Hinojosa was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday. The 30-year-old pitched decently between the majors and minors in 2016, but there simply isn't room on the 40-man roster as the Phillies look toward the future with their younger pitching options. Hinojosa will likely act as organizational pitching depth for now, but he could be called upon during the season given his competency when facing major league hitters.
Hinojosa (hand) was activated from the 15-day DL and optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports. Hinojosa has made three rehab appearances for Lehigh Valley following three previous appearances for High-A Clearwater -- each of which he has surrendered at least a hit in. Rather than use him in middle relief in the majors, the Phillies will instead keep him on reserve at Triple-A for when the need for bullpen depth arises.
Hinojosa (hand) will begin a rehab assignment at High-A Clearwater on Monday, Megahan Montemurro of The News Journal reports. As expected, Hinojosa will head out on rehab after throwing a 30-pitch, live batting practice session over the weekend. It's unclear how many games the right-hander will require on rehab, but he figures to make a handful of appearances considering he's been out for nearly two months.
Hinojosa (hand) is expected to begin a rehab assignment at High-A Clearwater next week, Evan Webeck of MLB.com reports. Hinojosa threw a 30-pitch live batting practice session Friday. He has been sidelined since April 30 with a bruised right hand.
Hinojosa (hand) is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Friday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports. Hinojosa has been sidelined since late April with a right hand contusion. If he continues to make progress, he could return to the Phillies by the end of the month or in early July.