Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of MLB, today announced that Jimmy Rollins was named the Phillies' 2014 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet.
Concerning the conduct of Jonathan Papelbon during yesterday's game, the Phillies have issued the following statement: "The Phillies fully support the decision of the Commissioner's Office, which has exclusive jurisdiction for on-field player behavior. By Major League Baseball rules, the Phillies have no authority to make official judgments about activity which occurs on the field or to determine the appropriate penalty for misconduct. We apologize to our fans for the actions of our player yesterday."
Shortstop J.P. Crawford and right-hander Luis Garcia have been named the recipients of the 2014 Paul Owens Awards as the best player and pitcher, respectively, in the Phillies minor league system, Joe Jordan, Director, Player Development announced today.
Infielder Maikel Franco of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs is the Phillies Minor League Player of the month for the second consecutive month. Pitching honors go to Williamsport right-hander David Whitehead.
The Phillies have traded outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for minor league third baseman Gustavo Pierre, Senior Vice President & General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced tonight.