Roster Moves: John Kruk will head to Injured List, will be out of broadcast booth for the foreseeable future
Things continue to get worse for the Philadelphia Phillies. After calling last Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, John Kruk was missing from the broadcast over the weekend.
Obviously, that drew some concern from the always kind (sarcasm) folks on Twitter, so people started reaching out to Kruk to see why he wasn’t in the booth for the rest of the Dodgers series.
Turns out, health issues will keep John Kruk from the broadcast booth for the foreseeable future.
Kruk is dealing with a gallbladder issue and will need to have it removed before returning to the booth for Phillies games. The news obviously stinks. Kruk is literally the only shining part of the Phillies team and broadcast booth so far this season.
Luckily for the Phillies, everyone knows the season doesn’t start until at least mid-to-late June anyways. When you have a gallbladder surgery, it looks like the average recovery time is around a month, up to 6-8 weeks before you can return to work.
Until then, we’ll be stuck with a cocktail of T-Mac, Ben Davis, and Ruben Amaro Jr. Kruk will hopefully make his return during the dog days of Summer at the start of July with the Phillies still hanging around making us believers until their ultimate collapse in September.