Ranger Suarez’s rehab plan announced, will begin Thursday
The Philadelphia Phillies have officially released their rehab plan for left-handed pitcher Ranger Suarez.
According to Matt Gelb of The Athletic, Ranger Suarez will start at Double-A Reading on Thursday, the first start of his rehab assignment. Ranger is expected to make three or four minor-league starts before returning in May.
Ranger Suarez has been throwing live ABs to Bryce Harper for the past week while getting back in game shape and will now begin his official rehab assignment in just two days. Suarez injured his throwing forearm back in March during the World Baseball Classic and has been out ever since.
Matt Strahm has done his best to hold the fort down in Suarez’s absence, but the Phillies are excited to get back their best left-handed starter who has continued to improve over the years. Suarez will slot back into his normal 3-spot in the rotation, followed by Taijuan Walker and Bailey Falter. Strahm will head back to the already-elite Phillies bullpen once Ranger returns.
The Phillies are 11-12 and open up a 3-game set tonight vs. the Seattle Mariners. Bailey Falter will take the mound, going up against Marco Gonzales, who was slotted into tonight’s game after Logan Gilbert was scratched.