Skip to main content

De Fratus Health Update

Just a quick update on right-handed reliever Justin De Fratus, who is on the 60-day disabled list, out of action for the Phillies with elbow troubles...

De Fratus confirmed this week that he is taking his recovery quite slowly.  The 24-year-old has been out of action all season with a strained flexor tendon.

The native of Oxnard, CA stated that he feels as though he's getting stronger every day.  De Fratus had previously gotten close to a return to regular action when he appeared in an extended spring training game and followed that up with a scoreless inning of work for the Class A Advanced Clearwater Threshers on April 22nd. However, the 6-foot-5-inch 220-pounder experienced considerable discomfort after that outing and was forced to discontinue throwing.

Currently, De Fratus is on a throwing program on flat ground.  He does not have a time frame for when he would begin throwing from a mound or facing hitters. 

__________________________________________________

You can follow PhoulBallz on Twitter by clicking HERE.

Also connect with PhoulBallz on Facebook by clicking HERE.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Harry Kalas Phorever...

Legendary broadcaster Harry Kalas passed away today. Harry collapsed while preparing to call today's game against the Washington Nationals. So many phans will feel as though we've lost a member of our own families. I feel as though I've lost a part of myself, but Harry enhanced my love of the great sport we call baseball and I will always carry that love, and Harry, in my heart. I've stated on this page before that I consider Harry more of a Phillie than anyone who wears the uniform as an active member of the roster. Harry Kalas was a Phillie. Moreso, Harry Kalas was the Phillies. Please share your thoughts and memories of Harry in the comments section, or send them to PhoulBallz (at) verizon (dot) net.

Caption This....

Jayson Werth was hit by a pitch thrown by Jeff Bennett on Friday. This picture shows where the ball made contact with Werth. Drop YOUR caption in the comments area.

Shea Hey

Us ually the Mets wait till September to have a huge collapse, but yesterday the final remaining portions of Shea Stadium came tumbling down.