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25 Cody Asche LF
Height/Weight: 6-1/201 | Birthdate: 6/30/1990 | Birthplace: St. Charles, MO | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Philadelphia | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 5/2 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Phillies' Cody Asche hits water with his fifth home run on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Phillies left fielder Cody Asche became the first Phillies player to hit a home run into McCovey Cove on Saturday. Asche blasted a sixth-inning two-run home run that made into to the water beyond the right-field stands.

It was Asche's fifth home run of the year, but it wasn't enough to aviod the 8-5 loss to the Giants on Saturday. 


Phillies LF Cody Asche homers, records two RBI in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Phillies left fielder Cody Asche hit his fourth home run of the season during Thursday's loss to the Brewers.

Asche went 3 for 5 with two RBI. He hit a two-run blast off Brewers starter Matt Garza in the second inning.

Over his last 12 games, Asche is hitting .381 with 16 hits, two home runs and five RBI.


Phillies' Asche batting .242 in first month since returning from minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Phillies left fielder Cody Asche went 2 for 3 with one run and one walk in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals after going 0 for 3 in the first game. He was lifted from both games in the seventh inning.

Since returning from the minors May 29, Asche is batting .242 with one home run, five doubles, five RBI, eight runs, four walks and 19 strikeouts in 26 games.


Phillies LF Cody Asche cranks third home run on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Phillies left fielder Cody Asche was the lone bright spot in an otherwise meager offensive display on Saturday against the Cardinals. Asche went deep for his third home run of the season, a solo home run which accounted for all of the Phillies' scoring in the 10-1 rout.

The home run was Asche's first since April 22. Asche has generally been struggling at the plate after spending some time in the minor leagues. Since his return on May 29, Asche is batting .200 with 13 strikeouts to just three walks.

"It's not what I expect out of myself, not what I know that I have in me," Asche said, per MLB.com. "That gets frustrating at times. I'm not a .230 hitter, I know that. I'm not going to be. It's just a thing you've got to keep working through. Hopefully they keep trusting me and trusting in my ability. Hopefully tonight is a step in the right direction."


Phillies OF Cody Asche grabbing some pine Friday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) A 3-for-28 slide has Phillies outfielder Cody Asche on the bench Friday night in St. Louis.

Asche actually owns a better average against lefties this season - and southpaw Tyler Lyons will be on the mound for the Cardinals.


Phillies LF Cody Asche not doing much on offense since recall


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Phillies left fielder Cody Asche has not made much of an offensive impact since returning from the minors in late May.

In his last 11 games, Asche is batting .220 (9 for 41) with three doubles, two RBI, three runs, two walks and 10 strikeouts.

Asche has not homered in his last 27 major-league games. He has just three RBI in that span.


Phillies 3B Cody Asche adds two hits, scores run in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/31/2015) Phillies third baseman Cody Asche went 2 for 4 and scored his team's only run in a 4-1 loss to the Rockies on Sunday.

Asche improved his batting average to .256 for the season with two home runs and four RBI in 117 at-bats.


Sandberg: Asche is Phillies' new starting LF, Revere moving to RF


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Cody Asche is the Phillies' new starting left fielder, manager Ryne Sandberg said Friday. Sandberg also said Ben Revere will move to right field and get "spot starts" in center field, per the Philadelphia Daily News.

Asche was recalled from the minors Friday after playing 15 games in left field for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. To clear a roster spot, outfielder Grady Sizemore was designated for assignment.

Sizemore saw most of his playing time in right field, but this news also impacts Jeff Francoeur, who has started a team-high 25 games in right field. 


Cody Asche playing left field Friday for Phillies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) The Phillies have wasted no time getting Cody Asche into the lineup after promoting him. He is set to play left field and bat sixth Friday night against visiting Colorado.

Asche had been sent to the minors to learn his craft in the outfield. He hopes to return with a hotter stick - he was on a 3-for-29 slide before leaving.


Cody Asche back with Phillies after playing in LF at Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) The Phillies recalled outfield/third baseman Cody Asche from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.

Asche was sent to the minors on May 11 to work in the outfield. He hit .295 with one home run, three doubles, three RBI, six walks and nine strikeouts in 15 games. He played all 15 games in left field.


Phillies send 3B Cody Asche to minors to work in outfield


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) The Phillies assigned infielder Cody Asche to the minor leagues so he can receive work in left field, the team announced.

"Going forward as an organization it's better for me to play left field so I've got to go do that," he said, per The News Journal

Asche has been spending time before games taking fly balls in the outfield. He is hitting .235 in 102 at-bats this season.

The Phillies are expected to call up third baseman Maikel Franco to replace Asche on the roster, reports CSNPhilly.com. Franco is hitting .341 with four home runs in the minors. 


Phillies' Utley, Asche, Howard return to lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Phillies infielders Chase Utley, Cody Asche and Ryan Howard are back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

The Phillies gave all three a break from starting with a lefty on the mound Saturday, but all have returned to their regular roles.

The Phillies are home underdogs (+130) against the Mets Sunday.


Phillies may shift Cody Asche to outfield


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Phillies third baseman Cody Asche was out of the lineup again on Saturday against the Mets, but may be preparing for a shift to the outfield, according to MLB.com.

Asche is shagging fly balls in the outfield and working on outfield drills during pregame warmups with the club. 

"He's looked fine," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "He seems to have the moves and the foot speed for it. He seems to be doing all right if that would ever be the case."

But Sandberg wouldn't say for sure whether Asche will move to the outfield. Asche has played exclusively at third base in his major league career and is hitting .237 with two home runs in 97 at-bats this season.


Chase Utley, Cody Asche out of Phillies' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Two infield regulars are out of the Phillies' lineup for Saturday's game. 

Slumping second baseman Chase Utley will sit out for the third time in the last four games. Cesar Hernandez takes his place. 

Third baseman Cody Asche also goes to the bench, replaced by Andres Blanco.


Phillies' Asche working in LF a precursor to Franco promotion?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Phillies third baseman Cody Asche was chasing down fly balls in left field during batting practice prior to Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

“I wanted him to do it,” manager Ryne Sandberg told CSNPhilly.com. “It could be helpful down the road adding versatility.”

Asche was introduced to playing in the outfield in February before he stopped workouts to focus on getting ready to be the team's starting third baseman. However, now that his workouts in the outfield has resumed, it could be to clear a path for Philadelphia to promote third-base prospect Maikel Franco, who is off to a good start with Triple-A Lehigh Valley (.333/.371/.512/.883).

“We’re covering all bases, preparing for situations that could arise,” he said.


Phillies' Cody Asche, Carlos Ruiz back in the starting lineup Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Phillies third baseman Cody Asche and catcher Carlos Ruiz are back in the starting lineup Monday against the Cardinals, the team announced.

Asche was given the day off Sunday after starting the last nine games in a row for Philadelphia. He is hitting .305 with two home runs and three RBI in 59 at-bats this season.

Ruiz got Sunday off after starting the last two games in a row, pushing Cameron Rupp to the bench. Ruiz is hitting .196 in 46 at-bats. The Phillies are currently the underdogs (+135) against St. Louis.


Phillies' Cody Asche out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Phillies third basemanb Cody Asche is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves.

Asche has started 13 straight games at the hot corner but will get a break from starting in Sunday's series finale. Cesar Hernandez will make the start at third basem and bat sixth against the Braves.

The Phillies are favorites (-115) at home Sunday.


Phillies' Cody Asche slugs second home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Phillies third baseman Cody Asche went 1 for 3 with a solo home run in his team's 6-1 loss to the Marlins Wednesday.

Asche has swung a hot bat in the early going, and he's delivered a .340/.392/.511 line with two home runs and three RBI in 47 at-bats over his first 14 games. His home run evened the game in the second inning and the two teams stayed tied until the Marlins broke through with a run on a balk in the seventh inning. Asche will look to stay hot as the team's wrap up the series in a day game Thursday.


Phillies' Herrera, Asche record 3 hits each in loss to Mets


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera and third baseman Cody Asche each had three hits in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Mets. 

Herrera hit two doubles, one triple and scored the Phillies' lone run of the game. Asche hit a double and two singles. Herrera now holds a .250/.300/.429 slash line. Asche's slash line is now .500/.571/.667. 

"Asche's swinging the bat well," manager Ryne Sandberg said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I like the way against the lefthander he used the left-field stroke of his. He's had success against (Mets lefthander Jonathon) Niese in the past, so he was a good match-up tonight actually. He's got a good approach going."




Phillies' Cody Asche goes 3-for-4 in loss


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/12/2015) Cody Asche returned to the lineup after two days off and picked up three hits in the Phillies' 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Nationals on Sunday. 

Asche, who was batting third, got the Phillies on the board with a fifth-inning single off Washington starter Max Scherzer and was the potential tying run in the 10th inning after earning a walk against closer Drew Storen. 

Asche is hitting .429 on the season with one RBI. 


Phillies' Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley and catcher Carlos Ruiz are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals.

With Utley on the bench, third baseman Cody Asche, who didn't start Saturday's game, slides into the third spot in the lineup. Second baseman Cesar Hernandez and catcher Cameron Rupp will start Sunday and hit in the bottom third of the order.

The Phillies are heavy home underdogs (+180) against the Nationals Sunday.


Cody Asche on working with Mike Schmidt: 'I was able to pick his brain'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Phillies third baseman Cody Asche revealed to reporters that he worked in Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt's hitting group throughout spring training, and has been able to apply what he learned during games, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.

"It was a lot of hitting stuff. We talked the game a lot," Asche said. "It's not like I can point out one thing. I think we both have respect for each other and willingness to learn from each other. I was glad I was able to pick his brain."

Asche is hitting .255/.280/.489 with two doubles, no home run and eight RBI over 47 Grapefruit League at-bats. He had gone four consecutive games with at least a hit before being held hitless against Tampa Bay on Thursday.


Phillies 3B Cody Asche returns from back injury Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Phillies third baseman Cody Asche returned to the starting lineup Monday against the Pirates after missing four straight spring training games due to back tightness. He started at third base and hit sixth Monday.

Phillies' Cody Asche (back) to see minor-league action Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Phillies third baseman Cody Asche (back) plans to play in a minor-league game Sunday and believes he can be ready for Opening Day, The News Journal reports.

Asche was able to take batting practice Saturday and Sunday and is ready to test his injured back in game action. He was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to back tightness. Asche has hit .238/.267/.500 with three home runs in 42 spring at-bats.


Phillies 3B Cody Asche scratched Thursday due to back tightness


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Phillies third baseman Cody Asche was scratched from Thursday's spring lineup against the Blue Jays due to back tightness. Asche said he began to feel tightness in his back while the team was stretching Thursday.

Asche is batting .238 (10 for 42) with two doubles, three home runs, five runs and seven RBI in 16 spring games.