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RHP Eickhoff suffers thumb fracture

st 2016Reports out of spring training on Friday stated that righty pitcher Jerad Eickhoff suffered a fractured thumb on his throwing hand during a bunting drill last week.  The setback has prevented the 25-year-old from throwing off a mound thus far, early in camp.

The six-foot-four 240-pounder was among the collection of prospects the Phillies obtained last summer in the trade that sent Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman to Texas.

After joining the Phillies, Eickhoff quickly made his major league debut, posting a 3-3 record with a 2.65 ERA and a .245 batting average against in eight starts.

The ailment is not expected to keep Eickhoff out of action for very long.  The Phils anticipate the he’ll still be ready to start the regular season with the big club.

Eickhoff was originally a 15th round draft choice of the Rangers in 2011.

 

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Dennis Minuti

    February 22, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Fractured thumbs don’t heal themselves…especially with the butcher Cicotti on hand.

  2. George

    February 23, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Another medical expert. I suppose this one has a PHD, as did all those orthopedic surgeons who were constantly diagnosing Halladay and Lee by some sort of telepathic means.

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