Altherr went 3-for-4 with a home run Thursday in his first game of the season after a wrist injury sidelined him in April. Altherr did his best to make up for lost time by filling the stat sheet in his return from the 60-day DL. The 25-year-old came on strong last season when he was called up in August, and he's got the potential to be a 20-20 player when healthy. He's a guy that can change the landscape of a fantasy team just in time for a playoff run.
Altherr was activated from the 60-day DL on Thursday. Altherr is set to make his first appearance in the majors this season following a lengthy rehab from a torn wrist tendon suffered in April. The 25-year-old recently participated in 12 rehab games between Rookie League, High-A, Double-A, and Triple-A and hit above .285 at each level. Given outfielder Peter Bourjos landed on the DL Thursday, Altherr could be due to see decent playing time immediately upon his return.
Altherr (wrist) is expected to be activated Thursday, CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports. Peter Bourjos (shoulder) is likely headed to the DL after slamming into the outfield wall Tuesday, so there is a natural corresponding move and transfer of outfield duties available to the Phillies. Once he is activated he should see as much playing time as he can handle, as he, unlike Cody Asche and Bourjos, potentially fits into the Phillies' long-term plans. Altherr has hit .351/.500/.486 with one home run and two steals in 12 rehab games spread across four levels of the minors.
Altherr (wrist) had his rehab assignment transferred to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports. Altherr went 3-for-10 with an RBI, two stolen bases and three runs in three games with Double-A Reading. It appears that he will be able to rejoin the major league team in either late July or early August, and he could see some decent playing time in the outfield, especially with the Phillies out of contention. The 25-year-old showed some decent power and speed in 2015 with the Phillies, hitting five home runs while swiping six bases in just 39 games.
Altherr (wrist) had his rehab assignment transferred to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.he Altherr went 3-for-10 with three runs, one RBI, and two stolen bases in three games with Double-A reading and will now move on to Triple-A Lehigh Valley were he will finish his rehab assignment. It appears that he will be able to rejoin the major league team in either late July or early August, and could see some decent playing time in the outfield especially with the Phillies being out of contention. The 25-year-old showed some decent power and speed in 2015 with the Phillies, hitting five home runs while swiping six bases in just 39 games.