The Phillies have given Ryan Howard an extremely long leash, and he's failed to produce. The status quo isn't working. Now, it's time to act.
The Phillies made several roster moves on Wednesday, activating Carlos Ruiz and replacing Jeff Manship in the bullpen with Phillippe Aumont.
3dCarlos Ruiz continued his rehab at Clearwater and caught first-round pick Aaron Nola on Saturday.
3dGrady Sizemore's three hits and Jimmy Rollins' two-run homer lifted the Phillies to a 2-1 win over the Braves on Saturday night.
3dRuben Amaro Jr. isn't saying much about the Phillies' motives at the trade deadline, which often means something could be heating up.
3dYasiel Puig and Troy Tulowitzki left their games early with injuries. Here's a recap of Saturday's action around baseball.
4dThe Red Sox have activated right fielder Shane Victorino from the 15-day disabled list and inserted him into the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Kansas City.
4dDomonic Brown will start in left field while Grady Sizemore will handle duties in center and bat leadoff for tonight's game against Atlanta.
4dIn case you missed it, here were some notable Phillies developments from the past week.
Before this season, Cliff Lee had never been on the disabled list with an arm problem.