By ROB MAADDI, AP Sports activities Author
Philadelphia Phillies two-time All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto has a small fracture in his proper thumb and will probably be evaluated once more in two weeks.
Realmuto was injured whereas blocking a pitch six days in the past. He practiced on the primary day of spring coaching Wednesday however an MRI later revealed the break. His hand will probably be immobilized nevertheless it’s doable he’ll nonetheless catch pitchers throughout bullpen classes.
Realmuto stated he is assured he’ll be prepared for the season opener on April 1, however desires to ensure hs thumb has healed.
“I’m not very apprehensive about my thumb, so if I used to be a Phillies fan, I wouldn’t be too apprehensive,” Realmuto stated Thursday.
Realmuto signed a $115.5 million, five-year contract final month.
The Phillies already added catcher Jeff Mathis to hitch Andrew Knapp and Rafael Marchan their catchers.
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