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera moved around a lot for the New York Mets, switching spots all over the infield. He was on the go Friday, too — to the Philadelphia Phillies.
The NL East-leading Phillies swung a deal four days before the trade deadline, getting Cabrera from the Mets for Double-A right-hander Franklyn Kilome.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a strained lat muscle.
Eickhoff was 4-8 with a 4.71 ERA last season and spent time on the disabled list with back and hand injuries. He was slated to be part of Philadelphia's rotation.
Hunter makes his pitch, helps Phillies land Jake Arrieta
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Hunter's biggest pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies came before he even took the mound for his new team.
Since he signed a two-year deal in December, the reliever had been pushing Jake Arrieta to follow him to Philadelphia.
Arrieta and the Phillies finalized a $75 million, three-year contract on Monday, a deal that could be worth up to $135 million over five seasons. Arrieta was to be introduced at spring training during a news conference on Tuesday.
Phillies allowing themselves a bit of optimism
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — After six straight seasons without a winning record, the Philadelphia Phillies see light at the end of the tunnel.
Whether it's the cautious optimism of the general manager or a bit of bravado from a young player, there's a sense the worst of Philadelphia's rebuilding process may be over.
Carlos Santana’s team-first attitude attracted Phillies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carlos Santana's unselfish attitude made him a perfect fit for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Santana's $60 million, three-year deal with a club option was finalized Wednesday, when he was introduced at a news conference. New manager Gabe Kapler helped Santana put on a white-and-red pinstriped jersey and general manager Matt Klentak handed him a red Phillies cap.
Phillies make Bowa senior adviser to GM Klentak
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies have named Larry Bowa a senior adviser to general manager Matt Klentak.
Bowa was the team's bench coach and infield instructor the previous four seasons. The 71-year-old Bowa has spent 33 of his 52 seasons in baseball with the Phillies. He was the starting shortstop for the 1980 World Series champions.
Bowa also managed the Phillies for four years (2001-04), including the final game at Veterans Stadium and the first at Citizens Bank Park.
Phillies get 3 homers to beat Mets 6-2 on day Mackanin fired
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies are doing their best to make sure that Pete Mackanin's managerial tenure ends on a high note.
Maikel Franco, Jorge Alfaro and Cesar Hernandez all homered to support six strong innings from starter Ben Lively as the Phillies defeated the New York Mets 6-2 on Friday night.
Earlier in the day, the Phillies (65-95) announced that Mackanin would not return to the dugout in 2018. Mackanin was given a role as a senior advisor to general manager Matt Klentak.
Pete Mackanin out as Phillies manager after 2½ seasons
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Mackanin got a contract extension when the Philadelphia Phillies were scuffling and lost his job after they turned it around.
Mackanin is out as manager after 2½ seasons but will remain in the dugout for the final three games this weekend and return as a special assistant to general manager Matt Klentak in 2018.
Phillies beat Braves 7-6 win, complete 4-game sweep
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Another veteran traded and another win for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco hit homers, Nick Pivetta threw six sharp innings and the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 on Monday afternoon to complete a four-game sweep.
Phillies wait Crawford, Appel and prospects to mature
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Now that Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz are gone, Philadelphia Phillies fans await top prospects such as shortstop J.P. Crawford and pitcher Mark Appel.
They are in big league camp for the second straight spring training along with catcher Jorge Alfaro and outfield prospects Nick Williams and Roman Quinn.
Phillies have modest goals for 2017, optimistic about future
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The next step in the rebuilding process for the Philadelphia Phillies brings modest goals.
After improving from 63 wins in 2015 to 71 in 2016, manager Pete Mackanin wants his players to aim for 81 this season. The team has had four straight losing seasons.
Benoit, Phillies finalize $7.5 million, 1-year contract
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Reliever Joaquin Benoit and the Philadelphia Phillies finalized a $7.5 million, one-year contract, part of the team's efforts to rebuild its bullpen.
"It's important in a bullpen to have different styles of pitchers, right?" Philadelphia general manager Matt Klentak said Tuesday at the winter meetings. "Ideally, you'd have some righties and some lefties and some more experienced players blended with some younger players, and fastballs and sliders and curveballs."
Phillies hire former Twins GM Terry Ryan as scout
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies have hired former Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan as a special assignment scout.
Phillies get Howie Kendrick from Dodgers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies got the veteran hitter they wanted.
Howie Kendrick was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday for first baseman Darin Ruf and utilityman Darnell Sweeney.
Verlander, Cabrera, Sale could be available on trade market
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander and slugger Miguel Cabrera could be available for the right price. The Chicago White Sox might be prepared to deal Chris Sale, too.
Not even a week has passed since the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series title in more than a century, and teams already are involved in trade talk as they position themselves for 2017 and beyond.