Every Philadelphia Phillies player on the Injured List in July
Which Phillies players are on the Injured List?
Injuries are beginning to pile up for the Philadelphia Phillies, and they’re going to have to get creative if they want to keep winning.
Entering their July 5 series against the last-place Washington Nationals, the third-place Phillies are 42-38, eight games out of first. It’s hard to see them overtaking the 50-win New York Mets and second-place defending-champion Atlanta Braves, but they’re still very much in the National League Wild Card race. The question is, can they stay that way without Bryce Harper and 2/5 of their starting rotation?
From those who are day-to-day to the ones whose seasons are over, here’s every Phillies player and prospect currently sidelined…
Phillies Day-to-Day injuries
Didi Gregorius – Gregorius already missed almost the entire month of May due to a left knee sprain, and now he’s dealing with soreness in the same area. He hasn’t played since July 1 and received an injection in the knee over the weekend. According to interim manager Rob Thomson, the Phillies will decide if Gregorius needs another IL stint this week.
Phillies 10-Day Injured List
Johan Camargo – Retroactive to June 26, the Phillies placed Camargo on the 10-Day IL on June 29 due to a right knee strain. Like Gregorius, Camargo is dealing with knee problems for the second time this season and has already had an IL stint. He’s expected back right around the All-Star break later this month.
Bryce Harper – Harper’s horrific hit-by-pitch on June 25 could determine the Phillies’ season. He underwent surgery for his fractured left thumb on June 29 and will be sidelined 6-8 weeks.
Nick Maton – The Phillies infield roster has gone from overcrowded to injury-laden over the last month, with Maton, Gregorius, Johan Camargo, and Jean Segura all dealing with injuries. Maton is out with a right shoulder sprain sustained while making a catch in the Angels series. He’s expected to begin a rehab assignment soon and should be back in mid-July.
Phillies 15-Day Injured List
Zach Eflin – Last year, Eflin’s season ended on July 16. Knee surgery put him on the sidelines for the remainder of the year, and now he’s dealing with knee issues once again. This time, it’s a bruised right knee from his June 9 start. He received a cortisone shot on June 28 and hasn’t been throwing, but the Phillies are hopeful he’ll be back next week.
Ranger Suárez – On July 3, the Phillies placed Ranger Suárez on the 15-Day IL with lower back spasms, retroactive to June 30. According to Thomson, placing Suárez on the IL was “precautionary.”
Phillies 60-Day Injured List
Sam Coonrod – Coonrod is rehabbing from a right shoulder strain and is expected to be activated in July.
Kent Emanuel – Claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros during the offseason, Emanuel is a promising addition with something to prove. Unfortunately, he’s been on the IL with a left elbow impingement.
James McArthur – Phillies prospect James McArthur is dealing with a right elbow stress reaction. There is no timetable for his return.
JoJo Romero – Romero underwent Tommy John surgery last May and is currently rehabbing in the minors. The Phillies could activate him this month.
Jean Segura – June was a rough month for the Phillies, who lost Jean Segura and then Bryce Harper to finger fractures. Both players needed surgery and will be out for over a month. Segura’s recovery timetable is slightly longer than Harper’s, with the former expected to be out until September, and Harper hopefully returning in August.
Ryan Sherrif – Southpaw Sherriff is rehabbing from left biceps tendinitis, but his comeback has been derailed by a stint in COVID-19 protocols.