The Phillies newest pitcher, Jake Arrieta, arrived in Clearwater.
Arrieta’s arrival was expected to shore up the Phillies rotation which took a hit when expected starter, Jerad Eickhoff suffered an injury.
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Organizational News and Changes
Jake Arrieta threw a simulated session Saturday. If you haven’t seen the video and would like to, the full session is here –
Jerad Eickhoff suffered a “mild” lat injury that is not related to the nerve irritation that ended his 2017 season.
The Phillies selected the contract of Pedro Florimon.
Tommy Joseph and Eliezer Alvarez were Designated For Assignment
Yacksel Rios to Lehigh Valley and Seranthony Dominguez was optioned to Reading.
The Phillies announced the signing of LHP Tim Berry to a minor league contract
47 players remain in major league camp – 32 are on the 40-man roster and 15 NRIs. Two are injured and will start the season on a DL (Jared Eickhoff and Will Middlebrooks).
The Phillies’ spring training schedule is available here.
The Phillies’ minor league spring training schedule is available here.
The Phillies’ eXtended Spring Training schedule starts on April 9th and is available here.
Free Agent Talk
Word from the Phillies is that they are unlikely to seek any further pitching though free agency. Even after Jerad Eickhoff suffered a lat injury that will keep him out of the rotation until May, the Phillies are committed to filling his spot from within the organization.
- March 29, 2018 – Opening Day for the 2018 season
- March 29, 2018 – Phillies opening game in Atlanta
- April 5, 2018 – Phillies’ home opener v. Miami
- April 5, 2018 – Reading’s home opener v. Erie
- April 5, 2018 – Clearwater’s home opener v. Dunedin
- April 5, 2018 – Lakewood’s opening game at Kannapolis
- April 6, 2018 – Lehigh Valley’s opening game at Pawtucket
- April 12, 2018 -Lehigh Valley’s home opener v. Louisville
- April 12, 2018 – Lakewood’s home opener v. Delmarva
- April 17-18, 2018 – Twins v. Indians at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, PR
- June 4-6, 2018 – 2018 MLB Draft
- June 15, 2018 – Williamsport’s home opener v. State College
- July 13-17, 2018 – All-Star Week
- July 17, 2018 – 89th All Star Game, at Nationals Park
- August 19, 2018 – Phillies v. Mets in the Little League Classic in Williamsport.
- December 10-13, 2018 – Winter Meetings at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada
Off Season Transactions (recently reported transactions in bold): (40-man stands at 40, unsubstantiated signings in italics)
- 3/17/18 – Phillies optioned RHP Yacksel Rios to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 3/16/18 – Phillies selected the contract of CF Pedro Florimon from Lehigh Valley
- 3/16/18 – Phillies designated 2B Eliezer Alvarez for assignment
- 3/13/18 – Phillies signed free agent LHP Tim Berry to a minor league contract
- 3/13/18 – Phillies optioned RHP Seranthony Dominguez to Reading Fightin Phils
- 3/12/18 – Phillies signed free agent RHP Jake Arrieta
- 3/12/18 – Phillies designated 1B Tommy Joseph for assignment
- 3/10/18 – RHP Ricardo Pinto assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Phillies
- 3/10/18 – Phillies optioned RHP Ricardo Pinto to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 3/9/18 – Phillies optioned 2B Eliezer Alvarez to Reading Fightin Phils
- 3/9/18 – Phillies optioned RHP Jose Taveras to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 3/9/18 – Phillies optioned RF Dylan Cozens to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 3/9/18 – Phillies optioned RHP Franklyn Kilome to Reading Fightin Phils
- 3/9/18 – Phillies optioned LHP Ranger Suarez to Clearwater Threshers
- 3/7/18 – Phillies signed free agent RHP Manuel Urias to a minor league contract
- 3/5/18 – Phillies optioned RHP Drew Anderson to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- Patrick Frazier
- 2/19/18–Phillies signed free agent LHP Maikel Garrido to a minor league contract
- 2/19/18–Phillies signed free agent C Edward Barboza to a minor league contract
- 2/16/18–Phillies signed free agent Gabriel Lino to a minor league contract; assigned to Lehigh Valley
- 1/30/18–Phillies signed free agent Wilson Garcia to a minor league contract; assigned to Clearwater
- 1/9/18–Phillies signed free agent Juan Escorcia to a minor league contract; assigned to GCL Phillies West
- The organization’s rosters
- The organization’s injury list retains the injuries at the end of the 2017 season. All are expected to be okay by the start of spring training.
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list is as accurate as I can make it FOR 2018.
Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.