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Phillies sign Dustin McGowan

By The Sports Network, 1 week 6 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Phillies signed right- handed pitcher Dustin McGowan to a major league contract on Saturday. McGowan, 33, was released by the Dodgers after allowing six runs in eight innings competing for a spot in Los Angeles' bullpen. The Dodgers signed McGowan to a one-year contract in February. In 2014, McGowan made 53 appearances (eight...

Phillies' Brown to start season on DL

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Clearwater, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown will start the season on the disabled list with left Achilles inflammation. "It's the right thing to do physically and also with regard to his preparedness," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday. "We want to make sure he's playing well and getting his legs underneath him and swinging the bat...

Phils' Lee shut down, put on 60-day DL

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 days ago
Clearwater, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee will be shut down indefinitely due to a strained left forearm, the team said Monday. The Phillies and Lee mutually decided to try to rehab the elbow rather than go with the recommended surgery, which would end the left-hander's season and possibly his career. The hope is that rehab will allow Lee to pitch again this...

Philadelphia Phillies 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
After several years of hoping to coax one more run out of the rusting frame of the team that won five division titles, two pennants and a World Series from 2007-11, the Phillies have finally given in to a full rebuilding effort. Consecutive 89-loss seasons and the organization’s first last-place finish since 2000 did the trick. “What we have isn’t working,” said embattled...

Cliff Lee undergoes MRI on elbow

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Clearwater, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - A day after his first spring training start, Phillies starter Cliff Lee reported elbow soreness during an off-day workout. Lee, a former Cy Young Award winner, was limited to 13 starts in 2014 due to a strained flexor tendon in his left elbow that led to two stints on the disabled list. Philadelphia general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said that the...

Recap: NY Yankees vs. Philadelphia

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Odubel Herrera went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and scored two runs as the Philadelphia Phillies topped the New York Yankees 3-1 in Alex Rodriguez's spring training debut. Rodriguez, who missed all of last season due to a PED suspension, batted second and served as the designated hitter on Wednesday. He singled off Phillies starter Kevin Slowey in the...

Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Brand equity. Brand awareness. Brand image. These are all economic terms that overlap, exist in a nebulous world and don’t directly impact the bean counters.  As the media world has grown over the last half century, so has the understanding of concepts like advertising, marketing and, of course, branding. So things like tag lines — “I’m loving it” or...

Phils ace Hamels says he's ready to move on

By The Sports Network, 1 month 4 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Cole Hamels says he's ready to move on from the Philadelphia Phillies after nine seasons. The ace left-hander, who has been the focus of trade speculation as his team rebuilds for the first time in years, told USA Today in an interview published Wednesday that he wants to play for a winner. "That's all. That's all any competitor wants," Hamels said. "And I know it'...

10 Lamest Nicknames in Professional Sports

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 day ago
The 10 strangest, lamest and least intimidating pro sports team names.

Phillies sign P Billingsley

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Phillies signed right-handed pitcher Chad Billingsley to a one-year, $1.5 million contract on Thursday. The 30-year-old Billingsley did not pitch in 2014 while he was recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and surgery on his right flexor tendon. He last pitched in 2013 when he made two starts for Los Angeles. ...