Phillies Prospect Victor Arano Injures Elbow in Spring Training
Arano was acquired by the Phillies in the Roberto Hernandez trade
Injuries in spring training are never the way to start a season, especially if you are a young player looking to prove yourself early. Injuries this at the beginning of the year can completely derail an entire season, and possibly a career.
Hopefully, that will not be the case for Phils prospect Victor Arano, as he was shut down for approximately one month with an elbow sprain.
Jim Salisbury reports that Arano received a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection in his pitching elbow after suffering the injury this week.
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The 21-year-old reliever made significant strides last season in Single-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading. Acquired from the Dodgers organization in exchange for starter Roberto Hernandez, Arano had a 2.26 ERA between the two levels of the minor leagues last year.
Arano was recently ranked as the organization’s #23 prospect by MLB.com and looks to be a significant find by the team considering they only gave up a back-end starter in Hernandez.
Hopefully, Arano will not require any major procedure that could land him on the bench for an extended period of time. Pitchers such as himself are needed in the organization, especially in the bullpen where the talent is limited.
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Philadelphia will play their first exhibition game on Tuesday afternoon against the University of Tampa Spartans.