Phillies bring back Ranger Suarez from WBC due to 'left forearm tightness'


The Philadelphia Phillies have brought back starting pitcher Ranger Suarez from the World Baseball Classic due to "left forearm tightness," according to Todd Zolecki of

Forearm injuries are never something you want to hear with a starting pitching, but according to Zolecki, the Phillies "believe it is minor."

Suarez, 27, was excellent for the Phillies last season and especially in the postseason where he allowed just nine hits and two earned runs in 14.2 innings, across five games where he started three and pitched in relief in two.

Phillies 19-year-old elite prospect RHP Andrew Painter suffered an elbow injury in his first Spring Training start last week, but there has still been no official update on his injury.

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