Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:04:36 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Texas Rangers have acquired SP Cole Hamels, RP Jake Diekman and cash considerations from the Philadelphia Phillies, in exchange for SP Matt Harrison, C Jorge Alfaro, SP Jerad Eickhoff, OF Nick Williams, P Jake Thompson and P Alec Asher.
Fantasy Tip: For the first time since 2011, Hamels ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) finds himself pitching for a playoff contender and the change of scenery should give him a boost, especially considering the lack of run support he received towards the end of his tenure with the Phillies. He is expected to make his first start against the San Francisco Giants Friday, July 31, or Saturday, Aug. 1. Harrison ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts since returning from spinal fusion surgery and should not be a FantasyScore option at this point. Owners in NL-only leagues or dynasty leagues may want to keep tabs on Alfaro, who is considered to be one of the better catching prospects in baseball.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:30:50 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels, RP Jake Diekman, RP Ken Giles and RP Jonathan Papelbon combined to throw a no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Sept. 1.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:40:33 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies CL Jonathan Papelbon was unavailable for a save chance Monday, April 14, after appearing three consecutive days. RP Jake Diekman filled in for the save chance and allowed four runs in the loss.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:10:55 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (shoulder, hernia) is feeling good after shoulder surgery and thinks he can be ready for Opening Day March 31. "But at the same time I'm going to try not to set opening day as my final date. I don't want to be ready Opening Day then all of a sudden I'm back on the disabled list in July or August or even sooner," Adams said. He also had hernia surgery after the 2013 season, but he said his shoulder was the main concern. He's currently throwing long toss at 100 feet and will resume bullpens in mid-February. Adams thinks he'll need around 10 spring outings in order to be ready. The Phillies may choose to go the cautious route and hold him back for a few weeks in the regular season. RPs Antonio Bastardo and Jake Diekman can also work the eighth inning.
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:25:57 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled P Jake Diekman and 2B Michael Martinez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The team also optioned P Tyler Cloyd and 2B Cesar Hernandez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:12:19 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have optioned RPs Jake Diekman and Justin De Fratus to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. RP Cesar Jimenez and 3B Josh Fields were reassigned to minor league camp.
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:43:57 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said the bullpen competition is about to heat up. RP Phillippe Aumont is really the only pitcher that may have jumped ahead of the competition, with RPs Jeremy Horst, Raul Valdes, Justin De Fratus, Michael Stutes and Jake Diekman battling for the other two spots. Ps Tyler Cloyd (forearm) and B.J. Rosenberg (triceps) threw bullpens Thursday, March 7, and are close to game action.
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 09:44:46 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled RPs Justin De Fratus and Jake Diekman from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:16:07 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies optioned RPs Jake Diekman and Joe Savery to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Tuesday, July 31.
Fri, 11 May 2012 09:26:17 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies placed OF Laynce Nix (calf) and RP Chad Qualls (knee) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 11. RPs Jake Diekman and Raul Valdes and INF Hector Luna were recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in corresponding moves.