Phillies Injury Updates: Odubel Herrera, Alec Bohm, and Sam Coonrod
The Philadelphia Phillies will open up a two-game series tonight in New York against the Yankees. Aaron Nola will be on the mound making his first start in two weeks, thanks to a trip to the COVID IL and the All-Star break. The Phillies are currently two games above .500 at 47-45. They are 2.5 games behind the NL East-leading New York Mets and have a two-game advantage on the third-place Atlanta Braves.
Odubel Herrera was placed on the 10-Day Injured List on July 10th, retroactive to July 9th, with left ankle tendinitis. Herrera will begin his rehab assignment today as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs are set to play Worcester tonight at 7:05 PM. In his absence, Travis Jankowski has played extremely well. Over his last 15 games, Jankowski is slashing .355/.444/.419 with 11 hits, eight runs scored, and four RBI.
Alec Bohm left the Phillies game against the Boston Red Sox on July 10th because of a positive COVID-19 test. League rules mandate that Bohm will miss at least 10 games. Joe Girardi is hopeful to have Bohm back next week. Bohm had a rough start to his sophomore campaign with the Phillies but over the last seven games, there definitely has been an improvement. He’s slashing .304/.429/.609 with seven hits, two home runs, and six RBI in 23 at-bats.
Sam Coonrod started to throw bullpen sessions last week and is expected to begin his rehab assignment as early as this week. The Phillies recently got Aaron Nola, Connor Brogdon, and Bailey Falter back after stints on the COVID-19 List as well.