Phillies News: Philadelphia Gets Good Update on Didi Gregorius Injury

Devon Platana
The Philadelphia Phillies have received some good news on the latest Didi Gregorius injury update.
The Philadelphia Phillies have received some good news on the latest Didi Gregorius injury update. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

It's been quite a while since Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius has played an MLB game. The 31-year-old veteran has been on the injured list since May 14 with an elbow injury. He may have been back in the lineup by now, but some elbow discomfort halted his rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley back on June 10. Fortunately, it looks like a light is starting to appear at the end of the tunnel.

The Phillies got some good news as they learned that Gregorius' setback is finally behind him and he's set to resume his rehab assignment on Thursday. If everything goes well and the veteran continues to progress, he could be back in Philadelphia's lineup next week.

Didi Gregorius Injury Update

Gregorius spent five seasons with the New York Yankees before signing with the Phillies in July 2019. His first season in Philadelphia was enough of a success that the team decided to re-sign him to a two-year, $28 million deal back in February 2021.

Before landing on the injured list, Gregorius was having a down year by his standards. He's recorded 4 doubles, 4 home runs and 22 RBI through 118 at-bats while slashing .229/.266/.630. Considering how he was a lot more efficient last season (.284/.339/.488), the Phillies would likely appreciate it if the time off helped him get back to form.

The truth is that the Phillies need Gregorius to be at the top of his game if they hope to find success this season. Their record is below .500 at 34-37 and they sit 5.0 games behind the New York Mets for first in the NL East. Considering how their odds to win the division sit at +750 (third best), according to FanDuel Sportsbook, there's a lot of work to do in the second half of the season to get people believing in Philadelphia once again.

Even if the Phillies win the division or secure a wild-card spot, their odds to win the World Series leave a lot to be desired. Philadelphia's +6000 odds rank 17th among the other MLB clubs.

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