The Phillies introduced that they’ve positioned a pair of left-handers – Jose Alvarado and Matt Moore – in addition to infielder Ronald Torreyes on the COVID-19 injured listing for undisclosed causes. The membership recalled lefties Damon Jones and Cristopher Sanchez to fill in for Alvarado and Moore, whereas infielder Nick Maton is up for Torreyes. It’s unknown how a lot time Alvarado, Moore and Torreyes will miss.
Alvarado, an offseason pickup from Tampa Bay, has been a key a part of the Phillies’ bullpen to this point. Via 5 2/3 innings, the 25-year-old has averaged a career-high 99.5 mph on his fastball and held hitters to 1 run on 4 hits and two walks, additionally including 10 strikeouts.
Moore hasn’t fared almost in addition to Alvarez. The 31-year-old returned from a one-year stint in Japan in free company on a $3MM assure, and whereas he did declare a spot within the Phillies’ rotation, his first three begins have been a catastrophe. Eleven innings into his season, Moore has yielded 12 earned runs on 17 hits, together with 4 homers, and 12 walks (15 strikeouts).
Torreyes has garnered the least enjoying time of the three, having appeared in three video games and totaled 5 plate appearances to this point.
In different Phillies information, the group introduced that first base coach Paco Figueroa and and training assistant Bobby Meacham have entered COVID protocols. Infield coach Juan Castro will take over for Figueroa throughout his absence, whereas Triple-A LeHigh Valley supervisor Gary Jones will deal with third base duties. Meacham had been filling in since third base coach Dusty Wathan went into COVID protocols final week.