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.
2dWhy does Carlos Ruiz have a bunch of kittens in a catcher's mitt? Because it's National Cat Day, obvs.
2dColbert went in on PA politics and of course had to include a Phantic mention alongside a "cheesesteak-humping Benjamin Franklin."
3dThe Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.
4dThe Phillies on Monday outrighted reliever B.J. Rosenberg to Triple A after he cleared waivers.
4dThe Braves on Monday hired former third baseman Kevin Seitzer away from the Blue Jays to be their new hitting coach.
5dMadison Bumgarner tossed a four-hit shutout to give the Giants a 5-0 win over the Royals on Sunday and 3-2 lead in the World Series.
5dAuthorities say St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras has died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.