Werth To All-Star Game; Coste To Houston

With Carlos Beltran injured, Charlie Manuel reached into his own outfield for a replacement, grabbing Jayson Werth for the open spot on the All-Star roster. The Phillies also activated Raul Ibanez, which meant an exit for Chris Coste.
July 10, 2009

Coste Continues To Struggle

Chris Coste is an inspiration. His story of hanging around in the minors until finally reaching the major leagues in 2006 at the age of 33. Now, Coste may have as much trouble staying in the majors as he did reaching the majors because of recent struggles.
April 27, 2009

What We're Hearing

The Phillies are still a little insecure about not having J.C. Romero to start the season, so they're quietly beating the bushes for a left-hander. Plus, they must have liked the way Adam Eaton's contract tasted, because they might be willing to order up another fat contract to munch on.
March 19, 2009

Ruiz' Decision Opens Door Behind The Plate

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has had a change of heart in regards to the World Baseball Classic. After initially saying he wouldn't play, Ruiz now has decided to take a position with Panama for the WBC. His decision could change the Phillies catching situation.
February 1, 2009

What We're Hearing...

With a bunch of pretty good free agents still sitting on the outside looking in, there are still moves to be made that could impact the Phillies and their division rivals.
January 5, 2009

Early Battle Lines

There is still a lot that could happen between now and Spring Training, but it's never too early to start looking at the battles that we may be talking about in a couple of short months. Here's our first look at the battle for spots on the 2009 Philadelphia Phillies roster.
December 18, 2008

Mathieson Non-Tendered, Only To Re-Sign

The Phillies faced some decisions on who they would and who they would not offer contracts to. When all was said and done, Scott Mathieson was the only one not holding a contract offer, making him a free agent. That immediately changed though when he signed a minor league deal to stay with the Phillies.
December 12, 2008

Coste Feels Secure With Job Insecurity

You have to wonder what Chris Coste has to do to guarantee himself a spot on a major league roster. After hitting .406 last spring, he was the last cut made before opening day. Now, after hitting .328 with the Phillies, they went out and signed Rod Barajas.
December 30, 2006