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Phillies’ JT Realmuto Out ‘A Couple Weeks’ With Fractured Thumb

As if Philadelphia hadn’t had enough with the Carson Wentz trade to Indianapolis–now Phillies’ star catcher JT Realmuto has a fractured thumb. He’s expected to be out two weeks, but the team is ‘optimistic’ he’ll be ready for spring training.

Realmuto just signed a five-year, $115.5 million extension with the team this offseason, so surely the Phillies would love it if he could make it to the party. I wonder how optimistic the Eagles were when they gave Carson Wentz $128 million?

The Phillies are looking to bounce back from last year’s letdown season, and if they want any chance, Realmuto needs to be there. From the sounds of things, Phillies’ fans shouldn’t have much to worry about.

On paper, at least.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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