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Phillies’ Marsh has debridement surgery

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Brandon Marsh will miss most of — if not all of — spring training. His teammates are expected to report to Clearwater, Florida soon.

Marsh had surgery on Friday. The team is projecting that he will be out 3-4 weeks following the left knee arthroscopic debridement surgery.

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Despite the surgery, the Phillies are expecting Marsh to be ready to play on Opening Day. This was an unexpected procedure, according to reports.

According to Mercy Health, this procedure removed the broken down bits of cartilage and tissues to help reduce pain and improve movement. This is a common procedure, as it is done more than 650,000 times per year, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

Marsh, who is entering into his second full season in Philadelphia, is the team’s starting left fielder. He is a center fielder by trade. However, Rob Thomson moved him to left field to make Johan Rojas the center fielder.

His projection, according to Baseball Reference, is a .264 batting average. He is also projected to have 12 home runs and 57 RBIs in 428 at-bats.

Marsh, who was acquired by the team in the summer of 2022 in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels, had a career season last season. He had a .277 batting average.

Plus, he also had 12 home runs and 60 RBIs in 133 games.

The 12 home runs were the most that he had in a season. He previously had 11 home runs split between the Angels and Phillies during the 2022 season.

He had eight home runs with the Angels. Following his trade to the Phillies, he had three more home runs.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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