Covid hits the Phillies

Monday afternoon, 3 players and 2 coaches were placed on the Covid injury list, along with 3 coaches who were placed on the list on Friday. The players are pitchers Jose Alverado and Matt Moore, scheduled to start on Friday, and utility infielder Ronald Torreyes. The coaches are third base coach Dusty Wathan, bullpen coach Dave Lundquist, staff assistant Bobby Meacham, first base/outfield coach Pack Figueroa, and hitting coach Joe Dillon. Players called up to fill in include, pitchers Christopher Sanchez and Damon Jones, and utility infielder Nick Maton. All three were on the 40 man roster. The Phillies also called upon Gary Jones, manager of their triple A team, the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, to coach 3rd base for Wathan.

On a non-Covid note DiDi Gregorious will not start tonight due to an injury that occurred when he slid to catch a pop-up on Friday. His Elbow has pain and soreness. Further testing is not being requested a of now. The elbow will be reevaluated tomorrow.

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