It seems there is a decent amount of concern that Scott Mathieson could be headed toward a third surgery on his right elbow. It is unclear how that would affect the right-handed reliver's career.
The 24-year-old, who had Tommy John surgery in September of 2006 and an ulnar nerve transposition this past September, recently had an MRI in Birmingham and the Phillies are waiting for three different doctors who have examined Mathieson to examine the results. Mathieson said at the end of spring training that he hoped to be pitching in games by May, but that was before this latest set back.
“We’re not particularly optimistic about his situation right now because it just hasn’t progressed,” Phillies assistant general manager Ruben Amaro said.