The Rule 5 draft is not the most exciting event of baseball’s offseason, but for Matt Klentak and the Phillies, it does offer some hot stove warmth.
Phillies general manager Matt Klentak claimed righty A.J. Achter from the Twins and added the contracts of three minor leaguers to the big club's 40-man roster.
The Phillies' acquisition of Jeremy Hellickson wasn't earth-shattering, but it was a low-risk, high-reward move the previous regime failed to make.


MLB Notes: Yasiel Puig involved in altercation at Miami bar 15h Associated Press Comments (1)
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig suffered a swollen eye and facial bruises during a fight with a bouncer at a Miami bar on Wednesday night. Read More »
An MLB exec thinks Phillies will trade Ken Giles 1w Enrico Campitelli Comments (0)
According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, many around baseball believe the Phillies will in fact trade Ken Giles. Read More »
MLB Notes: Bryce Harper, Josh Donaldson earn MVP honors 1w Associated Press Comments (0)
Bryce Harper became the youngest unanimous MVP winner in baseball history Thursday, capturing the NL award despite his Washington Nationals missing the playoffs. Read More »
MLB Notes: Dallas Keuchel, Jake Arrieta win Cy Young Awards 1w Associated Press Comments (2)
Houston Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel won the American League Cy Young, and Chicago Cubs righty Jake Arrieta won the National League award. Read More »
Phillies sign 5 players to minor-league deals 1w Jim Salisbury Comments (25)
Matt Klentak was busy on Wednesday, signing five players to minor league deals with an invite to spring training. Read More »
MLB Notes: Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa win Rookie of the Year awards 1w Associated Press Comments (0)
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was unanimously voted the NL Rookie of the Year, while Astros shortstop Carlos Correa took home the AL honor. Read More »
Craig Kimbrel trade a great sign for Phillies with Ken Giles 1w Corey Seidman Comments (0)
The Padres acquired two potential future stars from the Red Sox for Craig Kimbrel, which could mean great things for the Phillies with Ken Giles. Read More »
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