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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.



Phillies Encourage Fans To Check Out Minor League Clubs

With the big league club practically sold out for the season, Phillies marketing director Michael Harris says the team is airing new TV commercials promoting its minor league teams.


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Baseball: Villanova’s Kyle McMyne Drafted by Reds in 4th Round

McMyne’s dominance caught the attention of a lot of pro scouts, but it was the Cincinnati Reds that were most impressed, as they picked McMyne in the fourth round of the draft.


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Stutes A Key Arm In Phillies’ Pen

While many times, rookie arms on good teams are relegated to mop-up duty, Stutes has stepped right in to get key 7th and 8th inning outs for the Phils since being called up from AAA in late April.


Wilson Valdez pitched a scoreless 19th and became the first position player to earn a win since 2000.

Phils Beat Reds 5-4 In 19-Inning Marathon

After Charlie Manuel used nine pitchers, Wilson Valdez took the mound in the 19th and picked up the win when Raul Ibanez hit a sac fly to drive in the winning run.


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R-Phillies’ Manager Sees Lots Of Up-and-Coming Farm Talent

KYW’s Matt Leon traveled out to Reading recently and sat down with the R-Phils’ manager, Mark Parent, to talk about the progress of some of the names that Phillies fans have heard a lot about.


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PHILLIES: Victorino to DL; Domonic Brown Recalled from AAA

The Phillies have placed centerfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.


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Phillies’ Scott Mathieson Savoring His Return To The Bigs

He spent the last several years overcoming a roster’s worth of injury problems to get back to the big leagues with the Phillies.


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Baseball: Villanova’s Jordan Ellis Trying to Make A Name On Phillies’ Farm Team

Righthander Jordan Ellis was a standout pitcher at Radnor High School, and later on at Villanova University. He turned enough heads that the Phillies selected him in the 28th round of the June 2008 MLB Draft.


(Pete Orr of the Phillies steals second during a preseason game against Pittsburgh on March 30th.  AP photo)

Baseball: Orr, Phillies’ Bench Getting It Done In Early Going

The four-time defending National League East champions have gotten good starting pitching, as expected, and great play from reserves like Pete Orr.


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As spring training turns into the regular season, the MLB app lets you follow the every move of your favorite team.


(Brad Lidge throws in the sixth inning of a Phillies preseason game on March 8th.  AP photo)

Brad Lidge Likely To Start Phillies’ Season On DL

The 34-year-old right-hander was pulled on Thursday after giving up a home run and back-to-back walks in the ninth inning.


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Phillies: J.C. Romero Enjoying a Quiet Spring

“Yeah, I don’t remember the last time I showed up to spring training being healthy or not having any type of suspension, issues, anything like that,” Romero told KYW Newsradio today.


Charlie Manuel approaches Jimmy Rollins during spring training on Thursday.  (Credit: AP)

Spring Training: Reporting Day For Full Phillies Team

Friday is reporting day for Phillies position players at spring training in Clearwater, but many have been in camp for days already.


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Spring Training: Phillies Rotation Ready to Roll

On the first day of workouts for Phillies pitchers and catchers, the team’s vaunted starting rotation held a press conference to preview the upcoming season.