Philadelphia Phillies

Sources: Hernandez among 4 Phils to avoid arb
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The Phillies are not going to salary arbitration with any of their eligible players.

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Crawford ready to fill Galvis' shoes at short
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If the Phillies surprise people in 2018, it will be because multiple things broke their way. One of those things is solid play at shortstop. Rookie J.P. Crawford will replace Freddy Galvis, whom the Phils traded to the Padres last month.

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Phils still monitoring starting-pitcher market
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Phillies general manager Matt Klentak reiterated the organization’s desire to find a starting pitcher before Spring Training opens next month.

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Phils prospects making name for themselves
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The Phillies not only have a farm system loaded with promising pitchers, they have a farm system loaded with promising pitchers with names who have caught the imagination of the fan base.

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Phillies avoid arbitration with Rupp
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Cameron Rupp is signed through 2018. A source confirmed a report Tuesday that the Phillies and Rupp have agreed to a $2.05 million contract, avoiding salary arbitration.

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Hawaiian pride: Victorino, others laud Tua's play
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Former Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino, Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki and Ron Darling of the MLB Network, who all grew up in Hawaii, lauded the player of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s performance in Monday’s National Championship game.

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Phillies to lean on versatile bullpen in 2018
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The Phillies could turn bullpen usage on its head in 2018. Manager Gabe Kapler said last month that the mindset of his players “can and will be one of flexibility … I am not married to any specific role because that isn’t mental toughness. If I can only do one thing, that’s not a very […]

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Former Phillie Oldis still having fun at age 90
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Bob Oldis, who joined the Phillies’ nonagenarian club when he turned 90 on Jan. 5 and still does some scouting in the Upper Midwest for the Marlins, was never an All-Star or even an everyday player. But he may have led the league in having fun.

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Phils look to boost young rotation before spring
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Before the Phillies finalized a three-year, $60 million contract for Carlos Santana late last month, they said they planned to make starting pitching their top priority the remainder of the offseason.

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Franco suspended 1 game by winter ball team
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Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco was suspended from his winter ball team in the Dominican Republic for partying until the early morning Sunday.

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Phils' projected '18 lineup full of potential
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If Carlos Santana and Rhys Hoskins anchor the Phillies lineup as expected in 2018, the Phillies could have their best offense since they piled up five consecutive National League East championships from 2007-11.

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Yelich deal may not be ideal fit for young Phils
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The Phillies have admired Christian Yelich for a long time, and it’s no secret they would love to have him in their outfield.

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