Player News - Phillies

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Darnell Sweeney went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

Sweeney took Matt Harvey way out to right-center in the seventh inning for his third home run. The rookie also made a nice play to throw out Yoenis Cespedes at third base the inning prior. Sweeney, acquired from the Dodgers in the Chase Utley trade, has looked good in 29 plate appearances with his new team, batting .250/.379/.667 with three home runs and seven RBI.
Sep 2 - 10:18 PM

Aaron Nola allowed six runs in four innings in Wednesday's loss versus the Mets.

The Phillies weren't officially charged with any errors, but the defense let Nola down big time, especially when Domonic Brown misplayed (and was injured on) a fly ball down the right field line that turned into an inside-the-park home run for Ruben Tejada. Nola, overall, gave up nine hits, walked none, and struck out four. The rookie will bring a 4.02 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a 44/14 K/BB ratio over 53 2/3 innings into next week's home outing against the Braves.
Sep 2 - 10:16 PM

Domonic Brown (concussion) has returned to Philadelphia to see a doctor.

Brown was feeling concussion-like symptoms after he flipped over an outfield wall early in Wednesday's game. He'll visit a doctor on Thursday, after which more should be known. It sure sounds like he'll make at least a short stay on the concussion disabled list.
Sep 2 - 10:06 PM

Domonic Brown was removed from Wednesday's game due to concussion concerns.

Brown flipped over a wall in the second inning and stayed in the game briefly before being removed. A trip to the 7-day concussion disabled list could be in the cards for the 28-year-old.
Sep 2 - 9:12 PM

Domonic Brown left Wednesday's game against the Mets with an undisclosed injury.

Brown flipped over a short outfield wall while chasing a ball in the second inning -- he missed, and Ruben Tejada ended up with a two-run inside-the-park homer -- and while he stayed in the game temporarily, he was removed to start the fourth inning. Cody Asche entered to play left field while Darnell Sweeney slid from left to right. The Phillies should shed some light on Brown's situation shortly.
Sep 2 - 8:23 PM

Maikel Franco felt lingering discomfort in his left wrist Wednesday while trying to take batting practice.

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com says the Phillies are going to back off Franco, which could very well mean that the 23-year-old third baseman is done for the season. He got hit on the left wrist by a pitch on August 11 against the Diamondbacks and hasn't played since. Franco is sitting on an .830 OPS, 13 home runs, and 48 RBI.
Sep 2 - 4:26 PM

Phillies SS prospect J.P. Crawford will play for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League.

The 20-year-old will head to the desert for some extra seasoning. Crawford's third year in the Phillies organization has been a success. In 102 games, he's posted a solid .295 average with 12 steals and 67 runs scored. In Glendale, he'll be teammates with top prospects Austin Meadows and A.J. Reed.
Source: MILB.com
Sep 2 - 4:18 PM

Darin Ruf went 3-for-5 with a home run and six RBI as the Phillies doubled up the Mets 14-8 on Tuesday.

Ruf extended the Phillies' lead to 5-0 in the third inning with a three-run home run to left field off of Jon Niese. He added an RBI single in the fifth, and a two-run single in the sixth. The six RBI mark a career-high for Ruf, as he hadn't even knocked in four in a game before. The 1B/OF has otherwise not done much at the plate, batting .245/.292/.406 with seven home runs and 26 RBI in 209 plate appearances.
Sep 1 - 10:57 PM

Aaron Harang gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings but got a no-decision as the Phillies pounded their way to a win over the Mets on Tuesday.

Harang was pitching well, holding the Mets scoreless through four. But the Mets rallied to plate four runs and chase the right-hander with two outs in the fifth, ending with a two-run Yoenis Cespedes home run. Overall, he gave up five hits and a walk while striking out four. Harang carries an unimpressive 4.89 ERA with a 1.38 WHIP and a 90/43 K/BB ratio over 143 2/3 innings. He'll open up a homestand versus the Braves next week.
Sep 1 - 10:52 PM

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez will start Tuesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Gonzalez has been limited to just four starts in the minors this season due to shoulder issues. This will be his first at the Triple-A level in 2015. He's still owed $4 million in 2016, but the signing has been a big bust so far.
Sep 1 - 10:22 AM

Phillies transferred LHP Matt Harrison from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Harrison was placed on the disabled list with back inflammation after being acquired from the Rangers in the Cole Hamels deal at the end of July. The southpaw won't pitch again this season, but remains under contract through 2017.
Sep 1 - 10:18 AM

Phillies transferred RHP Chad Billingsley from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Billingsley landed on the disabled list in mid-July with a right flexor strain and has been officially ruled out for the season. The Phillies gambled on the former Dodger by giving him a one-year, $1.5 million deal over the winter, but he ended up making just seven starts while posting a 5.84 ERA.
Sep 1 - 10:10 AM

Phillies purchased the contract of RHP Colton Murray from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Murray, a 13th round pick from 2011, owns a 3.30 ERA with 9.1 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 over five seasons in the minors. The 25-year-old has pitched between Double- and Triple-A this season while posting a 2.67 ERA and 77/31 K/BB ratio over 77 2/3 innings. He'll be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
Sep 1 - 10:06 AM

Phillies purchased the contract of C Erik Kratz from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Kratz, who previously played with the Phillies from 2011-2013, returned to the organization in July on a minor league deal. He'll function as a third catcher down the stretch.
Sep 1 - 10:00 AM

Phillies recalled RHP Dalier Hinojosa from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Hinojosa was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox in July and has made three appearances with the Phillies during the second half. The 29-year-old will be used in middle relief.
Sep 1 - 9:57 AM


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