Latest Matt Klentak News

Harper, Eflin power Phillies to 4-1 win over Braves

Sep. 18, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Zach Eflin insists the Philadelphia Phillies won't go down without a fight. "We have the guys in the clubhouse to do it and get there and make a postseason run," he said. "We're looking forward to riding the momentum in these coming days and the next series we have and really do just...

Charlie Manuel back in Phillies uniform in his old dugout

Aug. 14, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charlie Manuel was back in red pinstripes in his old dugout with a new role as hitting coach exactly six years to the day he managed his last game for the Philadelphia Phillies. Manuel joined the Phillies on Wednesday, one day after he was hired to replace John Mallee. The 75-year-old...

Correction: Cubs-Phillies story

Aug. 14, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story Aug. 13 about the Philadelphia Phillies beating the Chicago Cubs, The Associated Press erroneously reported the final score. It was 4-2, not 3-2. A corrected version of the story is below: J.T. Realmuto powers Phillies past Cubs 4-2 J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in the...

LEADING OFF: Strasburg vs Bauer, Hamels returns, Manuel back

Aug. 14, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STRASBURG VS. BAUER There's quite a pitching matchup at Nationals Park for the series finale between Washington and Cincinnati: Stephen Strasburg vs. Trevor Bauer, two righties who are among the top strikeout artists in the majors this season. For Bauer, it's...

Phillies hire former manager Charlie Manuel as hitting coach

Aug. 13, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have turned to the most successful manager in franchise history to revive their feeble offense. The Phillies hired Charlie Manuel to replace John Mallee as hitting coach on Tuesday before a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs. Manuel, who was working as...

Realmuto's 3-run homer helps Phillies beat Giants 10-2

Aug. 1, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto answered the challenge. Realmuto hit a three-run homer and fell a triple shy of the cycle, Cesar Hernandez and Roman Quinn also went deep, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 10-2 Thursday. A day earlier, Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said:...

Phillies get outfielder Corey Dickerson from Pirates

Jul. 31, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After making their biggest splash in the offseason, the Philadelphia Phillies were more conservative at the trade deadline. The Phillies acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday for a player to be named and $250,000 in international signing money....

Arms race ahead of MLB trade window shutting Wednesday

Jul. 30, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, Trevor Bauer, Mike Minor or Robbie Ray is going to get dealt to contenders desperate for arms, it will happen this week or not at all. Baseball's trade window shuts Wednesday afternoon — completely, not like in years past. Marcus Stroman, Jason...

Mets trade Jason Vargas to Phillies

Jul. 29, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies bolstered their beleaguered rotation. Left-hander Jason Vargas was acquired from the New York Mets on Monday for Double-A catcher Austin Bossart. The 36-year-old is 6-5 with a 4.01 ERA, winning his last three starts. He became expendable when the Mets acquired...