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Diamondbacks, Phillies Combine For Record 13 Home Runs

Jun 11, 2019 7:50 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies combined to hit a Major League record 13 home runs on Monday night.

Arizona hit a team-record eight homers in the 13-8 victory.

The previous mark for combined home runs in a game was 12 by the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers in 1995 and again by the White Sox-Tigers in 2002.


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Phillies Will Be 'In On Everything' This Summer

Jun 6, 2019 7:45 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies will be "in on everything," according to a source.

The Phillies are 1.5 games ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East.

Andrew McCutchen is out for the season with a torn ACL. Odubel Herrera on is administrative leave. Meanwhile, David Robertson, Pat Neshek, Adam Morgan and Tommy Hunter are all on the injured list.

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Phillies Lose Andrew McCutchen For Season With Torn ACL

Jun 5, 2019 9:06 AM

Andrew McCutchen has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.

McCutchen suffered the injury during a rundown on Monday and the Philadelphia Phillies revealed the injury on Tuesday.

The outfielder hopes to be OK for Opening Day next season.

Associated Press

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Andrew McCutchen Leaves Game With Sprained Knee

Jun 4, 2019 8:36 AM

Andrew McCutchen sprained his left knee during a rundown in Monday night's game between the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres.

McCutchen had to be helped off the field and was taken to the clubhouse for examination.

"I didn't feel it pop or anything," he said. "Something felt uncomfortable, something that made me grab my knee and go down. I've had an ACL injury before, and I know what that feels like. This didn't feel like that."

McCutchen will have an MRI on Tuesday.


Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Injury, Misc Rumor

2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results

Jun 4, 2019 8:29 AM

The first two rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft were held on Monday night.

Rounds 3 to 10 will be held on Tuesday, with Rounds 11 to 40 on Wednesday.


Round 1

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Florida)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Georgia)

7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU

8. Texas Rangers: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech

9. Atlanta Braves: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

10. San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia

12. New York Mets: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Will Wilson, SS, NC State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Seattle)

17. Washington Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove (Illinois) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS/3B, Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B/OF, UCLA

24. Cleveland Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane

26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover (North Carolina) HS

27. Chicago Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State

28. Milwaukee Brewers: Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State

29. Oakland Athletics: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

30. New York Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS (Morristown, New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, North Carolina

32. Houston Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal


Compensation Picks

33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy

34. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State


Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

36. Tampa Bay Rays: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter School (Philadelphia)

38. New York Yankees: T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss

40. Tampa Bay Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

41. Texas Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor


Round 2

42. Baltimore Orioles: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Selma, Alabama)

43. Boston Red Sox: Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona

44. Kansas City Royals: Brady McConnell, SS, Florida

45. Chicago White Sox: Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

46. Miami Marlins: Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Suwanee, Georgia)

47. Detroit Tigers: Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

48. San Diego Padres: Joshua Mears, OF, Federal Way (Washington) HS

49. Cincinnati Reds: Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy

50. Texas Rangers: Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA

51. San Francisco Giants: Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

52. Toronto Blue Jays: Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy

53. New York Mets: Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Bellaire, Texas)

54. Minnesota Twins: Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice

55. Los Angeles Angels: Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (Oakley, California)

56. Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon

57. Pittsburgh Pirates: Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

58. St. Louis Cardinals: Trejyn Fletcher, OF, Deering HS (Portland, Maine)

59. Seattle Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU

60. Atlanta Braves: Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State

61. Tampa Bay Rays: John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M

62. Colorado Rockies: Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia

63. Cleveland Indians: Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Hollywood, Florida)

64. Chicago Cubs: Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA

65. Milwaukee Brewers: Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College

66. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina

67. New York Yankees: Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

68. Houston Astros: Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss

69. Boston Red Sox: Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy


Competitive Balance Round B

70. Kansas City Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

71. Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford

72. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Triolo, 3B, Houston

73. San Diego Padres: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason

74. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

75. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas

76. Seattle Mariners: Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

77. Colorado Rockies: Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan


Compensation Picks

78. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis (Texas) HS




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Phillies Acquire Jay Bruce From M's

Jun 3, 2019 12:23 AM

The Phillies acquired former All-Star outfielder Jay Bruce from the Mariners in exchange for Class-A infielder Jake Scheiner and cash considerations, the Phillies announced Sunday.

Bruce is owed $8,317,204 this year from his $13 million salary and has a $13 million salary in 2020 -- the remainder of a three-year contract he signed with the Mets in January 2018. The Mets remain responsible for the second $1.5 million installment of his $3 million signing bonus, a payment due Jan. 31, 2020.

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Jay Bruce Says He's Been Traded To Phillies

Jun 2, 2019 3:28 PM

Former All-Star outfielder Jay Bruce says he has been traded to Philadelphia by the Seattle Mariners.

Bruce is owed $8,317,204 this year from his $13 million salary and has a $13 million salary in 2020 -- the remainder of a three-year contract he signed with the New York Mets in January 2018. The Mets remain responsible for the second $1.5 million installment of his $3 million signing bonus, a payment due next Jan. 31.

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Source: Phillies, M's Discuss Trade For Jay Bruce

Jun 1, 2019 3:07 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies are in talks with the Seattle Mariners about a trade for veteran Jay Bruce, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Saturday.

Bruce is hitting .212 with 14 home runs and 28 RBIs this season. He also has played for the Mets, Indians and Reds during his 12-year career, hitting 300 home runs with 903 RBIs.

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Bryce Harper Again Hears Boos In Philadelphia

May 14, 2019 8:02 AM

Bryce Harper was the only starting position player not to record a hit for the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

When he struck out for the third time in the fifth inning, Harper heard some boos from the home fans at Citizens Bank Park.

Harper made a difference in the field, however, with a potential game-saving play.

With the bases loaded, two outs and the game tied at 4 in the top of the seventh inning, Milwaukee Brewers infielder Mike Moustakas ripped a line drive to right field. Harper raced toward the line and made a sprawling catch to end the inning, saving at least a few runs in the process.

"It's both sides of the ball," Harper said. "You've got to stay focused on both sides of the ball, no matter your outcomes at the plate or anything like that. My pitchers need me, and I need to be playing to the best of my ability out there."

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Rhys Hoskins: 'Pick Your Poison' In Philly's Lineup

May 4, 2019 8:22 AM

Rhys Hoskins hit the go-ahead home run in the Philadelphia Phillies' 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

"The way this lineup is constructed, it becomes a pick your poison," Hoskins said. "If I don't get the job done there, well, we've got an All-Star hitter [J.T. Realmuto] right behind me. I just happened to be the poison they picked tonight."

At 18-13, the Phillies are in first in the National League East. They rank seventh in the NL in runs scored, but fifth in on-base percentage.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

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Bryce Harper On Boos: 'I'd Do The Same Thing'
Bryce Harper heard some boos during Tuesday night's game against the Tigers at Citizens Bank Park.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Philadelphia To Host 2026 All-Star Game
Major League Baseball will play the 2026 All-Star Game in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, according to a report.

Associated Press

Bryce Harper Homers In Return To DC
Bryce Harper was booed in his return to Washington, as he led the Phillies to a 8-2 win on Tuesday night.

Bryce Harper Sentimental About DC Return
Bryce Harper returns to Nationals Park for the first time on Tuesday night.

Nationals $300M Offer To Bryce Harper Came In Envelope
The Nationals first offer to Bryce Harper was for 10 years, $300 million, including deferred money.

Bryce And Kayla Harper Expecting First Child
Kayla Harper hinted on her Instagram that the baby was due in August.

Bryce Harper Hits 465-Foot Home Run
Bryce Harper's first hit with the Phillies was a long home run into the right-field seats.

MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney
MLB believes buying RSNs could move the league to a more national model and address revenue disparity.

Ronald Blum/AP

Jake Arrieta Has No Doubt Phillies Are Playoff Team
Philadelphia transformed this offseason by adding Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen, J.T. Realmuto and Jean Segura.

Associated Press

Bryce Harper Bruises Foot, Phillies Aren't Concerned
Bryce Harper suffered a bruised right foot when he was hit by a pitch during a spring training game Friday.


Bryce Harper - A Career Timeline Video
Bryce Harper is only 26 years old still, but he's had a unique path in MLB as a former prodigy and early MVP who will now be with the Phillies for the remainder of his career.

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Nats' Bryce Harper Offer Had $100M In Deferred Money Until He Was 65
The Nationals offered Bryce Harper a 10-year, $300 million contract.

Tim Keown/ESPN

Aaron Nola To Start On Opening Day For Phillies
Aaron Nola went 17-6 last year with a 2.37 ERA and 0.975 WHIP.


Scott Boras Talking To Multiple Teams About Dallas Keuchel
The Astros and Phillies remain linked to Dallas Keuchel.


Angels Upset As Bryce Harper Continues To Lobby For Mike Trout
Bryce Harper has again lobbied for Mike Trout to join him with the Phillies in 2021, a possible violation of Major League Baseball's tampering rule.


Bryce Harper Told Phillies He Sought Lifetime Deal Without Opt Outs
Bryce Harper told the Phillies he wanted to go to one place and know which hat he'd wear to Cooperstown.

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Bryce Harper's Phillies Jersey Sets Sales Record
Bryce Harper's new Phillies jersey set a Fanatics record by becoming the top online seller in any sport for any player during the first 48 hours after its launch.

Eddie Matz/ESPN

Bryce Harper Wants Winning Legacy
Bryce Harper expects the Phillies' No. 3 jersey to be the last uniform he wears.

Dodgers Were Willing To Offer Bryce Harper $45M Per Year
The deal for the Dodgers would have been over four years, which would have allowed Bryce Harper to become a free agent again at age 30.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Phillies, Bryce Harper Agree To $330M Deal
The contract is for 13 years and $330 million and includes no opt-outs.

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