MLB rumors: Former Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a setback in rehab with the Phillies

Former New York Yankees shortstop medical news Didi Gregory is not good.

Gregorius, who signed a two-year, $ 28 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies ahead of the start of the 2021 season, suffered a setback in his rehabilitation following an elbow injury. Through Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia:

“He had a bit of stiffness and a bit of pain,” manager Joe Girardi said. “We fixed the problem and we hope he will be back in the lineup soon. “

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Salisbury reports that Gregorius made appearances in rehab with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Triple-A last week while recovering from a bone contusion to his right elbow.

Gregorius originally bowed on April 16 as he tried to catch second goal. The 31-year-old tried to overcome the pain but landed on the injured list almost a month later. Gregorius last played for the Phillies on May 12.

Salisbury reports that “before heading to Lehigh Valley last week, Gregorius said the swelling had subsided and the problem had resolved”.

Gregorius is hitting .229 this season for the Phillies with four homers in 32 games.

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