Philadelphia Phillies

Stadium: Citizens Bank Park | Manager: Ryne Sandberg
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Phillies.2426191253.79
NL East2nd4th2nd5th
National League 8th9th9th11th

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Standings

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W-L
Washington86-5696-66
New York68-7479-83
Atlanta72-7079-83
Miami64-7877-85
Philadelphia66-7673-89
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Report: Red Sox, Phillies haven't made progress on Hamels' deal
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Red Sox and Phillies have not made progress on a deal for pitcher Cole Hamels, according to the Boston Herald. 

The Red Sox have been mentioned as a contender for Hamels in the past, but the club is hesitant to give up their top prospects for the pitcher. Though Phillies' special assistant to the general manager Charley Kerfeld was spotted at Red Sox facilities on Monday, two sources told the Herald that no progress has been made on a deal. 

The Phillies are said to covet either Mookie Betts or Blake Swihart, but Boston has refused to include either player in a deal.

Hamels, 31, posted a 2.46 ERA over 204 2/3 innings last year.

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Phillies' Ben Revere learning to bunt for base hits
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Phillies outfielder and leadoff hitter Ben Revere has been practicing bunting for base hits, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer

Manager Ryne Sandberg said the goal is for Revere to notch 10-to-15 base hits from bunts this upcoming season. A year ago, Revere posted a career-best .306 batting average. Both Revere and Sandberg are hoping if this skill develops that his numbers can increase even more. 

"Just having that is going to put more pressure on the defense," Revere said. "Are we going to come up or are we going to stay back? Because I can slap a line drive right by them that could be for a base hit or a double. The infield won't know what to do."

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Phillies' Phillippe Aumont looking to capitalize on opportunity
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Phillies pitcher Phillippe Aumont is out of options and must be exposed to waivers if he doesn't make the 25-man roster, but he said Sunday he hasn't thought much about a change of scenery, MLB.com reports.

"Yeah, I mean, it crossed my mind," Aumont said. "But at the moment, I'm here, so I want to compete for this team. If it ever comes down to that and I go somewhere else, then I'll think about it when I'm there. But right now, the Phillies are giving me that opportunity, and I'm taking it and I'm going for it."

Aumont gave up three hits and one run in Sunday's exhibition game against the University of Tampa.

"I feel much better this spring," Aumont said. "I feel like I caught on to some stuff that I've been working on. This is my eighth, ninth spring training. I know how to throw a baseball. I'm not doing it maybe perfectly, but I know how to do it."

Aumont spent most of last season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he went 3-3 with a 3.93 ERA and 65:39 K:BB ratio in 55 innings.

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Phillies' Chase Utley misses Monday workout
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley didn't work out Monday as he continues to recover from an ankle issue, MLB.com reports.

Utley won't play in the spring opener and said Monday that he'll miss this week's slate of games entirely, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. The second baseman that while his ankle has improved in the last week, it's still pretty swollen and he has yet to begin running.

Utley suffered the ankle injury in January after stepping on a baseball.

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Phillies' Ruf will be under the microscope in left field this spring
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf will be competing with Grady Sizemore, Odubel Herrera and Jordan Danks for playing time -- and potentially the starting job -- in left field this spring. The Phillies hope Ruf will be up to the challenge and make the decision difficult as to who to keep on the roster, per The Philadelphia Daily News.

"It all depends on him," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said of Ruf, who has played parts of the last three seasons with the Phillies. "He's going to get opportunities to play. Sizemore looks very good. The decisions that we make will be based on performance here in spring, whether we think they can help us on a regular basis during the season. And once we break with the team, it's going to be about [manager Ryne Sandberg] trying to put the best team out there to win baseball games."

Ruf is a natural first baseman, but he has been learning to play in left field since 2012. Still, the Phillies have to see if they can trust him on a regular basis playing the position.

"I don't know," Amaro said. "He could. He could. We'll find out. We'll find out a little more about him. He's not an outfielder per se, but he seems to move fine out there and he doesn't seem to make mistakes. It's still a learning process for him . . . You can't lose sight of the defense. And we have to be aware of that. We have to win games playing all phases of the games. Defense and pitching are important. Guys have to be good enough defensively not to be liabilities out there, so they can help us win games."

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGBen Revere , CF.306
HRMarlon Byrd , RF25
RBIRyan Howard , 1B95
OBPChase Utley , 2B.339
SLGMarlon Byrd , RF.445
RJimmy Rollins , SS78
SBBen Revere , CF49
WKyle Kendrick , SP10
ERACole Hamels , SP2.46
WHIPCole Hamels , SP1.15
KCole Hamels , SP198
SVJonathan Papelbon , RP39

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