Phillies finally announce Andrew Painter has right UCL sprain


Andrew Painter has a right proximal ulnar collateral ligament sprain, the Philadelphia Phillies announced on Friday. Painter will rest for four weeks from the date of injury and then begin light throwing.

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Painter believes he will be back pitching this season, per Todd Zolecki.

On Friday, March 3rd, Painter reported feeling “tenderness” in his elbow.

In his Spring Training debut on March 1st, Painter faced eight batters, allowing three hits and one earned run in two innings, while striking out one. He threw 19 fastballs, averaging 96.8 miles per hour, topping out at 99 miles per hour.

Painter, 19, was the Phillies' No. 13 overall pick in 2021 and expectations are sky high for's 6th overall prospect, as Painter looks to make the Phillies' 2023 MLB roster as a backend starter in the rotation.

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