3/6/2014 | Hamels has setback; says arm feeling 'fatigued out'
Cole Hamels is not feeling any pain in his left shoulder, but he has not been able to bounce back from his Saturday bullpen session. He hopes to resume throwing in the next week.
3/5/2014 | Sandberg entertaining idea of using more shifts
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman stepped to the plate Wednesday, and the Phillies stepped to the right side of the infield.
3/5/2014 | Abreu upholding reputation as on-base machine
Bobby Abreu, who is competing for a bench job as a reserve outfielder, has walked a team-high five times and has a .444 on-base percentage.
3/5/2014 | Lidge taking break from academia to assist Phils
Brad Lidge is studying online at the University of Leicester for his Master's in Roman archaeology, but he returned to his roots Wednesday, when he put on a Phillies uniform to be a guest instructor for eight days.
3/5/2014 | Frandsen backs solid O'Sullivan vs. Braves
The Phillies and Braves honored the late Jim Fregosi on Wednesday afternoon before the National League East rivals played each other in a Grapefruit League game at Bright House Field.
3/5/2014 | Stars come out to pay tribute to late Fregosi
They gathered Wednesday to remember a baseball man, a guy who had spent 53 years in the game. And for so much more. They dropped what they were doing and traveled to Bright House Field from far and wide to remember Jim Fregosi as a friend and a colleague and a mentor.
3/4/2014 | Sandberg not pleased with early spring struggles
The Phillies dropped to 1-6 in Grapefruit League play with Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays at Bright House Field. Do the early losses bother Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg? It is just one week of Spring Training, after all. "Absolutely," he said. "I don't like losses."
3/4/2014 | Lee looking to throw curveball more often
Cliff Lee's curveball is the fourth pitch in his arsenal, but he believes it is his best. He throws it far less frequently than his fastball, cutter and changeup -- just 7.8 percent of the 3,253 pitches he threw last season, according to FanGraphs -- despite the fact he believes it has the best action on it.
3/4/2014 | Top prospect Franco impressing early on this spring
Maikel Franco, 21, is the top position player prospect in the Phillies' organization, and he has impressed many early in his first big league Spring Training.
3/4/2014 | Brown, former teammate Kratz enjoy Phils cruise
A lot of Phillies post pictures these days on Twitter and Instagram, but Domonic Brown posted an interesting one in early January. He participated in the annual Phillies cruise, which went to Cancun, Mexico. He posted a photo that included himself and former Phillies players Greg Luzinski, Tommy Greene and Erik Kratz. It was interesting because the Phillies had just traded Kratz to the Blue Jays in December, so he was the only player not in a Phillies jersey.
3/4/2014 | Phils, Braves to honor Fregosi at Bright House
The Phillies and Braves will honor the late Jim Fregosi on Wednesday afternoon at Bright House Field.
3/4/2014 | Lee solid on the hill while Byrd provides pop
Cliff Lee and R.A. Dickey faced each other for the second time in the young Grapefruit League schedule Tuesday night at Bright House Field. Lee allowed one run in three innings, while Dickey allowed three runs in four innings of work in the Phillies' 5-3 loss. Marlon Byrd connected for a two-run homer.
3/3/2014 | Cedeno scratched Monday with lower-back tightness
Ronny Cedeno has a chance to win a utility infield job, but he needs to play to have any shot at unseating Freddy Galvis or Kevin Frandsen, and he was scratched with lower-back tightness on Monday.
3/3/2014 | Sandberg disappointed in attempted swipe tag
There are new rules about catchers blocking home plate, and the Phillies have covered how they want their catchers to handle those situations numerous times. So Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg did not like what he saw from catcher Lou Marson in the seventh inning of Monday's 6-1 loss to the Rays.
3/3/2014 | Hernandez finds success sticking to simple mantra
Roberto Hernandez's mantra is simple: Keep the ball down. He struggled to stay true to that in his Grapefruit League debut on Wednesday, when he got roughed up in two innings, but he fared much better on Monday afternoon
3/3/2014 | Phillies working to shape versatile bench
The Phillies have carried two utility infielders in the past, and it seems safe to say they will carry two again. Freddy Galvis and Kevin Frandsen appear likely to make the Opening Day roster, but Ruben Amaro Jr. says that no one's a lock for the bench roles, and there are a handful of other guys in the mix.
3/3/2014 | Hernandez tosses three scoreless in Phils' loss
Roberto Hernandez tossed three nearly perfect frames in his second spring start, but the Rays took a 6-1 win over the Phillies Monday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.
3/2/2014 | With home runs, Ryno preaches what he practiced
Ryne Sandberg hit 282 home runs in his 16 Major League seasons. But the Hall of Famer's goal was always putting together a solid at-bat, as opposed to hitting the ball over the fence. And he emphasizes that same way of thinking as the manager of the Phillies.
3/2/2014 | Asche sustains bruise after being hit on hand
So the Phils received a scare on Sunday afternoon at Bright House Field, when Pirates pitcher Yao-Hsun Yang hit third baseman Cody Asche on the right hand with a pitch in the fifth inning. Asche left the game, but the Phillies said afterward that it is a bruise.
3/2/2014 | Burnett likes what Phillies bring to table in '14
It is impossible to draw any firm conclusions about how the Phillies will play once the season begins on March 31 in Texas. But A.J. Burnett, who allowed one run in two innings in his Phillies debut on Sunday against the Pirates at Bright House Field, likes what he sees.
3/2/2014 | Amaro encouraged by Gonzalez's first start
The Phillies have tempered expectations for Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez since they signed him to a $12 million contract in August. Gonzalez allowed two hits, one run, walked four and struck out two in 1 2/3 innings Saturday in his Phillies and Grapefruit League debuts against the Yankees
3/2/2014 | Adams pleased with successful bullpen stint
Mike Adams is recovering from right shoulder surgery in July, and is expected to open the season on the disabled list. But Adams remains hopeful, if everything continues to progress, that he could return to the Phillies' bullpen sometime in April.
3/2/2014 | Phillies fall short in Burnett's Grapefruit debut
A.J. Burnett, who signed a one-year, $16 million deal with the Phillies last month, tipped his cap to the Pirates before he struck out one in two innings of a 4-1 loss on Sunday in Grapefruit League action at Bright House Field.