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Offline welch

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Realmuto in Covid protocol
« Topic Start: May 13, 2021, 01:08:05 PM »
. J. T. Realmuto can let his bruised left knee heal on Thursday without leaving the Phillies shorthanded on the bench.

The team announced before its series finale against the Nationals at Nationals Park that it placed Realmuto on the COVID-19 injured list. The Phillies recalled catcher Rafael Marchan, who is the club's No. 5-ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline, from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take his place on the roster.

“All his tests are fine,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. “He came down with a stomachache and a fever during the game last night, so he’s in COVID protocol. His tests have been negative. But when you get those symptoms, you’re in protocol. … You can’t let someone with a stomachache and a small fever walk around your clubhouse today. In a normal year, you wouldn’t worry about it, but you can’t do that now.”

Girardi said he isn’t sure when Realmuto will return.

Could it be a few days?

“It’s possible,” Girardi said. “He’ll be tested and tested and we’ll go from there.”

Realmuto will not fly with the team to Florida, where it will open a three-game series Friday night against the Blue Jays in Dunedin.

Realmuto bruised his left knee on Tuesday night, when a foul ball struck him. He could not play on Wednesday, but the Phillies said they had no plans to place him on the 10-day injured list.

Girardi said they hoped he could have played Thursday.

Offline rileyn

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Re: Realmuto in Covid protocol
« Reply #1: May 15, 2021, 06:40:43 AM »
Realmuto played last night so.......