Jerad Eickhoff Inching Closer to Return to Phillies
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jerad Eickhoff had an solid rehab outing with High-A Clearwater on Tuesday, his third rehab start.
Eickhoff went four scorless innings, giving up only one hit while striking out four. He walked three, tossing 52-pitches in the process. He has now allowed three runs on three hits, two homers, and four walk over nine innings through his three rehab outings
Eickhoff has yet to pitch in the majors this season due to shoulder and wrist injuries suffered back in spring training.
The Phillies could get him back soon, but where will he fit into the starting rotation, which has been one of the bright spots this season – in particular, the top of the rotation with Aaron Nola, Jake Arrieta and Zach Eflin.
Nick Pivetta, who has a great outing last night against the Red Sox, might be the odd man out, if the Phillies decide to give Eickhoff his spot in the rotation back when he is healthy enough to return.