Former Phillies Minor League player Chace Numata, 27, died after falling from an electric skateboard and was celebrated with an “honor walk” at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hamot Hospital in Erie.
Phillies brought a few minor-league lefty pitchers to Citizens Bank Park to throw live batting practice to some of the bench players.
The Local 9 is filled with minor-league talk, Rule 5 protection talk, hitting oddities talk, MVP talk, and an important moment in the Phillies’ amateur draft strategy:
Tigers minor league catcher Chace Numata died from injuries he suffered in a skateboarding accident. He was 27. Numata previously played for the Yankees and Phillies.
If you have ever listened to Kirsten Karbach call a Phillies minor-league game, you know how crisp and informative the broadcast is. This feature by @M_Montemurro is a cool peek at how she does it:
The Phillies are handing the keys to their minor-league hitting program to an outsider. They’ve hired Jason Ochart from and he’ll come with some interesting ideas:
#Phillies have acquired LHP Luis Avilán from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league RHP Felix Paulino.
#Phillies have acquired RHP Clay Buchholz from Boston in exchange for minor league INF Josh Tobias.
Source: #Phillies trading minor-league 2B Josh Tobias for Buchholz.