Austin Wright to the DL

Media folks on Twitter are reporting that a Reading press release states Austin Wright is heading to the DL with elbow tendinitis. No impending doctor visits were announced in the release, so we’ll have to just wait and see on that front. Wright has given up 1 hit, 11 walks, 6 earned runs and struck out 5 in six innings this year. He was ranked as the Phillies #18 prospect this off-season by Baseball America after a fairly strong 2012 where he gave up 147 hits, 60 walks and 57 earned runs while striking out 133 in 147 and 2/3 innings.

Tom Cochran will replace Wright at Reading. Cochran was 9-5 with a 3.96 ERA at Lehigh Valley in 2012.

5 thoughts on “Austin Wright to the DL

  1. After his most recent outing, you had to assume he was hurt so I guess he is. I hope its not serious.

    1. Does something like this ever end in anything other than TJ surgery? It may be delayed for a few months but in the end….

      1. It doesn’t have to. Depends on whether there’s structural damage or anything that might be chronic, I think.

      2. Most of the time it either ends in either TJ or a long drawn out healing process so that there is no further injury. But very often it does go down that road. We will know within the next week or two how bad it is (minor league DL is 7 days), the less there is a timetable, the more worried we should be.

        1. Just the fact that they didn’t say anything in the press release about it worries me. We’ll see what the beat writers can dig up.

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