• Numbers indicate Lee can still be effective
  • Cliff Lee returned to the mound for the Phillies on Monday, just in time for the club to showcase him to potential suitors with the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaching. He was not sharp.

  • Lee shows rust in potential showcase start
  • Cliff Lee has not stumped publicly to be traded, although he probably would not stand in the way of a change of scenery. But that will be tough to do before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

  • Lee roughed up in first start off disabled list
  • With many contending teams keenly watching his every move, Cliff Lee fired a dud in Philadelphia's 7-4 series-opening loss to San Francisco on Monday.

  • Two reviews favor Phillies; one goes for Giants
  • A replay review in the second inning of Monday night's series opener between the Phillies and Giants confirmed that Michael Morse was legitimately tagged out at home plate. Another replay review was called for with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, when Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg won a challenge on a play at first base. Sandberg's luck ran out in the bottom of the ninth, though, when he lost a challenge on the final play of the game.

  • Brignac, Nieves return to Phillies from disabled list
  • Cliff Lee's return to the starting rotation after two months on the disabled list was Monday night's headline, but the Phillies got back some additional depth in the form of Reid Brignac (left ankle sprain) and Wil Nieves (right quad strain), who were reinstated from the DL before the series opener against the Giants.

  • Crawford hasn't forgotten his UYA roots
  • When the MLB Urban Youth Academy (UYA) first opened its doors in 2006, a number of high school kids with talent gravitated towards the Compton, Calif. facility and two of the early talents, Aaron Hicks and Anthony Gose, have reached the Majors and still give back to the academy and the community they came from.

  • Phillies activate Lee amid flurry of roster moves
  • The Phillies made a series of roster moves Monday, highlighted by Cliff Lee being activated from the disabled list.

  • Kendrick can't contain Braves as Phillies drop finale
  • Kyle Kendrick allowed six runs in the first three innings as the Phillies dropped the series finale to the Braves, 8-2, on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field.

  • Strong-armed Rupp impresses at big league level
  • Phillies starter Cole Hamels may have been giddy throwing his new two-seam fastball Saturday night, but the other nights of the week, he's having fun watching the development of young catcher Cameron Rupp.

  • Rollins provides Hamels support in superb start
  • Cole Hamels allowed one run and four hits with nine strikeouts over seven innings in a 2-1 victory to even the weekend set against the Braves at Turner Field on Saturday night. Jimmy Rollins' homer provided the only offense.

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