Phillies’ Brandon Marsh heading to I.L. with knee injury
Phillies outfielder Brandon Marsh will be a spectator for the next few weeks.
Marsh suffered a bruised left knee when he hit went crashing into the Citizens Bank Park wall in Game 3 of the series Saturday night. He was immediately removed from the game and X-rays revealed the injury on Sunday morning.
He is expected to miss two to three weeks, which would allow him to resume baseball activities at the end of August or early September.
Utility man Weston Wilson has been called up to take his place on the roster, which will be his major league debut, if he enters a game.
Wilson is having a solid season at Triple-A for the Iron Pigs. The 28-year-old was hitting .260 with 25 homers and 23 stolen bases at Lehigh Valley.
With Marsh out, expect to see even more of rookie Johan Rojas in center field.
Marsh has been playing some left field recently with Bryce Harper playing more first base and Kyle Schwarber filling the DH role.
Marsh has played in exactly 100 games this season and is hitting .283 with eight homers, 44 RBI and six stolen bases.