The Phillies opened their with the Nationals last night at Nationals Park. Ryan Zimmerman had a solid return from the disabled list going 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Denard Span put together a solid night going 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Jordan Zimmermann threw eight shutout innings as the Nationals blanked the Phillies 7-0. More here.
Phillies have signed starting pitcher Jason Marquis to a minor-league deal. Marquis pitched for the San Diego Padres in 2013 before undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery in July. Marquis, 35, was 9-5 with a 4.05 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP in 20 starts in 2013. More here.