• January 17, 2022

Phillies Notes: Pettibone Experiencing Shoulder Soreness, Burnett Takes Halladay’s #34

pettiboneoutPitchers and catchers haven’t even been in Florida for a week, and already there’s more bad news for the Phillies’ rotation.

Jonathan Pettibone was unable to throw his scheduled bullpen session on Sunday after reporting soreness in his shoulder. The young pitcher made 18 starts for the Phillies in 2013 before being lost for the season with a right shoulder injury

General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. commented on Pettibone’s status. “Hopefully it’s nothing big, but it could be. Who knows?”

Given this team’s recent failures to properly diagnose injuries, hearing the general manager come out and say something like “Who knows” isn’t very reassuring.

Pettibone was set to compete for a spot in the rotation with Kyle Kendrick, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and Roberto Hernandez. This could potentially be a big setback for him, and cost him the chance to start the season in the big leagues.

Burnett Takes Halladay’s Number

Apparently, when it comes to the numbers of former great players, the Phillies aren’t the most sentimental organization.

Newly signed pitcher A.J. Burnett will done the number 34, which had belonged to Roy Halladay since 2010.

Halladay only played several years in Philadelphia, and didn’t retire as a Phillie, but he was an athlete who gave it his all during his time and seemed to really respect and appreciate the fans of the city. I didn’t expect the Phillies to retire his number, but it would have been classy to at least make it unavailable for a little while to show some respect for what Halladay did for the organization.

 

Denny Basens

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9 Comments

  • I hope GM Amaro added to the Phil’s Medical Staff this year…
    These Wheeze Kids are going to spend a lot of time with them this year

  • Have any pictures of the shoulder revealed a clue to the cause of the “stiff and sore” body parts?

    • The only Clue that was revealed was a miniature Picture of Former Pitching Coach Rich Dubee on his Clavacle…

  • like i said going nowhere fast by the way amaro and phillies fo really a class act heh giving docs number up wow

    • As great as doc was life goes on… Daulton took #10 after bowa, Samuel took #8 after boonie… Doc was GREAT for three years but come on this is bullshit! Doc went to TORONTO to retire and will be inducted in the HOF as a BLUEJAY

  • I thought it was Jonathan Papelbon who had a hurt shoulder down there in Clearwater. Pettibone’s injury is easier to replace than Papelbon.
    Is the setup man Adams healthy?

  • you’re comparing those two examples to halladay, you got to be the only one here that thinks it wasnt a classless thing to do, u must be smokin more than cigars not the point where he retires its about the people running this shithole debacle

    • those 2 were long time phillies that were big parts of a WS win…. Halladay who i love BTW is a retired Blue Jay– those are the facts… move on.
      And I will GUARANTEE you that Doc himself didn’t give it a second thought.

    • you are just looking for shit to whine about… ridiculous.

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