Injury Update: Brandon Marsh is day-to-day, Bryce Harper is moving through rehab process
Phillies CF Brandon Marsh has been announced as day-to-day with a mid-left ankle sprain, the Phillies said just moments ago.
Brandon Marsh: Mid-Left Ankle Sprain, “Day to Day”
Brandon Marsh ran into the wall in the 9th inning of last night’s game, so it’s safe to assume that’s the reason of the sprain. With Brandon Marsh running in the outfield last night following the incident, the Phillies don’t seem to think the injury is anything serious.
Christian Pache will make his second start in a Phillies uniform and will look for a better performance than the first. Pache was 0-3 in Texas while leaving six runners on base throughout the day. Pache hasn’t been known for his bat, but the Phillies brought him in with hopes of unlocking some potential from his minor-league days.
Updated Starting Lineup
- SS Trea Turner
- LF Kyle Schwarber
- C JT Realmuto
- 1B Darick Hall
- DH Nick Castellanos
- 2B Bryson Stott
- 3B Alec Bohm
- RF Jake Cave
- CF Christian Pache
Aaron Nola will make his second start of the season today, going up against Gerrit Cole, who is coming off a dominant Opening Day Start.
An Update on Bryce Harper
Bryce Harper took batting practice on the field yesterday with Kevin Long and “felt really good,” the team said. Harper is set to take BP again tomorrow at Citizens Bank Park.
Harper is still obviously ways away from a return, but the Phillies like how Harper is progressing. Team trainers are more worried about Harper running the bases, which is still why he’s a long way from a return. Any head-first slide into a base could rupture his elbow, which would be the absolute worst-case scenario.