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.
8mJonathan Pettibone had a cortisone injection Monday on his sore right shoulder and will be shut down until at least the end of the week.
8mSpeaking to reporters for the first time at Phillies camp, Jonathan Papelbon praised Ryne Sandberg and vowed to be more upbeat this season.
8mThe Pirates broke a 20-year losing streak last season by securing the first wild-card spot and pushing the Cardinals to the limit in the NLDS. But don't expect 94 more wins from Pittsburgh.
8mRyne Sandberg could barely contain his excitement at A.J. Burnett's introductory press conference, calling him "the perfect guy" for the Phillies.
8mBobby Abreu walked into the Phillies' spring training clubhouse for the first time in eight years ... as a non-roster invitee. He's just happy for the chance.
8mJonathan Pettibone is experiencing soreness in his pitching shoulder again and he did not throw his scheduled bullpen session Sunday.
8mCloser Craig Kimbrel and the Atlanta Braves avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $42 million, four-year contract.
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.