Phillies: What happens if Hellickson goes on the disabled list
Looking to pull his oblique, Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson may miss time
Fouling off a ball in the seventh inning, Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson grabbed his side and took the breaths of fans watching him pitch a gem.
After lining a RBI double down the left field line Hellickson called for the trainer and left the game.
An oblique injury can take a player out of the lineup for weeks, if not months. Left fielder Howie Kendrick has sat since April 15 with the same injury, and former Phillie Cole Hamels is out 10 with the side injury.
If Hellickson does have to miss time, here’s how the Phillies will handle the 25-man roster going forward.
Adam Morgan is currently holding the final spot on the 25-man roster in the bullpen until Aaron Nola returns on Sunday. If Hellickson does need time on the disabled list Morgan will likely remain with the team in the bullpen and Nola will take the spot in the starting rotation.
Once Hellickson’s spot in the rotation comes back up, the team will likely send Morgan to Lehigh Valley and bring up Nick Pivetta, who made four starts for Philadelphia this year.
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Hopefully, it won’t get to that point where Hellickson misses extended time. That’s for the sake of both his health and trade value, which was the primary reason Philadelphia brought him back.