Knapp started at catcher Friday and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in a 4-0 loss to the A's. Knapp was making his first start since Aug. 3. He was activated from the disabled list earlier in the week, but had yet to appear in a game. His playing time may be limited over the remainder of the season as the Phillies seem to be focused on getting Jorge Alfaro at-bats this month.
Knapp (hand) was activated from the DL on Tuesday. He has been out since Aug. 3, but will return in time to presumably get a handful of starts behind the dish this month. Knapp has hit .253/.362/.373 with three home runs and one steal in 188 plate appearances in his first major-league season. It is unclear exactly how the playing time will break down between Knapp, Jorge Alfaro and Cameron Rupp over the rest of the season, but Knapp and Alfaro profile more as long-term pieces, so they would presumably have a leg up over Rupp.
Knapp (hand) could rejoin the Phillies late next week, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Knapp, who has been sidelined since early August, said his fractured right hand has healed and is pain-free. Manager Pete Mackanin will have to shuffle playing time for three catchers once Knapp returns, which will impact the number of at-bats he'll get over the remainder of the season.
Knapp (hand) has started to throw, but still lacks full strength when gripping the baseball, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Knapp has been sidelined since early August with a fracture in his right hand. He is likely a few weeks away from a return to action. Cameron Rupp and Jorge Alfaro are splitting time behind the plate while Knapp is out.
Knapp (hand) said he is confident he will be able to return in September, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Knapp is currently sidelined with a fracture in his right hand. Jorge Alfaro will split catching duties with Cameron Rupp while Knapp is sidelined.
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