Joseph was outrighted off the 40-man roster Monday. Joseph struggled mightily at Triple-A this season, hitting just .193 in 45 games while missing three months with a concussion. The catcher-turned-first baseman hit just .209 in his only other Triple-A stint in 2013, but could get the chance to begin his 2016 campaign at the minors' highest level once again.
Phillies prospect Tommy Joseph took batting practice on Wednesday as he continues to rehab from a concussion, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. Joseph -- a former catcher who transitioned to first base because of concussions -- will head to Class A Clearwater to continue his recovery.
Concussions have forced Phillies catching prospect Tommy Joseph to give up the position, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. Joseph has suffered a series of concussions since 2010, the most recent when he was hit with a foul tip in May. Joseph will make the transition to first base. "It's not a sad day," said Joe Jordan, the Phillies director of player development. "He's healthy. He feels good. Not only the concussion stuff, but there was some vision deficiencies that they were able to address that may have been a result of some of his concussions. Tommy's in great spirits."
The Phillies announced catcher prospect Tommy Joseph will be "sidelined indefinitely" due to his concussion, according to MLB.com. Joseph will undergo a series of vestibular rehabilitation to help regain his balance and coordination. This season, Joseph is hitting .123 in 20 games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies announced Saturday they optioned catcher Tommy Joseph to minor-league camp. Joseph hit .154 (2 for 13) with five strikeouts in five spring games.