Since the Phillies high-water mark of 14-7 (.667), they have shown an inability to win series within their division and have gone 4-8 the last two weeks. They are 7-13 in the division.
They are also one game behind first place Atlanta, who as a team are hitting 40 points better than the Phillies.
Maybe Carlos Santana has turned a corner. He’s 4 for his last 12.
Organizational News and Changes
Mark Leiter pitched one rehab inning in Clearwater on Sunday.
The Phillies signed six more international free agents. They released four from their DSL teams.
The Phillies’ XST schedule is available here.
Minor League Report
The GCL Phillies East and West begin their seasons on June 18th and 19th. I have their preliminary schedules. You can see them here.
- June 4-6, 2018 – 2018 MLB Draft
- June 15, 2018 – Williamsport’s home opener v. State College
- June 18, 2018 – GCL Phillies East home opener v. GCL Yankees West
- June 19, 2018 – GCL Phillies West home opener v. GCL Yankees East
- July 13-17, 2018 – All Star Week
- July 17, 2018 – 89th All Star Game
- 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
Transactions (recently reported transactions in bold): (40-man stands at 40)
- 5/618–Phillies sent RHP Mark Leiter on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
5/618–David Parkinson assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/618–Lakewood placed LHP Damon Jones on the temporarily inactive list
5/518–Erick Heredia released from DSL Phililies Red
5/518–Jorbin Romero released from DSL Phililies Red
5/518–Melvin Nunez released from DSL Phillies White
5/518–Ramiro Soto released from DSL Phillies White
5/4/18–Phillies signed Curtis Mead as an international FA; assigned to GCL West
5/4/18–Clearwater placed LHP Jeff Singer on the 7-day DL retro to 5/3/18
5/4/18–RHP Alberto Tirado assigned to Clearwater
5/4/18–Lehigh Valley activated C Logan Moore from the 7-day DL
5/3/18–RHP Spencer Howard assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/3/18–Freddy Francisco signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Red
5/3/18–Michael Guzman signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Red
5/3/18–Nicoly Pina signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Phillies Red
5/3/18–Eduar Segovia signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL White
5/3/18–Garrett Cleavinger transferred from Reading to Williamsport
5/3/18–Tim Berry transferred from Williamsport to Reading
5/2/18–Sutter McLoughlin opted for voluntary retirement
5/2/18–LHP David Parkinson assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/2/18–Mani Boekhoudt signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Red
5/1/18–Williamsport traded 1B Wilson Garcia to Frederick Keys
4/30/18–Phillies recalled LHP Zac Curtis from Lehigh Valley
4/30/18–Phillies recalled RHP Zach Eflin from Lehigh Valley
4/30/18–Phillies placed RHP Victor Arano on the 10-day DL retro to 4/29/18
4/30/18–Jake Thompson optioned to Lehigh Valley
4/30/18–Dixon Gutierrez released from DSL Phillies Red
4/30/18–Ronald Torrealba released from DSL Phillies Red
4/30/18–Derwuin Marchan released from DSL Phillies White
4/30/18–3B Heiker Meneses assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/30/18–Reading activated 3B Brandon Bednar from the 7-day DL
- The organization’s rosters,
- The organization’s injury list, and
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (these are only current as of 5/6/2018)
Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.