Player News - Phillies

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Asdrubal Cabrera (calf) is back in the Phillies' starting lineup Thursday versus the Braves.

Cabrera only wound up missing two starts with a Grade 1 calf strain. He will play shortstop and bat third Thursday night against right-hander Kevin Gausman.
Sep 20 - 3:37 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera (calf) drew a walk as a pinch-hitter Wednesday versus the Mets.

And then Dylan Cozens promptly entered the game as a pinch-runner. Cabrera suffered a Grade 1 calf strain on Monday and might be limited to a bench role for what remains of the Phillies' regular season schedule.
Sep 20 - 8:14 AM

Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-4 and belted a solo home run during Wednesday's 4-0 shutout win over the Mets.

His first inning dong off Noah Syndergaard provided the Phillies' first run of the game -- and the only one they needed to emerge victorious. He also doubled in the ballgame. The young slugger has turned in a nice sophomore season, slashing .250/.357/.503 with 32 home runs, 92 RBI and 85 runs scored through 142 games. He still has a chance to break the century mark in runs batted in for the first time.
Sep 19 - 9:54 PM

Odubel Herrera went 1-for-2 and popped a two-run homer in his team's win over the Mets on Wednesday.

He took ace starter Noah Syndergaard over the wall with Wilson Ramos aboard in the fourth inning. The 26-year-old outfielder has turned in a middle-of-the-road sort of season for the Phillies and his rather bland numbers have left his fantasy owners wishing for more. He is batting .256/.313/.429 with 22 home runs, 67 RBI and five stolen bases. The home runs are a career high but if he can't approach the 25 bases he stole in 2016 he isn't going to be much of a fantasy asset.
Sep 19 - 9:48 PM

Zach Eflin breezed through the Mets' lineup, striking out nine batters while firing five scoreless innings in Wednesday's win.

He walked three and allowed three hits, all singles. The only criticism is he wasted too many pitches, burning 94 offerings to last barely long enough to qualify for the win. He improves to 11-7 with a 4.09 ERA and 1.27 WHIP through 23 starts. He has a very nice 120:34 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 125 1/3 innings.
Sep 19 - 9:41 PM

Maikel Franco (shoulder) remains out of the Phillies' starting lineup on Wednesday.

Franco hasn't appeared in a game since toppling into a camera well last Tuesday, but he hit in the cage on Monday and should be ready to return before the end of this week. Carlos Santana will start at third base and bat cleanup Wednesday versus the Mets and right-hander Noah Syndergaard. Rhys Hoskins is at first base and hitting second.
Sep 19 - 2:01 PM

Aaron Nola fanned nine over 5 2/3 innings and allowed two runs in a no-decision Tuesday as the Phillies downed the Mets 5-2.

Nola embarrassingly served up a home run to pitcher Steven Matz, and the longball has been an issue for him lately with eight allowed across his last four starts. He didn’t give up a single one over his four outings prior to that. However, he mostly held the Mets in check and certainly had no trouble getting swings and misses. Nola gets the Braves on the road next.
Sep 18 - 11:44 PM

Hector Neris notched his first save since June in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

Neris was asked to protect a three-run lead and did so without a sweat, getting a pair of strikeouts and inducing a groundout. His first save in the majors in three months comes after he gave up three runs versus the Mets on Monday. Neris has overall been dominant since being recalled last month, posting a 2.57 ERA and 29/4 K/BB ratio over 14 innings. The Phillies have recorded three saves this month and they've gone to three different relievers. Neris is worth a pickup if you're desperate for saves, but there's no guarantee he'll get more opportunities.
Sep 18 - 11:41 PM

Jorge Alfaro ripped a three-run home run in the Phillies' comeback win over the Mets on Tuesday.

The Phils were blanked for five innings by starter Steven Matz and trailed 2-0 going into the sixth. However, they quickly fattened up on the Mets' bullpen, plating five runs in the sixth, with the big blow being Alfaro's blast off of Drew Smith. Alfaro also added a single and a stolen base. The 25-year-old has pretty much been splitting the catching duties with Wilson Ramos for the last month and is only fantasy relevant in deeper two-catcher formats at this point.
Sep 18 - 11:34 PM

Odubel Herrera is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

Roman Quinn gets the start in center field and will hit third. Nick Williams is also on the bench, with Aaron Altherr in right field.
Sep 18 - 2:41 PM

Wilson Ramos is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

Ramos and Jorge Alfaro have been alternating starts of late. Alfaro will catch Aaron Nola and hit eighth against lefty Steven Matz.
Sep 18 - 2:39 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera (calf) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

Not a big surprise. Cabrera suffered a Grade 1 calf strain in Monday's game and could very well be done for the year. There should be more clarity on his status soon, but fantasy owners should get a backup plan in place. J.P. Crawford will start at third base Tuesday while Scott Kingery is at shortstop.
Sep 18 - 2:37 PM

Phillies activated LHP Aaron Loup from the 10-day disabled list.

The Phillies now have 40 active players. Loup has been out for nearly a month with a left forearm strain, but he's ready to help out as the Phillies play out the string. The southpaw allowed two runs in two innings over four appearances after being acquired from the Blue Jays on July 31.
Sep 18 - 1:49 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera suffered a Grade 1 calf strain in Monday's loss to the Mets.

Cabrera will be evaluated further on Tuesday. A Grade 1 strain is the least severe, but any sort of calf strain this late in the year certainly has the potential to be a season-ender. Fantasy owners don't need to wait around on Cabrera.
Sep 17 - 10:43 PM

Jake Arrieta surrendered four earned runs over five innings Monday in a no-decision against the Mets.

New York wound up winning the game 9-4 as the Phillies continued their late-season tailspin. Arrieta has been a big part of that fade, as he now holds a 4.67 ERA in 61 2/3 innings (11 starts) since the All-Star break. He posted a 3.23 ERA across 103 innings (18 starts) in the first half. The veteran right-hander faces a tough road matchup against the Braves next time out.
Sep 17 - 10:27 PM


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