Before becoming on of the centerpieces of the Cole Hamels trade, Jorge Alfaro injured his ankle at second base. He hasn’t played a game since while rehabbing from surgery. Overall the injury was supposed to have ended his season and begun the speculation over where he would play winter ball. There had been word out of Florida that he was hitting in sim games and hitting some monster shots in games, however he was still expected to be out for the season. Until this…
Yes that is Alfaro on rehab with the GCL Phillies and catching. He got hit with a pitch in his first PA.
The GCL Phillies season ends on Saturday so this may be a quick showcase, but most other seasons run for a bit longer so who knows.
EDIT: Alfaro played 3 innings behind the plate, caught one runner stealing. At the plate he went 1-1 with 2 HBPs