Hunter underwent surgery on his right flexor tendon Tuesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Hunter was sent to the shelf July 14 due to a right forearm strain, and it was later determined that he needed surgery to repair his flexor tendon. His UCL was looked at during the procedure, and it was determined that it did not need to be surgically repaired. Skipper Gabe Kapler confirmed that Hunter will miss the remainder of the 2019 campaign after going under the knife, per Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Hunter was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a right forearm strain. Hunter missed the first three months of the season with a flexor strain in his right elbow and only rejoined the Phillies in late June, but he'll now make his way back to the IL. According to Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic, the 33-year-old is hoping to return to the mound this season, but a specific recovery timeline won't come into focus until he is further evaluated.
Hunter (elbow) was activated off the 60-day injured list Friday. Hunter has been out since February due to a flexor strain but is ready to join the Phillies after four minor-league rehab outings. The 29-year-old had a 3.80 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 51:15 K:BB over 64 innings with Philadelphia last season and figures to work his way into a high-leverage role if he performs well early.
Hunter (elbow) could be activated from the injured list during this weekend's series against the Marlins, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Hunter has been on the shelf all season with a flexor strain in his right elbow. He's made four rehab appearances, allowing one run on three hits while striking out six across five innings. Hunter could make two additional rehab appearances Friday and Saturday before returning. Either way, the right-hander appears to be close to making his 2019 big-league debut.
Hunter (elbow) will make another rehab outing with Double-A Reading Tuesday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Hunter could have been cleared after a re-evaluation Monday, but the team evidently decided he needs at least one more rehab outing. He allowed one run and recorded a 4:0 K:BB in three rehab innings for High-A Clearwater.