Phillies give an update on Andrew Painter’s elbow
Ahead of their 15-3 route against the Miami Marlins, the Phillies released a positive update on #1 prospect Andrew Painter’s elbow.
Phillies give an update on Andrew Painter
Andrew Painter made his Phils’ debut in Spring Training back on March 1st, and it was later reported that Painter would receive tests on his elbow. The worry was Tommy John at first, but it seems like Painter is very slowly moving along in the recovery process and won’t need surgery as of now.
Painter threw today for the first time since March 1st, and the team said it went very well. The team is set to move at a very slow pace to keep their top prospect as healthy as he can be.
Andrew Painter was slated to be the #5 starter in the Phillies rotation this season, but following his injury, the team moved along with Matt Strahm, who now has ten scoreless innings in three outings with the Phillies.
The road for Painter seems to be a long one, but avoiding surgery is the obvious goal for the Phillies. Expect Painter to ramp up his throwing over the next few weeks, with a bullpen potentially on the way in mid-May.