ATLANTA — 3 injured Phillies are taking methods toward returning and two could start rehab assignments inside the subsequent week.
Third-string catcher Rafael Marchan, out all season with a fractured correct hamate bone, could start a rehab assignment Sunday, Phillies manager Rob Thomson mentioned prior to the team’s series opener in Atlanta Thursday.
Initial baseman Darick Hall could start his rehab assignment early subsequent week. Hall has been out considering that April five, the Phillies’ sixth game of the season, with a correct thumb sprain that expected surgery. Hall injured his thumb attempting to extend a single into a double at Yankee Stadium.
Each Marchan and Hall will start their rehab assignments in Clearwater.
The Phillies’ major reliever, Jose Alvarado, threw a flat-ground bullpen session Monday and a typical bullpen session off of a mound Wednesday in Philly. He will throw a further ‘pen on Saturday in Atlanta. If that goes properly, Alvarado will progress to throwing reside batting practice as soon as the Phillies get to New York for a series Tuesday by means of Thursday.
Just primarily based on the timeline, it does not look in particular most likely that Alvarado will come back through the Phillies’ 3-city NL East road trip. Even if he had been to start a rehab assignment in the middle of subsequent week, a return when the Phillies are back house June five is extra realistic.
Marchan, 24, is the only catcher on the Phillies’ 40-man roster other than J.T. Realmuto and Garrett Stubbs and is a important depth piece. When he’s healthier, he will most likely report to Triple A to play just about every day behind the plate.
It will be exciting to see how Hall fits as soon as he’s prepared to return. Bryce Harper is the each day DH, so the only spot for Hall is very first base. Even though he’s been sidelined, the Phillies have employed Alec Bohm at very first base with Edmundo Sosa at third, and they’ve also began Bohm at third with Kody Clemens at very first against correct-handed pitching. Clemens has been a pleasant surprise, hitting .316 more than his final 11 begins with two doubles, 4 homers and ten RBI.