ATLANTA — Three injured Phillies are taking steps towards returning and two might start rehab assignments throughout the subsequent week.
Third-string catcher Rafael Marchan, out all season with a fractured proper hamate bone, might start a rehab task Sunday, Phillies supervisor Rob Thomson stated previous to the workforce’s collection opener in Atlanta Thursday.
First baseman Darick Corridor might start his rehab task early subsequent week. Corridor has been out since April 5, the Phillies’ sixth sport of the season, with a proper thumb sprain that required surgical procedure. Corridor injured his thumb attempting to increase a single right into a double at Yankee Stadium.
Each Marchan and Corridor will start their rehab assignments in Clearwater.
The Phillies’ high reliever, Jose Alvarado, threw a flat-ground bullpen session Monday and an everyday bullpen session off of a mound Wednesday in Philly. He’ll throw one other ‘pen on Saturday in Atlanta. If that goes nicely, Alvarado will progress to throwing stay batting follow as soon as the Phillies get to New York for a collection Tuesday by means of Thursday.
Simply primarily based on the timeline, it would not appear particularly seemingly that Alvarado will come again through the Phillies’ three-city NL East highway journey. Even when he have been to start a rehab task in the course of subsequent week, a return when the Phillies are again residence June 5 is extra life like.
Marchan, 24, is the one catcher on the Phillies’ 40-man roster aside from J.T. Realmuto and Garrett Stubbs and is a key depth piece. As soon as he is wholesome, he’ll seemingly report back to Triple A to play day by day behind the plate.
It is going to be attention-grabbing to see how Corridor matches as soon as he is able to return. Bryce Harper is the on a regular basis DH, so the one spot for Corridor is first base. Whereas he is been sidelined, the Phillies have used Alec Bohm at first base with Edmundo Sosa at third, and so they’ve additionally began Bohm at third with Kody Clemens at first in opposition to right-handed pitching. Clemens has been a pleasing shock, hitting .316 over his final 11 begins with two doubles, 4 homers and 10 RBI.