Eflin (shoulder) said Monday that he had a normal offseason and won't face any limitations in spring training, Matt Gelb of The Athletic Philadelphia reports. "I was able to focus on things I need to get better at as opposed to just trying to get healthy," Eflin said, when asked about his offseason program. "Now that I'm healthy, I'm able to participate in everything and actually feel like I'm growing and getting stronger. It all feels like it's coming together."
Working back from the right shoulder impingement that resulted in Eflin being shut down for the last six weeks of the past season was nothing compared to what he had to endure the offseason before that, when he was rehabbing two surgically repaired knees. Eflin came back from the double-knee procedure to make 11 starts for the Phillies in 2017 and largely underwhelmed in those outings, finishing with a 6.16 ERA (6.10 FIP) across 64.1 innings. Despite his poor showing last season, Eflin remains in the mix for a rotation role this spring with only three pitchers (Aaron Nola, Jerad Eickhoff and Vince Velasquez) guaranteed starting spots at the moment. However, the Phillies haven't ruled out the possibility of signing a veteran starter to supplement the young arms atop the rotation, a move that would likely close Eflin's window to opening the season with the big club.
Eflin (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.
Since he last pitched Aug. 18, this effectively ends Eflin's season. He began throwing again earlier this month, so it would seem that he is on track to be ready for the 2018 season. The 23-year-old righty notched a 6.16 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 35:12 K:BB in 64.1 innings in the big leagues and now has a 5.85 ERA in 127.2 MLB innings.
Eflin (shoulder) has begun throwing, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Eflin is sidelined with a shoulder impingement. He is not yet ruled out for the season, but he'll need to avoid any setbacks to return to the mound this month.
Eflin (shoulder) said he is hopeful he can return sometime in September, Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Eflin is sidelined with soreness in his throwing shoulder. He has not thrown a ball since Aug. 18 and will need to progress to a throwing program before a clearer return date emerges.
Eflin (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.
After Eflin departed his most recent start Friday with right shoulder discomfort, the Phillies had been hopeful he wouldn't require a trip to the DL, but those plans were foiled after he was later diagnosed with a strain. Until Eflin is cleared to resume a throwing program, he'll face an uncertain timetable to return from the DL, forcing the Phillies to add a new pitcher into the rotation for the time being. Mark Leiter, who was moved to the bullpen last week to make room for the recently recalled Ben Lively, seems to be the most logical candidate to assume Eflin's spot in the rotation.
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