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This Day in Transaction History: Phillies acquire John Kruk from Padres

The Phillies made a shrewd move on June 2, 1989, acquiring 1B John Kruk from the Padres. He'd go on to help the Phillies reach the 1993 World Series.
Tags: News, Sports, Phillies, Padres, John Kruk

Will the Dodgers benefit from other teams’ coronavirus-induced misery?

Editor’s note: This is the Friday, May 30 edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. I talked to lots of folks around baseball for this week’s column about the peculiar challenges facing international players at this time. Please give it a read if you haven’t already. Perhaps the only benefit to having no baseball games, for a reporter, means that you have some extra time to chat with sources about the future of the game. (It’s almost l...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Oakland, Kansas City, Yankees, Wall Street Journal, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Usc, Mariners, Andre Agassi, Phoenix, Mike Piazza, Phillies

Phillies' surprising success uncovering undrafted free agents

Many Phillies fans don't love the organization's draft history, but the Phils have actually been better than almost all clubs at uncovering undrafted free agents who went on to have success.
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What was it like facing Roy Halladay the night he was perfect? An opponent’s perspective

Roy Halladay's perfect game was thrilling for the Phillies, but some moments from that night burned for the Marlins hitters he faced. By Jim Salisbury
Tags: News, Sports, Marlins, Phillies, Roy Halladay

These Phillies-Sixers crossover uniforms are straight fire, even Bryce Harper approves

If Bryce Harper approved of a Phillies concept uniform, they have to be cool, right? Spoiler: they definitely are. By Brooke Destra
Tags: News, Sports, Phillies, Bryce Harper, Phillies Sixers

This day in sports: Mike Schmidt helps Phillies outslug Cubs 23-22 at Wrigley Field

A look at memorable sports moments that happened on May 17, including the Phillies beating the Cubs 23-22 in 1979 in one of baseball's wildest games.
Tags: News, Sports, Phillies, Wrigley Field, Cubs, Mike Schmidt

A Phillies trade that affected years of National League baseball

Had things gone even slightly different for the Phillies at the 2012 trade deadline, the next 5 years of National League baseball could have changed drastically. By Corey Seidman
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Handful of ex-Phillies set to begin their seasons tomorrow in Korea

A handful of former Phillies are on rosters in Korea and ready to begin their regular seasons tomorrow. By Corey Seidman
Tags: News, Sports, Korea, Phillies

This day in sports: Phillies' Mike Schmidt hits four home runs in one game

Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt snapped out of an early-season slump by hitting four home runs to spark a startling comeback against the Chicago Cubs.
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Photos: Face masks have turned into fashion statements

Kittens sticking out their tongues offer a splash of fun across the face. The red, white and blue of the American flag can be a proud show of patriotism. Face coverings are doubling as fashion statements as more people wear them while venturing out during this coronavirus outbreak. Maria Arenas wears “Billy the G.O.A.T.”, one of the masks BOA is making in Brea, CA on Monday, April 13, 2020. BOA, normally an athletic apparel company, is making masks with fun designs. (Photo by Paul Bersebach,...
Tags: News, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, Eu, Sport, Soccer, Ariana Grande, Long Beach, Fda, Pasadena, Riverside County, Yankees, Major League Baseball, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Thompson, Southern California

Phillies' Zack Wheeler not for MLB's proposed idea: 'Not going to miss the birth of my first child'

Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler doesn't plan on missing the birth of his daughter, an example of the many issues a quarantine league would face.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Phillies' Zack Wheeler has best possible reason to dislike proposed isolated MLB season

Phillies' pitcher Zack Wheeler has a good reason for not liking a proposed isolated MLB season.
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Yankees and Phillies as division rivals? MLB's shortened season could feature weird divisions

The Braves, Red Sox and Twins in the same division? It's being discussed.
Tags: News, Sports, Mlb, Yankees, Twins, Phillies, Braves Red Sox

Divisional realignment on the table for MLB and Phillies would benefit if it happens

Over the next few weeks, you will read about various proposals for MLB's 2020 regular season. Another one surfaced Friday that would realign the entire league and benefit the Phillies. By Corey Seidman
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This indefinite delay may be frustrating for these five Phillies

Fans and players alike aren't so pleased by the delay of the 2020 MLB season, but for five Phillies players, the wait is particularly frustrating. By Sean Kane
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The day John Kruk rolled out of a radiation treatment and electrified Philadelphia

All these years later, the hair on the back of my neck still stands up when I think about John Kruk and the Phillies' 1994 home opener. By Jim Salisbury
Tags: News, Sports, Philadelphia, Phillies, John Kruk

Forgotten Phillies opening day starters of the last 30 years

Looking back at the non-household-names who started for the Phillies on opening day. By Pat Devlin
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Reports: MLB, players association agree to deal on stoppage

Major League Baseball and the Major League Players Association reached a tentative agreement Thursday evening on key economic issues in hopes of salvaging the majority of the 162-game season, multiple media outlets reported, even if it means playing the World Series in late November. On a phone call with upward of 80 players on Thursday, the union voted to accept MLB’s latest proposal, ESPN reported. MLB owners are expected to ratify the deal on a 9 a.m. PT call on Friday. The deal reportedly in...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Espn, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati, Alexander, Phillies, Dodgers, Joe Maddon, Andrew Friedman, Mookie Betts

Reports: MLB, players union reach tentative deal to salvage 2020 season

Major League Baseball and the Major League Players Association reached a tentative agreement Thursday evening on key economic issues in hopes of salvaging the majority of the 162-game season, multiple media outlets reported, even if it means playing the World Series in late November at a neutral site. On a phone call with upward of 80 players on Thursday, the union voted to accept MLB’s latest proposal, ESPN reported. MLB owners are expected to ratify the deal on a 9 a.m. PT call on Friday. The ...
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What Is Your MLB Team’s Best Opening Day Moment?

(CBS Local)- In an ideal world, today would have been Opening Day for all 30 MLB teams, ringing in a new year of baseball and the start of spring for fans everywhere. Instead, the spread of the coronavirus has postponed the Major League Baseball season until mid-May at the earliest. For those fans that are staying at home dreaming of being out at the ballpark today, MLB has put together a list of each team’s top moment from Opening Day’s past. Over at, the team has compiled moments for a...
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Some Phillies stay, some go home — when will we see them again?

CLEARWATER, Fla. - In a meeting with team executives Saturday, Phillies players were given the choice to return to their offseason homes or remain in Florida to use the club's training facility. "We understand every player and circumstance is different and we urged them to make decisions in their own personal best interest," general manager Matt Klentak said Saturday afternoon. In response to the health crisis created by the coronavirus, Major League Baseball on Thursday suspended formal sp...
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Bryce Harper, Phillies players spending unexpected free time together

Bryce Harper and the Phillies were "encouraged" to return home Friday by Major League Baseball (see story) after the league suspended spring training amidst growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday night, Harper and some of his teammates were still in Florida - hanging out together. The Phillies' superstar took to his Instagram page Friday night to share a heartwarming, team bonding photo featuring a number of current Phillies standouts: Harper tagged quite a few Phillies p...
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Jake Arrieta hurt during a game that should’t have even taken place

Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta was removed from his Grapefruit League start today due to an apparent injury. It's unclear what the injury is, but Arrieta walked off the field with a trainer after inducing a pop-out in the bottom of the fourth inning. Of course, this game is taking place after Major League Baseball already decided to suspend spring training due to COVID-19 concerns, effective tomorrow.
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Sources: Phillies reliever Seranthony Dominguez suffers setback in recovery from elbow injury

Losing hard-throwing reliever Seranthony Dominguez was a huge blow to the Phillies last season and now there is fear his absence will extend into the new season, which begins in just 15 days. Dominguez, according to sources, has experienced a setback in his recovery from an elbow strain that kept him on the sidelines for four months last season. Over the last week, Dominguez has pitched twice in Grapefruit League games.
Tags: News, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies, Dominguez, Grapefruit League, Seranthony Dominguez

Joe Girardi tips his hand on Phillies' potential opening day lineup

Phillies manager Joe Girardi left Spectrum Field late Monday afternoon uncertain about who his opening day starter would be. All along, it had looked like Aaron Nola would get the nod for the third year in a row, but he is battling the flu and that might have an impact on his ability to be ready March 26 in Miami. "Does it get him off his day that he was supposed to start the season?" Girardi posed.
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Phillies send catching prospect Deivy Grullon to minors for important reason

CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Phillies continued to thin the ranks in big-league camp as they sent three players to the minor-league side of the complex on Monday. The group included corner infielder/outfielder Austin Listi, infielder Arquimedes Gamboa and catcher Deivy Grullon. Grullon, 24, is an important guy in the Phillies organization.
Tags: News, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies, Clearwater Fla, Austin Listi, Arquimedes Gamboa, Deivy Grullon, Deivy Grullon Grullon

Phillies see potential to turn rotation into a strength

For the Philadelphia Phillies to compete in a tough division, they need better starting pitching. There's hope because none of their returning starters performed up to expectations last year, the team strengthened the top of the rotation by signing Zack Wheeler and new pitching coach Bryan Price has a track record of success working with pitchers. "I like what our rotation brings because there's different looks, there's power, there's very good breaking balls, there's si...
Tags: News, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies, Joe Girardi, Bryan Price, Zack Wheeler

Sale has strained elbow, pitching-needy Red Sox sign McHugh

Kyle Hart gave up two runs, three hits and two walks in three innings. PHILLIES 5, BLUE JAYS 3 Bryce Harper hit his third home run in two days Philadelphia starter Zack Wheeler gave up two runs, three hits and two walks over 2 1/3 innings. Roman Quinn, looking to grab the center field job with Adam Haseley sidelined, homered.
Tags: News, Philadelphia, Boston Red Sox, Red Sox, Phillies, Mchugh, Bryce Harper, Adam Haseley, Roman Quinn, Zack Wheeler, Kyle Hart

Phillies insider explains why the Nationals losing Anthony Rendon is a huge win for Philadelphia

The NL East figures to be a dog fight this season between the Nationals, Braves, Mets and Phillies, with everyone chasing the defending World Series champs. Other than the difficulty that comes with winning back-to-back championships, one of the biggest challenges the Nationals face this year is replacing Anthony Rendon after he signed a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Angels. NBC Sports Philadelphia's Phillies insider Corey Seidman joined Todd Dybas, Tim Shovers and Chase Hughes...
Tags: News, Washington, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies, Rendon, Anthony Rendon, Chase Hughes, Nationals Braves Mets, Angels NBC Sports, Corey Seidman, Todd Dybas Tim Shovers

Phillies manager Joe Girardi recalls time with the Yankees

New Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi was back on familiar grounds. Girardi managed at Steinbenner Field on Wednesday night for the first time since he was fired by the New York Yankees following the 2017 season. Girardi's 10-year run as Yankees skipper included New York's last World Series title in 2009.
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