The Philadelphia Phillies announced designated hitter Bryce Harper underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Wednesday in Los Angeles with Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The team expects to have Harper back in the lineup as a designated hitter by the 2023 All-Star break and back in right field by the end of the season.
The Philadelphia Phillies have added Johan Rojas to the 40-man roster, the team announced on Tuesday.
His addition to the 40-man protects him from being selected in the Rule 5 draft.
The 22-year old was ranked the 5th best prospect in the system by MLB Pipeline.Continue reading “Phillies Add Johan Rojas to the 40-Man”
MLB insider Jon Heyman is reporting the Philadelphia Phillies are “believed to have real interest” in free agent shortstop Xander Bogaerts.
This “news” should come as no surprise.
The Phillies have been linked to Bogaerts for a while now. Bogaerts name routinely surfaced in trade speculation due to his relationship with Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.
Now Dombrowski can go after one of “his guys” without giving up players. If last offseason was any indication, Dombrowski should have a blank check to sign any player he wishes in free agency.Continue reading “Report: Phillies Have “Real Interest” in Xander Bogaerts”
The Philadelphia Phillies have extended hitting coach Kevin Long. The deal will keep Long with the Phillies through the 2025 season.Continue reading “Phillies Extend Hitting Coach Kevin Long”
Philadelphia Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski updated Bryce Harper’s elbow injury on Wednesday.
Harper injured his UCL in April and was locked in to the DH position for the remainder of the season.Continue reading “Bryce Harper’s Elbow to be Evaluated on Monday”
Philadelphia Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski met with the media during this week’s GM Meetings to set the framework for the Phillies offseason.
The future Hall of Famer discussed roster moves, potential free agents, and the luxury tax.
Here’s what Dombrowski had to say:Continue reading “Dave Dombrowski Sets the Table for Phillies Free Agency”
The Philadelphia Phillies have begun the process of picking up or declining player options. They have until Thursday to complete the process.
The Phils made a pair of moves official.Continue reading “Phillies Hot Stove: Nola In, Eflin Out”
Like option eligible players, the Philadelphia Phillies only have a handful of arbitration eligible players heading into the 2022-23 MLB offseason. Players and the club must agree to a contract by January 13, 2023 or they will go to arbitration. An arbitrator (duh) will hear the case from both sides and make a decision on 2023 salary.
Here are the Phils’ arbitration eligible players (2022 salary in parentheses).
- 1B Rhys Hoskins ($7.7M)
- P Jose Alvarado ($1.9M)
- P Seranthony Dominguez ($725,000)
- P Ranger Suarez ($730,000)
- P Sam Coonrod ($717,500)
- INF Yairo Munoz ($700,000)
- INF Edmundo Sosa ($715,600)
The trio of Alvarado, Dominguez, and Suarez were a steal for the Phillies at their 2022 salaries. The trio, along with Hoskins, will see a significant bump heading into the 2023 season.
How much? Let’s take a look.Continue reading “Rhys Hoskins Tops Phillies Arbitration Eligible Players”
Now that the 2022-23 MLB offseason is here, the Phillies have until Thursday, November 10 to decide what direction they’re going to take with option eligible players.
Among the key players with options are starting pitcher Aaron Nola and second baseman Jean Segura.
Here’s how it breakdown for the Phillies.Continue reading “Phillies Have a Handful of Option Decisions to Make”