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Phillies News: Philadelphia Gets Bad News on Matt Joyce Injury

David Kaestle
Matt Joyce is heading to the Injured List.
Matt Joyce is heading to the Injured List. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Phillies have had an up and down season in 2021. They currently have a record of just 33-34, but that is good enough for second in the NL East, 5 games behind the first place New York Mets.

The Phillies' outfield will be a little weaker over the next week or so, however, as they just placed outfielder Matt Joyce on the 10-day IL with a strained lower back.

Joyce is a journeyman outfielder in his first season with the Phillies and things are not going well. He is hitting .100 with 2 home runs and 6 RBIs in 35 games this season, with an OBP of just over .250.

Despite being in second place in the standings, the Phillies have the third-best odds to win the NL East at +900, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. They trail the Mets (-330) and the Atlanta Braves (+450).

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