As the 2019 season has progressed, the Philadelphia Phillies have dealt with their fair share of injuries to key players. Tommy Hunter, David Robertson, Andrew McCutchen and Pat Neshek, just to name a few, are all done for the year. Needless to say, these injuries have affected the team’s play, especially on the pitching end of things. All that being said, here’s a couple of updates on a trio of Phillies.
Jake Arrieta’s bone spur in his throwing elbow became too painful for the veteran right-hander to continue this season. He was placed on the injured list on August 14, and according to Jim Salisbury, surgery is scheduled to for the end of the month. Salisbury notes that Arrieta should be ready to go by Spring Training.
Arrieta went 8-8 this season with a 4.64 ERA, his worst since 2013. He is set to make $20 million next season.
The speedy outfielder just cannot shake his luck when it comes to the injury bug. He left Friday night’s game early with groin tightness and has officially hit the injured list with a groin strain. It’s a shame, because Quinn had been turning things around at the plate. Over the last 19 games (11 starts), he slashed .333/.410/.630 with two doubles, four home runs, nine RBIs and 11 runs scored.
Quinn has yet to play more than 88 games (2014) in a season since being selected by the Phillies in the second round of the 2011 draft.
The Phillies made some nice moved to add to their bullpen in the offseason. In adding Robertson, they believed to have a talented, durable reliever for the back end of the bullpen. Unfortunately for the Phils, his trend of durability didn’t last long into his tenure in red pinstripes.
After just seven games, Robertson was sidelined with elbow issues. He has officially undergone Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss the majority, if not all, of the 2020 season.
Robertson took to Twitter to talk about his surgery and how he hopes to be back by the end of next season. Typically, Tommy John surgery has a 14-16 month recovery time period.