3/5/2015 | Phillies looking for bounce-back year from Brown
Team president Pat Gillick is one of Domonic Brown's strongest supporters, and the Phillies hope the outfielder can boost his stats from a poor offensive campaign in 2014.
3/5/2015 | Righties Gonzalez, Aumont have work to do
Reliever Phillippe Aumont is out of options and starter Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez is in the second year of a three-year contract. The right-handers have significant upsides, but neither has yet demonstrated the consistency they need to help the Phillies win at the big league level.
3/5/2015 | Gillick: Healthy, stable Phillies can reach .500
Phillies president Pat Gillick said on a Philadelphia sports talk radio show Thursday morning that he thinks that with good health, the rebuilding team could realistically have a winning record this season.
3/5/2015 | 'Normal' is watchword in Lee's first game back
The most important result for veteran Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee after his start in Thursday's 6-3 Grapefruit League loss to the Astros at Osceola County Stadium wasn't even a number at all. It was this: "It feels normal," the 36-year-old said.
3/4/2015 | Sizemore's knee OK after getting plunked
Phillies left fielder Grady Sizemore left Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Yankees after getting hit on his right knee with a pitch in the fourth inning.
3/4/2015 | In first start, Herrera turns in 3-hit performance
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg liked what he saw Wednesday afternoon from Rule 5 Draft pick Odubel Herrera, who went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and two runs scored in a 3-1 victory over the Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
3/4/2015 | Trending upward: Slowey makes strong first impression
Kevin Slowey, who is trying to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster, tossed two scoreless frames in the Phillies' 3-1 win over the Yankees on Wednesday afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
3/4/2015 | As Grapefruit League slate begins, bench jobs up for grabs
The Phillies will need to be pretty creative to score runs consistently this season. A productive and versatile bench could help.
3/3/2015 | Buchanan has no issue with flying below radar
Phillies right-hander David Buchanan entered Spring Training last year as a last-minute invite to camp and a relative unknown outside the organization. But Buchanan, who allowed five hits and one run over two innings in Tuesday's 5-5 tie with the Yankees at Bright House Field, enters this camp as the favorite to be the team's No. 5 starter behind Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Aaron Harang and Jerome Williams.
3/3/2015 | Howard focused on nothing but positives
Ryan Howard could have come to Phillies camp last month in a miserable mood and with a scowl on his face. Howard's offseason included a lawsuit between himself and his family, a concerted effort by the organization to trade him and a local radio interview in which his general manager said the Phillies would be better without him. But Howard showed up with a smile, and unless he is putting on an Oscar-worthy performance, he has maintained an upbeat appearance.
3/3/2015 | Howard a spark as Phillies look sharp
Perfect weather at Bright House Field on Tuesday afternoon complemented the start of the Grapefruit League season for the Yankees and Phillies, who played to a 5-5 tie. With two outs in the top of the ninth, Yankees No. 5 prospect Aaron Judge knotted the score with a three-run homer.
3/3/2015 | Harang scratched with lower back discomfort
Phillies right-hander Aaron Harang will not make his scheduled Grapefruit League start Wednesday (1:05 p.m. ET on MLB.TV and MLB Network) against the Yankees in Tampa, Fla.
3/2/2015 | Utley won't rush back from sprained right ankle
Chase Utley did not work out with his teammates Monday and he will not play in at least the first week of Grapefruit League games because of a sprained right ankle, but he said there is no reason to be alarmed.
3/2/2015 | Phillies to give Oliver strong consideration for bullpen
Andy Oliver, who threw two scoreless innings in Sunday's exhibition game, is a Rule 5 Draft pick from Pittsburgh who has a good chance to make the Opening Day roster as a reliever.
3/2/2015 | Spring may bring final chance with Phils for Aumont
Phillippe Aumont seems to have made a few thousand adjustments to his delivery since he joined the Phillies following the Cliff Lee trade with Seattle in 2009, all of which led to what could be the righty's last chance with the team.
3/1/2015 | Phillies get 'cobwebs out' in spring-opening exhibition loss
The Phillies scheduled an exhibition against the University of Tampa, which is the No. 1 Division II baseball team in the country. The club wanted to give its younger players and non-roster invitees some work against the wide-eyed kids before opening the Grapefruit League season Tuesday against the Yankees. Philadelphia lost, 6-2.
3/1/2015 | Utley won't play in Grapefruit League opener
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will not be in the lineup for Tuesday's Grapefruit League opener against the Yankees at Bright House Field. Utley sprained his right ankle in January and has not fully recovered.
3/1/2015 | Clemens confident as he chases role in Phils' bullpen
Paul Clemens is not afraid to say he has a great arm and two "hellacious" pitches. But he will need to pitch well this spring to make the Phillies' seven-man bullpen, which has three openings behind Jonathan Papelbon, Ken Giles, Jake Diekman and Justin De Fratus.
3/1/2015 | Phillies first to try out pace of play clock initiative
For the first time in Major League Baseball, when the Phillies faced the University of Tampa at Bright House Field on Sunday, the time between innings and pitching changes was timed. The goal is to improve the pace of play by eliminating time between the end of the break and the resumption of play.
3/1/2015 | Seeking starting role, Gonzalez competing for fifth spot
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez said pitching is pitching and he will pitch happily anywhere. Of course, he would be especially happy in the Phillies' rotation.