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Amanda Housenick
Sports Writer
My Role

I started working at The Morning Call in February of 2004. I have covered high school and college sports and am currently the Phillies beat writer.
My Biography

I'm originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and started writing for The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre (a daily) when I was 16. I graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Newspaper in 3 1/2 years and have now covered three straight Phillies' playoff runs.
My Recent Articles

Phillies sign Sizemore 6/24/2014
The Phillies signed Grady Sizemore to a minor league contract Tuesday. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images file photo) The Phillies announced Tuesday afternoon that they have signed veteran outfielder Grady Sizemore to a minor league contract. He'll report to the Triple-A IronPigs Thursday. Sizemore, 31, was released by the Boston Red Sox on June 18 after the team's outfield became crowded with Daniel Nava's return and Brock Holt appearing on the scene. Sizemore hit just...

Brown sits, gets in extra work and Nieves placed on DL 6/24/2014
Domonic Brown is not in the Phillies lineup Tuesday but was on the field early, taking extra swings. (Stephen Gross/The Morning Call) Domonic Brown was out on the field early Tuesday afternoon taking extra swings against a pitching machine. Minutes later, the Phillies lineup was posted for Tuesday night's game against the Miami Marlins and Brown was not in it. Over his last five games he's hitting .133 with only one extra base hit and he's not much better overa...

Phillies to honor new hits leader Rollins 6/21/2014
The Phillies have planned a pregame ceremony Monday to honor their new all-time hit leader, Jimmy Rollins. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports) Before their next home game on June 23 against the Miami Marlins, the Phillies plan to honor Jimmy Rollins in a pregame ceremony for becoming the franchise's  new all-time hit leader. Rollins recorded  record-breaking hit number 2,235, passing Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt, in last Saturday's 7-4 win over the Chicago Cubs. ...

Phillies 2013 first-round pick Crawford promoted 6/20/2014
With the Phillies selecting the projected quick riser Aaron Nola earlier this month in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft, the talk has been all about the right-hander out of LSU. However, the team's first-round pick in 2013, shortstop J.P. Crawford, is making his way through the minor league system as well. The 19-year-old, who began the season with the low Class-A Lakewood BlueClaws, was promoted to the high Class-A Clearwater Threshers. His Florida State League debut was scheduled f...

Nieves injured, Rupp recalled 6/19/2014
Wil Nieves told reporters he felt a pop in his right quad and is hoping to avoid the disabled list. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports) After backup catcher Wil Nieves left Wednesday's 10-5 win against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning with an injured right quad, the Phillies knew they would probably need another catcher - even if it's only for a day or two. Nieves' condition has not been updated yet, so we don't know if a DL stint is necessary, but the team has ...