With Ken Giles in Houston, the Phillies' closer battle is wide open, with Andrew Bailey, David Hernandez and Ernesto Frieri all expected to compete for the job.
The Phillies on Wednesday acquired utility infielder Taylor Featherston from the Los Angeles Angels for a PTBNL or cash.
First-year GM Matt Klentak knew he needed to improve the Phillies' starting pitching and it appears he did, adding veterans and promising young arms.


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The Tigers on Wednesday avoided arbitration with developing slugger J.D. Martinez, signing him to a two-year, $18.5 million contract. Read More »
MLB Notes: Blue Jays close to deal with MVP Josh Donaldson 1d Associated Press Comments (0)
The Toronto Blue Jays are close to a two-year deal worth nearly $29 million with AL MVP Josh Donaldson. Read More »
Countdown to Clearwater: Prospects offer glimpse of future 2d Jim Salisbury Comments (10)
With top prospects like Jake Thompson, J.P. Crawford and Nick Williams in camp, Phillies fans will get a glimpse of an increasingly bright future. Read More »
Ex-Phillie Delmon Young arrested for attacking parking attendant 2d Associated Press Comments (1)
Former Phillies outfielder Delmon Young was arrested for attacking a parking attendant at a Miami hotel on Sunday night. Read More »
Countdown to Clearwater: A sense of newness 3d Jim Salisbury Comments (21)
With the Phillies set to begin spring training next week, we take a look at the big storylines, starting with the sense of newness around the club. Read More »
MLB Notes: Blue Jays sign ex-Phillies pitcher Gavin Floyd 4d Associated Press Comments (0)
The Blue Jays added depth to their pitching staff, signing former Phillies pitcher Gavin Floyd to a one-year deal. Read More »
Schmidt, Manuel, Kaat among guest instructors for Phillies camp 6d Staff Comments (14)
Seven Phillies alumni will be down in Clearwater as guest instructors for spring training, including Mike Schmidt, Charlie Manuel and Jim Kaat. Read More »
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