Phillies’ Dave Dombrowski Gives Update on Andrew Painter
As the Philadelphia Phillies begin to put the finishing touches on their 26-man roster, one name that won't start the season with the big club is Andrew Painter.
Painter has been shut down with a right proximal ulnar collateral ligament sprain, but there could be some good news on the 19-year old right-hander.
As Todd Zolecki of MLB.com tweets, Phillies President Dave Dombrowski said he still sees Painter pitching for the Phillies at some point this season.
It appears Painter will play catch after his four week shutdown is complete. After the shutdown is complete, the hope is their is no setbacks and he could begin to ramp up for a return.
Painter is the teams top overall prospect and one of the top overall prospects in baseball and was in the mix for the No. 5 spot in the Phillies rotation.
Now it appears Bailey Falter will take that spot to open the season, but Painter could help the team at some point this season, which is good news for the team.