When the Phillies signed pitcher David Robertson to take up residence in the back-end of their bullpen, he had one thing other options did not have: a clean injury history.  Yet, despite having a clean record in the past, Robertson was unable even to make it to Tax Day without hitting the injured list.  It is even likely that he will not be pitching by next year's Tax Return deadline.

Tommy John surgery has many ramifications.

Should that be the case, Robertson's entire 2020 season might be in doubt.  Recovery time usually exceeds a calendar year, and surgery this late in the season likely means Robertson will not return for a significant portion of next year, if not the whole thing.  The Phillies will have to find back-end bullpen help.

Seranthony Dominguez also has UCL issues of his own.  Dominguez is currently working on other means to try to solve the injury.  However, Dominguez could also have to go through Tommy John surgery of his own, further complicating the 2020 Phillies bullpen picture.

Robertson signed a two-year, $25 million deal with the Phillies this past winter.

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