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Philadelphia Phillies MLB News - Phillies Baseball Blog » 2012 » November

The Philadelphia Phillies re-sign Pete Orr

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Tuesday 27 November 2012 at 8:06 pm

The Phillies have re-signed 33-year old lefty swinging infielder Pete Orr to a minor league deal. Orr played in 35 games for the Phillies last year and he was 17 of 54 (.315 avg, .772 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 0 homers, 7 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. He has now played in 81 games in his first two years with the Phillies and he is 38 for 150 (.253 avg, .616 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 0 homers, 11 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Orr will have a good shot to win a bench job for the Phillies next spring.

The Philadelphia Phillies sign Humberto Quintero

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Tuesday 27 November 2012 at 8:03 pm

The Phillies have signed 33-year old righty swinging catcher Humberto Quintero to a minor league deal. He played in 43 games for the Royals last year and he was 32 of 138 (.232 avg, .598 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 1 homer and 19 RBIs. Quintero has now played in 422 games in his first 10 years in the majors and he is 284 of 1,213 (.234 avg, .590 OPS) with 87 runs scored, 16 homers, 113 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Quintero is going to have a really good chance to break camp as the Phillies’ backup catcher when the 2013 season begins, thanks to the suspension of Carlos Ruiz for the first 25 games of the year.

The Philadelphia Phillies sign Brandon Erbe

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Tuesday 27 November 2012 at 8:00 pm

The Phillies have signed 24-year old righty starter/reliever Brandon Erbe to a minor league deal. Erbe pitched in 5 games (3 starts) in Rookie+A-ball for the Orioles last year and he was 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. He has now pitched in 152 games (121 starts) in his first 8 years in the minors and he is 30-49 with 1 save, a 4.57 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. Erbe will likely begin the 2013 season in AAA-ball for the Phillies.

Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies finished tied for 28th in the N.L. MVP Award voting

Blogged under Awards, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Saturday 24 November 2012 at 5:09 pm

33-year old righty swinging catcher Carlos Ruiz finished tied for 28th in the N.L. MVP voting with outfielder Jason Heyward of the Braves. Ruiz missed a big chunk of the season due to injury, or he would have finished much higher in the voting. Ruiz has played in 114 games for the Phillies last year and he was 121 of 372 (.325 avg, .935 OPS) with 56 runs scored, 16 homers, 68 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. He has now played in 733 games in his first seven years with the Phillies and he is 616 of 2,238 (.275 avg, .781 OPS) with 274 runs scored, 52 homers, 299 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.

UPDATE: (11/27/2012) - Carlos Ruiz has been suspended for the first 25 games of the 2013 season by Major League Baseball as he has tested positive for amphetamines.

The Philadelphia Phillies sign Josh Fields

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Saturday 24 November 2012 at 5:05 pm

The Phillies have signed 29-year old righty swinging 3B/OF Josh Fields to a minor league deal. Fields played in 133 games in AAA-ball for the Dodgers last year and he was 158 of 490 (.322 avg, .880 OPS) with 96 runs scored, 13 homers, 71 RBIs and 9 stolen bases. He last played in the majors in 2010 for the Royals. He has now played in 217 games in his first five years in the majors and he is 167 of 713 (.234 avg, .724 OPS) with 95 runs scored, 34 homers, 107 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Fields will get a shot to win a job on the Phillies’ bench next spring.

Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies finished tied for 8th in the N.L. Cy Young Award voting

Blogged under Awards, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Thursday 22 November 2012 at 9:23 pm

28-year old lefty starting pitcher Cole Hamels finished tied for 8th place in the N.L. Cy Young Award voting with Aroldis Chapman of the Reds. Hamels pitched in 31 games (all starts) for the Phillies in 2012 and he was 17-6 with a 3.05 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. He gave up 190 hits and walked 52 batters while whiffing 216 in 215 1/3 very impressive innings. Hamels has now pitched in 212 games (211 starts) in his first 7 years with the Phillies and he is 91-60 with a 3.34 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. The Phillies were very smart to lock up Hamels to a long term contract during the 2012 season.

The Philadelphia Phillies re-sign Mike Martinez

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Wednesday 14 November 2012 at 4:37 pm

The Phillies have re-signed 30-year old switch-hitting infielder Michael Martinez. Martinez played in 45 games for the Phillies last year and he was 20 for 115 (.174 avg, .461 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 2 homers and 7 RBIs. He has now played in 133 games in his first two years with the Phillies and he is 61 of 324 (.188 avg, .512 OPS) with 35 runs scored, 5 homers, 31 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Martinez will have a good shot to win a bench job for the Phillies next spring despite the fact that he can’t hit a lick.

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