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Cody Asche | Third Baseman

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Cody Asche is getting some work in left field at the Phillies' complex in Clearwater, Florida.
The possibility has been discussed for a while with top prospect Maikel Franco close to the majors, so the Phillies want to keep their options open for the future. "He’s still our third baseman," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said. "We view him as our opening day third baseman. "But we have introduced him to some outfield. He’s doing some light drills out there, getting acclimated to outfield drills, rudimentary stuff." While Asche still figures to begin the year as the starting third baseman, look for him to get some game action in the outfield during spring training. Feb 2 - 5:51 PM

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Cody Asche could be tried in the outfield next spring.

That would open a starting job for top third base prospect Maikel Franco, who had 31 homers and 103 RBI in 2013 between High-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading and finished strong in 2014 at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. But the Phillies would first have to part with one of their current starting outfielders -- Marlon Byrd, Ben Revere, or Domonic Brown -- to make this work.'s Todd Zolecki says Byrd is the "most likely candidate" to be dealt this winter.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 01:49:00 PM

Cody Asche went 2-for-4 with a double that sparked a three-run sixth inning that allowed the Phillies to tie and eventually overcome the Braves on Friday.

Asche doubled in a run, pushing Freddy Galvis to third base. Galvis later scored on an infield single, and Asche later scored on a wild pitch, tying the game at 4-4 in the sixth. The third baseman is hitting .255/.312/.395 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI on the season. Asche will battle Maikel Franco for the third base job next year and may have to consider switching positions.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 09:48:00 PM

Cody Asche belted a two-run walkoff home run on Friday, powering the Phillies to a 3-1 victory over the Marlins in 10 innings.

Ben Revere singled with one out in the 10th inning before Asche blasted a Chris Hatcher offering over the wall in right field for the game-winner. He also doubled, finishing the night 2-for-5. He's now hitting .254/.312/.398 with 10 long balls and 45 RBI in 109 games.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:44:00 PM

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Saturday that Cody Asche will not change positions this season.

It was reported in July that Asche would be moved off third base once the Phils decided Maikel Franco was ready to be promoted. Franco is likely to be called up this week, but it appears any transition to another position for Asche won't occur until over the winter. "Right now, he's the third baseman," Sandberg said. "He's doing a good job there. He's come a long way. That's kind of where everything stands as we speak. Typically, a position change is more for instructional league and winter time." The two players could share third base in September.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 10:05:00 AM

Cody Asche went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk in Friday's loss to the Mets.

Asche drove in the only run of the game for Philadelphia. The 24-year-old is only batting .245/.302/.379 with nine homers and 42 RBI over 100 games this season. If the Phillies decide to call up Maikel Franco in September, it will be interesting to see if Asche gets a look in the outfield.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 09:49:00 PM

Cody Asche hit his ninth homer Monday in the victory over the Nationals.

The solo shot gave him his first RBI in eight days. Outside of an excellent month of May, Asche has been a well below average regular this year. Since the All-Star break, he's at .235 with three homers, three doubles and 12 RBI in 115 at-bats, which shouldn't have given the Phillies much pause about tossing him aside (or shifting him to the outfield) to make room for Maikel Franco next month.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 10:24:00 PM

Cody Asche went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk Friday as the Phillies topped the Giants 5-3 in 10 innings.

Asche's game-tying, two-run homer in the eighth was the first bomb allowed by Jeremy Affeldt this year. Asche also doubled to start the 10th-inning rally and came around to score when Chase Utley was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Asche had been hitting just .212/.261/.271 with one homer in 85 at-bats since the All-Star break.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 02:03:00 AM

Cody Asche is expected to change positions when the Phillies decide that top prospect Maikel Franco is ready for a promotion.

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Gelb lists left field as a possible landing spot for Asche. "He could," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said of Asche possibly moving to left. "He's athletic enough. But there is not anyone pushing him right now. Maikel isn't pushing him." Asche played second base in his first year in pro ball in 2011 but has only played third since. He's hitting just .251/.304/.402 over 66 games this season.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Cody Asche went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.

Asche went back-to-back with Marlon Byrd, homering in the eighth inning to knot the game up at 4-4. It is his first since coming off of the disabled list on June 20. Overall, Asche is slashing a mediocre .253/.317/.406 with five home runs and 25 RBI on the season.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 11:25:00 PM

Cody Asche went 3-for-3 with a double in a game in which the Phillies were shut out by the Marlins on Monday.

Asche had half of his team's hits and the lone extra-base hit. As solid as he's been of late, the idea of moving him to left field when Maikel Franco proves ready no longer looks foolish at all.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 10:58:00 PM

Cody Asche went 2-for-4 with three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

With the bases loaded in the second inning, Asche drove one into the left-center field gap to clear the bases. He later singled against closer Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth inning. The runs batted in were Asche's first since being activated from the disabled list on June 20. He's resumed his duties as the team's starting third baseman since activation.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 08:10:00 PM

Phillies activated 3B Cody Asche from the 15-day disabled list.

Asche went 5-for-6 with a home run, a double, and four RBI over a pair of rehab games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, showing the Phillies he was ready to return. The 23-year-old has been sidelined for nearly a month with a strained left hamstring.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 01:30:00 PM

Cody Asche (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Asche went 5-for-6 with a home run, a double, and four RBI over a pair of rehab games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this week. The 23-year-old has been sidelined for nearly a month with a strained left hamstring.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 05:54:00 PM

Cody Asche (hamstring) is in line to be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

Asche was 3-for-3 with a double at Triple-A Lehigh Valley Tuesday and will make one more start there on Wednesday before joining the Phillies in St. Louis. He's been on the shelf for nearly a month with a strained left hamstring.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 10:17:00 PM

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2B1Chase Utley
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SS1Freddy Galvis
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