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Tommy Joseph to have season-ending wrist surgery
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(8/3/14) Phillies catcner prospect Tommy Joseph will undergo season-ending wrist surgery Tuesday. Joseph was recently on a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League (rookie) Phillies, but played only six games before being shut down July 19.
He hit .282 with a .345 on-base percentage, .551 slugging percentage, .896 OPS, five home runs and 19 RBI in 21 games for Double-A Reading this season.
Tommy Joseph working way back from wrist injury
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(7/11/14) Phillies catching prospect Tommy Joseph made his return from wrist surgery Thursday, for the Gulf Coast League Phillies.
Joseph, who suffered the injury at Double-A Reading, caught and went 1 for 3 Thursday. He will likely see at least a few more games at the rookie league before he returns to Reading, where he was hitting .282/.345/.551 in 87 at-bats prior to the injury.
Tommy Joseph expected to start year at Double-A
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/26/14) Phillies catcher prospect Tommy Joseph is expected to head back to Double-A to open the 2014 season after pretty much missing the entire 2013 season due to a concussion.
However, minor-league director Joe Jordan said Joseph will remain at catcher after coming out of a four-week stint in winter ball with "no issues," according to The Morning Call.
"I think right now the right thing to do is for [Joseph] to start back at Double-A and play and see where it takes us," Jordan said.
Phillies add four to 40-man roster
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(11/21/13) The Phillies added outfielders Aaron Altherr and Kelly Dugan, catcher Tommy Joseph and pitcher Rob Rasmussen to the 40-man roster Wednesday.
Altherr hit .275/.337/.455 with 12 home runs, 69 RBI and 23 stolen bases in 466 at-bats with high Class A Clearwater last season. Dugan hit .291/.352/.506 with 20 home runs and 59 RBI in 429 at-bats between high Class A Clearwater and Double-A Reading.
Joseph hit .179/.229/.285 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 123 at-bats across four levels while missing much of the season due to a concussion. Rasmussen, who was acquired in the trade that sent Michael Young to Los Angeles, went 3-11 with a 4.11 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 113:60 K:BB ratio in 135 2/3 innings between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Albuquerque.
Tommy Joseph headed to winter league
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(11/6/13) CSNPhilly.com reports that Phillies catching prospect Tommy Joseph will play in the Dominican Winter League. He could start playing for Estrellas de Oriente as soon as Thursday.
Joseph is fully recovered from a concussion that limited him to 36 games in the minors, as he started the year at Triple-A Lehigh Valley and finished at Double-A Reading.
Rollins 0 for 4 in return; Pirates beat Phils 6-5
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Jimmy Rollins was 0 for 4 in his return to Philadelphia's lineup after a three-game benching and NL MVP Andrew McCutchen hit his third home run of spring training in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-5 win over the Phillies on Friday.
|After slugging 22 home runs and totaling 95 RBI at Class A in 2011, Tommy Joseph emerged as one of the top catching prospects in baseball. However, the luster has worn off after two straight disappointing seasons, and now Joseph is trying to keep his major-league hopes alive. Joseph, who was acquired in a 2012 trade with the Giants, was limited to 36 games last season in the minors, mostly due to a concussion. He was eventually shut down for good in August. Joseph hit just .179 with three home runs and 16 RBI. He made it back onto the diamond this offseason, but he hit a disappointing .192 with no home runs and two RBI in nine games in the Dominican Winter League. Had Joseph had a productive and healthy campaign in '13, the Phillies might have let Carlos Ruiz leave in free agency and turn the starting catcher job over to the 22-year-old backstop. But the Phillies re-signed Ruiz for three years in the offseason, blocking Joseph's path to the majors. Joseph has good pop for a catcher, but he's nothing more than a low-end, long-term Fantasy keeper.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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