Injury Update: Andrew Painter is back on a consistent throwing schedule, will expand distance to 60 feet on Friday
Quick update on Andrew Painter and his recovery from a UCL sprain he suffered during Spring Training.
Painter threw for the first time since March 1st on Monday and has now stretched out his throwing distance to 45 feet. Rob Thomson said today that the Phillies would stretch him out to 60 feet on Friday, and he’ll continue to throw every other day.
Rob Thomson: Andrew Painter “feels good”
Andrew Painter was slated to be the #5 starter in the Phillies rotation this season, but following his injury, the Phillies were forced to move ahead with Matt Strahm, who now has ten scoreless innings in three outings with the Phillies.
The road to recovery for Painter seems to be a long one, but that’s perfectly fine with me. Painter just celebrated his 20th birthday on April 10th and getting him back to 100 percent is the right call here to protect his arm for the future.
There is no exact timeline for Painter’s return but expect the throwing distance to increase steadily over the next few weeks.
The Phillies go for the series win today against the Marlins with Zack Wheeler on the mound.
Check out today’s preview, which includes the starting lineup.