Phillies Injury Updates on Seranthony Dominguez, Kyle Schwarber, Brandon Marsh

Phillies Injury Updates on Seranthony Dominguez, Kyle Schwarber, Brandon Marsh

No structural damage to Dominguez; Schwarber and Marsh injury updates originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Phillies breathed a sigh of relief on Monday as Seranthony Dominguez’s MRI results showed no structural damage to his right arm.

Dominguez was placed on the 15-day IL Sunday (retroactive to August 18) with triceps tightness, a sinister injury for a pitcher who missed nearly every year of 2020 and 2021 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Dominguez admitted Saturday night that he was worried but it appears he avoided a serious injury. He’s dealing with inflammation and won’t catch a baseball for five days. The pain is on the outside of the arm, above the right elbow. There would be more cause for concern if the pain was on the inside.

Dominguez is eligible to return from the injured list on September 2 in San Francisco. Phillies manager Rob Thomson said it’s possible Dominguez could return, but he’s not sure.

When he returns, the Phillies will be cautious.

“I just have to monitor his workload, which we’ve been trying to do all year and we’ve talked to him about it all year,” Thomson said. “Just keep monitoring.”

Meanwhile, the depth and quality of the Phillies’ bullpen took a hit with Dominguez out and Corey Knebel out for the season. David Robertson was basically pushed into full-time closing duty, though the Phils could also go for Brad Hand or Jose Alvarado in the ninth inning. Robertson threw 36 shots on Saturday and 21 more on Sunday, so he’s not available Monday night against the Reds. The Phils would probably go for one of these two southpaws in a defensive situation, but they could laugh.

Schwarber progressing

Kyle Schwarber did field and change-of-direction exercises on Monday for the first time since injuring his right calf on Aug. 11.

Schwarber, the DH in his last four games, could return to left field on Tuesday if he responds well to Monday’s pre-game work.

“Best case, maybe tomorrow,” Thomson said. “If there’s anything out of the ordinary, we’d wait a day. He ran so well and had so many opportunities to race that we feel really good about it.”

Brandon Marsh running

The Phillies center fielder suffered a leg injury on August 16 that looked a lot scarier than it turned out to be. Marsh suffered a bone bruise to his knee and injured his ankle while trying to steal a home run against the Reds.

He avoided the worst and actually did some racing on Monday afternoon.

“Today we just did straight runs,” said Marsh. “At the start and at the stop, I was a little hesitant at first, but once we started, it got better. It was a great day in my eyes and in the eyes of the training team.

“I’ll see how I feel tonight and tomorrow and reassess, then work out a plan of attack for tomorrow. He’s recovering very well. I’m very happy where we are.”

Marsh is eligible to return from the injured list on Friday. Could he?

“I can’t promise anything, but that’s what I’m shooting for and I feel like that’s what the team is shooting for. It’s been an amazing five days. It’s recovered much better than I imagined.”

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