Phillies waive Odubel Herrera, claim outfielder Nick Martini

January 15, 2020

The Phillies have cut outfielder Odubel Herrera and claimed outfielder Nick Martini off waivers from Cincinnati. Herrera was suspended last season under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy following an arrest in Atlantic City on domestic assault charges. The charges were dismissed, but the 28-year-old remained on baseball’s suspended list. The Phillies owe Herrera $19.5 million. He was hitting .222 with one homer and 16 RBIs over 39 games last…

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Phillies invite Alec Bohm, Spencer Howard, 13 others to spring training

January 13, 2020

A pair of prized prospects in Alec Bohm and Spencer Howard highlight a list of 15 minor leaguers that received invites Monday to participate in spring training next month with the Phillies. Major-league camp opens in Clearwater, Fla. on Feb. 11. Bohm, a third baseman, and Howard, a right-handed starter, rank as the top two prospects in the Phillies’ farm system respectively, according to MLBPipeline.com. Both prospects are expected to…

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Phillies appear headed to arbitration hearings with Realmuto and Neris

January 11, 2020

The Phillies were unable to work out a deal with catcher J.T. Realmuto before Friday’s arbitration deadline, but the opportunity remains over the coming weeks that the two sides will agree on a long-term contract. Realmuto filed at $12.4 million while sources close to the Philadelphia Baseball Review say the Phillies filed at $10 million. Now, the two sides are scheduled for an arbitration hearing next month. Again, this does…

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Miller, La Salle bring in the top recruitment class in Atlantic 10

January 3, 2020

Head coach David Miller has done an excellent job of bringing talent to a La Salle baseball program that was in grave need of an overhaul. Now, for the third straight season, he’s bringing another nationally recognized recruitment class to a new look Hank DeVincent Field. “We went big on our first two recruiting classes, 13-15 guys per class, and we really wanted to change the program quickly,” Miller told…

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Villanova duo Lorusso and Graceffo earn preseason Big East honors

January 1, 2020

Nick Lorusso will enter his sophomore year at Villanova with some lofty expectations, but that’s what happens when you win Big East Rookie of the Year honors while also being named to the 2020 preseason All-Big East Team. The Connecticut native pieced together an outstanding freshman campaign, hitting .302 with a team-high 54 hits. He reached base safely in 42 of 49 games and collected at least two hits in…

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Penn Quakers release 2020 baseball schedule

December 16, 2019

The Penn Quakers will spend the first three weeks of the 2020 season on the road with visits to Georgia and Florida before their home opener against Dartmouth on Saturday, March 21. The Quakers open the year with a three-game set against Kennesaw State down in Marietta, Ga. From there, the club heads south to Miami, Fla. for a three-game series against Florida International. The Quakers then stay in Florida…

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Sources: Phillies and Didi Gregorius agree to one-year deal

December 11, 2019

General manager Matt Klentak came to San Diego with a list of needs to fill for the Phillies, and it appears he can cross another significant item off his list. According to multiple sources, the Phillies have a deal in place with shortstop Didi Gregorius. It’s a one-year deal worth a reported $14 million. The 29-year-old missed a significant chunk of last season recuperating from Tommy John surgery. In 82…

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Villanova unveils baseball schedule for 2020 season

December 10, 2019

Looking to bounce back after a tough 2019 season, the Villanova Wildcats unveiled their 2020 baseball schedule on Tuesday. The Wildcats open the season with a three-game set at Arizona State beginning on February 14 before heading to North Carolina the following weekend to participate in a tournament hosted by Campbell University. Villanova will then play nine straight games in Florida, including a four-game set as part of the Snowbird…

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Phillies have plenty of work ahead as Winter Meetings open in San Diego

December 9, 2019

With the Winter Meetings underway in San Diego, the Phillies are looking to add an infielder with pop to solidify the offense. Didi Gregorius fits that bill and, per multiple sources, is a prime target of Phills’ GM Matt Klentak’s. Gregorius, if acquired, would take over at shortstop, allowing the Phillies to move Jean Segura to second base. Scott Kingery would then become the everyday third baseman. Gregorius played under…

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Phillies make a splash, ink free agent Zack Wheeler to five-year deal

December 4, 2019

The Philadelphia Baseball Review has confirmed the Phillies have an agreement in place with right-handed starter Zack Wheeler. Marc Carig of The Athletic first reported the signing on Wednesday afternoon. It’s a five-year deal worth just under $120 million, per sources. Wheeler, 29, spent five seasons with the New York Mets and finished 11-8 with a 3.96 ERA in 31 starts last season. He was a first-round draft pick in…

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