Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:57:34 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco went 0-for-2 with two fly-outs at the 2014 All-Star Futures Game Sunday, July 13. However, he may be coming up to the majors soon. Franco is hitting .390 in 41 at-bats in July with nine extra-base hits in nine contests. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told reporters last week that Franco may be an option if his bat heats up, and that he's looking to make changes to the Phillies' lineup. He noted that Franco also could play first base.
Fantasy Tip: He could challenge Cody Asche for work at third base and even Ryan Howard for PAs at first. Franco is worth tucking away if you need CI help in deep mixed games.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:42:06 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies activated 3B Cody Asche (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 20, and placed INF Reid Brignac (ankle) on the 15-day DL with a left ankle sprain in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Cesar Hernandez was seeing time at the hot corner with Asche out. Expect the Phils to return Asche to at least semi-regular duty at third base now that he's healthy. Asche could infuse life into one of your corner infield spots in a deep league.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:40:16 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Cody Asche (hamstring) went 3-for-3 with a double in his minor-league rehab game with Triple-A Lehigh Valley Tuesday, June 17. He is expected to play another game Wednesday, June 18, with the Iron Pigs, and after that he is expected to return from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, June 19.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:36:57 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Cody Asche (hamstring) is starting in Double-A Lakewood Friday, June 13, and he will play there all weekend. Head coach Ryne Sandberg expects his rehab to last seven or eight days and it will include a stop at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Fantasy Tip: Asche is an NL-only, or deeper-mixed league option, if you're looking for help at third base.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:29:06 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Cody Asche (hamstring) is playing simulated games in Clearwater, Fla., and could start a rehab assignment Friday, June 13. Phillies head coach Ryne Sandberg is unsure how many games Asche will require before he rejoins the team.
Fantasy Tip: Asche was beginning to turn the corner before his injury and could help an owner looking for a 3B option in NL-only formats, or deeper-mixed leagues.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:57:08 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Cody Asche (hamstring) has started to hit but is probably more than a week away from rejoining the team.
Tue, 27 May 2014 16:33:34 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. indicated that he doesn't feel 3B Maikel Franco is ready to come up to the majors, even with 3B Cody Asche (hamstring) on the disabled list. "He's just not playing good enough baseball yet," Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He's not really ready to be a big leaguer yet." Franco is hitting .231 with four home runs, 19 RBIs and a .669 OPS with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. INF Cesar Hernandez continues to play third base with Asche out.
Fantasy Tip: The Phils don't want to rush one of their top prospects. Can you blame them? Francisco could easily be up later this summer or as a September call-up, but don't feel the urgency just yet to add him and stash him on your roster.
Sun, 25 May 2014 10:14:07 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed 3B Cody Asche (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. In a corresponding move, RP Justin De Fratus has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The move is retroactive to Friday, May 23.
Fantasy Tip: INF Cesar Hernandez will start at third base for the time being, but shouldn't be considered outside of deep NL-only leagues. There is a possibility that 3B Maikel Franco (illness) could be promoted from the minors if Asche is sidelined for an extended period of time but he is currently battling an upper respiratory illness.
Wed, 07 May 2014 06:22:47 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Cody Asche went 4-for-4 with a grand slam Tuesday, May 6.
Mon, 05 May 2014 11:32:35 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins, OF Domonic Brown and 3B Cody Asche are sitting out Monday, May 5.
Fantasy Tip: Remove all three players from your lineup in daily leagues as soon as possible.