Phillies Lose Outfielder To Multiple Leg Injuries

A scary moment for Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Brandon Marsh, as his leg bent in a way it's simply not supposed to as he crashed into the wall trying to make a catch Tuesday night.

But while Marsh will likely hit the IL, the report today is better than expected.

An MRI revealed a bone bruise in Marsh's knee but no structural damage. But he also suffered a sprained ankle on the play. 

The Phillies are now desperately short on outfield depth. “We’re thin,” president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski acknowledged Wednesday. “We’re short, all of a sudden.” 

Bryce Harper, of course, is out with a ligament tear in his elbow, and when he returns in (hopefully) a couple of weeks, it will only be to DH. Kyle Schwarber has missed the last six games with a calf strain. He, too, will only return in a DH role. 

And the team's organizational depth in the OF took a further hit this past weekend when minor leaguer Simon Muzziotti, who would have been a candidate for a promotion, suffered a season-ending knee injury. 

Dombrowski will be hitting the phones and the waiver wire looking for replacements. 

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