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Phillies sent INF Andres Blanco outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

It's nothing more than a procedural move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for the Phillies. The 30-year-old infielder appeared in 25 games with the Phillies in 2014, slashing .277/.306/.447 with a homer and three RBI in 47 at-bats.
Oct 17 - 7:12 PM

Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News considers Antonio Bastardo the Phillies player most likely to be traded this offseason.

Bastardo had an up-and-down 2014 season with a 3.94 ERA, but he also struck out 81 over 64 innings and has been one of the better left-handed setup men in the NL over the last few years. However, he's due for a raise in his final year of arbitration after making $2 million this year, and the Phillies have burgeoning bullpen stud Jake Diekman from the left side. Bastardo could fetch a decent return and allow Philly to reallocate some funds towards a more pressing need.
Oct 17 - 10:14 AM

Tony Gwynn Jr. has elected free agency.

Gwynn, 32, hit just .152/.264/.190 over 80 games for the Phillies this season. He'll look for another minor league deal over the winter.
Oct 10 - 9:51 AM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, "people close to" A.J. Burnett believe the 37-year-old right-hander will pitch in 2015.

Burnett has a $12.75 million player option with the Phillies and will need to exercise it within five days of the conclusion of the 2014 World Series. Burnett finished the 2014 season with a 4.59 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 190/96 K/BB ratio in 213 2/3 innings.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 9 - 2:25 PM

Phillies released RHP Sean O'Sullivan.

O'Sullivan had been outrighted off the 40-man roster earlier in the week. He had a 4.30 ERA in 25 starts at Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2014.
Oct 8 - 10:35 PM

Phillies sent RHP Sean O'Sullivan outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. O'Sullivan made three appearances with the Phillies this season and had a 4.30 ERA in 25 starts at the Triple-A level.
Oct 6 - 4:24 PM

Phillies prospect Adam Morgan (shoulder) has been cleared to pitch in the Arizona Fall League.

Morgan underwent surgery last January to repair a tear in his left rotator cuff and wound up missing the entire 2014 season, but he's been making appearances in instructional league games over the past couple of weeks and should be 100 percent in Phillies camp next spring. The 24-year-old southpaw owns a 3.25 ERA and 269 strikeouts in 290 2/3 career minor league innings.
Oct 2 - 9:51 AM

The Phillies are in the process of scheduling hernia surgery for A.J. Burnett.

Burnett pitched through the injury for most of the season while posting a 4.59 ERA and 190/96 K/BB ratio over 213 2/3 innings. The 37-year-old has a $12.75 million player option for 2015, but he's still undecided about continuing his career.
Source: MLBBlogs.com
Oct 1 - 1:43 PM

Cliff Lee (elbow) underwent an MRI last Friday which showed that his left flexor tendon is healing well.

Lee was shut down in late-July due to the recurrence of a flexor pronator strain in his left elbow. The veteran southpaw was treated with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection and will not require surgery. He'll begin a throwing program in November and the hope is that he'll be ready for spring training, but he remains a question mark going into 2015.
Source: MLBBlogs.com
Oct 1 - 12:26 PM

Ben Revere underwent right ankle surgery this week.

Revere had screws removed from the ankle and will be in a boot for two weeks. However, he should be fine by the time spring training rolls around. The 26-year-old outfielder batted .306/.325/.361 over 151 games this season while finishing fourth in the majors with 49 steals.
Oct 1 - 12:08 PM

Carlos Ruiz underwent left shoulder surgery this week.

Ruiz recently said that he has been playing through left shoulder soreness all season, so he finally got the issue addressed. The good news is that he is expected to be ready for spring training. The 35-year-old batted .252/.347/.370 with six home runs and 31 RBI over 110 games this season. He's owed $8.5 million in each of the next two season and his contract includes a $4.5 million club option for 2017 or a $500,000 buyout.
Oct 1 - 12:05 PM

Ben Revere went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in a loss to the Braves on Sunday.

Revere led off the game with a single and stole second, his 49th stolen base of the year. It was a very good year for the 26-year-old, finishing with 71 runs scored and a .306 batting average. His 49 steals were third-most in the National League this year.
Sep 28 - 5:43 PM

Cole Hamels allowed two runs over eight innings in Sunday's season finale against the Braves.

Hamels started slowly, giving up three hits, including a home run, in the first inning, but he buckled down after that. The left-hander allowed just one baserunner over the next seven innings. Still, the loss dropped him to 9-9 in 30 starts. Hamels finishes the season with a 2.46 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 198/59 K/BB ratio over 204 2/3 innings.
Sep 28 - 5:27 PM

A.J. Burnett surrendered four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Braves.

Justin Upton and B.J. Upton both homered against him. Burnett will finish the 2014 season with an 8-18 record, 4.59 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 190/96 K/BB ratio in 213 2/3 innings. The 37-year-old is considering retirement. He'll have surgery next week for a hernia that bothered him for much of 2014.
Sep 27 - 10:21 PM

Jerome Williams took a no-decision in his final start of the season, yielding four runs in six innings as the Phillies earned a 5-4 win against the Braves on Friday.

Williams didn't have his best stuff, which hasn't been said often since joining the Phillies in early August. He gave up eight hits, walked one, and struck out three. In nine starts with the Phillies, Williams is 4-2 with a 2.83 ERA and a 38/17 K/BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings. The 32-year-old has rebuilt a bit of value and should be able to latch on somewhere in the off-season.
Sep 26 - 9:59 PM


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