Philadelphia Phillies

4th NL East | 60-70
  • Batting Avg
    .241 AVG
  • Runs
    489 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.60 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    176 HR
  • The Phillies pulled Jeremy Hellickson back from trade waivers
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    The Phillies pulled Jeremy Hellickson back from trade waivers

    CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury reports that a team claimed Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson on trade waivers, but the two clubs were unable to work out a deal. As a result, the Phillies pulled Hellickson back from trade waivers, which means he’s ineligible to be traded for the rest of the season. Hellickson, 29, has had a nice bounce-back season after three poor years from 2013-15. He’s 10-8 with a 3.80 ERA and a 131/36 K/BB ratio in 154 innings. The Phillies could attempt to re-sign Hellickson in the offseason. It’s also possible the club makes a qualifying offer — estimated to be worth $16.7 million — so that the Phillies will at least get back a compensatory draft pick if Hellickson opts to

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    MLB daily notes: Fantasy rankings for Sunday

    Can you believe we're looking at the last Sunday of August? After this, there's only one more Sunday before baseball has to share center stage with football. Don't worry, baseball will always be the focus here in the Daily Notes. You've come this far, now it's time to bring home the gold. Here's what you need to head into the last week of August on a roll. Pitching Elite San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is in a familiar spot, leading the pitching rankings once again. That said, the lefty is in a bit of a rut, tossing just five innings in three of his past five outings, allowing at least four runs in each. Bumgarner is in a great spot to regain momentum with the Atlanta Braves closing

  • Dodgers keep Carlos Ruiz on bench against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester
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    Dodgers keep Carlos Ruiz on bench against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester

    For the second time in the three days since Carlos Ruiz joined the Dodgers, the team faced a left-handed starter. This time, Ruiz was on the bench. When the Dodgers traded A.J. Ellis to the Philadelphia Phillies for Ruiz last week, they said Ruiz could help win games against left-handers. Ruiz has an .856 OPS off left-handers, as compared with .616 for Ellis and .803 for Yasmani Grandal, the Dodgers’ starting catcher. On Sunday, the Cubs started lefty Jon Lester, against whom Ruiz is hitless in 14 career at-bats. Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said that track record was a secondary factor in the decision to start Grandal over Ruiz. “He’s a backup catcher,” Roberts said. Since the Dodgers played