Philadelphia Phillies

Bryce Harper
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Scott McLaughlin
February 28, 2019 - 3:23 pm
Bryce Harper's waiting paid off. With exactly one month to go until Opening Day of the 2019 season, the biggest name on the free agent market has finally agreed to his megadeal. According to multiple reports, Harper has agreed to a massive 13-year, $330 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies...
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Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt (12) hits a pinch hit home run during the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies
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Krystle Boyajian
August 17, 2018 - 11:11 am
The Red Sox hadn’t gotten a home run from a pinch-hitter all season, but that all changed on Tuesday night when Alex Cora called on Brock Holt to hit in place of starting pitcher Rick Porcello. In the eighth inning, Holt hit a home run on the first pitch from Tommy Hunter. The 105-mph home run...
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Alex Reimer
April 02, 2018 - 2:26 pm
Alex Cora’s most questionable decision in his first weekend as Red Sox skipper can be easily defended. The same can’t be said about his fellow managerial newcomers' blunders. Cora’s decision to bypass lefty Bobby Poyner in the eighth inning on Opening Day and keep closer Craig Kimbrel sitting in...
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Alex Reimer
October 30, 2017 - 10:54 am
Former Red Sox outfielder Gabe Kapler has spent the last three years working as the Dodgers’ Director of Player Development. With that experience in mind, he’s a sensible choice to be next manager of the Phillies, who are developing a young roster of their own. ESPN confirms the Phillies have named...
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Clay Buchholz says he was expecting the Red Sox to trade him. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)
March 13, 2017 - 7:17 am
Clay Buchholz says he wasn't surprised when the Red Sox traded him to the Phillies last December. In fact, he was expecting it to happen sooner. In an appearance on the Bradfo Sho , Buchholz said he knew he was probably going to be dealt when the team acquired Chris Sale. "I knew when they [traded...
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Mike Petraglia
July 13, 2015 - 11:51 am
CINCINNATI -- Jonathan Papelbon wants out of Philadelphia bad. And he says he thinks about the possibility of returning to Boston often. But the pitcher who signed a four-year, $50 million (2016 vesting option) contract after the 2011 season knows there are other possibilities for trade partners...
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Cole Hamels will throw the first pitch of the season for the Phillies against the Red Sox. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
April 06, 2015 - 4:29 am
The Red Sox will open their 2015 season in Philadelphia, with games on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. It is the first time they will start a season against a National League team in club history. Last season was one to forget for the Red Sox , who finished the year last in the AL East with a...
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Mike Petraglia
March 29, 2015 - 6:27 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- John Farrell finally dispensed with the drama toward the end of his Sunday pre-game briefing with reporters at JetBlue Park. Clay Buchholz will be the starting pitcher when the Red Sox begin the season April 6 in Philadelphia. Rick Porcello will start the second game on April 8...
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March 09, 2015 - 9:07 am
[caption id="attachment_35847" align="alignright" width="150"] Cliff Lee[/caption] Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee may face surgery on his throwing elbow that could jeopardize his career, he revealed Monday. "Basically, if I have the surgery, this season will be done, possibly my career, I guess,"...
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Mike Petraglia
March 21, 2014 - 12:21 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- In many ways, it was the perfect outing for Jon Lester in what has been a nearly perfect spring training. He retired the side in order in the first, worked out of jams in the third and fourth innings. And he batted twice without getting injured. All in all, the lefty starter in...
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