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Phillies | Cliff Lee reinjures elbow

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:51:07 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (elbow) left the game Thursday, July 31, with a left flexor pronator strain, according to the team. Lee was making his third start since returning from the 60-day disabled list for the same injury.

Fantasy Tip: Lee missed a little more than two months recovering from the injury the first time around, and if a similar timetable is needed with this occurrence, his season will essentially be over. It certainly looks bad for Lee, but don't cut him loose until a definitive recovery time is given.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Todd Zolecki

Phillies | More on Cliff Lee injury

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:07:56 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (undisclosed) gestured toward his elbow before asking to be taken out of the game Thursday, July 31, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.

Fantasy Tip: The exact nature and severity of the injury remain to be seen, but the fact that he gestured toward his elbow is a bad sign.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Buster Olney

Phillies | Cliff Lee leaves with injury

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:47:42 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (undisclosed) left his start early with an undisclosed injury Thursday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: It doesn't look good initially. Lee immediately called for a trainer after throwing a pitch. The fear would be that it's related to the left elbow injury that recently had him on the DL. Stay tuned for more updates on the severity of his injury.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Gelb

Phillies | Marlon Byrd starting, Ryan Howard sitting

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:20:30 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd is in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31, against the Washington Nationals. 1B Darin Ruf is starting at first base against the Nationals left-handed SP Gio Gonzalez, instead of 1B Ryan Howard.

Fantasy Tip: With Byrd in the lineup, it is unlikely he is traded before the non-waiver deadline today. Ryne Sandberg appears to be sticking to his platoon at first base. Howard's dwindling fantasy stock will continue to fade, if he continues to sit against left-handed pitchers. Ruf is worth owning in NL-only leagues, as long as he is getting semi-regular at-bats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Gelb

Phillies | Matt Tolbert retires

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:05:44 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies INF Matt Tolbert announced his retirement from baseball Wednesday, July 30.

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Phillies | Willing to pay Cliff Lee's contract

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:52:30 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee could be traded next month, since the team is willing to pay down some of his backloaded contract to facilitate a trade if they can get the right prospects. Lee is guaranteed around $48 million through next year, and the Phillies would likely have to pay a fair amount of his remaining contract to work out a trade.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Heyman

Phillies | Jimmy Rollins sitting

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:25:27 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Probably just a day of rest, but we'll let you know if anything else is going on. Remove Rollins from your lineups, in the meantime.

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Phillies | Cole Hamels deal seems unlikely

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:20:41 -0700

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels is not expected to be traded before the July 31 non-waiver deadline. According to a source, a trade of Hamels is the "least likely" of all the deals the Phillies are considering.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

Phillies | Marlon Byrd wants to stay

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:36:25 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd wants and expects to remain with the organization. Byrd said general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has not talked to him about waiving his no-trade clause.

Fantasy Tip: Byrd's fantasy value could improve if he joined a better offensive team.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Kristie Ackert

Phillies | Marlon Byrd update

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:18:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd (foot) fouled a ball off his left foot Monday, July 28, and was hobbling, according to manager Ryne Sandberg. Sandberg expects Byrd to play Wednesday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Be prepared to return Byrd to lineups where you are starting him tomorrow.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jim Salisbury

Phillies | Scheduled off-day for Marlon Byrd

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:35:06 -0700

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd's absence from the starting lineup Tuesday, July 29, was a scheduled off-day.

Fantasy Tip: There is still potential for Byrd to be dealt before the trade deadline.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Adam Rubin

Phillies | No Marlon Byrd

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:05:31 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: Remove Byrd from daily-transaction leagues. He has been the subject of trade rumors, so he could be on the move. Check back for further updates and the fantasy impact, if he is dealt.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Gelb

Phillies | Marlon Byrd could approve deal

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:18:02 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd had four teams on his no-trade list, the Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays. He said the Jays and Rays are on his no-trade list because they play their home games on artificial turf. However, he hinted Monday, July 28, he could lean toward approving a trade to the other teams. "Then I have to have a conversation with my wife and with my agents, and see what's best for me, my family, and what's best for this organization, because I can't be that selfish," Byrd said. "I was blessed. (General manager Ruben Amaro Jr.) came hard and wanted me here this year. He made it easy for me this offseason. So I can't be tough on him."

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jayson Stark

Phillies | Willing to take some of Cole Hamels' salary

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:17:14 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Philadelphia Phillies are listening to offers for SP Cole Hamels, but the price is astronomical. He has four years left on his contract after this season, at $22.5 million per year. The Phillies have told teams they're willing to take on $10 million of that. Despite that, one American League executive said Monday, July 28, that the asking price is "just not realistic."

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Phillies | Market quiet for big names

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:42:00 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SPs Cliff Lee and A.J. Burnett, RP Jonathan Papelbon, and 1B Ryan Howard haven't attracted much serious interest in trade talks. Howard and Lee have almost no market, and Burnett and Papelbon's allure has been limited. The latter two have unattractive player options that are limiting interest. All four may be candidates for an August trade after the non-waiver deadline passes.

Fantasy Tip: Philly's efforts to blow things up aren't going so well, and fantasy players may have to wait a few more weeks for significant changes to happen.

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Philadelphia Phillies Player News

Adams Mike RP
Altherr Aaron OF
Anderson Jason RP
Antoniato Pasquale SS
Asche Cody 3B
Aumont Phillippe RP
Austin Richard P
Bacil Alvaro P
Bacsu Kirk C
Barnes Casey P
Bass Brian P
Bastardo Antonio RP
Beattie Andrew INF
Bermudez Gabriel P
Best Carlos P
Biddle Jesse SP
Blaine Davis P
Blalock Jake OF
Blanco Andres SS
Blanton John SS
Bohn T.J. OF
Bolsenbroek Michael P
Bolt Karl OF
Bootcheck Chris RP
Bozied Tagg 1B
Bramhall Bobby P
Breslin Gerard P
Brignac Reid SS
Brown Domonic OF
Brunink Joseph 1B
Buchanan David SP
Budzinski Mark OF
Bump Nate P
Burgamy Brian OF
Burnett A.J. SP
Burnham Gary OF
Byrd Marlon OF
Cabrera Nathan P
Cameron Ryan P
Carter Josh OF
Cartwright Albert 2B
Castillo Luis V. P
Castro Leandro OF
Cerrato Justin P
Chantres Carlos P
Chapman Chance P
Charles Art 1B
Cheesman Aaron C
Chiavacci Ron P
Coca Marcos P
Collier Zach OF
Colvin Brody P
Correa Hector P
Cortez Jose C
Crawford J.P. SS
Crosland Jason 3B
Dalton Brett 2B
Dawson Layne P
De Fratus Justin RP
DelaCruz Daniel P
DeRenne Keoni INF
Deschaine Jim INF
Diaz Dennis 2B
Diefenderfer Joseph P
Diekman Jake RP
Doi Bruno OF
Dugan Kelly OF
Edwards Matt 1B
Ellis Jordan P
Ellison Jason OF
Encarnacion Luis 3B
Ennis John P
Erbe Brandon SP
Evans Terry OF
Farkes Zak C
Farnsworth Jeff RP
Feng Lin Yen P
Fields Josh D. 3B
Florence Branden OF
Fox Jake 1B
Franco Maikel 3B
Frazee Joseph OF
Frew Bryan OF
Friend Justin RP
Gallagher Austin 1B
Galvis Freddy SS
Garcia Edgar P
Garcia Harold 2B
Garcia Luis RP
Garner Perci P
Garrett Shawn OF
Gibbs Kevin OF
Giles Ken RP
Gomez Raywilly C
Gonzalez Andy INF
Gonzalez Miguel Alfredo SP
Gooch Tyler P
Greene Larry OF
Griffith Derek P
Gueller Mitch P
Guevara Orlando C
Haislet Brandon OF
Hall Victor OF
Hamels Cole SP
Hamilton Jeremy INF
Hammond Joey INF
Hargrave Daniel INF
Harker Brett P
Harman Brad INF
Harris Ryan SS
Harris William P
Hernandez Cesar 2B
Hernandez Fidel INF
Hernandez Roberto SP
Herndon Ken P
Hill Jason C
Hill Koyie C
Hill Ronald P
Hinkle Austin P
Hitchcox Brian INF
Hollands Mario P
Hooper Matthew 1B
Horst Jeremy RP
Howard Ryan 1B
Hudson Kyrell OF
Hyatt Austin P
Jacobson Russ C
Jarrin Stefan INF
Jimenez Cesar RP
Johnson Cedric OF
Johnson Jay RP
Johnston Trey 3B
Joseph Tommy C
Kendrick Kyle SP
Kennelly Tim OF
Key Chris P
King Brennan 3B
Kissock Christopher P
Knapp Andrew C
Knotts Gary SP
Langley Torre C
Laureano Wilfrido P
Lee Cliff SP
Libey Justin P
Lincoln Brad RP
Linder Matthew P
Lino Gabriel C
Loewen Adam P
Loops Derrick P
Made Hector INF
Mangum Caleb C
Manship Jeff RP
Mariotti John P
Marquis Jason SP
Martin Ethan SP
Martinez Casey C
Martinez Gaby 1B
Mattair Travis 3B
Matton Nick P
Mayberry Jr. John OF
Maza Luis INF
Mazone Brian P
Meaker Jordan P
Mendez Ronald P
Mercado Anderson INF
Merricks Charles P
Miller Matt OF
Minix Travis P
Mojica Jose SS
Mora Audrys P
Moran Javon OF
Morgan Adam P
Mulligan Nolan P
Murakami Fabio OF
Myette Aaron P
Nelson Kevin C
Nestor Scott P
Nieves Wil C
Nola Aaron P
Nunez Miguel P
O'Hare Christopher P
O'Sullivan Ryan P
O'Sullivan Sean SP
Ogando Nefi P
Olson Matt P
Osteen Cooper 2B
Overholt Patrick P
Overton Brad P
Padilla Matthew P
Papelbon Jonathan RP
Parcus William P
Pascual Joan P
Pereira Gilmar P
Pettibone Jonathan SP
Phillips Anthony INF
Pinckney Brandon 3B
Poe Chad P
Prall Rich C
Pratt Trent C
Pritchard Stephen P
Pujols Jose OF
Purdom John C
Quinn Roman OF
Raggio Brady RP
Ramirez Juan Carlos P
Ramos Peter INF
Randolph Stephen P
Rawl Aaron P
Revere Ben OF
Reyes Jo-Jo SP
Rhoads Christopher P
Rio-Nunez Ruddy OF
Roberge J.P. OF
Robles Oscar INF
Rocchio Joseph P
Rodriguez Jean C
Rodriguez Ricciard P
Roller Adam P
Rollins Jimmy SS
Rosenberg B.J. RP
Rosin Seth RP
Ruf Darin 1B
Ruiz Carlos C
Rupp Cameron C
Rushford Jim OF
Ryal Rusty 2B
Salazar Jeremy C
Sanchez Angelo P
Sasaki Ryan P
Schwartz Dan P
Sellers Neil 3B
Simon Kyle P
Sizemore Grady OF
Sladek Jakub INF
Smith Casey INF
Smith Greg SP
Smith Mark OF
Smith Matt P
Solano San Lazaro P
Sorgi Adam 2B
Spears Nate SS
Spidale Mike OF
Squires Matt P
Standridge Jason P
Suomi John C
Tartaglia Evan OF
Tejeda Juan INF
Tempesta Nick SS
Thayer Matt OF
Thomas Clete OF
Tocci Carlos OF
Tompkins Jacob P
Trinidad Jose OF
Tugwell Marc 2B
Utley Chase 2B
Valle Sebastian C
Van Steensel Todd P
Vanden Berg John C
Villegas-Andino Jesus SS
Waite Charles C
Walker Chris OF
Wassermann Ehren RP
Watson Shane P
Wedel Jeremy P
Welty Ron OF
Wertz Luke P
Williams Everett OF
Williams Jermaine OF
Wilson Kris RP
Winchester Jeff C
Woodrow Christopher P
Worthington Adam P
Wright Matt P
Yarnall Ed P

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Bowa Larry TO
Gillick Pat TO
Henderson Steve TO
Mackanin Pete TO
Manuel Charlie TO
McClure Bob PC
Morandini Mickey TO
Nichols Rod TO
Proefrock Scott TO
Samuel Juan TO
Sandberg Ryne MAN
Tracy Andy TO
Wade Ed TO

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