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Tyson Gillies | Outfielder

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Phillies released OF Tyson Gillies.
They removed him from the 40-man roster a couple weeks ago, and now Gillies is out of the organization altogether. With Gillies no longer around, Phillippe Aumont is the lone player the Phillies acquired in the 2009 trade of Cliff Lee who is still in the organization. Gillies, 25, has batted just .214/.270/.289 at Triple-A this season. Jun 22 - 1:14 PM

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Phillies sent OF Tyson Gillies outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Gillies is now off the 40-man roster but cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The speedy outfielder is batting just .217/.281/.304 at Lehigh Valley this season.
Jun 6 - 2:29 PM

Phillies recalled OF Tyson Gillies from Double-A Reading.

One of the fastest players in the minors, Gillies batted .299/.369/.440 with four homers and nine steals over three levels this season. He also served a suspension for violating team rules. He could move up to Triple-A next season.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 09:31:00 AM

Phillies prospect outfielder Tyson Gillies has been suspended by Double-A Reading for violating team rules.

No word yet on the nature of the infraction. Gillies, who was acquired from the Mariners in the Cliff Lee deal, was arrested in 2010 for cocaine possession and was limited to just 31 games between 2010-2011 due to hamstring problems. The 23-year-old outfielder is batting .291/.372/.434 two home runs, 16 RBI, seven stolen bases and an .806 OPS in 44 games at the Double-A level this year.
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 06:18:00 PM

Phillies optioned OF Tyson Gillies to Double-A Reading.

Gillies has appeared in just 31 games (three this past season) over the last two years due to injury issues, mostly involving his hamstrings. The 23-year-old has blinding speed but still has a ways to go before he becomes a contributor at the big league level.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 08:50:00 AM

Phillies purchased the contract of OF Tyson Gillies from High-A Clearwater.

Gillies has appeared in just 31 games (three this past season) over the last two years due to injury issues, mostly involving his hamstrings. He was healthy enough to participate in the Arizona Fall League but batted just .184. The 23-year-old has blinding speed but still has a ways to go before he becomes a contributor at the big league level.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 12:19:00 PM

Tyson Gillies has been activated from the disabled list and assigned to High-A Clearwater.

Gillies was shut down early in spring training with lingering hamstring problems after missing most of last season with the same issue. The 22-year-old will be looking to recapture his form from 2009, when he hit .341 while stealing 44 bases.
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 12:07:00 PM

Phillies prospect Tyson Gillies tweeted that he ran at 100% Monday for the first time in a year.

The 21-year-old outfielder missed most of last season due to injury and was shut down early in spring training with lingering hamstring problems. He hasn't played in a game this season. Gillies was acquired from the Mariners along with Phillippe Aumont and Juan Ramirez for Cliff Lee in December 2009.
Mon, May 23, 2011 12:25:00 PM

According to the Kamloops Daily News, the cocaine possession charge against Phillies prospect Tyson Gillies has been dropped.

Gillies was arrested in Florida in late August after tests for a substance that was found on his person in June proved positive for cocaine. "I'm very glad that this ordeal is over," Gillies said. "But I'm still very upset that it happened to me and that my character, which I've worked so hard to build, can even be questioned." Gillies, 21, was a 25th round draft pick by the Mariners in 2006. He was traded to the Phillies in the Cliff Lee trade in December 2009.
Sun, Oct 10, 2010 11:25:00 AM

Phillies prospect Tyson Gillies entered a written plea of not guilty this week in Florida to a charge of cocaine possession.

Gillies was arrested in Florida in late August after tests for a substance that was found on his person in June proved positive for cocaine. The outfield prospect is free on $2,000 bond and the Phillies are not commenting on the matter because it remains an open case. Gillies was involved in the Mariners' trade for Cliff Lee back in December of 2009.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Thu, Sep 2, 2010 08:18:00 PM

Phillies prospect Tyson Gillies arrest Friday stemmed from an incident in June when he was found to have cocaine on his person.

The delay in the arrest came because the substance was being tested to find out if it was cocaine or not. According to the Inquirer, Gillies was picked up by an officer in Clearwater, FL, in June and was driven back to his hotel. As he was exiting the cruiser, the officer noticed a bag of white powder on the floor of the backseat of the vehicle. The lab results finally came back positive Thursday, and Gillies was arrested this morning.
Fri, Aug 20, 2010 03:31:00 PM

According to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News, Phillies prospect outfielder Tyson Gillies was arrested for cocaine possession.

Gillies was arrested in Florida, according to the Pinella County Sheriff Department. He was released after posting bond. Gillies was acquired from the Mariners along with Phillippe Aumont and Juan Ramirez for Cliff Lee last December. The 21-year-old outfielder has missed most of the season due to injury, batting just .238/.286/.333 with two home runs and six RBI over 105 at-bats with Double-A Reading.
Fri, Aug 20, 2010 12:18:00 PM

Phillies acquired OF Tyson Gillies and RHPs Phillippe Aumont and Juan Ramirez from the Mariners for LHP Cliff Lee.

Gillies, 21, is a former 25th round draft pick by the Mariners in 2006. He batted .341/.430/.486 with nine home runs, 42 RBI, 104 runs scored and 44 stolen bases with Class A High Desert in 2009, as he continues to exceed expectations. He's a speedster, with an above-average arm and range in center field, but the jury is still out whether he can be an every day outfielder in the majors. Altogether, it's a pretty underwhelming package.
Wed, Dec 16, 2009 03:21:00 PM

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