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Phillies agree to 1-year deals with 3, including Hoskins

Jan. 15, 2021 5:45 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies agreed to one-year contracts with first baseman Rhys Hoskins, right-hander Vince Velasquez and left-hander Jose Alvarado on Friday to avoid salary arbitration. Hoskins will earn $4.8 million in 2021, Velasquez gets $4 million and Alvarado makes $1 million. Hoskins batted...

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2020, file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Archie Bradley throws during the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati. The Philadelphia Phillies and Bradley have agreed on a $6 million, one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night, Jan. 14, 20201, because the agreement is pending a successful physical. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

AP source: Phillies agree to $6M, 1-year deal with Bradley

Jan. 14, 2021 7:23 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies and reliever Archie Bradley have agreed on a $6 million, one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the agreement is pending a successful physical. ...

Phillies add bullpen depth with trade for Giants RHP Coonrod

Jan. 9, 2021 4:15 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies acquired right-hander Sam Coonrod from the San Francisco Giants on Saturday in exchange for right-hander Carson Ragsdale. The 28-year-old Coonrod went 0-2 with three saves and a 9.82 ERA in 18 appearances for the Giants last season. He is 5-3 with three saves...

FILE - Philadelphia Phillies' Garrett Cleavinger pitches during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in Philadelphia, in this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, file photo. The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired pitcher Garrett Cleavinger from the Philadelphia Phillies in a three-way trade with Tampa Bay and Philadelphia on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. The Dodgers will send minor league infielder Dillon Paulson and a player to be named later or cash considerations to Tampa Bay, while the Rays will send left-handed pitcher José Alvarado to Philadelphia to complete the transaction. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Dodgers get pitcher in 3-way trade with Rays, Phillies

Dec. 30, 2020 12:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired pitcher Garrett Cleavinger from the Phillies in a three-way trade Tuesday involving Tampa Bay and Philadelphia. The Dodgers will send minor league infielder Dillon Paulson and a player to be named or cash to Tampa Bay, while the Rays will send left-handed...

Phillies promote Sam Fuld to general manager

Dec. 22, 2020 8:21 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Fuld went from interviewing to become Boston's manager to general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Fuld was promoted to GM on Tuesday, filling the role previously held by Matt Klentak. The team also promoted Jorge Velandia to assistant general manager and Terry Ryan to special...

FILE - In this July 16, 2020, file photo, Washington Nationals designated hitter Howie Kendrick jogs back to the dugout during a baseball intrasquad game at Nationals Park in Washington. Kendrick is retiring after 15 major league seasons that included earning NLCS MVP honors during the Nationals' 2019 World Series run. Kendrick announced his retirement Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, on Instagram. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Howie Kendrick retires after 15 major league seasons

Dec. 21, 2020 7:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick is retiring after 15 major league seasons that included earning NLCS MVP honors during the Washington Nationals’ 2019 World Series run. Kendrick announced his retirement Monday night on Instagram, saying he's “forever grateful for the many life lessons”...

White Sox-Angels open ESPN Sunday night slate on April 4

Dec. 18, 2020 1:26 PM EST

ESPN will open its “Sunday Night Baseball” schedule on April 4 when the Los Angeles Angels host the Chicago White Sox. The game will feature the last two American League MVPs, with the Angels' Mike Trout facing reigning MVP and White Sox first baseman José Abreu. The following week will feature...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, Chicago White Sox's James McCann (33) celebrates as he crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher JT Brubaker during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Free agent catcher James McCann and the New York Mets were close to completing a $40 million, four-year contract Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, as the team continues to upgrade its roster under new owner Steve Cohen. A person close to the deal confirmed the details to The Associated Press under condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Mets C James McCann turns Tigers' release into $40.6M deal

Dec. 17, 2020 6:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James McCann was released two years ago by the Detroit Tigers, and he says it's the best thing that ever happened to him. “It’s made me the player I am today,” McCann said. The starting catcher for the New York Mets — and a millionaire many times over. McCann...

FILE - In this February 1958 file photo, New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra, troubled with a skin infection, wears white gloves to protect his hands as he warms up a pitcher during baseball spring training in St. Petersburg, Fla. Walking behind Yogi are outfielder John Reed and infielder Phil Linz, right. Linz, who knocked a Game 7 home run off Bob Gibson in the 1964 World Series but made even more noise by hitting a few sour notes on his harmonica, has died. He was 81. Former teammates said Linz's family told them he died Wednesday night, Dec. 9, in Leesburg, Va. Linz had been in poor health since a stroke five years ago. (AP Photo/Harry Harris, File)

Ex-Yankee Linz, key player in '64 harmonica flap, dies at 81

Dec. 12, 2020 9:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Yankees infielder Phil Linz, who knocked a Game 7 home run off Bob Gibson in the 1964 World Series but made even more noise by hitting a few sour notes on his harmonica, has died. He was 81. Former teammates said Linz's family told them he died Wednesday night in Leesburg,...

This screengrab from a Zoom call shows David Dombrowski, the Philadelphia Phillies' new president of baseball operations, during a Zoom call Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.  Having won titles with Florida in 1997 and Boston in 2018, Dombrowski was hired by Philadelphia and tasked with leading the Phillies to their first championship since 2008. (Zoom via AP)

New Phillies boss Dombrowski plans retool, not rebuild

Dec. 11, 2020 9:50 PM EST

Dave Dombrowski wants to win again sooner rather than later. The longtime executive moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in September as a consultant for Music City Baseball but found out this week that expansion won't be entertained for more than a year at least. So he finalized a deal Friday to become the...