The Phillies announced they’ve placed pitcher Andrew Bellatti on the 15-day IL with right triceps tendinitis. The move is retroactive to yesterday. Christopher Sanchez has been activated off the IL to take Bellatti’s spot on the active roster.
Bellatti has struggled to a 6.23 ERA so far this season through 8 2/3 innings. That’s a noticeable step back from 2022, when Bellatti threw 54 1/3 innings of 3.31 ERA ball out of the Phillies’ bullpen. While Bellatti’s velocity has remained intact so far this season, he has seen an uptick in walks and a drop in strikeouts.
It’s not known yet how severe Bellatti’s injury is, although a bit of clarity on the matter may come after today’s match against the Rockies.
Sanchez was hurt in spring training when he went down with a left triceps strain. He’s made two rehab starts since, working to a 1.04 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings pitched. The Dominican Republic native has been in the big leagues for the past two seasons, working to a 5.47 ERA across 52 2/3 combined innings. He has one minor league option remaining.
Bullpen door continues to rotate….?
In all this, whither Noah Song? Phill is keeping it tight to the vest. At some point in the next month or so, they’ll have to activate him or lose him….or have “something” further happen to his back.
Seems like a good dude, hope he gets his shot.
I’d reckon the league gives them a lot of latitude with Song’s recovery given his situation.