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Phillies GM Matt Klentak updates team’s COVID-19 situation

The Phillies were hit with several coronavirus cases relating to their Florida facility late last month. GM Matt Klentak updated the team’s situation Tuesday in comments to reporters including Matt

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‘Mitchie-Poo,’ ‘Nails’ and three crazy-long Phillies games in early July 1993

As the All-Star break approached, first-place Philadelphia hit a rough patch, losing five of six. In “The City of Brotherly Love,” of course, only one reaction was suitable when the

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Dreamland: 2020 Would-Have-Been MLB All-Star teams

Starters AMERICAN: Justin Verlander (Astros), José Berríos (Twins), Matthew Boyd (Tigers), Gerrit Cole (Yankees), Lucas Giolito (White Sox), Tyler Glasnow (Rays), Charlie Morton (Rays), Hyun-Jin Ryu (Blue Jays) Verlander and

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Bryce Harper’s wife Kayla pregnant with baby girl

2017 NL ROY, 2019 NL MVP / 1B Cody Bellinger 2015 NL ROY, 2016 NL MVP / 3B Kris Bryant 2012 NL ROY, 2015 NL MVP / OF Bryce Harper

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Five MLB players who could be one-and-done with their new teams

A shortened Major League Baseball season means some teams that made moves during the offseason are going to be short-changed. Teams that traded for players in the final season of

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Bryce Harper jokes about playing for Eagles if MLB does not resume

Bryce Harper in the NFL? No, it’s not going to happen, but it may well be something he wishes he could try. Harper chatted with Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane

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Phillies take Carson Ragsdale in the 4th round

After leaning on a high school pitcher in Mick Abel, then pivoting to the college ranks to select Casey Martin, the Phillies turn their eyes to the fourth round. With

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The most valuable AL draft classes in recent memory

With the MLB draft scheduled for next week, let’s take a look at each American League team’s most successful draft class in recent memory. Using Baseball Reference’s draft tracker, we

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Remembering the top of the 1997 expansion draft

At MLBTR, we figured it would be worthwhile to go back to 1997 – the last time there was a real expansion draft in Major League Baseball – and specifically

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2010 Top 10: Any future Hall Of Famers? How many busts?

Even the very top of Major League Baseball’s amateur draft is a crapshoot. Looking back at the top 10 picks from 2010, you’ll see some players who have evolved into

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How the top ten picks of the 2012 MLB Draft have fared

Before we revisit the top 10 picks of the 2012 Major League Baseball amateur draft, let’s begin with a reminder of a few notable players who fell just outside of

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May 24 in sports history: The great American caution flag

The bigger story was that this was the first Stanley Cup win — and the team’s last overall — without Wayne Gretzky, who was traded to the Los Angeles Kings

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John Kruk weighs in on MLB’s proposed spitting ban

Major League Baseball sent a 67-page health and safety proposal to players over the weekend as part of the league’s ongoing initiative to start the season, and among the new safety

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The Gregg Jefferies cycle game

7 Jun 1995: Left fielder Gregg Jefferies of the Philadelphia Phillies Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport On August 25, 1995, Gregg Jefferies became the first Philadelphia Phillies player to hit

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Mets pursuit of J.T. Realmuto continues

Let’s check in on a pair of teams from the National League East… The Mets pushed hard to land J.T. Realmuto before he was ultimately traded from Miami to Philadelphia,

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Report: Phillies committed to full-time employees through October

The Philadelphia Phillies have promised their full-time employees “there will be no furloughs or layoffs due to the coronavirus crisis through the end of our fiscal year (Oct. 31, 2020),”

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Phillies’ Joe Girardi ‘heard some chatter’ about July 1 start date

What Major League Baseball ultimately decides how it will handle the the indefinitely delayed 2020 season of course remains a complete unknown. A recent rumor, though, appears to be picking

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One classic game to watch for every MLB team

As we await the potential start of the 2020 Major League Baseball season, we’ve been spending a good amount of time celebrating the past glory of the game. We continue

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If Phillies don’t keep Realmuto, they could be in a catcher-22 situation

The Phillies have discussed an extension with soon-to-be free-agent catcher J.T. Realmuto, but the two sides paused those talks last month because of the coronavirus. Philadelphia still seems to have

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Looking ahead to the 2020-21 free-agent class in the corner outfield

In recent days, we’ve run through the most notable catchers, second basemen, shortstops, first basemen, third basemen and center fielders who are slated to reach the free-agent market once the offseason

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The battle of Pennsylvania first basemen: Rhys Hoskins vs. Josh Bell

It’s no secret that MLB’s two Pennsylvania-based teams possess a couple of the most powerful first basemen in the game. In the Phillies’ corner, there’s Rhys Hoskins. Meanwhile, the Pirates

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Looking at the 2020-21 free agent shortstops

Regardless of whether a 2020 season actually occurs, the prominent players who are currently on schedule to reach free agency after the campaign will stay on that track. MLBTR’s Jeff

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Rhys Hoskins will represent Phillies in MLB The Show Players’ League

Kevin Kinkead Kevin has been covering Philadelphia sports since 2009. He spent seven years in the CBS 3 sports department and started on the Union beat during the team’s 2010

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Joe Girardi was ‘nervous’ about how hard Bryce Harper played in spring training

Joe Girardi was only able to spend a relatively short amount of time with Bryce Harper prior to the MLB season being postponed, but the new Philadelphia Phillies manager was

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Phillies GM: Seranthony Dominguez’s surgery evaluation on ‘pause’ due to pandemic

A decision on Phillies right-hander Seranthony Dominguez’s right elbow is on “pause” for now, general manager Matt Klentak told reporters Thursday, via Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Phillies’