The Philadelphia Phillies, who are 1-4 to start the 2023 season, can’t cope with any more injuries.
They are already down Bryce Harper, Rhys Hoskins, Andrew Painter, and other crucial players.
Now, another key outfielder got hurt.
“Marsh has a mild left ankle sprain, the Phillies said. He is day to day,” Phillies insider Matt Gelb tweeted.
Marsh has a mild left ankle sprain, the Phillies said. He is day to day.
— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) April 5, 2023
The dynamic Brandon Marsh had been off to a strong start of the season, hitting .333 with three runs, a home run, two RBI and a 1.133 OPS.
The good news is that everything seems to point to the injury being minor.
Gelb described it as “mild”.
Marsh was actually in the lineup for Wednesday’s game, but was scratched because of the ankle sprain.
He is considered day-to-day, and the newly acquired Cristian Pache took Marsh’s place starting in center field against the New York Yankees.
Acquired by the Phillies from the Los Angeles Angels last season, he had a .637 OPS at the moment Philadelphia put its eyes on him.
With the Phillies, he took it up a notch and accumulated a .288/.319/.455 line and a much better .774 OPS.
In other words, the Phillies helped him reach his potential.
He was an important factor in the stretch run and the postseason for Philadelphia and is one of the manager’s favorites.
When he is at his best, he is a reliable fielder with an enticing power-speed combo.
He is still 25, so he has a bright future ahead of him: you can say his best years are ahead.
The Phillies hope to have him back in the lineup in a matter of days.
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