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2/27/2015 | Prolific base-stealer Pierre retires after 14-year career

Juan Pierre, the catalyst of the Marlins' 2003 World Series title team and one of the most prolific base stealers of his generation, has announce his retirement. The 37-year-old speedster is walking away from the game after an impressive 14-year career.

2/27/2015 | Lee to make first spring appearance Thursday

Any team in baseball that thinks it might need starting-pitching help this season might want to take a peek Thursday at the Phillies' Grapefruit League game against the Astros in Kissimmee. Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee will pitch, which means he is not behind schedule in relation to other pitchers in camp. Lee finished last season on the disabled list with an injured left elbow, but there have been no issues this spring.

2/27/2015 | Plesac impressed with pitchers in Phils camp

The last time Dan Plesac wore a baseball uniform he threw the final pitch for the Phillies at Veterans Stadium on Sept. 28, 2003. He pulled on a uniform again this week at Bright House Field, where he worked with the Phillies as a guest instructor.

2/27/2015 | Hollands rocking stirrups as part of new look

Before the Grapefruit League season opens Tuesday and Phillies players face real competition with real results that matter, reporters have asked Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg if anybody has stood out in camp. Phillies left-hander Mario Hollands, 26, has stood out, but for more than his pitching.

2/26/2015 | Potential Pap suitors fewer after K-Rod signs with Crew

The Phillies can remove another potential landing spot for closer Jonathan Papelbon. The Brewers and Francisco Rodriguez on Thursday agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract, effectively making him Milwaukee's closer this season.

2/26/2015 | Phillies to add Burrell to club's Wall of Fame

The Phillies offered Pat Burrell a pretty sweet farewell from Philadelphia in 2008. Burrell led the World Series championship parade down Broad Street. He then signed with the Tampa Bay Rays a short time later, ending his nine-year career with the Phillies. But the Phillies are bringing Burrell back to Citizens Bank Park on July 31 to induct the slugger onto the organization's Wall of Fame.

2/26/2015 | Sandberg impressed with Francoeur's intangibles

Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said last week he hopes to help Jeff Francoeur's swing and get him back to the big leagues.

2/26/2015 | Herrera taking aim at spot on Opening Day roster

Nearly every time a Rule 5 Draft pick enters Spring Training, somebody likes to mention Rule 5 success stories like Johan Santana, Dan Uggla, Shane Victorino and Joakim Soria. They are the best of the best. The Phillies hope Odubel Herrera, whom they drafted with the eighth overall pick in December's Rule 5 Draft, leans more toward Victorino (2004 pick) than Michael Martinez (2010 pick).

2/25/2015 | Sandberg encouraged by Howard's early work

Manager Ryne Sandberg seems to be impressed with how Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has looked during the team's first two full-squad workouts at Carpenter Complex.

2/25/2015 | Lee faces hitters for first time since July

Everything seems fine so far with Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee. He threw to hitters Wednesday morning at Carpenter Complex, the first time he had faced hitters since his 2014 season ended in July because of an injured left elbow. If Lee is behind schedule compared to other starters in camp, it does not appear to be much.

2/25/2015 | Aumont, Hernandez among Phillies without Minors options

Projecting the Phillies' Opening Day roster is an annual rite of spring. For that reason it is worth knowing the players in camp without options.

2/24/2015 | Phillies were interested, had contacted Moncada's agent

The Phillies said they had interest in the Cuban prospect, but how much is uncertain.

2/24/2015 | In Manuel Phillies' hitters still trust

Former Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel still has the ear of some of his former players as a guest instructor in Spring Training.

2/24/2015 | Davis to serve as analyst in Phillies' booth

Ben Davis will replace Jamie Moyer as the color analyst in the Phillies' broadcast booth.

2/24/2015 | Seeking baseball rebirth, Francoeur turns to Manuel

Jeff Francoeur, trying to get his career back on track, is a non-roster invitee with the Phils. Former skipper Charlie Manuel is back as a senior adviser. This spring he's working with hitters; Francoeur may just be his passion project.

2/24/2015 | Sandberg, Amaro encourage Phillies to 'move forward'

Philadelphia is looking to move past an offseason full of moves and rumors.

2/23/2015 | Sandberg sees 'fresh year' for Howard

Ryan Howard declined to speak to reporters on the eve of the Phillies' first full-squad workout Tuesday at Carpenter Complex. But Howard is here and will try to prove his doubters wrong.

2/23/2015 | Utley talks 'respect;' no plans to ask for trade

Chase Utley has not changed his mind. Not yet anyway. The veteran second baseman said Monday afternoon at Bright House Field that he still has no desire to waive his no-trade rights and play for anybody other than the Phillies.

2/23/2015 | Brown downplays talk of make-or-break year

If Domonic Brown is concerned about his future in Philadelphia, he kept those thoughts to himself Monday at Bright House Field. Brown is getting a chance to play because the Phillies need to see if he can be the player they saw in 2013, when he hit .272 with 27 homers, 83 RBIs and an .818 OPS. If he is, then they know they have a right fielder for the foreseeable future. If not, then they know they need to look elsewhere.

2/23/2015 | Oft-injured Dugan sidelined with stress reaction

Kelly Dugan, who Philadelphia selected in the second round of the 2009 Draft, strolled through the Phillies' clubhouse Monday morning at Bright House Field with a walking boot on his right foot. He sustained a mild stress reaction while running sprints recently.

2/22/2015 | Daulton cancer-free after two-year battle

Former Phillies All-Star catcher Darren Daulton, who was one of the heroes of the 1993 NL Pennant-winning club, is cancer-free -- two years after being diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.

2/22/2015 | Despite time in left, Asche's immediate future at hot corner

Versatility defensively could help Cody Asche in the future, especially if Maikel Franco fulfills his promise and the Phillies want him to be the regular at third. But while Asche is getting some work in left, manager Ryne Sandberg said Sunday it is unlikely Asche gets a lot of work there.

2/22/2015 | Sandberg hopes to find right hitter for two-hole

It is tough to figure out a Phillies lineup without Jimmy Rollins and Marlon Byrd. It is early, but Ben Revere figures to hit first. Chase Utley and Ryan Howard could hit third and fourth, respectively. But if that holds true, who hits second?

2/22/2015 | Galvis ready to step up as everyday shortstop for Phillies

When the Phillies traded Rollins to the Dodgers in December for Minor League pitchers Zach Eflin and Tom Windle, Galvis became the organization's first everyday shortstop other than Rollins since Desi Relaford in 2000.

2/21/2015 | Hamels 'fully committed' to Philly as season approaches

What is Cole Hamels supposed to say? That he doesn't want to be here? Zero chance of that. Hamels' feelings for the Phillies run too deep. For the City of Philadelphia, too, as he has come to love the place.

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