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Topic - Philadelphia Phillies
, the team's home has been Citizens Bank Park in the South Philadelphia section of the city. - Source: Wikipedia
The 36-year-old right-hander signed a one-day contract Monday to retire as a member of the Blue Jays, where he spent the first 12 years of his career. He made the announcement at a news conference at the winter meetings in Orlando.
After two seasons with Jonathan Papelbon as their closer, the Philadelphia Phillies are trying to trade him.
Here is a list of random news stories surrounding the Nationals. One involves the band One Direction.
Marlon Byrd cashed in on his comeback season.
Marlon Byrd is on the verge of cashing in on his rebound season.
Home plate collisions could become a thing of the past, along with blown calls on the bases.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. didn't see a reason to wait until the offseason to explore other possibilities.
Sandberg had been serving as interim manager since the Phillies fired Charlie Manuel on Aug. 16. He entered the season as the Phillies' third-base coach after managing the team's Triple-A Lehigh Valley club for two years previously.
Ramos was the unquestioned star in a game filled with them -- Bryce Harper was 3-for-5, Ian Desmond was 2-for-4 with five RBI, and Denard Span went 2-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to 26 games -- as the Nationals sealed an 11-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Earlier in the season, the 5-4 loss to the Phillies could have been chalked up as a competitive, interesting game that just happened to go the other team's way. It happens a lot over the course of a long season. But now? There's no room for such games, even as well as the Nats have been playing lately