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Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays haven't asked the Phillies about Cole Hamels "in months."

The report comes on the heels of a revelation from CBS Sports' Jon Heyman which stated that Hamels would not waive his no-trade clause to go to Toronto. Davidi, though, hears that their inquiry came all the way back during the GM meetings in November. Regardless of when it took place, it appears clear that Hamels isn't going to the Blue Jays.
Source: Sportsnet
May 22 - 1:25 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays inquired on Cole Hamels but were told the lefty would not waive his no-trade clause to go to Toronto.

It's not clear whether talks ever really got going, but it's a moot point with Hamels apparently not willing to play in Canada. The Blue Jays are one of 20 clubs on the left-hander's limited no-trade list. Although Toronto can be crossed off as a potential landing spot for Hamels, the southpaw remains a good bet to be dealt prior to the July 31 deadline.
May 22 - 11:48 AM

Jerome Williams was knocked around for five runs over five innings Thursday in a loss to the Rockies.

Ugly stuff. Williams gave up eight hits (including a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth) and issued three walks while hitting a batter. He failed to record a strikeout for the first time in a start since May 15, 2007. The veteran right-hander now has a 5.44 ERA through nine starts and shouldn't be anywhere near your fantasy roster. Unless you have a hitter who is facing him, that is.
May 21 - 6:42 PM

Ryan Howard launched a solo homer Thursday against the Rockies.

Howard sure enjoyed his visit to Colorado, as he collected six hits (including two home runs and a double) in 17 at-bats over the four games. After getting off to a slow start, the veteran first baseman now has nine home runs on the year to go along with an .828 OPS. Only Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton have hit more home runs since April 21. Quite an unexpected turnaround for "The Big Piece."
May 21 - 6:39 PM

Chase Utley went 2-for-4 with a run scored against the Rockies on Thursday.

Utley had a triple and a single. He's now 9-for-20 (.450) with five extra-base hits over his last six games, pulling his batting average up from .118 to .169 in the process. He dug a pretty big hole for himself with his incredible slump at the start of the season, but he's coming around.
May 21 - 6:36 PM

Chase Utley is back in the three-hole Wednesday.

Utley had five hits (four doubles) in his 12 at-bats batting sixth for the Phillies. Hopefully that'll serve as a jumpstart for the veteran second baseman, who's still slashing just .148/.230/.262 overall in 2015.
May 20 - 4:59 PM

Aaron Harang got a no-decision, yielding three unearned runs in six innings as the Phillies lost late to the Rockies on Tuesday.

The Rockies scored all three runs in the first inning, helped in part by a Maikel Franco throwing error. Harang allowed only three hits overall while walking three and striking out seven. As all three runs were unearned, Harang was able to lower his ERA to 1.82. He's also carrying a 0.98 WHIP and a 44/13 K/BB ratio in 59 1/3 innings. Harang will match up with the Nationals in a road start on Sunday.
May 20 - 12:00 AM

Maikel Franco went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies.

Franco tied the game at 3-3 in the third inning with an RBI single to center field. He re-tied the game at 5-5 in the eighth inning with a two-run single to center. Franco has hit consecutively in four games now and is batting .350/.381/.650 with five RBI in 21 plate appearances since his promotion.
May 19 - 11:54 PM

Alden Gonzalez of reports that the Angels like Phillies outfielder Ben Revere, but are in "exploratory mode" and are "not rushing in any direction" for outfield help.

This comes in response to a report from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, who noted that the Angels have shown interest in Revere in the past. Matt Joyce has been a big disappointment this season and Angels manager Arte Moreno decided to turn the page on Josh Hamilton, so we expect the club to land another outfielder eventually.
May 19 - 2:39 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Ben Revere is being tracked by scouts for a potential trade.

The thought is that Revere will be expendable in Philadelphia's outfielder once Cody Asche and Domonic Brown return from the minors. Rosenthal notes that the Angels have shown interest in the past. Revere is making $4.1 million this season and is under team control though 2017.
May 19 - 12:04 PM

Jonathan Papelbon allowed the Rockies to score once in the ninth inning but still converted the save as the Phillies eked out a 4-3 win on Monday.

To be fair to Papelbon, the run wasn't really his fault as Jeff Francoeur poorly played a fly ball to right field, resulting in a triple. The run was promptly brought in when Charlie Blackmon singled to shallow right-center. It's only the third time in 17 appearances Papelbon has allowed a run. Papelbon got all three outs on strikeouts. He's 10-for-10 in save opportunities with a 1.59 ERA and a 21/4 K/BB ratio in 17 innings.
May 19 - 12:09 AM

Ben Revere went 3-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored as the Phillies topped the Rockies on Monday.

Revere has had back-to-back three-hit games now. The outfielder is gradually bringing his average back to respectability, now batting .268/.314/.356 12 RBI, 17 runs scored, and eight stolen bases.
May 19 - 12:07 AM

Cole Hamels was stellar again on Monday, allowing the Rockies to score only once in 7 1/3 innings in Monday's win.

The Phillies have now won six games in a row for the first time since 2012. Hamels worked around six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. The Rockies plated their only run against him with a second-inning D.J. LeMahieu RBI single. Despite Hamels' April struggles, his ERA is now down to 3.24 with a 1.18 WHIP and a 62/23 K/BB ratio in 58 1/3 innings. The lefty will try his hand against the Nationals in a weekend road start next.
May 19 - 12:00 AM

David Buchanan will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks after suffering a severe right ankle injury at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday.

It's a hit to the Phillies' already-thin rotation depth. Buchanan was demoted earlier this month after posting an 8.76 ERA over 24 2/3 innings.
May 18 - 6:02 PM

Phillies acquired RHP Chris Leroux from the Brewers in exchange for cash considerations.

It's simply a depth addition. Leroux holds an 8.15 ERA over 17 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level this season.
May 18 - 6:00 PM

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