Team News: Philadelphia Phillies

  • With Manny off market, Phils' focus on Harper
    Bryce Harper is the final superstar standing for the Phillies.

  • Hoskins would love to play alongside Harper
    Will Rhys Hoskins be bummed if Bryce Harper signs elsewhere?

  • Here are the Phillies' Top 30 Prospects
    The Phillies list isn't quite as strong as it once was because of the Realmuto deal, but there's still some very good talent at the top and some exciting players on the rise.

  • The Phillies' Spring Training battle to watch
    The next five weeks will see lots of shuffling on Major League rosters. Here are the most intriguing positional battles on each of the 30 MLB clubs.

  • Kapler preaches focus at camp amid rumors
    Phillies manager Gabe Kapler has a little advice for the players who could be impacted most if the team signs Bryce Harper or Manny Machado.

  • Hernandez healthy, ready to run atop lineup
    Cesar Hernandez scored 91 runs last season, the Phillies' highest mark since Rollins scored 102 in 2012. Now the luster is no longer there for players who score 100 runs or post 100 RBIs, but Hernandez should score at least 100 runs this season, if he sta

  • Talks 'intensifying' between Harper, Phillies
    The Phillies have been the favorites in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes for months, and that speculation heated up over the weekend.

  • Reasons for optimism for each MLB club
    On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. Here's an optimism cheat sheet for each of them.

  • Franco ignoring rumors, ready for 3B battle
    Maikel Franco followed the endless and often mind-numbing speculation the past few months from the Dominican Republic. Franco knows that Manny Machado could show up at Spectrum Field at any moment. The Phillies entertained him at Citizens Bank Park just b

  • Eickhoff throws first bullpen since setback
    Jerad Eickhoff took his latest first step on Sunday morning at Spectrum Field. He threw a bullpen session, his first since sustaining a setback last month following carpal tunnel surgery in October.

  • Segura moving forward with contending Phillies
    Jean Segura became one of the Phillies' most notable offseason acquisitions, a two-time All-Star expected to give the organization its best overall production at shortstop since Jimmy Rollins left town, in part because of a little brawl he had late last s

  • Who will hit second and third for Phillies?
    Phillies manager Gabe Kapler believes the two most important spots in a lineup are the Nos. 2 and 4 holes. Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana hit there most of last season. But with J.T. Realmuto, Andrew McCutchen and Jean Segura joining the Phillies in the

  • MacPhail: Phils are 'uniquely poised right now'
    Phillies president Andy MacPhail opened a 28-minute press conference on Friday afternoon at Spectrum Field with facts and figures about investments the organization made the past few seasons as the team wallowed at the bottom of the National League. Then

  • Leaner Herrera more mature after tough 2018
    Odubel Herrera smiled and patted his stomach. The paunch that he carried into Spring Training 2018 is no longer there. Herrera has reported to camp leaner and, as he said Friday morning at Spectrum Field, motivated to bounce back from the worst season of

  • Phillies can still win the offseason
    We're reluctant to finalize our list of offseason winners because, as you may have heard, there are some prominent unsigned free agents. Not just Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, either.

  • Prospects who should vie for a roster spot
    The 30 prospects below all are getting very long looks this spring with an eye toward breaking camp with the parent club. Even if they start the year in the Minors, they all should get the chance to contribute at some point in the very near future.

  • New 4-year deal 'felt right' for Nola
    Aaron Nola established himself as one of the best pitchers in baseball in 2018. The Phillies ensured on Wednesday that he will be the ace in their rotation for possibly the next five seasons.

  • Arrieta reveals knee injury led to 2nd-half dip
    Jake Arrieta on Thursday offered an unexpected explanation for his second-half struggles in 2018: he pitched much of last season with an injured left knee.

  • Manny? Harper? Klentak satisfied but monitoring
    General Manager Matt Klentak discussed the Phillies' offseason in a press conference on Thursday in Clearwater, Fla. The Phillies remain in contact with the agents for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. The belief is that the front office still prefers Macha

  • Kapler faces pressure, shifts focus to players
    Gabe Kapler is trying to keep the focus on his players in 2019, but it might be an impossible task.

  • Franco, Kingery vie for ABs; Arrieta recovering
    A slimmed down Maikel Franco and a bulked up Scott Kingery will compete for playing time at third base this season.

  • Realmuto 'excited' to compete for title with Phils
    The Phillies introduced J.T. Realmuto, their new All-Star catcher, in a news conference Tuesday at the team's Spring Training complex in Clearwater, Fla.

  • McCutchen survived a very smelly elevator
    McCutchen survived a very smelly elevator

  • 30 low-key acquisitions who could pay off big
    Fans and analysts spend the entire offseason speculating where the top free agents could go, but sometimes an under-the-radar pickup can end up making a world of difference. As positional competitions begin to heat up at Spring Training camps this month,

  • Uniform patch to mark 150 years of pro baseball
    All 30 Major League teams will wear special "MLB 150" patches on their uniforms for the entire 2019 season in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first openly all-salaried professional baseball team.

  • Predicting the Phillies' Opening Day roster
    Phillies pitchers and catchers have their first workout Wednesday morning at Carpenter Complex. Almost anything can happen between Wednesday and Opening Day. That said, here is a very early prediction of the Phillies' Opening Day roster, knowing the Phill

  • Segura ranked No. 9 SS by MLB Network
    MLB Network's countdown of baseball's best players at each position came to a conclusion with the final installment of the "Top 10 Right Now!" series, featuring the game's top relief pitchers and shortstops.

  • Phillies, Sean Rodriguez agree to Minors deal
    The Phillies continued to bolster their infield depth on Friday by signing versatile veteran Sean Rodriguez to a Minor League contract with an invite to big league Spring Training, MLB.com has learned.

  • Phillies land Realmuto for 3 players, int'l money
    The Phillies acquired All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto from the Marlins on Thursday for catcher Jorge Alfaro, right-hander Sixto Sanchez, left-hander Will Stewart and $250,000 in international bonus slot money, the latest move in a busy and ambitious offsea

  • Phillies' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Phillies have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Philly's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

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