AP source: Marlins, Segura agree to 2-year, $17M contract
MIAMI — (AP) — The Miami Marlins have agreed with infielder Jean Segura on a two-year, $17 million contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday. The deal is contingent on Segura — a two-time All-Star — completing a physical, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins had not announced the signing. Segura was with the Phillies for that World Series run. Other than the Phillies, Segura has been with Milwaukee, Seattle, Arizona and the Los Angeles Angels. Segura became a free agent in November when the Phillies declined a $17 million option to keep him for 2023.wftv.com
The Phillies have marched within two wins of the World Series — and there's nothing routine about the way they've done it
They ended the season with a 10-game road trip, snuck into a newly expanded postseason and haven’t had home-field advantage since. You couldn’t call it a routine play, and even if you could, routine is exactly the kind of play the Phillies botch all the time. He’s at the top of the mountain right now.”After a rollercoaster season, the Phillies are approaching the top of the mountain. And now, with their 4-2 victory over the Padres on Friday night, they're just two wins away from their first World Series appearance since 2009. When the playoffs started, the Phillies had the top two players with the most regular-season games played without a postseason appearance: J.T.wftv.com
Schwarber HR, Segura, Phillies top Padres 4-2, lead NLCS 2-1
The Phillies can take solace they survived the Padres without playing their best baseball. Segura and Rhys Hoskins also made costly errors that made the game closer than it ever needed to be. He walked none and allowed only two hits and one earned run over 68 pitches in five sharp innings. Musgrove threw 22 pitches without an out, then needed only pitches two pitches to get three outs. UP NEXTThe Phillies and Padres have yet to name Game 4 starters.wftv.com
MLB playoffs: Padres pummel Max Scherzer, push Mets to the brink behind Yu Darvish in wild-card Game 1
Padres pound Mets as Yu Darvish bests Max ScherzerThere was a dominant, big-ticket ace in his late 30s on the mound in New York Friday. Padres maestro Yu Darvish stymied the favored Mets for 7 innings as the San Diego bats repeatedly left the yard. After 101 regular season wins, the Mets are on the brink of elimination at the hands of the Padres. By the end, 10 Phillies had batted, the Cardinals bullpen had melted down, and 11th year player Jean Segura was the hero in his first postseason game. After Phillies starter Zack Wheeler (6 1/3 innings) and Cardinals starter Jose Quintana (5 1/3 innings) both posted scoreless outings, this turned into a battle of the bullpens.wftv.com
MLB playoffs: Mariners ride dominant Luis Castillo past Blue Jays, Phillies stage epic comeback vs. Cardinals
Mariners pounce on Blue Jays as Luis Castillo pitches like an aceThe Mariners will welcome themselves back to the postseason, thank you very much. The club that ended a 21-year October drought came out swinging against their higher-seeded hosts, the Blue Jays. The dynamic ace, acquired from the Cincinnati Reds in a trade deadline blockbuster, blitzed the Blue Jays' stellar lineup. Having defeated Blue Jays ace Alek Manoah, the Mariners will go into Game 2 with a chance to advance to the ALDS against the Astros. After Phillies starter Zack Wheeler (6 1/3 innings) and Cardinals starter Jose Quintana (5 1/3 innings) both posted scoreless outings, this turned into a battle of the bullpens.wftv.com
Phillies' 6-run ninth tops Cardinals in 6-3 wild-card win
The Phillies scored six times in the ninth inning off the stingy St. Louis bullpen, highlighted by a bases-loaded single by Jean Segura, and Philadelphia beat the NL Central champion Cardinals 6-3 in the opening game of their National League wild-card series.
Schwarber hits 2 HRs; Phils split with Nats to lead Brewers
Kyle Schwarber has hit two of Philadelphia’s five homers in the first four innings to help the Phillies get a much-needed win as they try to end an 11-year playoff drought, salvaging a split of a day-night doubleheader with an 8-2 victory over the Washington Nationals in a rainy Game 2.
Fisher excels in debut, Canha 2 HRs, Mets rally past Phils
Mets reliever Nate Fisher pitched three scoreless innings of relief in his major league debut after working at a Nebraska bank a year ago, Mark Canha hit two homers and drove in five runs and New York rallied past the Philadelphia Phillies 10-9.
Phillies release SS Gregorius, activate SS Segura from IL
The Philadelphia Phillies released veteran shortstop Didi Gregorius on Thursday as part of a flurry of moves before the opener of a four-game series against Washington. Philadelphia also activated infielder Jean Segura from the 60-day injured list and right-hander Kyle Gibson from the bereavement list. Right-hander Noah Syndergaard and center fielder Brandon Marsh reported to the team after they were acquired in a pair of trades on Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
Confounding error costs Phillies in 8-4 loss to Braves
Dansby Swanson and the Atlanta Braves are happy to take a gift when they receive it, particularly a big one. Swanson scored the tiebreaking run in the fifth inning on an excruciating defensive sequence by the Phillies, and the Braves beat Philadelphia 8-4 on Wednesday night. “In this game, you'll take every break you can," Swanson said.news.yahoo.com
Scherzer cruises, Alonso drives in 5 as Mets beat Phillies
Mets Phillies Baseball New York Mets' Pete Alonso (20) celebrates with Starling Marte (6) after hitting a 3-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson) (Laurence Kesterson)PHILADELPHIA — (AP) — Max Scherzer settled in after working out of an early jam, Pete Alonso drove in five runs with a homer and two doubles and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 Wednesday. Alonso and the rest of New York's offense provided more than enough run support for the 37-year-old three-time Cy Young Award winner. The Mets also knocked around the Phillies bullpen, which went five relievers deep after Nola's short start and with an off day coming up. Phillies: Kyle Gibson takes the mound Friday night for the opener of a three-game series at the Miami Marlins.wftv.com
McKinney goes deep, A's avert sweep in 4-1 win over Phillies
Athletics Phillies Baseball Oakland Athletics' Billy McKinney follows through on a home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson) (Laurence Kesterson)PHILADELPHIA — (AP) — Billy McKinney homered and Daulton Jefferies and four relievers combined on a three-hitter to lead the Oakland Athletics past the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Sunday and avert a three-game sweep. Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt has become as much a part of March Madness as the blue bloods that make the Final Four. “Bobby didn’t believe in the power of Sister Jean,” Girardi said with a laugh. The Phillies send LHP Ranger Suarez (8-5, 1.36 ERA in 2021) to the mound against New York RHP Taijuan Walker (7-11, 4.47 ERA in 2021).wftv.com
Harper homers, Phils split with Mets after Nola ties K mark
Bryce Harper blew kisses at a booing crowd to punctuate his home run, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 2-1 in eight innings for a doubleheader split after Aaron Nola matched a long-standing major league record with 10 straight strikeouts in the opener.
Trio of walkoffs helps Phillies move above .500
Yankees Phillies Baseball Philadelphia Phillies' Travis Jankowski, left, Jean Segura (2) and Ronald Torreyes, right, celebrate after the Phillieos defeated the New York Yankees 8-7 in 10 innings in a baseball game Saturday, June 12, 2021, in Philadelphia. The Phillies are hovering around .500 — the same place they've been for several years now. The Phillies won three straight games in walkoff fashion, part of a four-game winning streak that has left Philadelphia at 32-31 on the season. Then Segura came through again against the New York Yankees on Saturday, hitting an RBI infield single to end an 8-7, 10-inning victory. The Phillies didn't need any late-game dramatics in their most recent game, a 7-0 win over New York on Sunday.wftv.com
The Latest: Miami Marlins to remove attendance restrictions
Marlins Phillies Baseball Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Maton, right, scores past Miami Marlins catcher Sandy Leon on a single by Jean Segura during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (Matt Slocum)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Miami Marlins will remove restrictions on attendance starting July 5, when social distancing requirements will be lifted and open seating restored, the team said Wednesday. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, crowds in Miami this season have been limited to about 25% of capacity, or a maximum of about 9,300 spectators in the Marlins’ 37,446-seat ballpark. The Blues have three players on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list, leading scorer David Perron, Nathan Walker and Jake Walman. St. Louis recently confirmed that Walman, who’s fully vaccinated, had tested positive for the virus after undergoing additional tests.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Lester returns to Wrigley, Phils cool off
Braves Nationals Baseball Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jon Lester (34) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Washington, Thursday, May 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (Manuel Balce Ceneta)A look at what’s happening around the majors today:___WELCOME BACKJon Lester is set to start for the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field after spending the past six seasons with the Chicago Cubs. Lester was a two-time All-Star for the Cubs and went 3-1 in the 2016 postseason as they won a most elusive championship. Lester pitched in relief in Game 7 of the World Series and his catcher was David Ross, now the Cubs manager. HOMER HAPPYAaron Judge has homered in three straight games as the Yankees start a series at Texas.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Lester returns to Wrigley, Phils cool off
Phillies Nationals Baseball Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jon Lester throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Alex Brandon)A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday:WELCOME BACKJon Lester is set to start for the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field after spending the past six seasons with the Chicago Cubs. Lester was a two-time All-Star for the Cubs and went 3-1 in the 2016 postseason as they won a most elusive championship. Lester pitched in relief in Game 7 of the World Series and his catcher was David Ross, now the Cubs manager. HOMER HAPPYAaron Judge has homered in three straight games as the Yankees start a series at Texas.wftv.com
Chisox star Jiménez out 5-6 months, Rays' Anderson ailing
Sixto Sánchez made his third start, yielding a run on three hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings. Austin Gomber gave up five runs on eight hits, four of them home runs, 5 1/3 innings. Arizona starter Luke Weaver struck out eight over 5 1/3 innings. Right-hander Adbert Alzolay continued to struggle for Chicago, allowing two runs in 3 1/3 innings. BREWERS 2, GIANTS 2Brett Anderson pitched two-run ball over 5 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and striking out three for Milwaukee.
Lindor, Mets talk about new deal; Rosario struggles in CF
“We’re just talking.”The Mets obtained Lindor from Cleveland in January, and he's signed for this season at $22.3 million. Canning now has 13 strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings. The two-time Cy Young Award winner has permitted three hits in 8 2/3 innings with 16 strikeouts and a walk. Nola has given up 15 hits in 8 2/3 innings, seeing his ERA rise to 10.38. Kyle Wright made his fourth start, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings.
LeMahieu HR ends inning, no more early exits for pitchers
Starter Zach Eflin pitched four shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out four without a walk. ROCKIES 2, MARINERS 1Kyle Freeland allowed three hits in four shutout innings in his second start for Colorado, striking out four. Seattle's Marco Gonzales threw four shutout innings in his second start, allowing two hits while striking out four. Martín Pérez made his second start, allowing two hits and a walk in four scoreless innings. ATHLETICS 5, REDS 2 (7)Oakland lefty Sean Manaea struck out four in three innings, allowing one run and three hits.
Dombrowski hired as Phils' president of baseball operations
His next challenging project: a Philadelphia Phillies team that's gone nine years without a winning record. Dombrowski joined the Phillies as president of baseball operations on Friday. He said in October he would be willing to step aside sooner to make way for a new baseball operations boss. The 64-year-old Dombrowski has led baseball operations for four teams over more than three decades in the majors, taking a trio of franchises to the World Series. He joined the Red Sox as president of baseball operations the following August and made a number of key acquisitions — including ace Chris Sale, slugger J.D.
Harper rallies Phils past Blue Jays to sweep doubleheader
Philadelphia Phillies' Andrew Knapp hits a two-run triple off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Thomas Hatch during the first inning of the fifth baseball game in a doubleheader, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. With a base open, the Blue Jays went after hot-hitting Harper and he delivered. Harper hit a drive high off the wall in left-center, slid into the second and got up pumping his fist. Ray gave up five runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings in his third start for the Blue Jays after being acquired from Arizona before the trade deadline. UP NEXT:RHP Vince Velasquez (0-1, 6.46 ERA) starts for the Phillies on Saturday night and LHP Hyun-jin Ryu (4-1, 3.00) goes for the Blue Jays.
DeGrom exits with hamstring spasm, Mets rally past Phils 5-4
New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom points to the outside during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA – Jacob deGrom exited early from a rare rough outing because of a right hamstring spasm, but the New York Mets overcame a four-run deficit and rallied past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Thursday night. They hit deGrom uncharacteristically hard in the second to take a 3-0 lead. Andrew Knapp knocked an RBI double to right, Haseley hit a sacrifice fly and Andrew McCutchen’s fielder’s choice capped the scoring against deGrom. Like deGrom, Wheeler was bothered by an injury — though one more gross than severe.
Phillies return from layoff, lose to Cole and Yankees 6-3
Cole (3-0) allowed one run and five hits, struck out four and walked one on 91 pitches. The major league-best Yankees have won seven straight the equivalent of a 19-game spurt over a 162-game season. Because of Tuesdays postponement, the Phillies planned to return home after the game without having checked into their hotel. ... Closer Aroldis Chapman is to throw a bullpen in Scranton on Tuesday or Wednesday in his return from COVID-19. Happ (0-0) had been scheduled to start for the Yankees on Tuesday and RHP Aaron Nola (0-1) for the Phillies.