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Phillies injury update: Jose Alvarado, Darick Hall, Rafael Marchan


May 26, 2023

ATLANTA — 3 injured Phillies are taking actions toward returning and two could commence rehab assignments inside the subsequent week.

Third-string catcher Rafael Marchan, out all season with a fractured appropriate hamate bone, could commence a rehab assignment Sunday, Phillies manager Rob Thomson mentioned prior to the team’s series opener in Atlanta Thursday.

1st baseman Darick Hall could commence his rehab assignment early subsequent week. Hall has been out due to the fact April five, the Phillies’ sixth game of the season, with a appropriate thumb sprain that needed surgery. Hall injured his thumb attempting to extend a single into a double at Yankee Stadium.

Each Marchan and Hall will commence their rehab assignments in Clearwater.

The Phillies’ best reliever, Jose Alvarado, threw a flat-ground bullpen session Monday and a frequent bullpen session off of a mound Wednesday in Philly. He will throw an additional ‘pen on Saturday in Atlanta. If that goes effectively, Alvarado will progress to throwing reside batting practice after the Phillies get to New York for a series Tuesday by way of Thursday.

Just primarily based on the timeline, it does not appear particularly most likely that Alvarado will come back for the duration of the Phillies’ 3-city NL East road trip. Even if he had been to commence a rehab assignment in the middle of subsequent week, a return when the Phillies are back residence June five is additional realistic.

Marchan, 24, is the only catcher on the Phillies’ 40-man roster other than J.T. Realmuto and Garrett Stubbs and is a essential depth piece. As soon as he’s healthier, he will most likely report to Triple A to play each day behind the plate. 

It will be fascinating to see how Hall fits after he’s prepared to return. Bryce Harper is the every day DH, so the only spot for Hall is initial base. When he’s been sidelined, the Phillies have applied Alec Bohm at initial base with Edmundo Sosa at third, and they’ve also began Bohm at third with Kody Clemens at initial against appropriate-handed pitching. Clemens has been a pleasant surprise, hitting .316 more than his final 11 begins with two doubles, 4 homers and ten RBI.

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