This is what’s called piling on. Thursday morning we found out that the Phillies top prospect, J.P. Crawford, would be sidelined 4-6 weeks. Mario Hollands could be out a lot longer.
It was already known Hollands would miss a significant amount of time. Surgery now seems likely, according to multiple reports from Clearwater. Hollands will get a second opinion from the master, Dr. James Andrews, to see if Tommy John surgery is necessary. It seems likely this will happen.
It’s another blow to a Phillies team that can’t catch many breaks lately. Hollands spent 50 games with the Phillies in 2014, putting up a 4.40 ERA out of the bullpen.
Mario Hollands will get second opinion on injured elbow but is leaning toward having surgery. #phillies
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) March 26, 2015