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Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs

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IronPigs To Don ‘Thriller’ Inspired Jerseys To Honor Michael Jackson

Fans should be in for quite the “Thriller,” on July 24th when the Lehigh Valley IronPigs take on the Pawtucket Red Sox.

06/24/2014

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Phillies’ Minor League Team Offers Fan Prize: A Funeral!

There’s no expiration date, so the winner won’t be forced to drop dead anytime soon.

08/20/2013

Ryne Sandberg

Sandberg Waits For The Call To The Majors

Ryne Sandberg is back where he started in Philadelphia. Ryno is hoping to be more than a September call-up this time.

09/09/2012

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Phillies Recall De Fratus, Diekman From Minors

The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled relief pitchers Justin De Fratus and Jake Diekman from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

09/02/2012

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Friend’s Numbers Demanding Attention In Phillies Minor League System

26-year-old Justin Friend was recently promoted to AAA Lehigh Valley after one of the great runs in recent memory at AA Reading.

07/09/2012

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Phillies Make Roster Moves

The Phillies added three new players to the major league roster.

05/11/2012

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Phillies: Joe Savery Happy To Have MLB Debut Under His Belt

Savery gave up a hit in a scoreless appearance in the 7th inning — an inning Brad Lidge finished up, getting the two final outs.

09/21/2011

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Telford’s Erik Kratz Soaking In September Call-Up to Phillies

Telford, Pa. native Erik Kratz on Friday got the call to serve as the Phillies’ third catcher for the remainder of the regular season.

09/19/2011

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Phillies Recall Pete Orr From Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs

The Phillies have added another September callup, bringing INF/OF Pete Orr up from AAA Lehigh Valley.

09/06/2011

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Baseball: Schwimer Savoring Shot in Phillies’ Bullpen

Finally, last week, Michael Schwimer made his Major League debut in Washington, pitching three effective innings.

08/25/2011

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Phillies: Polanco to DL, Schwimer Recalled from AAA

The Phillies have placed third baseman Placido Polanco on the disabled list. To take his place on the roster, righthanded reliever Michael Schwimer is expected to be recalled from AAA Lehigh Valley.

08/17/2011

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Baseball: Justin De Fratus Adjusting to AAA With Iron Pigs

De Fratus has spent most of the season at AA Reading, going 4-0 in 23 games with eight saves and a 2.10 ERA. That work got the Phillies’ 11th-round pick in the 2007 draft promoted to AAA on June 16th.

06/29/2011

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Phillies Place Closer Ryan Madson On Disabled List

The Phillies have announced that closer Ryan Madson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hand contusion.

06/28/2011

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Phillies: Oswalt Goes Onto Disabled List

To take his place on the roster, righthander Scott Mathieson is being brough back from AAA Lehigh Valley.

06/24/2011

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Baseball: Telford, Pa. Native Erik Kratz Hoping for Shot With Phillies

Erik Kratz has logged more than 2,200 at-bats in minor league baseball since 2002, plus a brief time with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

06/23/2011

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