Phillies Pedro Florimon injury update: Infielder exits early
Another injury hits the Phillies as Pedro Florimon goes down
Less than 24 hours after the Phillies saw Rhys Hoskins foul a ball off his face, infielder Pedro Florimon exited Tuesday night’s game.
Starting at third base and batting second in the lineup, Florimon fouled a Kenta Maeda pitch off his right foot. After getting a look from team assistant athletic trainer Shawn Fcasni and manager Gabe Kapler Florimon finished the at-bat with a shallow fly ball.
Florimon was in clear pain walking back to the dugout as the ball had hit off the top of his foot off the guard.
After Maeda finished off the first inning Florimon did not enter the field at third base, instead being replaced by Maikel Franco, who was scheduled to get a day off.
No immediate update was provided on Florimon’s injury, but you can follow the latest news on our Twitter page @FS_TBOH.
Maeda was also looked at by trainers in the second inning as he stretched out his right leg, and left after a second vist from the trainer.
Among the injured Phillies is Hoskins, who had the night off sporting a large bruise under his lower lip. The 25-year-old fouled a pitch off his face in the ninth inning of Monday’s loss, but thankfully did not suffer any major injury or loss of teeth.
Hoskins has been on a month-long slump after a solid April, and Kapler said he would be available to enter the game if necessary. Look for Hoskins to wear a guard on the side of his helmet for the near future while the swelling goes down.
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