Florimon (ankle) is expected to be ready by spring training, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Florimon dislocated his ankle earlier this month and is out for the rest of the season. He is expected to enter camp as a heavy favorite for a utility role with the Phillies.
Florimon (dislocated ankle) was placed on the 60-day DL on Tuesday, Stephen Gross of The Allentown Morning Call reports. The Phillies made room on the 40-man roster for prospect J.P. Crawford by moving Florimon to the 60-day DL. We already knew his season was over, so this doesn't change his timetable. Manager Pete Mackanin has lobbied to have Florimon back next year in a utility role.
Florimon suffered a dislocated ankle in Saturday's 10-9 loss to the Marlins, Walter Villa of CSN Philadelphia reports. Florimon is done for the season. He hit .348 with an .866 OPS in 46 at-bats for the Phillies this season. The 30-year-old made an impression on manager Pete Mackanin, who has lobbied to have Florimon back in a utility role next season.
Florimon was carted off the field Saturday with an apparent ankle injury, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. He stepped on the first-bag bag and his ankle bent awkwardly. Hyun Soo Kim entered the game in right field following the incident as Nick Williams shifted over to center. The team has yet to provide an update on Florimon's status, but it looked like a serious, potentially season-ending injury.
Florimon will start in center field and bat seventh Sunday against the Cubs, Stephen Gross of The Allentown Morning Call reports. Florimon will be making his third consecutive start in center field, an indication manager Pete Mackanin views him as the primary option at the position until the Phillies get back one of Odubel Herrera (hamstring) or Aaron Altherr (hamstring) from the disabled list. Both outfielders seem to be making positive progress and could be activated as soon as the upcoming week, so Florimon's run of regular at-bats could come to a swift end. Florimon has gone 7-for-22 with four RBI since joining the Phillies earlier this month.
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