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When asked whether he planned to play next season, A.J. Burnett replied "probably not." (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
When asked whether he planned to play next season, A.J. Burnett replied "probably not." (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
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Control an Issue for Burnett in Loss to Cubs

CHICAGO -- Ryan Kalish wants to make the most of his opportunity with the Chicago Cubs.

Kalish got his first hit since Sept. 11, 2012, when he rapped an RBI triple in the first inning Sunday in the Chicago Cubs' 8-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies

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Cliff Lee spun seven shutout frames in a 2-0 win over the Cubs on Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Cliff Lee spun seven shutout frames in a 2-0 win over the Cubs on Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Cliff Lee Spins Seven Scoreless Frames in Win

CHICAGO -- Chase Utley stuck it to the Cubs again. It's just what he does to teams when he's healthy and hitting.

Utley went 3-for-3 and homered for the second day in a row, and Cliff Lee pitched seven scoreless innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday

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Roberto Hernandez won in his Phillies' debut Friday, yielding just two runs on three hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings in a 7-2 victory over the Cubs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Roberto Hernandez won in his Phillies' debut Friday, yielding just two runs on three hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings in a 7-2 victory over the Cubs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Chase Utley, Roberto Hernandez Lead Phillies to 7-2 Win in Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chase Utley hit a two-run homer and an RBI single, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Friday in the opener of Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary season.

John Mayberry Jr

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Chase Utley had just 13 hits in his 60 at-bats this spring,. (Harry How, Getty Images)
Chase Utley had just 13 hits in his 60 at-bats this spring,. (Harry How, Getty Images)
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Plenty of Questions as 2014 Phillies Open the Season

It's opening day.

The time for optimism is now, in a season where not many expect this Phillies team to compete for an NL East title, the start of a new baseball season gives every fan a chance at hope

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Ryne Sandberg is in his first season as Phillies manager. (Photo by: Getty Images)
Ryne Sandberg is in his first season as Phillies manager. (Photo by: Getty Images)
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Phillies Announce Opening Day Roster

The Phillies announced their Opening Day roster.

The roster includes 12 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders and five outfielders.

Pitchers (12): Right-handers A.J. Burnett, Justin De Fratus, Roberto Hernandez, Kyle Kendrick, Brad Lincoln, Jeff Manship, Jonathan Papelbon and B

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Bobby Abreu did not make the Phillies' Opening Day roster. (Photo:Philly.com)
Bobby Abreu did not make the Phillies' Opening Day roster. (Photo:Philly.com)
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Phillies Release Bobby Abreu

Bobby Abreu did not make the Phillies' Opening Day roster.  The 40-year-old hit .257 (9-for-35) with nine walks and an .822 OPS in 15 games this spring.  The Phillies signed Abreu this off-season because they were encouraged by his performance in the Venezuelan Winter League and viewed him as a potential left-handed bench bat

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Freddy Galvis suffered a fractured left clavicle. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Freddy Galvis suffered a fractured left clavicle. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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Phillies Notes: Injuries Could Cost a Pair of Phillies Opening Day

In what seems like the longest, most drama filled Phillies spring training in recent memory - the Phillies received more bad news.

Darin Ruf will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks after being diagnosed with a Grade 1/2 left oblique strain

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Could the Phillies find a taker for Rollins?  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Could the Phillies find a taker for Rollins? (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Sources: Phillies Want to Deal Jimmy Rollins

ESPN's Buster Olney writes that there's a "strong sentiment" within the Phillies organization right now that the team would be better off trading Jimmy Rollins as soon as possible.

While this is not a surprise, a deal is unlikely - Rollins has 10-and-5 rights and can reject any trade, so he is able to control his own destiny

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Jimmy Rollins will be held out of the Phillies' Grapefruit League lineup again on Thursday. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Jimmy Rollins will be held out of the Phillies' Grapefruit League lineup again on Thursday. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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Jimmy Rollins Confused By Benching

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Shortstop Jimmy Rollins isn't sure why he's been benched by the Philadelphia Phillies and says manager Ryne Sandberg still hasn't given him an explanation.

Rollins, 35, who has played all 14 of his major league seasons with Philadelphia, was left out of the lineup for Grapefruit League games Tuesday and Wednesday and again is missing from Thursday's lineup versus the New York Yankees

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Cole Hamels is scheduled to test his sore left shoulder with a bullpen session on Wednesday in camp. (Jamie Squire, Getty Images)
Cole Hamels is scheduled to test his sore left shoulder with a bullpen session on Wednesday in camp. (Jamie Squire, Getty Images)
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Cole Hamels to Test his Ailing Shoulder; Will Throw a Bullpen Wednesday

Cole Hamels is scheduled to test his sore left shoulder with a bullpen session on Wednesday in camp.

Hamels suffered a setback in his recovery from left shoulder tendinitis last week and explained to the media that he felt fatigue

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