Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:39:05 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OFs Darin Ruf and Jeff Francoeur are both in the starting lineup against the Boston Red Sox and SP Rick Porcello Wednesday, April 8. Ruf is starting in left field and hitting fifth, while Francoeur is in right field and hitting seventh. SS Odubel Herrera and Grady Sizemore will start on the bench.
Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) and Francoeur ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) will see occasional playing time in 2015 based on matchups for the Phils. Neither is a strong daily play Wednesday night against Porcello, though, unless you're looking to go cheap for an outfield spot to save money for the rest of your lineup.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:06:14 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (Achilles') will start the season on the disabled list with an Achilles' injury that has kept him out the last two weeks. Brown will be the designated hitter in a minor league game Tuesday, March 31, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., and the Phillies are expecting Brown to miss more than just the opening week of the season. OFs Grady Sizemore, Jeff Francoeur, Jordan Danks and Darin Ruf are candidates to start in right field in place of Brown.
Fantasy Tip: Brown ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is a post-hype prospect that just hasn't put it together yet in Philly. He hit only .235 with 10 home runs and 63 RBI in 2014, meaning he probably wasn't on many fantasy owners' radars. Now that he's injury, he's not a candidate to be drafted in deep mixed leagues. Sizemore seems like the best bet to see the most playing time in Brown's absence, but Philadelphia could easily go with a platoon in right field, too.
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:53:54 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies OF Grady Sizemore and Darin Ruf could be part of a platoon at left field this upcoming season. OF Oduber Herrera could also receive some playing time at left field.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:35 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Grady Sizemore's one-year contract is worth $2 million, the team announced.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:27:02 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Grady Sizemore signed a one-year contract with the team Thursday, Oct. 23. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:41:23 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (wrist) was scratched for the game Friday, Sept. 19, against the Oakland Athletics, and it is believed to be due to his existing wrist issue. OF Grady Sizemore took his place in left field.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:54:27 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Grady Sizemore is batting sixth and playing left field Friday, Aug. 29, against the New York Mets.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:24:35 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Grady Sizemore has started one game since Wednesday, Aug. 13, despite being healthy. Manager Ryne Sandberg said he will work Sizemore into the lineup soon.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:16:50 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies could be interested in bringing back OF Grady Sizemore next season. Entering play Friday, Aug. 15, he was hitting .309 with seven doubles, one triple, one home run, seven RBIs and a .786 OPS through 27 games with the Phils.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:41:08 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies are not ruling out the possibility of re-signing OF Grady Sizemore after the season, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. "He's played well enough to certainly be in consideration for 2015 and beyond. But again that's one of those questions we'll continue to assess. What we do with our outfield will be one of those questions, and he could very well be a part of it," Amaro said.