Phillies’ JT Realmuto Expected to Miss Spring Training Games With Injury
JT Realmuto joined his teammates when pitchers and catchers reported to Phillies' spring training -- but you shouldn't expect to see him on the field for at least a few weeks after he suffered an injury.
The good news is that Realmuto should be ready for the start of the regular season but this injury forces him to lose valuable time in spring training to work with the pitching staff and get at-bats in Florida exhibition games.
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Just a few weeks ago, the Phillies re-signed the all-star catcher to a five-year contract worth $115.5 million as part of moves by new Phillies President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski's efforts to keep the team competitive and build towards becoming a World Series contender again.
Since coming to Philadelphia ahead of the start of the 2019 season, JT Realmuto has been top-five in Major League Baseball in games started at catcher and he won the 2019 NL Gold Glove along with leading the National League in runners caught stealing by a catcher (43).
Over the last two seasons, Realmuto finished top fourth among Phillies hitters in home runs, RBI, and slugging percentage.
Realmuto is currently ranked seventh among MLB active catchers in runners caught stealing percentage (35.8%).