After putting off surgery in May, Jonathan Pettibone will undergo surgery on his shoulder, according to Aaron Gleeman of HardballTalk. He has a partially torn labrum in his shoulder, as Kerry Kauffman of Sports Injury Alert reported.
Pettibone first experienced the shoulder problems last season and has essentially been putting off surgery in favor of rest and rehab since then. Now the 23-year old will miss the rest of the season, most likely according to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly. He will have “exploratory surgery” to be performed by Dr. James Andrews and “it’s extremely doubtful he will pitch again this season.”
This season, Pettibone has a 9.00 ERA in 9 innings pitched while striking out 6 and walking 3. He has a 2.22 WHIP and has given up 10 runs.
In 2013, Pettibone has an ERA of 4.04 in 100.1 innings pitched while striking out 66 and walking 38. He had a 1.47 WHIP while accumulating a 1.5 WAR.
The Phillies sit at 30-38 and in last place in the National League East. They are 5.5 games back of the first place Braves and play them Tuesday when Kyle Kendrick (2-6, 4.09 ERA) and Ervin Santana (5-3, 4.09 ERA) square off.
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