Just the other day, manager Pete Mackanin hinted that there could be some roster changes coming. While he may have been pondering potential trades, struggling reliever Andrew Bailey could have very well been in his thoughts, too.
Last year, the talk was all about Cole Hamels, where he would wind up and who the Phillies would get for him. This year, it's a lesser target in Jeremy Hellickson, but there's still pretty much speculation about him and other Phillies players.
With Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel to undergo knee surgery, Dave Dombrowski has wasted no time in filling the vacancy in the bullpen by acquiring Arizona closer Brad Ziegler. The IBI's Daniel Sherriff recaps the trade and outlines other recent trade rumors and injury notes.
Jake Thompson has turned into a dominating force among International League pitchers. The IronPigs right-hander threw seven shutout innings for Lehigh Valley as they edged Rochester 2-0 Wednesday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies designated reliever James Russell for assignment and purchased the contract of former Boston Red Sox' closer Andrew Bailey on Wednesday.
Andrew Bailey simply didn't throw enough strikes late in Spring Training to make the Phillies roster. With Lehigh Valley, the Phillies were more impressed with what they saw and they decided to make a change in the bullpen.
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Brendan Ryan will be back with the New York Yankees, as Andrew Bailey may not.
November 3, 2015