ATLANTA — 3 injured Phillies are taking actions toward a return, and two could start rehab inside the subsequent week.
Third catcher Rafael Marchan, who is out for the season with a fractured proper hamstring, could start rehab on Sunday, Phillies manager Rob Thomson mentioned ahead of Thursday’s series opener in Atlanta.
1st baseman Darrick Hall could start rehab early subsequent week. Hall has been sidelined considering the fact that April five, the Phillies’ sixth game of the season, with a sprained proper thumb that essential 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.
Phillies major reliever Jose Alvarado threw a flat-field session on Monday and a frequent season session off the mound Wednesday in Philadelphia. He will throw a further pencil Saturday in Atlanta. If that goes properly, Alvarado will advance to reside batting practice when the Phillies arrive in New York for a series Tuesday by means of Thursday.
Primarily based on the timeline alone, it does not look specifically probably that Alvarado will return in the course of the Phillies’ 3-city NL East trip. Even if he had been to start rehab in the middle of subsequent week, a return when the Phillies return dwelling on June five is a lot more realistic.
Marchan, 24, is the only catcher on the Phillies’ 40-man roster other than JT Realmuth and Garrett Stubbs and is a crucial depth player. When he’s healthier, he’ll probably report to Triple A to play just about every day behind the plate.
It will be exciting to see how Hall fits in when he is prepared to return. Brice Harper is the daily DH, so the only spot for Hall is very first base. Even though he was sidelined, the Phillies made use of Alec Bohm at very first base with Edmund Sosa at third, and also began Bohm at third with Cody Clemens at the begin against righty pitching. Clemens has been a pleasant surprise, hitting .316 more than his final 11 begins with two doubles, 4 homers and ten RBI.