Injury Updates on Didi Gregorius, JT Realmuto, and Archie Bradley
Didi Gregorius left the game last night during the Phillies’ 5-2 win against the Washington Nationals in the middle of the fifth inning due to stiffness in his right elbow. Gregorius, who missed five days in late April, including three games, landed on his elbow trying to make a catch in the outfield. Before missing time, Didi slashed .296/.322/.426. Since then, he’s been batting .177/.224/.323. He was 0-for-2 with one strikeout before leaving the game last night.
Luckily for the Phillies, if Didi misses more time, they have Nick Maton to play shortstop. Maton, who has been red hot since being called up for the Phillies, is more than capable to handle shortstop duties. On the season, he’s slashing .297/.328/.391 with 19 hits, six doubles, and three RBI in 64 at-bats.
Other Injury News:
Archie Bradley began his rehab assignment in Lehigh Valley yesterday. Bradley made four early-season relief appearances, two scoreless and two with earned runs, before being placed on the injured list April 11th. It’s likely he will pitch at least one more time in the minors before rejoining the Phillies.
JT Realmuto bruised his knee after a foul ball struck him in Tuesday night’s victory over the Nationals. On Wednesday afternoon, Joe Girardi stated that Realmuto would not be placed on the 10-day injured list and would remain day-to-day. It was announced today that Realmuto has been sick, but tested negative for COVID-19. He has been moved to the COVID-Related IL and the Phillies have recalled Rafael Marchan from Lehigh Valley.
Andrew Knapp will take over catching duties while Realmuto is out. Knapp was 2-for-5 with two RBI last night.
Roman Quinn (cut right index finger) is hitting and could get at-bats as early as Friday. He could rejoin the team shortly after that.
Matt Joyce (strained right calf) is rehabbing in Clearwater, Fla. The Phillies will see him on Friday, when they open a three-game series against the Blue Jays in Dunedin.
Up Next: The Phillies moved to 20-17 on the season and will send Zach Eflin to the mound looking to sweep the Nationals on the road today at 1:05pm.