Injuries sideline pair of Phillies as spring training games begin, update on Marsh

Alec Bohm and Rafael Marchán will start their Grapefruit League action later than anticipated.

Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm will miss the opening weekend of spring training Grapefruit League action with neck spasms
Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm will miss the opening weekend of spring training Grapefruit League action with neck spasms / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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With the Philadelphia Phillies ready to start the Grapefruit League schedule with a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday in Dunedin, Florida, it has been reported that a pair of Phillies players will not be with the team when they take the field for the first time tomorrow afternoon.

A recent tweet from The Philadelphia Inquirer's Scott Lauber on X (formerly known as Twitter) has revealed that third baseman Alec Bohm and catcher Rafael Marchán will be forced to sit out the beginning of the exhibition schedule due to injury.

Alec Bohm is the most notable of these names, and according to manager Rob Thomson, the third baseman will be on the shelf while he deals with neck spasms. Third-string catcher Rafael Marchán is also sidelined for the beginning of exhibition play with lower back discomfort. A timeline for when Marchán will be ready to appear in a game is currently unknown at this time.

The latest update on Brandon Marsh's rehab is promising

There's good news regarding Brandon Marsh and his recovery from knee surgery. The Phillies outfielder is making progress after undergoing arthroscopic left knee surgery on Feb. 9. With an initial time frame of 3-4 weeks to be back on the field and game-ready, recent reports on Marsh have been nothing short of encouraging.

According to Lauber, in a separate article published by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Marsh has been ramping up his workouts and has started to include baseball-related activities in his current rehab. Marsh has added light jogging to his daily routine and will begin a hitting program that will include facing a virtual pitching machine in the coming days.

With the Phillies starting spring training games this week, it's possible that we may see Marsh on the field sometime in mid-March if everything continues to progress in his rehab.


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