The Phillies will not pick up the option on reliever Mike Adams, the team announced Thursday, and expect word on A.J. Burnett's future soon.
Alex Rodriguez is back with the New York Yankees following his year-long suspension.
3yBen Francisco has been the poster child for the Phillies recent hitting woes. Friday night, however, he pushed the Phils past the Texas Rangers with a two-run bomb. By John R. Finger
3yChase Utley hasn't appeared in a game for the Phillies yet this season, but the time for his 2011 debut could be near. By Jim Salisbury
3yRuben Amaro's decision to recall Domonic Brown came after meetings with assistant GM Scott Proefrock and manager Charlie Manuel following Thursday's loss. By Jim Salisbury
3ySurprise! After indicating that Domonic Brown wasn't ready to return to the majors, the Phils called him up to replace the injured Shane Victorino.
3yThe Phillies turn to Doc Halladay in the opener of a three-game interleague series against the defending AL champs.
3yThe Mets edged the Nationals, 1-0, while the Marlins and the Braves both lost.
3yKyle Kendrick served up two homers to Jason Giambi, who hit three in the game, in the Phillies' 7-1 loss in the second and final game of the series against the Rockies. By Jim Salisbury
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.