Philadelphia Phillies

Williams hopes for fast track to Philly
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Outfielder Nick Williams reflects on the 2015 trade that sent him from the Rangers to the Phillies, and the 22-year-old prospect is hoping to turn an invitation to Spring Training into a call to the Majors this year.

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Phils reportedly avoid arbitration with Hellickson
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An arbitration hearing will not be among the many events Matt Klentak experiences during his first season as the Phillies’ general manager. This possibility was averted on Friday morning, when the Phillies reached a one-year agreement with right-handed pitcher Jeremy Hellickson, the club’s only remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible player.

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Phillies, Gomez reportedly make 1-year deal
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The Phillies and Jeanmar Gomez avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year deal, according to a report from FOX Sports.

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Appel ready to put it all together
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Mark Appel, by his own admission, has yet to live up to the expectations that come with being drafted first overall in 2013, but the right-hander hopes his first season in the Phillies organization will see him put it all together.

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Source: Phillies, Galvis avoid arbitration
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The Phillies avoided salary arbitration with Freddy Galvis, signing the shortstop to a one-year, $2 million contract, according to a source. The club has not confirmed the deal.

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Phillies' Spring Training workout dates announced
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Major League Baseball released the first workout dates for every club in advance of Spring Training 2016. They are as follows:

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Phils' Hoskins headlines top performers in winter leagues
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Rhys Hoskins might not rank among the Phillies’ Top 30 Prospects, but a case can be made that he’s the club top power hitter on the farm heading into 2016. Hoskins hasn’t skipped a beat this offseason in the Australian Baseball League, where he has a .948 OPS, eight home runs, 15 doubles and 38 […]

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Phils stage elaborate surprise to honor soldier
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Army Sgt. 1st Class Jamil Ali’s tour of Citizens Bank Park ended with a standing ovation and a surprise invitation to the Phillies’ Phantasy Camp in Florida.

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Phillies announce changes in baseball ops
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The Phillies continued to restructure their baseball-operations staff on Monday, more than two months after hiring Matt Klentak as their new general manager.

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Sources: Phils to add Rice as assistant GM
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Matt Klentak is beginning to reshape the Phillies’ front office. The team has made no announcement, but Orioles director of Major League administration Ned Rice will join the Phillies as an assistant general manager, according to Major League sources.

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Montgomery to be honored as humanitarian
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Phillies chairman David Montgomery has been an important figure in Philadelphia for decades, and the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association is honoring him Feb. 1 at its 112th annual dinner in Cherry Hill, N.J., where he will be presented the Ed Snider Lifetime Distinguished Humanitarian Award.

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Schilling falls short in 4th year on HOF ballot
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Former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling fell short on Wednesday in his quest to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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