Injuries & Moves: Suárez (back) to IL; Gregorius (knee) out

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Keep track of the Phillies’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

LATEST NEWS

July 3: LHP (low back spasm) placed on 15-day IL
Suárez landed on the IL prior to the Phillies' series finale on Sunday against the Cardinals, though the move was retroactive to June 30. The team did not make an immediate corresponding move to add a player to the active roster, but it can only backdate an IL stint a maximum of three days. Interim manager Rob Thomson said the move was precautionary after Suárez's back flared up on Sunday. -- Paul Casella

July 3: OF Oscar Mercado claimed by Guardians
Mercado, who was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Friday, returns to Cleveland, where he spent the first four seasons of his big league career. The Guardians DFA’d Mercado on June 21 and he was claimed by the Phillies on June 27, but he made just one appearance for the Phils before being DFA’d to clear a roster spot for left-hander Bailey Falter. -- Paul Casella

INJURY UPDATES

Day to day

SS (left knee soreness)
Expected return:
TBD
Gregorius missed a second straight game on July 3 after getting an injection in his left knee to help ease ongoing discomfort. The shortstop missed a month earlier this season with a sprained left knee before returning to the lineup on June 5. Gregorius has yet to homer in 155 plate appearances this season, something that interim manager Rob Thomson believes could be a result of Gregorius struggling to turn on the ball due to the lingering soreness. The Phillies will see how he reacts to the shot of "lubricant," per Thomson, before deciding on a potential IL stint ahead of the July 5 series opener against the Nationals. -- Paul Casella (Last updated: July 3)

10-day and 15-day IL

LHP (low back spasm)
Expected return: TBD
Suárez was placed on the IL prior to the club's July 3 series finale against the Cardinals, though the move was retroactive to June 30. Suárez's back flared up on Sunday, so interim manager Rob Thomson said the club decided to make the IL move as a precaution ahead of the left-hander's scheduled start on July 5. -- Paul Casella (Last updated: July 3)

INF Nick Maton (sprained right shoulder)
Expected return:
Mid-July
Maton injured his shoulder while making a diving catch in shallow right-center field on June 3 against the Angels. An MRI revealed no structural damage. Maton is performing full workouts again, which includes throwing from second base. The final obstacle is proving he can slide without issue, something the club planned to test on July 3. If he passes that slide test, then he should be cleared to begin a rehab assignment. -- Paul Casella (Last updated: July 3)

INF Johan Camargo (strained right knee)
Expected return: Mid-July
Camargo spent time on the IL earlier this season with the same knee injury. It flared up during the Phillies’ road series in San Diego, with his last appearance prior to landing on the IL coming as a pinch-runner on June 25. Camargo has progressed to full workouts and took grounders on the infield at Citizens Bank Park prior to the club's July 3 game against the Cardinals. -- Paul Casella (Last updated: July 3)

RHP (bruised right knee)
Expected return:
As early as July 11
Eflin injured his right knee during his June 9 start in Milwaukee and he has not felt good since. Eflin hopes the time spent on the 15-day IL will heal the bruise that has caused him issues. He received a cortisone injection on June 28 to help his recovery. Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson said it is too early to tell if Eflin will rejoin the rotation when he is eligible to be activated. He is not throwing as he lets the cortisone injection work. -- Todd Zolecki (Last updated: June 30)

DH/RF Bryce Harper (left thumb fracture)
Expected return: Mid-August at the earliest
Harper had surgery on June 29 to repair his fractured left thumb, and the Phillies said it went well. Harper was hit on the left thumb with a 97.2 mph fastball on June 25 in San Diego.  -- Todd Zolecki (Last updated: June 29)

RHP Connor Brogdon (COVID-19)
Expected return:
July
Brogdon tested positive for COVID-19 at a time when he had elevated himself as one of Rob Thomson’s most trusted relievers. It is unknown when he might rejoin the team. -- Todd Zolecki (Last updated: June 25)

60-day IL

RHP (strained right shoulder)
Expected return: July
Following a recent setback that led to the Phillies pulling back on Coonrod's recovery program, he completed an up-and-down bullpen session without any issues on July 2 at Citizens Bank Park. The right-handed reliever was then sent to Clearwater, Fla., where he's expected to face start facing live hitters. -- Paul Casella (Last updated: July 3)

RHP James McArthur (right elbow stress reaction)
Expected return: TBD
McArthur is the Phillies’ No. 19 prospect. He struggled this season, posting a 5.05 ERA in 13 starts with Double-A Reading. By recalling him and placing him on the 60-day IL, the Phillies cleared a space for Darick Hall’s promotion. – Todd Zolecki (Last updated: June 29)

LHP Kent Emanuel (left elbow impingement)
Expected return:
July
Emanuel started a rehab assignment on June 9 with Single-A Clearwater. He has since pitched for Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The Phillies are stretching him out to be ready to add rotation depth. -- Todd Zolecki (Last updated: June 28)

LHP JoJo Romero (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: Possibly July
Romero continued his rehab assignment on June 23 with Single-A Clearwater. He has made five rehab appearances overall, and his fastball sat 95-96 mph in his first one. Romero had Tommy John surgery on May 25, 2021. -- Todd Zolecki (Last updated: June 28)

LHP Ryan Sherriff (left biceps tendinitis)
Expected return:
July
Sherriff began a rehab assignment on June 9 with Single-A Clearwater, striking out three in a scoreless inning. He made another appearance for Clearwater, one for Double-A Reading and one at Triple-A Lehigh Valley through June 17, logging four scoreless innings in those outings. He has not pitched since because of COVID-19 protocols. -- Todd Zolecki (Last updated: June 28)

2B Jean Segura (fractured right index finger)
Expected return:
Late August/early September at the earliest
Segura had surgery on June 3 to repair his fractured right index finger, which he sustained while squaring to bunt in a May 31 loss to the Giants. He will miss 10-12 weeks, but Segura said on June 15 he hopes he returns closer to the 10-week range. Segura had three pins inserted into his finger. He does not know when they will be removed, but he said he will not pick up a bat or ball until two weeks after that happens. He said a CT scan is scheduled in the next couple of weeks. -- Todd Zolecki (Last updated: June 15)