5/23/2013 | Utley headed to 15-day DL with strained oblique
The Phillies announced that Chase Utley, who felt a burning sensation on his right side when taking swings during batting practice Monday in Miami, will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with what they have called a "very mild" Grade 1 strained oblique. He is eligible to be activated June 5.
5/23/2013 | Phanatic joins phun as teacher, student honored
The Phillie Phanatic was greeted with cheers and danced with students as part of a Phillies pep rally at Seaview Elementary School. The celebration was to honor third-grader Ethan Levine, who won the New Jersey Education Association's "Educators who inspire me" essay contest with a submission about his language arts teacher, Tracey Meister.
5/23/2013 | Phillies still sporting contender's mentality
The only offseason question between the Phillies and Nationals seemed to be how far behind the Phils would be in the National League East standings when they played the Nats for the first time in May. It turns out that just one game separates them in the standings 47 games in.
5/22/2013 | Vintage Lee three-hits Marlins in 12th career shutout
Crafting his 12th career shutout, Cliff Lee allowed three hits, two walks and struck out five in the Phillies' 3-0 series-clinching victory over the Marlins on Wednesday night at Marlins Park. Delmon Young hit his second solo homer in as many nights to provide Lee with all the run support he would need.
5/22/2013 | On the mend, Adams throws bullpen session
Phillies setup man Mike Adams took a step closer to his return Wednesday when he threw a bullpen session at Marlins Park. Adams is on the disabled list because of a strained back.
5/22/2013 | Halladay begins rehab program in Florida
Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay reported Monday to Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla., to begin a rehab program following right shoulder surgery.
5/22/2013 | Lidge to retire Aug. 1 as member of Phillies
The Phillies announced Wednesday that Brad Lidge will formally retire as a member of the Phillies before their Aug. 1 game against the Giants at Citizens Bank Park.
5/22/2013 | Utley to get MRI on rib cage Thursday
Chase Utley felt a burning sensation in his right rib cage taking swings in the batting cage before Tuesday's game at Marlins Park. He got scratched from the lineup a short time later, did not play in Wednesday's series finale against the Marlins and will have an MRI exam Thursday in Philadelphia.
5/22/2013 | Nats, not Phillies, deal with pressure of expectations
The Nationals ended the Phillies' reign of five consecutive division titles a year ago, and Friday's game will be the first meeting between the two sides this season. Jordan Zimmermann takes the mound for the Nationals, opposed by Kyle Kendrick for the Phillies.
5/22/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 22
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/21/2013 | Lee, Slowey on hill in Phils-Marlins rubber match
In the rubber match of a three-game set Wednesday night, the Phillies may be a welcome sight for Marlins righty Kevin Slowey, who has limited the Phils to one run in 12 1/3 innings. Cliff Lee, riding a stretch of three consecutive quality starts, gets the nod for Philadelphia at Marlins Park.
5/21/2013 | Bunning, Palmer to represent Phillies at Draft
The Phillies will have Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning represent them in the first round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft next month. Scott Palmer, the club's director of public affairs, will also represent the Phils at the Draft.
5/21/2013 | Manuel OK with Marlins' spitting incident
The Phillies did not seem terribly bothered that Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia spit on a baseball after allowing a home run Monday to Domonic Brown. "He did?" Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "That's good. I didn't see it."
5/21/2013 | Day after frustrating loss, Hamels remains quiet
It will take much more than a penny for Cole Hamels' thoughts. Hamels signed a six-year, $144 million contract extension last summer, so he certainly doesn't need the money. He declined for a second day to discuss his frustrations following Monday's 5-1 loss to the Marlins at Marlins Park.
5/21/2013 | Left knee feeling better, Howard rejoins lineup
Ryan Howard has thought about the long-term prognosis for his balky left knee. He tried his hand at gallows humor to discuss those concerns Tuesday at Marlins Park. "I guess if I blow up, then I'd be worried about that then," he said. But Howard was back in Tuesday's lineup, which is a positive short-term development.
5/21/2013 | Utley scratched with discomfort in right side
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley had to be scratched from Tuesday's lineup because he felt discomfort on his right side during batting practice. A team official indicated it is in the ribcage area. The club said Utley is receiving treatment and will be reevaluated Wednesday.
5/21/2013 | Phillies' bats awaken, back Cloyd's strong start
Supporting Tyler Cloyd's strong seven-inning performance, the Phillies tied a season high with 15 hits in a 7-3 victory over the Marlins on Tuesday night at Marlins Park. Ryan Howard led the attack in his return to the lineup, going 3-for-5 with three RBIs, while Delmon Young and Domonic Brown each drove in a pair.
5/21/2013 | Phils put Ruiz on DL with Grade 2 hamstring strain
The Phillies placed Carlos Ruiz on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a Grade 2 strained hamstring. He is expected to be sidelined three to four weeks, based on the size and location of the tear.
5/21/2013 | Baseball dignitaries will represent at '13 Draft
A star-studded cast of accomplished baseball legends will be on hand for the first day of the First-Year Player Draft on June 6, as the league welcomes its next crop of top prospects.
5/21/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 21
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/20/2013 | Phils get third chance to solve Marlins' Fernandez
The Phillies could not figure out Jose Fernandez either of the first two times they saw him, but they will get another crack against the Marlins' rookie phenom Tuesday night. Rookie righty Tyler Cloyd will get the nod for Philadelphia at Marlins Park.
5/20/2013 | Hamels strikes out 10, but takes tough loss in Miami
The Phillies lost to the lowly Marlins at Marlins Park, 5-1, on Monday night, wasting a fine pitching performance from Cole Hamels and erasing any warm, fuzzy feelings following Sunday's dramatic ninth-inning comeback against the Reds.
5/20/2013 | Ruiz headed to DL with strained right hamstring
The Phillies will place catcher Carlos Ruiz on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a Grade 2 strained right hamstring. He is expected to be sidelined three to four weeks, based on the size and location of the tear.
5/20/2013 | Adams placed on 15-day DL with strained back
The Phillies placed right-handed reliever Mike Adams on the disabled list Monday because of a strained back. The move is retroactive to May 11, meaning Adams can be activated as early as Sunday.
5/20/2013 | Howard sits out with left knee inflammation
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard missed much of last season following surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles. He then had a cortisone injection in his left knee Sunday in Philadelphia because of inflammation and changes in his meniscus. He was unavailable to play Monday, but the Phillies said he is day to day.
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