ATLANTA — Three injured Phillies are taking steps towards returning and two might start rehab assignments inside the subsequent week.
Third-string catcher Rafael Marchan, out all season with a fractured proper hamate bone, might start a rehab project Sunday, Phillies supervisor Rob Thomson stated previous to the staff’s collection opener in Atlanta Thursday.
First baseman Darick Corridor might start his rehab project early subsequent week. Corridor has been out since April 5, the Phillies’ sixth recreation 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 a daily bullpen session off of a mound Wednesday in Philly. He’ll throw one other ‘pen on Saturday in Atlanta. If that goes effectively, Alvarado will progress to throwing dwell batting follow as soon as the Phillies get to New York for a collection Tuesday by Thursday.
Simply primarily based on the timeline, it does not appear particularly probably that Alvarado will come again in the course of the Phillies’ three-city NL East highway journey. Even when he had been to start a rehab project in the course of subsequent week, a return when the Phillies are again residence June 5 is extra lifelike.
Marchan, 24, is the one catcher on the Phillies’ 40-man roster apart from J.T. Realmuto and Garrett Stubbs and is a key depth piece. As soon as he is wholesome, he’ll probably report back to Triple A to play on daily basis behind the plate.
It will likely be fascinating 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, they usually’ve additionally began Bohm at third with Kody Clemens at first towards right-handed pitching. Clemens has been a pleasing shock, hitting .316 over his final 11 begins with two doubles, 4 homers and 10 RBI.