Phillies Injury Update: Arrieta, Quinn, Robertson

Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn is once again headed to the injured list. (Ian D’Andrea)

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

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.

Roman Quinn

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.

David Robertson

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.





  1. John Conroy

    August 17, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    How do the Phillies spend money on these damaged pitchers??? Every year a wasted amount of money on pitches who break down. Save money develop talent , not brain surgery?

    • delmo

      August 17, 2019 at 10:50 pm

      ans.: stooges trial and error ways; also nomenclatured simply simpletons GUESSING with know regard for spending cigars cash/did geniuses design sabermetrics to quantify front offices yet; figured that; i dont knead geniuses; meesa mensa no ans. on this front office; meesa knot even kneed mein ESP n ist quantification ZEROS/HANDY ANDYS yellow and blew tool box of 1950’s has no fixes and never didz/maybe u would like to use this relic pleez danke auf wiedersehen

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