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UPDATE: Vincent Velasquez leaves Phillies game with apparent injury

A Velasquez injury could be very bad news for the Phillies.

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

The Phillies promising young starter, Vincent Velasqeuz, was pulled from the team's series finale against the Chicago Cubs today after throwing just two pitches.

The official word from the team is "right biceps soreness." His velocity on his first two pitches of the game were about 9 mph slower than his typical fastball velocity.

Velasquez underwent Tommy John surgery prior to the 2011 season and did not return until late in 2012. The Phillies reportedly had concerns about his shoulder at the time of the Ken Giles deal, although not enough to scuttle a deal.

It's unclear whether Velasquez was having issues throwing in the bullpen before the game, but it was noted on the broadcast after the first pitch that Cameron Rupp looked into the dugout after Velasquez' first offering.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


Perhaps this is unrelated... perhaps it's not.


It appears as if Velasquez started feeling discomfort shortly before he finished warming up.