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Kendrick's veteran presence helping young Phils

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:19:23 EDT

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.

Mackanin, Phils set for first spring game vs. University of Tampa

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:04:04 EDT

Play ball. For the first time this spring, lineup cards were posted on the bulletin board of the Phillies' clubhouse Wednesday, listing the starters for a tuneup game at Spectrum Field against the University of Tampa on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. ET and the official Grapefruit League opener on Friday against the Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

See what's new on MLB.TV and catch all the action

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:46:12 EDT

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.

Phils think data points to Benoit resurgence

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:34:02 EDT

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.

Phils reveal starters for first 3 spring games

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:25:39 EDT

The Phillies on Tuesday announced their starting pitchers for three games this week.

Spring Training has arrived! Get tickets, schedule and gear

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:01:14 EDT

Spring Training is here! Check out the latest ticket deals, gear up at the shop and get ready for the 2017 season with complete Phillies coverage.

Phillies making organizational upgrades

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:25:04 EDT

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 behind them.

Rose officially on Phillies Wall of Fame ballot

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:40:29 EDT

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' request to honor Rose, who remains ineligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a result of betting on baseball.

Phillies' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:01:24 EDT

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.

Breaking down the Phillies' Top 30 Prospects

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:57:02 EDT

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 remained a constant: J.P. Crawford.

Sweet springtime: Phils keep it lively at camp

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:23:19 EDT

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?

Spring into fresh look for Phillies' new year

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:01:34 EDT

Gear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Phillies are wearing.

Hellickson likely to be Opening Day starter

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:47:54 EDT

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

MacPhail endorses Phils facility's fresh look

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:43:32 EDT

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 Carpenter Complex, too.

Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:01:42 EDT

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.

Lidge on Phils' arms: 'They've got the talent'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:12:43 EDT

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

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:26:36 EDT

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

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:34:38 EDT

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.

Knee swelling forces Eflin to rest Friday

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:32:50 EDT

Zach Eflin could not throw Friday because of swelling in his right knee, but he said he is scheduled to have a bullpen session Monday.

Hernandez looks to build on second-half surge

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:17:05 EDT

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.

Glove story: Phillies arrive to find mitts waiting

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:13:59 EDT

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 contract with Wilson.

Mackanin: Phils' fire apparent on first day

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:03:49 EDT

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.

Stairs' philosophy? 'Be a stubborn hitter'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:40:10 EDT

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.

Phillies respond to New Jersey governor

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:52:25 EDT

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.

Galvis to focus on offensive production

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:36:59 EDT

Freddy Galvis bristled at the question Wednesday morning at Spectrum Field.

Feeling great, Nola throws first bullpen session

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:09:01 EDT

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.

Gomez fine with any role Phils give him

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:53:57 EDT

Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez said Wednesday afternoon that he will know Thursday if he will play for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, although folks with the Phillies think it is highly unlikely he plays in the tournament.

Energized by trade, Buchholz aims to 'perform'

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:46:52 EDT

Clay Buchholz got the call that he had been traded in December -- mere moments before he and his wife boarded a flight to take a vacation. He said the news didn't ruin his trip.

Mackanin: 'Right now, Jeanmar's the closer'

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:27:55 EDT

Pete Mackanin will save his best speech for Friday, when the Phillies have their first full-squad workout at Carpenter Complex.

MacPhail seeks improvement across the board

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:05:06 EDT

Everybody still wants to know the timeline. When will the Phillies contend again? 2018? 2019? Beyond? "I'm not going to fall for that," Phillies president Andy MacPhail said Monday morning at Spectrum Field, where pitchers and catchers hold their first workout Tuesday.

Phils look to progress with Spring Training here

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:42:45 EDT

With Spring Training fast approaching, will take a look at a different aspect of this year's Phillies squad each day this week. The final topic: Spring Training is here.

Phillies' roster dominated by youngsters

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:20:34 EDT

With Spring Training fast approaching, takes a look at a different aspect of this year's Phillies squad each day this week. Today's topic: Predicting the 25-man roster.

Phils hoping to accelerate rebuild

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:14:07 EDT

They won just 71 games last year, so they will need a few things to go right to make it happen. But what if more than a few things go right? What if almost everything goes right? What might that season look like?

Philly sticking to plan of patience in '17

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:00:00 EDT

The Phillies could have gone bananas and spent truckloads of cash this winter, but they remained true to their plan. They have a vision.