Latest J.T. Realmuto News

Phils' Middleton overruled MacPhail, Klentak to fire Kapler

Oct. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Middleton runs the show in Philadelphia. The Phillies managing partner made that clear Friday, a day after manager Gabe Kapler was fired despite resistance from Team President Andy MacPhail and general manager Matt Klentak. "A CEO's responsibility is to ensure an organization...

Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler in hyped season gone wrong

Oct. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. Kapler went 161-163 in two years, his team unable to deliver following its offseason...

Uncertainty surrounds Gabe Kapler's future with Phillies

Sep. 30, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler wants the opportunity to lead the Philadelphia Phillies back to the postseason after consecutive collapses in September. It's still uncertain whether he'll get another chance. A season that began with high expectations following the arrival of Bryce Harper and other...

LEADING OFF: Skippers on the hot seat, playoff teams ailing

Sep. 29, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: HOT SEAT The day after the regular season can be dicey for managers — a lot of teams like to make changes. A couple of clubs got a head start on their winter plans Sunday, with the Cubs announcing Joe Maddon wouldn't be back and the Pirates firing Clint...

Harper, Phillies finish 81-81 with 4-3 loss to Marlins

Sep. 29, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a season that fell well short of expectations, Bryce Harper can't wait for another go-round in Philadelphia. Manager Gabe Kapler might not get that chance. Harper got two hits and a standing ovation to close out his first season with the Phillies, who finished at 81-81 after a 4-3...

Haseley's grounder sends Phils past Miami 5-4 in 15 innings

Sep. 28, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adam Haseley and Philadelphia's bullpen showed the Phillies aren't quitting on the season. Haseley's fielder's choice scored Rhys Hoskins with the winning run in the 15th inning and Philadelphia outlasted the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Friday night. Adam Conley (2-11) hit Hoskins and then...

Difo hits tie-breaking RBI single, Nats beat Phillies 5-2

Sep. 25, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals took a little while to get going against the Philadelphia Phillies following a night of celebrating their return to the playoffs. Wilmer Difo drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the seventh inning and Anibal Sanchez pitched seven solid innings as the...

Realmuto's season ends due to right knee injury

Sep. 25, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto will miss the remainder of the season with a right knee injury. Manager Gabe Kapler said Wednesday that Realmuto has returned to Philadelphia and will undergo a "meniscus cleanup" on Friday. "There's no long-term concerns about this for J.T.,"...

Nationals handle Phillies 7-2, reduce magic number to 3

Sep. 23, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Eaton is rounding into form while the Washington Nationals inch closer to an NL wild card. Eaton hit his career-high 15th homer during his second three-hit game in three days, and the Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 on Monday night to strengthen their playoff...

Phillies' Realmuto out of lineup with right knee soreness

Sep. 23, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is out of Monday night's lineup against Washington with right knee soreness after leaving Sunday's loss in Cleveland in the eighth inning. Realmuto, who is hitting .275 with 25 homers and 83 RBIs, has started 130 of Philadelphia's first 154...