Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos left final night time’s sport and wasn’t in at this time’s lineup resulting from a problem together with his proper indirect. He’s headed for an MRI however supervisor Rob Thomson is hopeful that that is simply precautionary (Twitter hyperlinks from Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer.)
Signed within the offseason to a five-year, $100MM contract, the primary few months of his tenure in Philly didn’t go so properly, although he had turned issues round over the previous month. By the tip of July, he was hitting simply .257/.300/.373 however has hit .294/.327/.490 for the reason that calendar flipped to August. That progress appears to have now hit a few snags, as he already missed a number of video games earlier this week resulting from turf toe, with this indirect situation now added into the combo.
Castellanos has but to be positioned on the injured checklist, however shedding his sizzling bat for even a number of video games will likely be a setback for the membership. The Phillies are at present holding onto the ultimate Wild Card spot within the Nationwide League, with the Brewers simply three video games again. With Bryce Harper unable to throw and taking the designated hitter spot on daily basis, Castellanos will seemingly have a troublesome time getting again into the lineup till he feels properly sufficient to play a full sport. The Phillies used an outfield of Kyle Schwarber, Brandon Marsh and Matt Vierling tonight, with that trio more likely to be the regulars till Castellanos can return. Nick Maton is primarily an infielder however has 4 left subject begins in his profession and may be the fourth outfielder for now.
Different damage updates from across the league…
- Angels righty Michael Lorenzen, who has been on the IL since July 7 resulting from a shoulder pressure, has been on a rehab stint however will make his subsequent begin with the massive league membership. J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California Information Group relays the information from interim supervisor Phil Nevin. That may give Lorenzen a number of weeks to showcase his talents earlier than heading again to free company this winter. Lengthy used as a reliever by the Reds, he signed with the Angels after they agreed to let him strive himself out as a starter. He had a 3.45 ERA by way of mid-June, having made ten begins. Sadly, he allowed 16 earned runs over his subsequent three, ballooning his ERA 4.94. The righty will get an opportunity to clean away that latter part as an damage blip and end sturdy earlier than returning to the open market. The Angels might want to open a spot on the 40-man roster for him, as he’s at present on the 60-day IL.
- Pink Sox lefty Josh Taylor, who has been on the IL all yr resulting from a low again pressure, won’t return over the ultimate few weeks of the marketing campaign. Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe relays phrase from the membership that it’ll go down as a very misplaced season for the 29-year-old. It’s an unlucky improvement for each Taylor and the membership as he had a really good season in 2021. Final yr, he threw 47 2/3 innings with a 3.40 ERA, 28.7% strikeout price and 43.4% floor ball price. His 11% stroll price was a bit above the 9.8% league common for relievers final yr, however it was nonetheless a powerful sufficient exhibiting that the membership gave him the possibility to earn 15 holds on the yr. Taylor certified for arbitration the primary time this yr as a Tremendous Two participant and is making $1.025MM for the season. Based mostly on not showing this season, he may seemingly be retained by the Pink Sox at an analogous worth for subsequent season, in the event that they anticipate he can return to well being and recapture his earlier kind.