HomeTop StoriesPhiladelphia Phillies catcher JT Realmuto is undergoing knee surgery

Philadelphia Phillies catcher JT Realmuto is undergoing knee surgery

JT Realmuto and Kyle Schwarber talk after Game 2 NLCS win over Diamondbacks

JT Realmuto and Kyle Schwarber talk after Game 2 NLCS win over Diamondbacks


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Phillies JT Realmuto has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to pain in his right knee, the team announced on Tuesday.

In his absence, the Phils will bring in Rafel Marchán from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to fill Realmuto’s spot on the team’s 26-man roster. Marchán will serve as a backup to Garrett Stubbs, according to CBS Sports.

The 33-year-old catcher will undergo a meniscectomy on his right knee on Wednesday in Philadelphia.

CBS Sports reported Tuesday that The Athletic’s Matt Gelb said Realmuto had been playing through the pain for nearly a month. Realmuto and the Phillies ultimately decided now was the time to address the injury team returned from the MLB World Tour: London Series on Monday evening.

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Realmuto, 33, has slashed .261/.309/.411 with a .720 OPS over his 51 games for the Phillies this season. Entering play today, his seven home runs are the most in any National League catchers and he ranks third in runs scored (28) and fourth in extra-base hits (16).”

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Philadelphia Phillies’ JT Realmuto is hit by a pitch from Milwaukee Brewers’ Colin Rea during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, in Philadelphia.

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“Defensively, Realmuto’s ERA of 2.84 catchers is first among all NL backstops. Earlier this season, Realmuto posted a career-high 17-game hitting streak, which was the longest for a Phillie who played primarily catcher since at least 1900,” said Phillies President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski wrote in an announcement Tuesday.

The Phils have not indicated how long Realmuto will be out, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he is sidelined until at least the All-Star break in mid-July, according to CBS Sports.

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