CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the "word for now seems to be that it's unlikely" Cole Hamels would approve a trade to the Astros.
Cody Asche belted his fourth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Brewers on Thursday.
Chad Billingsley was hit hard in his return to the Phillies starting rotation on Thursday, allowing six runs on 10 hits over his five innings of work.
Phillies activated RHP Chad Billingsley from the 15-day disabled list.
Phillies placed RHP Aaron Harang on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis.
Aaron Harang was torched in a loss on Wednesday, allowing eight runs in five innings versus the Brewers.
Maikel Franco doubled three times, walked, and knocked in a pair of runs in five plate appearances in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers.
Cole Hamels pitched effectively against the Brewers, giving up only two runs in seven innings, but was left with a no-decision in Tuesday's loss.
Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said Tuesday that he "would like to think that Cesar (Hernandez) has proven that he deserves a chance to be the everyday second baseman."
Sean O'Sullivan didn't have anything working in a loss to the Brewers on Monday, surrendering six runs on 12 hits in five innings.
Cesar Hernandez's bat continued to stay hot as he went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run, and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the Brewers.
The Phillies will activate Chad Billingsley (lat) from the disabled list Thursday against the Brewers.
Jonathan Papelbon kept the Nationals off the board in the ninth inning to earn his 14th save as the Phillies won the second game of Sunday's doubleheader 8-5.
Severino Gonzalez yielded four runs in 5 1/3 innings but got the win as the Phillies defeated the Nationals in the back end of Sunday's doubleheader.
Cesar Hernandez singled four times in as many at-bats, helping the Phillies in a win over the Nationals in the back end of Sunday's doubleheader.