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Train crash 57½ years ago was worst Philly sports tragedy

Jan. 25, 2020 3:06 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Surrounded by thick clots of baseball fans on a midsummer Saturday night, the 14 adjoining rows of empty seats along Connie Mack Stadium’s first-base line stuck out like a missing front tooth. Many of the 12,450 spectators at the Phillies’ 9-2 win over Pittsburgh that July...

Phillies add Liriano, Norris, Storen, Walker on minors deals

Jan. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have signed left-hander Francisco Liriano, right-handers Bud Norris and Drew Storen and infielder Neil Walker to minor league contracts with invitations to attend major league spring training. Liriano was 5-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 69 relief appearances for...

Phillies cut former All-Star Odubel Herrera

Jan. 14, 2020 4:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have cut outfielder Odubel Herrera and claimed outfielder Nick Martini off waivers. Herrera was designated for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the roster for Martini. Herrera was suspended last season under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy...

Phils settle with 4, exchange figures with Realmuto, Neris

Jan. 10, 2020 11:14 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitchers Zach Eflin, Vince Velasquez, Jose Alvarez and Adam Morgan reached one-year contracts with the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday while All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto and reliever Héctor Neris exchanged salary arbitration figures with the team. Realmuto asked for $12.4 million...

Royals'Franco could boost salary to $4 million with bonuses

Jan. 7, 2020 2:10 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals third baseman Maikel Franco would boost his salary to a $4 million if he has 625 plate appearances. Franco and Kansas City agreed Dec. 27 to a $2.95 million, one-year contract with $1.05 million in performance bonuses. He would get $75,000 each for 300, 325, 350, 375, 400 and...

Phillies hire Meacham, Brodzinski to Girardi's staff

Jan. 6, 2020 7:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies have hired Bobby Meacham as an assistant coach and Greg Brodzinski as bullpen catcher/catching coach to complete manager Joe Girardi's staff. Meacham spent the past three seasons managing Triple-A Buffalo in Toronto’s organization. He was with Girardi as third-base...

AP source: Dickerson, Marlins agree to $17.5M, 2-year deal

Dec. 28, 2019 5:35 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Left fielder Corey Dickerson agreed to terms Saturday on a $17.5 million, two-year contract with the Miami Marlins, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced. Dickerson...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver. The Chicago White Sox boosted their starting rotation, agreeing to a $5 million, one-year contract with two-time All-Star González that includes a club option for the 2021 season. The deal announced Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, calls for him to earn $4.5 million in salary next season. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

White Sox boost rotation, agree to $5M deal with Gonzalez

Dec. 20, 2019 7:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox boosted their starting rotation, finalizing a $5 million, one-year contract with two-time All-Star Gio González that includes a 2021 club option. The deal announced Friday calls for a $4.5 million salary in 2020 and gives the White Sox a $7 million option for 2021 with a...

Philadelphia Phillies baseball team members from the left, manager Joe Girardi, players Didi Gregorius and Zack Wheeler, and general manager Matt Klentak take part in a news conference to introduce Gregorius and Wheeler in Philadelphia, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Gregorius, Wheeler excited for new new start with Phillies

Dec. 16, 2019 6:19 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Didi Gregorius was struggling in his first season with the New York Yankees after replacing franchise icon Derek Jeter when manager Joe Girardi assured him he would be the starting shortstop despite a bad slump. "It was really strong for me," Gregorius said Monday after Girardi helped...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius prepares to take batting practice before Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. Gregorius is joining manager Joe Girardi in Philadelphia, agreeing with the Phillies on a $14 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press, late Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Phillies finalize 1-year deal with Gregorius

Dec. 13, 2019 9:13 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies and shortstop Didi Gregorius finalized their $14 million, one-year contract Friday. Gregorius reunites in Philadelphia with manager Joe Girardi after spending the past five seasons with the New York Yankees, including the first three playing for Girardi. The 29-year-old...