The Venezuelan Closer Jose Alvarado He continues to make progress in his recovery. He successfully completed a flat-court bullpen session on Monday, and the Phillies already have another scheduled for him on Wednesday.
The firefighter, who went on the disabled list May 10 with elbow inflammation, could be facing hitters in a few days.
Its evolution has been relatively rapid. He just started to loosen his arm Friday from about 60 feet out and has already completed his first bullpen session. The Phillies will most likely give him an assignment in the minors so he can complete his recovery.
Before he got hurt, José Alvarado was in the midst of the best season of his seven-year major league career. Through 14 appearances and 14 0.6/XNUMX innings he sported a minuscule XNUMX ERA.
He also set a record by becoming the first reliever in the modern era of baseball to get 11 strikeouts in a row. He has five saves in seven chances.