PHILADELPHIA -- Top Phillies prospect Sixto Sanchez is on the disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.The Phillies said they do not think it is serious."There was nothing that was shown that told us that he needs surgery," Phillies player development director Joe Jordan said Saturday afternoon at Citizens
PHILADELPHIA -- Top Phillies prospect Sixto Sanchez is on the disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.
The Phillies said they do not think it is serious.
"There was nothing that was shown that told us that he needs surgery," Phillies player development director Joe Jordan said Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. "Obviously, everyone knows who he is. We're concerned just because of the fact that it's him, but again we're putting him on the side for a couple weeks and let it calm down and see where it goes.
"Hopefully it's just a setback and we can get it calmed down."
Sanchez, 19, is the No. 23 prospect in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. He is 4-3 with a 2.51 ERA in eight starts with Class A Clearwater, despite being one of the youngest players in the Florida State League. Sanchez posted a 0.70 ERA (two earned runs in 25 2/3 innings) in his last four starts, striking out 29 and walking four in that span.
Sanchez felt something Monday after pitching seven scoreless innings Sunday against the Florida Fire Frogs. He had a MRI and visited doctors this week in Philadelphia.
"He's been on an awesome run," Jordan said. "He just came in a little inflamed so we're going to be cautious."
Hoskins activated, Cozens to DL
The Phillies activated Rhys Hoskins before Saturday's game. He had been on the 10-day disabled list since May 30 because of a fractured jaw. The jaw has not completely healed -- it could take 4-6 weeks -- but Hoskins got cleared to play after he received a modified batting helmet with double face flaps to protect his jaw.
The Phillies placed Dylan Cozens on the DL to make room for Hoskins on the 25-man roster. Cozens suffered a strained left quadriceps chasing a fly ball Friday.
Eickhoff is relieved, optimistic
Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff is relieved that multiple doctors said he does not have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, which could have required a rib to be surgically removed. He hopes to know in the coming days what is causing the tingling and weakness in his fingers when he pitches.
"I'm pretty optimistic about it," Eickhoff said Saturday morning. "Eliminating (TOS) with the symptoms that I have is huge. That kind of narrows it down to a handful of things. In the next couple days I think we're going to have a decent handle on it."
Eickhoff is confident he will pitch again this season.
"I've been throwing. It hasn't affected me to the point where I can't play catch," Eickhoff said. "So I guess that maybe speeds up the process a little bit."
Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.