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Halliday's Autopsy Report Reveals Traces Of Drugs

Jan 20, 2018 1:39 PM

An autopsy report says retired pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a plane crash in Florida last year.

The Tampa Bay Times reported that an autopsy released Friday shows the former Blue Jays and Phillies All-Star died from blunt force trauma with drowning as a contributing factor when he crashed his personal plane into the Gulf of Mexico near New Port Richey on Nov. 7.

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Legal, Misc Rumor

Phillies Won't Issue Roy Halladay's No. 34 In 2018

Dec 22, 2017 7:49 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies will honor Roy Halladay by not allowing anyone to wear No. 34 next season.

Halladay died Nov. 7 when his ICON A5 aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40 years old.

He spent just four seasons with the Phillies, but left a huge impression.

Andrew Knapp wore No. 34 last season, but recently switched to No. 15.

It is unclear how else the Phillies might recognize or honor Halladay next season.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor

Giants Looking Into Trade For Maikel Franco

Dec 18, 2017 8:04 AM

The San Francisco Giants are considering a trade for Maikel Franco, according to a report.

The club shed some salary when they traded Matt Moore to the Texas Rangers last week.

Dealing Moore saved them $9 million and they now have roughly $21 million to spend while still remaining under the luxury tax threshold.

Franco hasn't yet lived up to his initial promise with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Jim Salisbury/NBC Sports Philadelphia

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Phillies Have Asked About Chris Archer, Danny Duffy, Marcus Stroman

Dec 18, 2017 7:44 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have been shopping for controllable pitching this offseason and have inquired about the availability of Chris Archer, Danny Duffy and Marcus Stroman.

They are looking to accelerate their rebuild after signing Carlos Santana and adding to their bullpen.

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Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Phillies Add Carlos Santana With Three-Year, $60M Deal

Dec 15, 2017 4:24 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal with Carlos Santana, according to multiple reports.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports first reported the deal.

Santana has played his entire career with the Cleveland Indians. After playing catcher and third base, he has developed into an elite defender at first base.


Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Kevin Gausman To Wear No. 34 To Honor Roy Halladay

Dec 8, 2017 7:11 AM

Kevin Gausman is changing his jersey number to honor Roy Halladay, who died in a plane crash in November.

The Baltimore Orioles pitcher will wear the No. 34 starting next season "to honor Roy Halladay both on and off the field."

"To me, Roy gave me the inspiration that I could fulfill even my biggest of dreams -- being a pitcher just like him," Gausman wrote on Twitter. "... The loss of Roy was tragic and is saddening, but I feel honored to have watched everything he achieved."

Like Halladay, Gausman grew up in Colorado.


Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor

Phillies DFA Former No. 1 Pick Mark Appel

Nov 21, 2017 8:55 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have designated former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel for assignment.

Philadelphia now has seven days to trade Appel or place him on irrevocable waivers.

The Houston Astros drafted Appel in 2013. He was then traded to the Phillies as part of the Ken Giles deal.

Appel has yet to pitch in the Major Leagues.


Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Draft, Misc Rumor

Cardinals, Giants, Phillies, Red Sox In Mix For Giancarlo Stanton

Nov 13, 2017 8:09 AM

Trade talks involving Giancarlo Stanton are expected to heat up with the winter meetings taking place in Orlando this week.

The Miami Marlins have been in discussions with the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox, according to multiple sources.

Miami is in dire need of starting pitching, but is seeking the best overall package for Stanton.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Phillies Hire Gabe Kapler As Manager

Oct 31, 2017 7:39 AM

After searching for at least a month, the Philadelphia Phillies have found their new manager in Gabe Kapler.

"I'm equal parts honored, humbled and excited by the opportunity with the Phillies, an elite franchise in a city rich in history, tradition, sports excellence and with amazingly passionate fans," Kapler said in a statement. "I believe there is no better place to build a winning environment, and I take that task very seriously."

Kapler most recently served as the director of player development for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kapler beat out John Farrell, who was fired by the Boston Red Sox this month, and Triple-A manager Dusty Wathan for the job.

Kapler batted .268 with 82 homers and 386 RBIs over 12 seasons with six teams between 1998-2010. He had no previous ties to the Phillies.

"Gabe has a track record of leadership, winning, progressive thinking and working with young players, and we fully believe that he is the right person to guide this organization into the future," Matt Klentak said.


Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor

Source: Gabe Kapler Emerges As Front-Runner To Manage Phillies

Oct 30, 2017 2:02 AM

Gabe Kapler has emerged as the front-runner to become the Phillies' next manager, a baseball source said Sunday.

Kapler, the Dodgers' director of player development, was one of three finalists for the position, along with former Red Sox manager John Farrell and Dusty Wathan, the manager of Philadelphia's Triple-A affiliate, Lehigh Valley.

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

Phillies 'Zeroing In' On Dusty Wathan
The Phillies are in need of a manager and are "zeroing in" on Triple-A skipper Dusty Wathan.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Alex Cora To Meet With Red Sox For Managerial Job
Alex Cora is also expected to be a candidate for managerial openings with the Tigers, Phillies, and Mets.

Jorge Velandia Emerges As Strong Candidate For Phillies' Job
Jorge Velandia has emerged as a strong candidate for the Phillies' vacant manager's job.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

Draft: First-Round Order For 2018
The Tigers will first pick in next year's draft.

RealGM Staff Report

Pete Mackanin Won't Manage Phillies Next Season
Pete Mackanin has agreed to serve as the special assistant to Phillies' GM Matt Klentak.

Draft: Current 2018 MLB Draft Order
We could still see some significant shuffling at the top of the draft order over the final week of the regular season.

RealGM Staff Report

Draft: Current 2018 MLB Draft Order
The Giants would have the first overall pick if the season ended on Monday.

RealGM Staff Report

Draft: Current 2018 MLB Draft Order
With a few weeks left in the Major League season, there is a close race for the first overall pick in the 2018 baseball amateur draft. Here's how the draft order would play out if the regular season

RealGM Staff Report

Phillies Trade Juan Nicasio To Cardinals
Juan Nicasio appeared in just two games with the Phillies since coming over from the Pirates.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Draft: Current 2018 MLB Draft Order
If the season ended Tuesday, the Phillies, Giants, White Sox, Athletics and Tigers would hold the first five picks in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft.

RealGM Staff Report

Phillies To Promote J.P. Crawford
J.P. Crawford will need to be placed on the 40-man roster before he can be called up.

Tom Housenick/The Morning Call

Cardinals, Giants, Phillies, Rangers Inquire About Giancarlo Stanton
A "high-ranking Marlins executive" says the Giants have expressed the most interest.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Former Phillies All-Star Darren Daulton Dies At Age 55
Darren Daulton was a key member of the 1993 Phillies team that won the National League pennant.

Phillies Send Joaquin Benoit, Cash To Pirates For Seth McGarry
Seth McGarry had a 1.34 ERA in 31 games for Class-A Bradenton this season.

Phillies Trade Kendrick To Nats, Send Hellickson To O's
The Phillies will receive Hyun Soo Kim and Garrett Cleavinger from the Orioles.

Rockies Acquire Pat Neshek From Phillies
The Phillies have traded Pat Neshek to the Rockies for three minor league players.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Phillies Showing Interest In Dee Gordon
The Phillies aren't in playoff contention, but are showing interest in trading for Dee Gordon.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Red Sox Keeping Tabs On Market For Pat Neshek
The Red Sox have interest in trading for Pat Neshek, according to Major League sources.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Pat Neshek To Seek Zack Greinke's Autograph At All-Star Game
Pat Neshek will represent the Phillies at the All-Star Game.


Phillies 'Foresee' Changes At Trade Deadline
The Phillies are expected to be busy at the non-waiver trade deadline.

Todd Zolecki/MLB