Phillies Get Good News With J.T. Realmuto Injury Update

Philadelphia Phillies get good news on J.T. Realmuto injury update.
Philadelphia Phillies get good news on J.T. Realmuto injury update. / Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Phillies invested a lot in J.T. Realmuto this offseason. Amidst a ton of free agency rumors, Philadelphia kept Realmuto home with a five-year, $115 million contract. Rightfully so, as he's one of the best catchers in the MLB and a force on both sides of the ball.

Still, catchers are some of the most vulnerable players on a baseball diamond, at least in terms of injuries. Realmuto is no exception. The two-time All-Star left Tuesday's game after taking a foul ball of his left knee during Philadelphia's matchup with the Washington Nationals.

Manager Joe Girardi shared a positive update on the Phillies' superstar catcher, however.

J.T. Realmuto Injury News

Luckily, Realmuto should avoid a trip to the injured list thanks to that foul ball missing his knee cap. That would have likely been a more serious situation. Girardi, a former catcher himself, mentioned that his backstop probably won't be feeling great this morning - but he seems to have avoided anything serious.

Realmuto is an important piece to this Phillies offense. He owns a .314 batting average along with four home runs and 16 RBIs. Those marks all rank in the top-half of Philadelphia's stat leaders. Currently, the Phillies are 19-17 and sit one game back of the NL East-leading New York Mets.

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