Joseph, who suffered the injury at Double-A Reading, caught and went 1 for 3 Thursday. He will likely see at least a few more games at the rookie league before he returns to Reading, where he was hitting .282/.345/.551 in 87 at-bats prior to the injury.
However, minor-league director Joe Jordan said Joseph will remain at catcher after coming out of a four-week stint in winter ball with "no issues," according to The Morning Call.
"I think right now the right thing to do is for [Joseph] to start back at Double-A and play and see where it takes us," Jordan said.
Altherr hit .275/.337/.455 with 12 home runs, 69 RBI and 23 stolen bases in 466 at-bats with high Class A Clearwater last season. Dugan hit .291/.352/.506 with 20 home runs and 59 RBI in 429 at-bats between high Class A Clearwater and Double-A Reading.
Joseph hit .179/.229/.285 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 123 at-bats across four levels while missing much of the season due to a concussion. Rasmussen, who was acquired in the trade that sent Michael Young to Los Angeles, went 3-11 with a 4.11 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 113:60 K:BB ratio in 135 2/3 innings between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Albuquerque.
CSNPhilly.com reports that
Joseph is fully recovered from a concussion that limited him to 36 games in the minors, as he started the year at Triple-A Lehigh Valley and finished at Double-A Reading.
According to the Philadephia Inquirer,
Joseph has already been cleared by two doctors, but he will not be sent to winter ball until the team gets a third opinion from concussion specialist Micky Collins.
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|2012||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||80||304||32||79||16||0||8||38||25||64||0||3||.313||.391||.260|
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