Alec Asher

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.  The Phillies announced that outfielder Tyler Goeddel and pitcher…
Phillies Cut Injured Harrison, Eye Rule 5 Draft
When the Phillies traded pitchers Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman to the Texas Rangers, one player the Phillies got in return was not a prospect.  That was veteran starter Matt Harrison, who was battling injury.   Harrison pitched six innings on July 27, 2015...
Phillies Rumors: Texas Rangers Want Vince Velasquez
The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is one week from today, and teams are actively making deals.   Word broke this afternoon that the Cubs were close to acquiring relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees.  Looking for upgrades is the Texas Rangers, with whom the Phi…
Phillies Prospect Alec Asher is Suspended 80 Games for PED Use
The Phillies received some very disappointing news today regarding pitching prospect Alec Asher.  The pitching prospect, received from the Texas Rangers in the Cole Hamels trade last season, has been been suspended for 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing dru…
Phillies starter Vince Velasquez exits with injury
The Phillies got some bad news just two pitches into the game Wednesday afternoon.  Phillies starter Vince Velasquez  was only one batter into the game when something was not right.  Velasquez called for the trainer and departed the game immediately and was relieved by Brett…
Phillies Prospect Alec Asher Lands on the 7-Day Disabled List
Phillies prospect Alec Asher was likely rushed to the Major Leagues in 2015 out of a desperate need for a starter after the trade of Cole Hamels and repeated injuries and poor starts from the rest of the staff.  Opening the season at AA Reading and now at AA Lehigh Valley, Asher …

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