Report: Phillies to Place Aaron Altherr Back Onto the Disabled List
During the Phillies 4-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Friday night, Phillies right fielder Aaron Altherr broke out of a slump by going 2 -4. Altherr returned a couple weeks ago from the 10-day disabled list, which was due to a strained hamstring. Altherr never really seemed to settle in since the injury, and Friday night he aggravated it again.
Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Altherr is headed back to the disabled list. Altherr initially was believed to be out three to four weeks the first time, and found himself activated much earlier than intended. It is unclear if that early return led to this quick return to the disabled list.
Because of the injury, the Phillies are able to summon Cameron Perkins or Ty Kelly from the minor leagues, even though they will not have spent 10 full days in the minors. Brock Stassi is on the 40-man roster and could return. If the Phillies wanted to do something significant, they could consider promoting outfielder Dylan Cozens and give him a disabled list's worth of starts in left field to show what he can do. Cozens is batting just .223 but has 23 home runs and 63 runs batted in for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Altherr was batting .285 after Friday's game, with 16 home runs and 49 runs batted in.