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Phillies optioned RHP Severino Gonzalez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Gonzalez pitched well in his second big league start on Sunday, earning a victory over the Marlins. With Chad Billingsley slated to rejoin the Phillies rotation this week though, his services were no longer needed. He'll continue to function as organizational depth until called upon again.
May 3 - 7:53 PM

Phillies prospect Brandon Leibrandt was lights out Saturday in a victory for High-A Clearwater.

Leibrandt struck out nine hitters while limiting Dunedin to one run in six innings. The 22-year-old has tossed a quality start in each of his five outings this year, holding hitters to a .185 average in 31 innings. His 28-to-6 strikeout to walk ratio is turning heads and it may not be long until we see Leibrandt in Double-A.
Source: MILB.com
May 3 - 5:14 PM

Ben Revere went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored to help the Phillies top the Marlins 6-2 on Sunday.

Revere briefly tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the fifth inning with an RBI single to left-center. It marked only the third multi-hit game of the season for the outfielder, who challenged for the National League batting title last year with a .306 average. The light-hitting Phillies are hoping to get Revere going at the top of the lineup, as he's hitting just .239/.286/.326 on the season.
May 3 - 4:12 PM

Chase Utley's struggles at the plate continued, finishing 0-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

It's been a season-long slump for the six-time All-Star, as he entered Sunday's game with a .422 OPS. He came to the plate with runners on base four times against the Marlins and failed to produce in each opportunity. The 36-year-old's durability issues are well known, but his poor start to the season still comes as a surprise. Utley owns a meager .108/.181/.217 triple-slash line with three home runs and 14 RBI.
May 3 - 4:06 PM

Severino Gonzalez limited the Marlins to two runs over five innings, picking up his first career major league win on Sunday.

Gonzalez was hammered in his MLB debut on Wednesday but bounced back nicely against the Fish. He yielded five hits and a walk while striking out five. Only one of the five hits went for extra bases. Gonzalez is likely to be sent back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley as Chad Billingsley is slated to return on Tuesday. Should the Phillies need a spot starter during the season, however, Gonzalez should be at the top of the list.
May 3 - 3:58 PM

Freddy Galvis is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

It looks like just a routine day off. Cesar Hernandez is at shortstop Sunday in Galvis' place.
May 3 - 10:21 AM

Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

Many starting catchers get a breather on Sundays, and that's the case here with Ruiz. Cameron Rupp will catch Severino Gonzalez.
May 3 - 10:20 AM

Sean O'Sullivan (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Lakewood on Thursday.

It's uncertain how many rehab outings he'll need. With David Buchanan being sent to Triple-A, it appears that O'Sullivan will retain his rotation spot for now even with Chad Billingsley (elbow) returning from the disabled list.
May 3 - 10:00 AM

Cole Hamels was shelled for six earned runs in six innings Saturday in a loss to the Marlins.

It was the third loss of the season for Hamels, who now stands 1-3 with a 4.14 ERA and 1.35 WHIP through 37 innings. He struck out six Miami batters but gave up a whopping 10 hits and walked three. The ace left-hander will try to get on the right track next week against the Mets. Hamels has a long enough track record of success that these early bumps in the road shouldn't affect his trade value. Boston is still considered the favorite to land him.
May 2 - 6:59 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) will be activated for Tuesday's game against the Braves.

Tuesday will be his first start in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2013. Billingsley suffered another injury while rehabbing, resulting in flexor tendon surgery this past June. The 30-year-old right-hander signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia this winter after playing his first eight seasons with the Dodgers. Billingsley went 1-1 with a 4.74 ERA in four rehab starts for Triple-A Lehigh Valley and probably won't be a great fantasy bet on a bad Phillies team.
May 2 - 4:39 PM

Phillies recalled LHP Elvis Araujo from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The 23-year-old southpaw is likely to be only a temporary extra arm in the Phillies bullpen, as he should be sent out once they choose a replacement for David Buchanan in the starting rotation. He'll work in middle relief.
May 2 - 3:57 PM

Phillies optioned RHP David Buchanan to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The 25-year-old right-hander lost each of his first five starts with the Phillies this season, registering a horrendous 8.76 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 12/15 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings. He'll continue to function as organizational rotation depth for the Phillies.
May 2 - 3:55 PM

Chase Utley provided all of the Phillies' offense in Friday's loss to the Marlins, blasting a three-run homer off Tom Koehler in the fourth inning.

It was Utley's lone hit in four at-bats on the night. He has been it quite the funk to begin the 2015 campaign, slashing a brutal .122/.200/.243 with three homers and 14 RBI in the middle of the Phillies lineup.
May 1 - 11:51 PM

Jerome Williams struggled in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday, allowing three runs on seven hits over his five frames.

The veteran right-hander punched out two and walked two on the evening. Most of the damage against him came in the fifth inning, where Martin Prado delivered an RBI single and Giancarlo Stanton followed with a run-scoring double. While he hasn't been great, Williams has at least been serviceable and will carry a 4.08 ERA into Wednesday's start against the Braves in Atlanta.
May 1 - 11:49 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox "remain the favorite" to trade for Cole Hamels.

Nothing is close, and a rival general manager told Heyman that Boston "isn't blinking" when it comes to their refusal to part with Mookie Betts or Blake Swihart. However, Heyman adds that the Phillies like Red Sox outfield prospect Manny Margot, so it's possible a package could be built around him. According to Heyman, the Red Sox are still the favorites to land Hamels "thanks to their prospect depth and need."
May 1 - 11:33 AM


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