Bryce Harper of the Phillies eliminated against Mets; Didi Gregorius on the COVID-19 list
Philadelphia Phillies star slugger Bryce Harper provided a positive update for fans via social media after taking a 97 mph fastball to the face in Wednesday’s game against the St. les Cardinals. New York Mets, division rivals.
“It’s not so much about his face; it’s more about his wrist when the ball bounced off his face and ricocheted,” bench coach Rob Thomson told reporters, via NBC Sports Philadelphia. “He’s still a little sore. He goes outside to fuck [fly balls]. He probably won’t strike today. It will not be available. It is more of a precaution than anything else. ”
In addition, the Phillies confirmed this shortstop Didi Gregorius was placed on the COVID-19 injured list. It is not known if Gregorius has tested positive for the coronavirus, is exhibiting symptoms, or was considered a high-risk close contact. Players can also be added to the roster if they believe they have violated health and safety protocols.
Players or coaches who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate themselves from team activities for at least 10 days.
In a matching roster move, Philadelphia recalled wide receiver Rafael Marchan from his alternative training site.
The Phillies and Atlanta Braves start Friday’s action tied for top of the National League East standings at 12-13.