Scott Lauber covers the Phillies.

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Phillies’ Pivetta aims to improve after offseason training with Syndergaard, Flaherty and Giolito

The 26-year-old right-hander picked up and moved to southern California to work out with more accomplished major-league pitchers in preparation for the biggest year of his career.

Phillies' Hoskins says he has made big changes after brutal second-half slump

"Don't be surprised," the first baseman says, "if things look a little bit different."

Former Phillies ace Curt Schilling falls short again in Hall of Fame voting

Schilling spent 8½ years with the Phillies (1992-2000) and ranks fifth on the team’s all-time list in strikeouts (1,554), seventh in wins (101) and walks/hits per inning pitched (1.120) and ninth in innings (1,659⅓).

Phillies take fliers on former closers Drew Storen, Bud Norris

The 32-year-old reliever hasn't pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery in 2017.

Adam Haseley on Phillies’ center-field job: ‘I need to hold up my end now’ | Scott Lauber

The 23-year-old confesses that he was "in a state of awe" throughout most of his rookie season. This year, he will have a chance to be the Phillies' opening-day center fielder.

Astros’ sign-stealing fallout reaches NL East as Mets move on from Carlos Beltran

Less than a month before spring training, a chief Phillies rival is suddenly searching again for a manager.

Phillies top prospect Alec Bohm confident he has improved his defense at third base

Instead of signing free agents Anthony Rendon or Josh Donaldson, or trading for Nolan Arenado or Kris Bryant, the Phillies kept the third-base position open this winter for the impending arrival of their 2018 first-round pick.

Analysis

Odubel Herrera’s impact on the Phillies will be felt even in his absence | Scott Lauber

While the rival New York Mets were able to recoup money on the contract of oft-injured Yoenis Cespedes and reinvest it in their roster, the Phillies don't have such recourse as Odubel Herrera returns from a suspension.

Phillies likely headed to arbitration hearings with J.T. Realmuto, Hector Neris; reach agreement with four players

Despite their desire to lock up Realmuto to a contract extension, the Phillies weren't able to agree on a 2020 salary for the All-Star catcher.

Phillies’ approach to luxury tax tied to team’s on-field performance | Extra Innings

If the team starts strong, ownership has signaled a willingness to exceed the luxury tax for the first time in franchise history. But there are risks involved in that approach, too.