The Phillies were looking to head into the All-Star break having won two of three against the Washington Nationals. That didn't happen. Jayson Werth continued to torch his former team as he went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and four RBIs. Washington put up three runs in the first inning and four runs in the sixth inning en route to a 10-3 victory. More here.
The Mariners have had serious discussions with the Phillies about Marlon Byrd. The report also said Byrd would be willing to waive his limited no-trade clause to join the Mariners. It was just Friday reports surfaced that Byrd had a limited no-trade clause and the Mariners, along with just three other teams, are on the list. More here.
Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee is slated to return to the Phillies starting rotation on July 21st at Citizens Bank Park against the San Francisco Giants. All of that is contingent on Monday's rehabilitation in Clearwater start going well. More here.