Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:31:47 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Cody Asche was benched for the third straight game Wednesday, April 23, after manager Ryne Sandberg said he had faith in the youngster Monday, April 21. The team faced lefties both Monday and Tuesday, April 22, but they are facing a right-hander Wednesday. SS Freddy Galvis is starting at third. Asche hasn't started in six of the team's last 11 games. "He's not playing as well as we'd like," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "But we have to give him chances to play."
Fantasy Tip: Ache's slow start has found him riding pine more often than his owners would like to see. Sandberg is apparently very fond of Galvis and what he can offer the squad in a utility role. Asche isn't worth owning in most mixed leagues if his playing time continues to be spotty.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:08:16 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Cody Asche (hamstring) entered the game Wednesday, April 9, as a pinch-hitter and laced a double off the wall.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:33:30 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Cody Asche (hamstring) was not in the lineup Wednesday, April 9, against the Milwaukee Brewers because he tweaked his left hamstring. Manager Ryne Sandberg said the injury is not serious.
Fantasy Tip: He should play Thursday with a right-handed starter on the hill. However, those in fantasy leagues which allow daily moves, and daily fantasy players, might want to avoid him until he can make it through one full game without any setbacks. He had also been dealing with a hand issue.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:32:45 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco has impressed manager Ryne Sandberg this spring. 3B Cody Asche is expected to start the year as the starting third baseman, though, with Franco starting out at Class AA or AAA. "He's looked real good at third base," Sandberg said. "He's got a soft glove. He reacts to balls well. The tougher the play, the softer he gets, which for a 21-year-old guy is pretty amazing. And his arm is very good. He made a play the other day behind the bag on the chalk and got it over to first base effortlessly and still had plenty of arm left."
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:15:45 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Cody Asche (hand) could return to play Wednesday, March 5, after suffering a bruised hand when he was hit by a pitch Sunday, March 2. Asche was able to take batting practice Tuesday, March 4.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 12:56:49 -0800
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies 3B Cody Asche (hand) sustained a bruised right hand after being hit with a pitch Sunday, March 2. A preliminary ultrasound exam came back negative, although he could undergo more tests Monday, March 3.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 11:56:04 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Cody Asche (hand) was removed from the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, March 2, after being hit on the right hand by a pitched ball.
Sun, 26 Jan 2014 00:50:31 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies have 17 players under contract for a total of $158.83 million in 2014. The rest of the 25-man roster will likely be made up of pre-arbitration eligible players (like OF Domonic Brown and 3B Cody Asche) or non-roster players that make the club out of camp (OF Bobby Abreu).
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:33:14 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said 3B Cody Asche is the "leading candidate" to enter next season as the team's starting third baseman. "I'd say come in and be ready to win a job," Sandberg said. "You've shown you can play here. You've shown you can play at this level. Come in and be ready to take the job." 3B Maikel Franco had a great minor league season but has yet to play above Class A.
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:19:12 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (Achilles') and 3B Cody Asche (hamstring) are not in the starting lineup against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, Aug. 31. Brown is bothered by lingering pain in his right Achilles' tendon and is uncertain how much time he will miss. Asche is day-to-day after suffering some cramping in his hamstring Wednesday, Aug. 28.