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I'm Frank Klose and I cover the Phillies for 97.3 ESPN. During the baseball season you can hear me every Tuesday at 2:30 pm on 'The Sports Bash with Mike Gill'.
Hoby Milner could factor into the Phillies bullpen down the line (Courtesy of Steven Kiebach)
Hoby Milner could factor into the Phillies bullpen down the line (Courtesy of Steven Kiebach)
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Rule 5 Pick Milner Returned to Phillies

The Phillies found themselves with several unprotected prospects heading in the 2016 Rule 5 Draft.   The Phillies 40-man roster was full after adding 11 players and the Phillies simply had to risk that some promising young talent would be available to be claimed...

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Outfielder Tyler Goeddel is headed to Cincinnati (Brandon Apter/Sports Talk Philly)
Outfielder Tyler Goeddel is headed to Cincinnati (Brandon Apter/Sports Talk Philly)
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Phillies Send Thompson, Goeddel to Minors

As the Phillies wind down 2017 Grapefruit League action, the club made a few moves on Friday.   Two players that made substantial contributions to the 2016 Phillies big league roster will head to the minor leagues...

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Angel Pagan batted .286 in the World Baseball Classic (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
Angel Pagan batted .286 in the World Baseball Classic (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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Phillies Rumors: Club Interested in OF Angel Pagan?

The World Baseball Classic just wrapped up with a Team USA victory over Puerto Rico.  Playing in the tournament while not being signed by a Major League club, outfielder Angel Pagan was hopeful his play would lead to a big league job in 2017...

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Jerad Eickhoff has exceeded expectations (Brandon Apter/Sports Talk Philly)
Jerad Eickhoff has exceeded expectations (Brandon Apter/Sports Talk Philly)
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Phillies Mailbag: Venditte, Bats and Eickhoff the Hamels Prize?

We are just two weeks out from the opening of the 2017 season.  As we get closer to the Opening Day roster decisions, we take your questions about the Phillies

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Andrew Knapp and Alec Asher are interesting roster decisions (Brandon Apter/Sports Talk Philly)
Andrew Knapp and Alec Asher are interesting roster decisions (Brandon Apter/Sports Talk Philly)
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Phillies Mailbag: Starting Pitching Depth, Nava, Roster Spots

It is Tuesday and it's once again time for the Phillies mailbag, heard each week on The Sports Bash with Mike Gill on 97.3 ESPN.   Tune your radio to 97...

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Alberto Tirado is among those optioned to the minor leagues (Brandon Apter/Sports Talk Philly)
Alberto Tirado is among those optioned to the minor leagues (Brandon Apter/Sports Talk Philly)
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Phillies Make First Cuts, Send Out Kingery, Cozens, Hoskins, Others

With three weeks to go before the start of the Major League season, the Phillies made their first round of cuts in big league camp.

Outfielder Dylan Cozens and pitchers Drew AndersonElniery Garcia and Alberto Tirado are members of the 40-man roster...

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Pat Venditte is a switch-throwing pitcher (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Phillies Acquire Ambidextrous Pitcher Pat Venditte

The Phillies added more bullpen depth by adding a player that literally changed baseball's rule book.  Since Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto made 14 trades this offseason, it was only a matter of time before the Phillies had a turn...

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Phillies Mailbag: Stassi, Gomez, and the Impact of Kendrick and Saunders

Here is this week's edition of the Phillies mailbag, which you can find weekly on 973espn.com.  We will discuss it on the Sports Bash with Mike Gill at 2:30 every Tuesday, so tune in, either on your radio dial, or streaming live at 973espn...

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Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies
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Phillies Could Soon Hire Roy Halladay to Assist Pitchers

The Phillies are known to hire former Phillies to serve in key roles.  Among the coaching staff, Pete Mackanin, Larry Bowa, Mickey Morandini, Juan Samuel, and Matt Stairs are all former Phillies players...

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