Is J.T. Realmuto OK?

Is J.T. Realmuto OK?

J.T. Realmuto is oK.

After being hit by a foul ball in Tuesday night’s win over the Nationals at Nationals Park, he is bruised and hurting on his left knee.

Realmuto, on the other hand, will not be placed on the 10-day injured list, according to Phillies manager Joe Girardi. He’s more of a day-to-day kind of guy.

J.T. Realmuto
J.T. Realmuto

Realmuto did not start against Washington on Wednesday night, but Girardi indicated the two-time All-Star could come off the bench to hit or catch if necessary.

In 33 games, he batted .938 with four home runs, 16 RBIs, and a .314 OPS. Realmuto’s spot was filled by Andrew Knapp. Scott Kingery is the Phillies’ backup catcher, in case anyone was wondering.

In 47 games with Philadelphia, he hit 11 home runs, drove in 32 runs, and had an.840 OPS. According to FanGraphs, his 1.7 WAR tied for second among catchers.

Despite the fact that the Phillies concluded with a losing record, Realmuto delivered exactly what they wanted at the plate and in the batter’s box.

Realmuto’s 2021 season got off to a rocky start when he broke his right thumb in February, putting his Opening Day status in jeopardy.

On April 1, he was in the starting lineup for a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. Through 33 games this season, he has a .938 OPS.

One disadvantage of having one of MLB’s finest catchers is that you don’t always need a good backup plan. When said star catcher is put on the shelf, this becomes a problem.