Turner struggled at times early last season but finished 2023 with a .266 batting average, 76 RBIs, 26 home runs and .778 OPS in 155 games.
Posted: February 24, 2024, 4:30 pm
Whit Merrifield will take the very first at-bat of Phillies spring training.
Posted: February 24, 2024, 3:53 pm
MLB Network officially revealed its list for the 2024 Top 100 Players Right Now and a few familiar names make an appearance.
Posted: February 24, 2024, 3:09 am
Philadelphia Phillies Top Pitching Prospect Reveals His 2024 Goals The Philadelphia Phillies top pitching prospect revealed his goals for the 2024 season. Author: Jon Conahan Publish date: Feb 23, 2024 5:19 PM EST In this story: Philadelphia Phillies The Philadelphia Phillies enter the season with a top-heavy rotation that features arguably the best 1-2 punch in the game with Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler. They could use another arm in the back end of the rotation and throughout the season, it wouldn't be surprising to see them call someone up to fill that role. With Andrew Painter undergoing Tommy John surgery last July, he's likely sidelined for all of the 2024 season, That leaves Mick
Posted: February 23, 2024, 10:19 pm
Phillies spring training is upon us. Here's a look at our Top 10 favorite photos from the last 10 days.
Forget Groundhog Day, the true indication that spring is near for Inquirer readers should come when our photographers transmit their first images from Phillies spring training in Clearwater, Fla. We get our first look of the season at the players we'll be watching all summer, new faces wearing Phillies gear for the first time, and those palm trees in the background aren't bad either. » READ MORE: Phillies spring training 2024: TV schedule, new rules, how to watch and stream Inquirer staff photographer Heather Khalifa was in Clearwater since the first workout on Feb. 14, chronicling everything that goes into getting ready for the season, along with some of the fun had by players, coaches, and
Posted: February 23, 2024, 4:55 pm
Johan Rojas figures batting practice is the most important part of his day. If Rojas is going to be the Phillies' opening-day center fielder, he will have to demonstrate he isn't overmatched by major-league pitching. Rojas' reputation preceded him to the majors last summer, and then, somehow, he was even better than advertised. Unlike most outfielders, who drift after fly balls, Rojas tracks them aggressively and with purpose.
Posted: February 23, 2024, 4:35 pm
NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Philadelphia+ will be airing 13 spring training games leading up to Opening Day on March 28.
Posted: February 23, 2024, 12:36 pm
Phillies' Brandon Marsh progressing toward being ready for opening day: 'He's starting to ramp it up'
Two weeks after arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, outfielder Brandon Marsh continues to make progress at a rate that has the Phillies confident he will be ready for opening day. Marsh hasn't been cleared to hit — “I keep poking at them,” he said, pointing to physical therapist Alex Plum — but is tracking pitches on Trajekt Arc, a next-gen pitching machine and video projection system that is programmable to replicate the pitch mix and delivery of every major league pitcher. » READ MORE: Who should bat behind Bryce Harper? Manager Rob Thomson outlined a schedule that would have Marsh standing in against actual pitchers “in the next day or two,” before moving on to bunting, hitting in the cage, and eventually taking full batting practice.
Posted: February 22, 2024, 11:11 pm
Phillies Superstar Rips MLB's Horrendous New Jerseys The MLB is rolling out new jerseys this year and one of the Philadelphia Phillies superstars is not a fan. Author: Brad Wakai Publish date: Feb 22, 2024 7:00 PM EST In this story: Philadelphia Phillies Teams across the entirety of Major League Baseball are getting new jerseys that are manufactured by Fanatics. The design is aiming to improve performance and help players stay cool throughout games that are played during the summer when temperatures are at their peak. While the idea is great, it's the look of them that has sparked controversy. Philadelphia Phillies superstar Trea Turner did not mince words when it came to his thoughts on
Posted: February 22, 2024, 10:57 pm
Bryce Harper begins most days by meeting coach Bobby Dickerson on the infield next to the Phillies' clubhouse. Welcome to Camp Dickerson, a prerequisite for all Phillies infielders. » READ MORE: What's possible for Bryce Harper, full-time first baseman? 'He could win a Gold Glove there.' Dicky's had a lot of Gold Glovers in his life, a lot of guys he's worked with.
Posted: February 22, 2024, 10:26 pm
Check out where our fantasy analysts have the top catchers ranked going into the 2024 season.
Posted: February 22, 2024, 9:42 pm
Marcus Hayes: Bryce Harper risks alienating Phillies teammates and Philadelphia with his outrageous contract request
Not since T.O., who in 2005 wanted to renegotiate a seven-year deal with six years left, has a Philadelphia athlete requested anything as audacious as Bryce Harper. With eight years and $196 million left to go on a contract he signed just five years ago, Harper and his agent, Philly villain Scott Boras, have told the Phillies they want an extension. Twenty-five percent of Philadelphians live below the poverty line and cannot afford to attend a single Phillies game, and he hopes for — what? Can you imagine the outrage at a Bryce Harper hitting .250 with 20 homers on a .500 team?
Posted: February 22, 2024, 7:35 pm
The Major League Baseball season is just weeks away with players warming up their gloves at spring training and adjusting to some new threads on their backs . All teams will get a stab at dethroning the Texas Rangers , and it all begins with performing well on Opening Day -- which all 30 clubs will attempt to do for a second year in a row. Here is everything you need to know about 2024 MLB Opening Day and its 15 matchups: When is the 2024 MLB Opening Day? Get Philly local news, weather forecasts, sports and entertainment stories to your inbox. Sign up for NBC Philadelphia newsletters. The season is scheduled to begin on March 20 with a two-game series between the Dodgers and Padres in Seoul,
Posted: February 22, 2024, 7:16 pm
The Philadelphia Phillies are just days away from starting the exhibition portion of their spring training schedule, as the team will play 31 games to prepare for their 2024 season. In the early weeks of spring training, plenty of the non-roster invitees and prospects will get an opportunity for significant at-bats. This is an opportunity for the prospects/non-roster invitees/fringe Opening Day roster candidates to show the Phillies what they can do, as some of these players may get called up to the big club over the year. Johan Rojas, Kody Clemens and Weston Wilson had plenty of at-bats in spring training and all ended up significantly contributing to the major league roster last season.
Posted: February 21, 2024, 6:57 pm
The Phillies will play their first spring training game on Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla. Recently acquired left-hander Kolby Allard will be on the mound to start it, according to manager Rob Thomson. Aaron Nola will start Sunday's game against the New York Yankees. Allard, 26, signed a split contract with the Phillies in January (which means that he will make a different salary in the major leagues and in the minor leagues).
Posted: February 21, 2024, 6:47 pm
The Philadelphia Phillies are projected to be no worse than the third-best team in the National League going into the 2024 Major League Baseball season. FanDuel has the Phillies listed at +330 to win the NL East and +800 to be the NL champion. DraftKings has similar prices with the Phillies' divisional-title odds at +310 and pennant odds at +800. The Los Angeles Dodgers, who swim in a pool of money 1,000 times larger than Scrooge McDuck's, are the NL favorite to reach the World Series.
Posted: February 21, 2024, 6:42 pm
Sportsnaut ranked all MLB stadiums, and the three teams playing in our vicinity rank in the top half.
Posted: February 21, 2024, 6:01 pm
The new Nike jerseys aren't winning any popularity contests early on.
Posted: February 21, 2024, 3:20 pm
The Phillies had their eye on Whit Merrifield early, and though it was a slow offseason, they weren't overlooking other opportunities that made sense.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 4:48 pm
Tiesto's remix of “Dancing on My Own” by Calum Scott has become a staple for all major Phillies celebrations, from the team's locker room to the fans in the stands.
Posted: February 19, 2024, 1:25 pm
Outfielder David Dahl and reliever Austin Brice agreed to minor league contracts with the Philadelphia Phillies and were at big league spring training on Sunday. Dahl, 29, was an All-Star with Colorado in 2019 and started last season with San Diego. Dahl hit .265 with one homer and 10 RBIs in 17 games with Triple-A El Paso and elected to become a free agent rather than accept an outright assignment.
Posted: February 18, 2024, 7:18 pm
After a surprise trip to the World Series last season, the Arizona Diamondbacks are embracing the expectations.
Posted: February 18, 2024, 1:20 pm