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Phillies catching prospect Tommy Joseph moving to first base
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/28/15) Concussions have forced Phillies catching prospect Tommy Joseph to give up the position, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Joseph has suffered a series of concussions since 2010, the most recent when he was hit with a foul tip in May.
Joseph will make the transition to first base.
“It’s not a sad day,” said Joe Jordan, the Phillies director of player development. “He’s healthy. He feels good. Not only the concussion stuff, but there was some vision deficiencies that they were able to address that may have been a result of some of his concussions. Tommy’s in great spirits.”
Phillies prospect Tommy Joseph 'sidelined indefinitely'
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/24/15) The Phillies announced catcher prospect Tommy Joseph will be "sidelined indefinitely" due to his concussion, according to MLB.com.
Joseph will undergo a series of vestibular rehabilitation to help regain his balance and coordination. This season, Joseph is hitting .123 in 20 games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Phillies option catcher Tommy Joseph to minor-league camp
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/21/15) The Phillies announced Saturday they optioned catcher Tommy Joseph to minor-league camp. Joseph hit .154 (2 for 13) with five strikeouts in five spring games.
Phillies prospect Tommy Joseph healthy for spring training
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/19/15) Phillies catcher and highly-touted prospect Tommy Joseph is healthy for the beginning of spring training.
Via the Philadelphia Inquirer, Joseph reported to Clearwater, Fla. a month early on Jan. 15, after gaining medical clearance, with the purpose of preparing for baseball's preseason. Joseph underwent a season-ending surgical procedure on his wrist,which ended his season early a year ago.
Joseph appeared in 21 games with the Phillies' Double-A affiliate Reading Fightin Phils and posted a .282 batting average with five home runs and 19 RBI. He is full-go for the start of spring training.
“It was nice to start doing things again,” Joseph said. “I’m in spring training with no restrictions or anything like that. Nothing should stop me.”
Phillies GM on catching situation: 'We're short there'
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(2/5/15) The Phillies enter spring training with a severe lack of depth behind starting catcher Carlos Ruiz, who is 36 and could be trade bait to a contender at the July deadline, reports Philly.com. "We're short there," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. admitted.
Cameron Rupp is the current backup. He batted .183 in 60 at-bats last year.
Tommy Joseph is the only other catcher on the 40-man roster. The highly-touted 23-year-old prospect is coming back from August wrist surgery and might start the season at Double-A. He took his first batting practice a couple weeks ago.
“We’d be in trouble if Chooch goes down, so we have to continue to keep an eye on that,” Amaro said recently. “We’ve had some dialogue with some clubs about possible trades to add depth there, too. We’ll see. I think that may be something that gets more resolved in spring training than anything else.”
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