Time to return from our draft high to talk about existing prospects and their ailments.
Dugan has been sidelined since spring due to a stress fracture in his foot. He has been playing in Extended Spring Training for a couple of weeks now. Today the Phillies activated Dugan from the Reading DL and assigned him to Clearwater in what amounts to a rehab assignment. Dugan likely won’t be in Clearwater very long, it still is unclear if he will get more time in Reading or go to Lehigh Valley.
Imhof was the Phillies 2nd round pick in 2014, but after showing reduced velocity this April (85-87) he went on the DL with bicep tendonitis. He has pitched some games in Extended Spring where he has been low effort 88-89 T90 (by Jim Peyton, Phuture Phillies). He has now been activated from the DL and should take the rotation spot of Brandon Leibrandt.
Yesterday the Threshers put 2014 6th round pick Brandon Liebrandt on the DL with an unknown ailment. He last pitched on June 3 and has struggled in his last few outings.