Andrew Painter to get tests on on elbow following Spring debut
Definitely not the best news coming out of Clearwater, Florida. Philadelphia Phillies’ top pitching prospect Andrew Painter was sent to get tests on his right elbow after feeling some discomfort on Thursday, the day after his impressive Spring debut.
Rob Thomson on Andrew Painter via Paul Casella
“Andrew Painter came in with a little tender elbow yesterday,” manager Rob Thomson said following Friday afternoon’s 6-3 loss to the Tigers at BayCare Ballpark. “So we don’t have any results, but we sent him out for some tests and we’ll have more information tomorrow on it.”
Painter threw two innings in his Spring debut, with fix of his first six fastballs reaching 98 or 99 mph.
Andrew Painter’s line: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K.
Painter was the 13th overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft and will turn just 20 years old in April. He has the stuff to be an elite pitcher and that was on full display in his first start of the spring. Now, he’s the top candidate to fill the final rotation spot behind Aaron Nola, Zack Wheeler, Ranger Suarez, and Taijuan Walker.
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