Player News - Phillies

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Zach Eflin pitched six innings and allowed just an unearned run Friday in a no-decision against the Giants.

Eflin left with a 2-1 lead, but it vanished almost immediately in the seventh. Still, this was a second straight nice outing for him after he gave up eight earned runs in 2 2/3 innings in his major league debut 10 days ago. He remains a weak bet outside of deep NL-only leagues, but he won't embarrass himself.
Jun 25 - 2:05 AM

Phillies recalled RHP Edubray Ramos from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Ramos, 23, holds a 1.16 ERA and absurd 41/4 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 frames between Double- and Triple-A this season. He will be making his major league debut when he gets into a game and has a shot to be an impact relief arm.
Jun 24 - 3:47 PM

Phillies placed RHP Andrew Bailey on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 23, with a left hamstring strain.

Bailey probably didn't need 15 days to recover, but the Phils have decided not to play shorthanded in the bullpen for a few days. Edubray Ramos has replaced Bailey on the roster.
Jun 24 - 3:46 PM

Vincent Velasquez (biceps) is expected to rejoin the Phillies' rotation on Monday versus the Diamondbacks.

Velasquez tossed five frames of one-run ball in a rehab start Wednesday and that's all he's going to need before being re-inserted into the rotation. He's expected to replace Adam Morgan among the Phillies' starting five. Velasquez has missed just over two weeks with a right biceps strain.
Jun 24 - 11:04 AM

Freddy Galvis homered, tripled and knocked in five runs as the Phillies topped the Twins 7-3 on Thursday.

Galvis picked up an RBI on a squeeze bunt his first time up and then sacrificed again in his second plate appearance. Nonetheless, he finished with five RBI, making him the first person since Hack Wilson in 1928 with two sac hits and five RBI in a game. The homer was a three-run shot off Kevin Jepsen.
Jun 23 - 5:00 PM

Jerad Eickhoff picked up his fifth win after holding the Twins to two runs -- one earned -- in six innings Thursday.

Eickhoff has a 2.01 ERA in five starts this month. We don't recommend him in mixed leagues, especially not with run support likely to remain a big issue, but he's back looking like a solid major league starter after a shaky first six weeks.
Jun 23 - 4:56 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 4-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored versus the Twins on Thursday.

Hernandez's OBP was down to .293, but this will help a whole lot. What's really disappointing from a fantasy perspective is that he's just 3-for-8 stealing bases. He never figured to contribute much in the other categories, but he did seem like a solid bet for 20 steals going into the season.
Jun 23 - 4:50 PM

Phillies 1B prospect Rhys Hoskins swatted a two-run homer Wednesday in a win for Double-A Reading.

Hoskins' power numbers are off the charts. He's now second in the Eastern League in home runs (18), second in RBI (55), third in slugging (.536) and fourth in runs scored (45). Hoskins has been unstoppable this month with nine round-trippers, 22 RBI and a robust .325 batting average across 77 June at-bats. The 23-year-old is quickly outgrowing Double-A. It wouldn't be a shock to see Hoskins land in Triple-A by the end of the year.
Jun 23 - 3:23 PM

Phillies RHP prospect Adonis Medina hurled 6 2/3 shutout innings Wednesday in a no-decision for Low-A Williamsport.

Williamsport didn't score until the 13th inning, forcing Medina to settle for a no-decision. The right-hander held visiting Mahoning Valley to two hits and three walks while recording a season-high four strikeouts. Medina spent all of last season in rookie ball, posting a 2.98 ERA over 45 1/3 innings for the Gulf Coast Phillies. It's still early in his development but the future looks bright for the talented 19-year-old.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 23 - 1:55 PM

Tommy Joseph was scratched from the Phillies' lineup Thursday due to an illness.

It sounds like the same bug that has been traveling around MLB clubhouses over the last week. Andres Blanco will get the start at first base versus the Twins.
Jun 23 - 12:16 PM

Adam Morgan yielded five runs -- four earned -- and 11 hits in five innings against the Twins on Wednesday.

Morgan should have been pulled from the Phillies' rotation weeks ago, and it still figures to happen sometime soon, especially if Vincent Velasquez soon comes off the DL as hoped.
Jun 23 - 12:19 AM

Andres Blanco went 3-for-4 and hit his third homer Wednesday against the Twins.

Blanco had been in a five-week slump that dropped his OPS from .952 on May 14 to a more appropriate .722 entering tonight's affair. Still, he's been a really nice utilityman for the Phillies this last year and a half, and some contender might try to add him next month.
Jun 23 - 12:18 AM

Andrew Bailey suffered a mild left hamstring strain in Wednesday's game against the Twins.

Bailey recorded three outs in the sixth inning but limped into the tunnel after the conclusion of the frame. It was initially speculated that he might be suffering from a groin injury, but the Phillies passed along word that it is a left hamstring strain instead. A disabled list stint is very possible. For the time being, the team has labeled him day-to-day. Bailey will be reevaluated on Thursday.
Jun 22 - 11:59 PM

Andrew Bailey limped off the field with a possible groin strain after recording three outs in Wednesday's game against the Twins.

Bailey came on to pitch the sixth inning and recorded three outs without issue -- finishing up with a strikeout of Robbie Grossman -- but after that sequence, he limped into the tunnel with trainer Scott Sheridan following. CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury is speculating that it could be a groin injury. A trip to the disabled list is in play if that is the case. The Phillies should release an update after the game.
Jun 22 - 11:34 PM

Vincent Velasquez (biceps) said that he felt "back to normal" following Wednesday's rehab outing at Double-A Reading.

Velasquez surrendered a leadoff homer to shortstop Todd Haskins, but settled down to allow just one other hit over his five innings of work. He threw 76 pitches during his time on the mound. Velasquez is hoping this will be the only minor league work he needs. Should he be reinserted back into the rotation, his next start would likely come against the Diamondbacks on June 27. He has been on the shelf with a right biceps strain since June 8.
Source: Philly Voice
Jun 22 - 10:23 PM


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