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Jerome Williams dropped to 0-3 this spring after giving up six runs -- four earned -- in four innings Saturday against the Twins.

Williams has surrendered 11 runs -- eight earned -- and 19 hits over seven innings in his last two starts. You already know to stay far away from him in NL-only leagues, right?
Mar 28 - 3:49 PM

Ken Giles bounced back from Thursday's poor outing with a perfect inning Saturday against the Twins.

Giles gave up four runs against the Blue Jays two days ago. He had walked a total of seven batters in 7 1/3 innings this spring, but he managed to find the strike zone today.
Mar 28 - 3:48 PM

Jake Diekman was lit up for seven runs in one-third of an inning by the Yankees on Friday.

Yikes. Diekman 100-strikeout season out of the pen went mostly unnoticed last year, but it was a pretty impressive accomplishment for a lefty. He's being counted on as a big part of the Phillies pen again, but he does have options left if the Phillies want to send him down. He entered the day with a 3.86 ERA and a 7/2 K/BB ratio in seven innings this spring, so we're probably not at that point yet.
Mar 27 - 5:04 PM

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Friday that it "could be unlikely" Domonic Brown (Achilles) is ready for Opening Day.

Sandberg said the outfielder is coming along "slowly" in his recovery from left Achilles tendinitis, an ailment he was diagnosed with a week ago. Brown had been hoping to return to game action around the middle of next week, but it's sounding like that won't happen. The Phillies figure to go with Darin Ruf or maybe Jeff Francoeur in right field on Opening Day.
Mar 27 - 3:25 PM

Cole Hamels finally had a strong outing Thursday, going five scoreless against the Blue Jays.

Hamels entered with a 7.59 ERA in four starts, but we didn't think it was anything to worry about at all. What we are concerned about is the Phillies' ability to provide him with any run support at all.
Mar 26 - 5:32 PM

Ken Giles was charged with four runs in two-thirds of an inning Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Giles walked two and allowed two hits, one of them a three-run homer off the bat of Steve Tolleson. We still don't imagine Giles' shaky spring will cost him a roster spot, but he's up to seven walks in 7 1/3 innings. He does need to be better over this next week.
Mar 26 - 5:26 PM

Jeff Francoeur went 0-for-3 on Thursday and is hitting .214/.214/.286 in 28 at-bats.

Francoeur dealt with oblique soreness earlier in camp, but he couldn't afford to take time off and still have any chance of making the Phillies. It looks like he's going to get cut regardless.
Mar 26 - 5:23 PM

Phillies acquired SS Devin Lohman from the Reds for cash considerations.

Lohman batted just .245/.310/.352 in 108 games last season for the Reds' Double-A affiliate in Pensacola, Florida. The 25-year-old isn't really a prospect.
Mar 26 - 2:05 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) allowed two hits over two scoreless innings Thursday in a minor league game.

Billingsley tossed a total of 32 pitches in the outing. He's on his way back from flexor tendon surgery and probably won't be an option for the Phillies until sometime in late April. The 30-year-old right-hander signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with Philly in January.
Mar 26 - 1:39 PM

Cody Asche has been scratched from the Phillies' lineup Thursday due to back tightness.

Asche felt the discomfort during pre-game stretching. It doesn't sound like anything to be concerned about. The 24-year-old will open the 2015 season as the Phillies' starting third baseman, though top prospect Maikel Franco is hot on his tail. Asche could eventually move to the outfield.
Mar 26 - 11:24 AM

Phillies shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford will be sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks with an oblique strain.

Crawford hasn't played a game above High-A ball, so this doesn't affect his major league timetable or anything like that. The talented 20-year-old will presumably head to the Phillies' Double-A affiliate once he gets healthy. He was rated the sport's No. 14 overall prospect on Baseball America's latest Top 100.
Mar 26 - 8:46 AM

Mario Hollands is getting a second opinion on his injured elbow from Dr. James Andrews.

Dr. Michael Ciccotti, the Phillies' team physician, has recommended that Hollands undergo surgery to repair the common flexor tendon strain in his left elbow. It would put him out for the entire 2015 season.
Mar 26 - 8:32 AM

Phillies reassigned OF Darin Mastroianni to minor league camp.

Mastroianni had little chance of landing a spot on the Phillies' Opening Day roster. The 29-year-old outfielder is a .212/.274/.289 career major league hitter.
Mar 25 - 4:29 PM

Phillies reassigned INF Chase d'Arnaud to minor league camp.

The 28-year-old was in Phillies camp on a minor league contract. He's organizational infield depth.
Mar 25 - 4:28 PM

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez surrendered four runs and eight hits in four innings Wednesday against the Astros.

This should just about settle matters as far as Gonzalez opening the season in Triple-A. He has a 7.53 ERA this spring, having allowed a whopping 25 hits in 14 1/3 innings.
Mar 25 - 4:26 PM


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