MLB Rumors: Philadelphia Phillies

Howard headed for the door? 

July, 24, 2014
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When Darin Ruf started at first base for the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday instead of Ryan Howard, there was no reason to believe it was anything more than a routine day off for a veteran. However, that might not be the case.

Should Phillies keep Byrd for now? 

July, 23, 2014
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While the Philadelphia Phillies seem to be more than ready to start the 2015 season without Marlon Byrd on the roster, there's still a chance that the outfielder could stick around with the team for the rest of 2014.

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Burnett a fit in Pittsburgh? 

July, 22, 2014
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The idea of Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett returning to the Pittsburgh Pirates is looking more and more plausible.

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Cliff Lee staying in Philly? 

July, 22, 2014
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It is an old baseball adage that you never read too much into any particular game. But when it comes to assessing the trade value of Cliff Lee, there may be no other choice.

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The market for Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett may be picking up steam.

Over the weekend, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported the Phillies and Orioles "have had very preliminary talks on a trade" that would send Burnett to Baltimore.

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The market for Cliff Lee 

July, 21, 2014
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In what amounts to an audition, Cliff Lee returns to the Philadelphia Phillies rotation Monday night against the Giants, his first outing since landing on the disabled list in late May with a strained flexor-pronator tendon in his elbow.

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Could Phillies bench Howard? 

July, 17, 2014
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Although the Philadelphia Phillies may be looking to get a bit younger for 2015 and beyond by dealing away some of their veteran players over the next few weeks, one long-time member of the clubhouse is unlikely to go anywhere.

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The latest rehab start for Cliff Lee was not a pleasant one, as the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher allowed eight runs -- though only three earned -- on eight hits over 4-2/3 innings of work for Class-A Clearwater.

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Byrd to Mariners getting closer? 

July, 14, 2014
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For some time now, the talk has been building towards a potential deal between the Seattle Mariners and the Philadelphia Phillies that would send outfielder Marlon Byrd across the country -- however, much of the ability for this deal to come to pass seems to rest in Byrd's court.

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Could Hamels end up in Boston? 

July, 14, 2014
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Cole Hamels reportedly has a list of nine teams that he can be traded to without the Philadelphia Phillies getting his consent. The Boston Red Sox are one of those teams, and despite their being 9-1/2 games out of first in their division, a deal to acquire Hamels might be of interest to the club.

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Marlon Byrd's no-trade teams 

July, 12, 2014
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Don’t be fooled by the current five-game winning streak. It is time for the Philadelphia Phillies to begin the turnover of the current roster, wrote ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney in Friday’s column.

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Phillies ready to deal Byrd? 

July, 11, 2014
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Which member of the Philadelphia Phillies will be the first to get moved? Amid rumors that the team may be willing to part ways with closer Jonathan Papelbon, and perhaps one or both of the stating pitcher duo of Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels, the more likely first shoe to drop will probably come from the outfield.

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Could Burnett return to Pirates? 

July, 2, 2014
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On Tuesday night, A.J. Burnett struck out ten Miami Marlins, but at the end of the day, his Philadelphia Phillies ended up losing yet another game. As Todd Zolecki of MLB.com writes, Burnett's frustration level seems to be growing.

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Lee to return in July? 

June, 25, 2014
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According to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark, the Philadelphia Phillies expect to be getting pitcher Cliff Lee back in their rotation at some point in July, as the pitcher continues to make progress in his attempt to return from some elbow issues.

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Timetable for Cliff Lee 

June, 24, 2014
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A rough timetable for Cliff Lee's return may finally be emerging.

The Phillies’ lefthander, sidelined since late May with an elbow problem, is scheduled to throw his third bullpen session on Tuesday. If all goes well, Lee could then pitch a simulated game at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday and then perhaps make a rehab start or two, reports Cody Seidman of CSNPhilly.com.

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