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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Phillies Injury Update: Jesse Biddle diagnosed with mild tendinitis after MRI

By on 11/20/2014 12:30:00 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies look to start the rebuilding process this winter following two consecutive 73-win seasons. Some veterans who were the core of the team that won a World Series championship in 2008 likely will be moved to pave way for younger players to build for the future. One such player is left-handed pitcher Jesse Biddle, who struggled this past season in Double A Reading. After fearing his latest elbow injury was serious, the Phillies got good news on Biddle, who was diagnosed with mild tendinitis.

I reported on November 12 that Biddle was sent home from Puerto Rico to have his sore elbow examined. An update on Biddle, as reported by Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer, is that he'll has mild tendinitis in his left elbow. The injury could have been much more serious for Biddle, who will reportedly be added to the Phillies 40-man roster later today.

The Phillies had hoped that Biddle could put in some innings in Venezuela this winter, but that doesn't appear to be the case now. But Joe Jordan, the Phillies director of player development is not concerned about the injury.
"Everything looked good. Everything is fine. We think he has some tendinitis. Nothing at all. Everything is fine."
Biddle, the Phillies number one draft pick in 2010, struggled this past season at Double-A Reading, posting a record of 3-10 with a 5.03 ERA. He allowed 78 hits and 11 home runs, in 82 1/3 innings with 44 walks and 80 strikeouts. He has a career Minor League record of 31-39 with a 3.55 ERA.

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