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Rise and Phight: 7/8/2023

Sobering news for the Phillies

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Even with the excitement surrounding the team’s 13th road win in a row, there was the sobering news about Andrew Painter yesterday that provided a speedbump on the road to happiness.

By this point, it would have probably been around late August before Painter was going to appear in an MLB game anyway, but even if the news around his sore right elbow is that he doesn’t require surgery just yet, he’s probably not going to pitch this year at all anywhere, majors or minors. That’s a much larger issue when it comes to developmental path. Pitchers need to pitch, even if briefly and no matter how good said prospect is, missing a whole year is an issue. He’s a valuable pitcher to the team’s plans, so they’ll proceed carefully, but it just goes to send you a reminder of the famous acronym:


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