Will Middlebrooks, in camp with the Phillies on a minor-league contract, appeared to injure his left ankle or leg Saturday after his ankle seemed to get caught under left fielder Andrew Pullin as both were pursuing a pop fly.
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It's already February, but there are aces and sluggers looking for new homes. We find the best bet -- and a dark horse -- for the top available names.
Wearing a red No. 62 Phillies spring training jersey, Eagles star Jason Kelce was the main guest inside the team clubhouse on Monday during the first official day of workouts.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Phillies GM Matt Klentak told me the other day the club will give second base prospect Scott Kingery -- No. 33 on Keith Law's top 100 prospects list -- reps at multiple positions in spring training and Triple-A. Klentak said Kingery is a dynamic defender at second and can handle shortstop and will play some third and outfield. He didn't play short in college only because he was a teammate of Pirates prospect Kevin Newman. It's a great idea. Cesar Hernandez is a solid player (3.1 WAR in 2017), so the Phillies don't HAVE to trade him and maybe Kingery develops into a Ben Zobrist-like super-utility guy.
Jake Arrieta and other free-agent pitchers may settle for less lucrative deals, while contending clubs like the Nationals and Dodgers mull their options.
Former Tampa Bay pitcher Steve Geltz, currently on Philadelphia's Triple-A roster, was banned 100 games after a third positive test for a drug of abuse. Three other minor leaguers drew 50-game suspensions.
Infielder Ryan Flaherty and outfielder Collin Cowgill have agreed to minor league contracts with the Philadelphia Phillies and will attend big league spring training.
Six new skippers will report for duty when spring training officially kicks off next week. We delve a little deeper into their backgrounds to see what sort of season each of these teams is in for.
Whether from call-ups who raked or an overall surge at the plate, we found a trio that soared late in 2017. Could they be even better this season?
Which Phillies are Midsummer Classic worthy? Way-too-early All-Star rosters
Spring training is nearly here, and there are dozens of free agents still available. We find each club's biggest need and identify potential targets.
Outfielder Oscar Gamble, who played seven of his 17 seasons with the Yankees and hit 200 career home runs, died of a rare tumor of the jaw. He was 68.
From record-setting rookies to breakout bashers, it was a big year for unexpected stars. We examine the most compelling and make a boom-or-bust call.
With two of MLB's top five systems, the NL East is loaded with some of the best young talent in baseball.
Former All-Star reliever Francisco Rodriguez has agreed to a minor league contract with the Phillies and will report to major league spring training.
With a budding superstar in the outfield and a crop of talented pitchers coming through their system, nobody can top the Braves' collection of prospects right now. Which teams finished behind Atlanta on the list?
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Two years ago, Curt Schilling was 11 percent ahead of Mike Mussina in the voting. Now Mussina is 12 percent ahead and trending in the right direction while Schilling has stalled. Both are very strong candidates in my opinion, well above the bar for Hall of Fame pitchers, especially when considering Schilling's postseason numbers. You have to think Schilling's controversial political views have hurt him at the ballot box.
The Baseball Hall of Fame will welcome four new members into its ranks, as Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman and Jim Thome were named to the class of 2018.
Who's the next Jose Altuve or Mike Trout? What about the next Bryce Harper or Aaron Judge? Chances are you'll find a new generation of breakout ballplayers as the list reaches No. 1.
From minor leaguers with major league hopes for the upcoming season to toolsy teenagers climbing through the farm system, who made the cut as we begin counting down baseball's best prospects?
Because of lackluster analysis and ballot limits, these worthy candidates are about to be kicked off the Baseball Writers' Association of America's radar forever.
After coming out of left field as a rookie surprise, Rhys Hoskins prepares for stardom -- in left field
Philadelphia's breakout slugger snuck up on everyone during his record-setting debut. Now, he's adjusting to life as a known quantity while trying to master a new position.
Wherever Christian Yelich plays this season, he's on a short list of players close to stardom. Who's ready to take a big step up in performance?
From top-flight starting rotations, bullpens and defenses to lineups that won't quit, there are only a handful of teams in it to win it in 2018.
The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $5.1 million, one-year deal with Cesar Hernandez, avoiding arbitration with the second baseman who has led the team in batting average each of the past two seasons.