Player News - Phillies

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Zach Eflin was tagged for six runs in five innings by the Giants in a loss Friday.

Eflin won in his return to the majors 10 days ago, but he's given up 10 runs and four homers in 10 1/3 innings since. The home run ball is always going to be a big problem for him, and we doubt he's truly one of the Phillies' five best rotation options right now. Ben Lively is more deserving of that spot.
Aug 19 - 1:29 AM

After coming in with the Phillies down 6-2, Hector Neris gave up four runs -- three earned -- in an inning Friday.

Rusty and unmotivated seems like a bad combination. Neris hadn't pitched in a week. Manager Pete Mackanin could have brought him into a close game Thursday, but stayed away as the Phillies went on to lose 5-4. Tonight, Mackanin left him out to struggle, rather than remove him and potentially save him for Saturday. But, then, what were the odds the Phillies would have a late lead Saturday anyway?
Aug 19 - 1:27 AM

Phillies placed OF Odubel Herrera on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 15, with a left hamstring strain.

Herrera hasn't played since suffering a strained hamstring on Monday and the club couldn't afford to go another day with a short-handed bench. Herrera shouldn't need more than a minimum stint on the disabled list.
Aug 18 - 9:58 PM

Odubel Herrera (hamstring) remained out of the Phillies' starting lineup on Friday.

It's the fourth straight game that the outfielder has missed with his hamstring injury. Phillies' manager Pete Mackanin has indicated that a decision on the disabled list will come soon if Herrera doesn't improve.
Aug 18 - 6:23 PM

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Thursday that Odubel Herrera (hamstring) "might have to go on the DL."

"We’re thinking a lot about it," the skipper added. Herrera missed a third straight game Thursday with a strained left hamstring and he hasn't recovered as quickly as hoped. The injury comes at a poor time for Herrera's fantasy owners, as he's been one of the hottest hitters in baseball with a .379/.431/.636 line during his current 17-game hitting streak.
Aug 18 - 9:41 AM

Nick Williams went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Williams socked a solo home run off Jeff Samardzija to lead off what ended as a three-run sixth for the Phillies. The dinger was his sixth of the season and bumped his RBI tally to 25. The 23-year-old outfielder has collected at least one hit in eight of his last 10 games and is slashing .298/.348/.507 through his first 148 major league at-bats.
Aug 18 - 1:07 AM

Freddy Galvis went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Galvis struck out in his other two at-bats. For the campaign as a whole, the 27-year-old shortstop is slashing .258/.308/.413 with 11 homers, 39 RBI and 10 steals in 119 games.
Aug 18 - 1:06 AM

Aaron Nola surrendered five runs on seven hits over five innings in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Nola struck out three and walked three in the outing. The Giants burned him for two runs in the third inning via RBI singles by Hunter Pence and Buster Posey, then three more in the fifth via a two-run double by Jarrett Parker and an RBI single from Brandon Crawford. Prior to Thursday's start, Nola had not surrendered more than two runs in an outing since June 16. He will try to get back into the groove when he brings a 3.26 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 128/38 K/BB ratio (124 1/3 innings) into a home date with the Marlins next time he takes to the mound.
Aug 18 - 1:04 AM

Phillies designated RHP Pedro Beato for assignment.

That clears a spot for Pedro Florimon on the 40-man roster. Beato had been on the disabled list with a strained hamstring since late July. He's likely to stay with the organization as minor league depth once he clears waivers.
Aug 17 - 7:36 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of INF Pedro Florimon from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Pedro Beato was designated for assignment to make room for him. Florimon has spent all of 2017 in the minor leagues, hitting .265 with 10 homers, 33 RBI and four steals over 90 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He'll give the Phillies some infield depth.
Aug 17 - 7:17 PM

Odubel Herrera (hamstring) is not in the Phillies' lineup Thursday against the Giants.

There was some optimism that Herrera may return for Thursday night's series opener, but obviously that wasn't the case. He remains day-to-day with a lingering hamstring injury. Nick Williams will man center field and bat second against Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Thursday will mark Herrera's third straight absence.
Aug 17 - 7:00 PM

Freddy Galvis doubled Wednesday in the Phillies’ 3-0 loss to San Diego.

The sixth-inning double was his only hit of the afternoon. It was also one of just three Phillies hits against Clayton Richard, who went the distance for his third career shutout. The 27-year-old has hit safely in five of his last six games, batting .280 (7-for-25) during that span.
Aug 16 - 9:04 PM

Phillies optioned RHP Nick Pivetta to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

This comes after Pivetta scattered five hits and three runs while delivering a career-high 11 strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to San Diego. This is merely a procedural move as Pivetta is fully expected to make his next start. The Phillies have a doubleheader against the Marlins on Tuesday, at which point Pivetta will rejoin the rotation as the team's 26th man.
Aug 16 - 7:18 PM

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said he's hopeful Odubel Herrera (hamstring) will be able to return to the starting lineup Thursday in San Francisco.

Herrera is sitting out again Wednesday afternoon against the Padres after suffering a mild left hamstring strain on Monday night, though Mackanin suggested that he could be used as a pinch-hitter in the series finale at Petco Park. Nick Williams is starting in center field, Rhys Hoskins is starting in left field, and Cameron Perkins is in right.
Aug 16 - 1:43 PM

Odubel Herrera (hamstring) remains out of the Phillies' starting lineup on Wednesday.

Herrera strained his left hamstring on Monday night, though he told reporters Tuesday that he doesn't think he will need a disabled list stint. Nick Williams is starting in center field and batting fifth on Wednesday afternoon against the Padres. Rhys Hoskins is in left and Cameron Perkins is in right.


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