Philadelphia Phillies

Eflin debuts bulked-up lower body in outing
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Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin entered camp last spring at 198 pounds, nearly 40 pounds lighter than the spring of 2016.

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Middlebrooks carted off field with leg injury
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Phillies infielder Will Middlebrooks appeared to suffer a serious left leg injury in the eighth inning of Saturday afternoon’s game against the Orioles at Spectrum Field.

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Phils confident in Pivetta's upgraded repertoire
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If the Phillies fall short in their pursuit of Jake Arrieta, they could move forward with what they have. They believe that in part because they believe Nick Pivetta, who allowed two runs in two innings Friday in a 2-1 loss to Toronto in the Grapefruit League opener at Dunedin Stadium, will establish himself as […]

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Which Phillies longshot could make club?
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Is there an Eddie Oropesa in Phillies camp this spring? Is there a Brock Stassi? The Phillies open their Grapefruit League season on Friday against the Blue Jays at 1:07 p.m. ET in Dunedin, Fla., which means it’s not too early to think about dark-horse candidates to make the Opening Day roster.

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Phils owner weighs in on Arrieta talk, pitching
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Scott Boras is known to call an owner or two as he pursues and closes monster contracts for clients. The agent can be persuasive. So how often has Phillies owner John Middleton heard from Boras recently? Middleton shaped his thumb and index finger into a circle Thursday, a couple of hours before the Phillies played […]

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Prospect Dominguez impresses Kapler early
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Phillies manager Gabe Kapler tuned up for his Grapefruit League debut Friday against the Blue Jays in Dunedin with a 6-0 victory Thursday over the University of Tampa at Spectrum Field.

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Double rake: Williams almost dents car again
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Maybe Phillies manager Gabe Kapler should move his car.

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Phillies, Arrieta reportedly 'having dialogue'
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Jake Arrieta considers himself one of the elite pitchers in baseball, and he still hopes to be paid like one.

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Phils emboldened by Kapler's spring message
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Gabe Kapler’s first camp with the Phillies has been anything but ordinary. Sure, the bullpen sessions, batting practices and baserunning and bunting drills are there. But Camp Kapler has a decidedly different vibe than springs past.

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Patient Phils could be on cusp of greatness
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The Phillies made some major investments this winter, and not just in the bluetooth speakers that have made their clubhouse, their morning workouts and even the empty hallways of Spectrum Field consistent sources of musical accompaniment at the behest of rookie skipper Gabe Kapler. They signed Carlos Santana to a three-year, $60 million contract that […]

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'Bold' choice: NFL champ Kelce talks to Phillies
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Jason Kelce made Chase Utley’s infamous World Series championship speech seem tame a couple of weeks ago, when he dropped a wildly celebrated, but profanity-laden speech about the Eagles, underdogs and championships on the steps of the Philadelphia art museum. A more subdued Kelce traded his Mummers costume for a red Phillies “Be Bold” T-shirt […]

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Bulked-up Hernandez faces uncertain future
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Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez arrived at Spectrum Field on Sunday after focusing this offseason on adding muscle and hoping to add a little more power to his overall game.

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