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Phillies Notes: Realmuto, Gregorius, Neris

Phillies Notes: Realmuto, Gregorius, Neris

Subsequently 7-0 after three innings against the Cubs today, the Phillies ended up rolling to a 17-8 blowout victory. However, it was not a perfect day for the Phillies, then JT Realmuto is “sore“After being hit by a pitch in his left elbow / triceps area, manager Joe Girardi told NBC Sports’ Jim Salisbury and other journalists. X-rays were negative on Realmuto, though he might be kept out of the lineup tomorrow as a precaution.

Realmuto already had to knock out Tuesday’s match after receiving an injection in his annoying right shoulder, and needless to say, the Phillies can hardly afford to lose one of their best hits while they were in the thick of The playoffs. Realmuto were 1-on-4 with two RBIs in today’s win, pushing its slash up to .267 / .353 / .443 over 479 record appearances this season.

The latest from Philly….

  • It has been pretty much frustrating all year with what’s going on, ” Didi Gregorius told Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer when the shortstop said a misdiagnosed elbow injury and then lingering elbow redness has led to his overwhelming performance. Gregorius spent over six weeks of the season on the injured list due to some form of arthritis in his right elbow known as pseudogout, although he was originally listed as having only one elbow and the pseudogout diagnosis was not known until Gregorius had already missed about three weeks. Even after returning from IL on July 2, Phillie’s shortstop said he continues to feel prolonged soreness in his elbow. Gregorius said his personal physician believed a COVID-19 vaccine could be responsible for the elbow problems, as Gregorius said the soreness developed shortly after he was vaccinated in late April. However, Gregorius also noted that his doctor “did not give me 100%“Assurance that the vaccine was the cause, and Breen cites two other medical experts who state that there was little or no evidence that vaccination would lead to arthritis or pseudogout, and certainly not a case that continues to linger. for several months. (Breen writes that Phillies “declined to comment on Gregorius ‘claim about the vaccine.”) Gregorius’ own doctors have recommended an arthroscopic procedure to repair the elbow once and for all, though Gregorius somewhat curiously has not yet discussed out-of-season treatment with Phillies or their doctors. Gregorius got into the action of the day and hit only .217 / .276 / .377 over 351 record appearances.
  • In another COVID-related article, Phillies announced that 85% of players and staff at the big league and Triple-A levels have been fully vaccinated. This meets the league threshold for relaxed coronavirus protocols, such as less social distance in the clubhouse and fewer travel restrictions. The exact number of MLB teams that meet the 85% threshold is not officially known, although Phils is known to be one of the last teams to reach this figure.
  • Hector Neris is a free agent this winter, but “I’ve been available all along“For a potential reunion with the Phillies,” says relief athlete The Athletic’s Matt Gelb. The struggling Phil bullpen figures to undergo a major overhaul, so recalling Neris may be an option just because he has looked up it all this year, if not good enough to keep his job as closer back in June. Neris has released a very strong 31.4% strikeout rate but an below-average 9.5% walk rate while putting a 3.39 ERA over 63 2/3 innings. Neris is open about playing in any bullpen role with his next team and says “You have to try to help the team where you are …. If you are flexible, if you are a guy a team can use anywhere, you are more valuable. ”

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