Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Garcia has surgery, De Fratus throws

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Phillies infielder Harold Garcia underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee Monday in Philadelphia and will miss four to six months.

Garcia has surgery, De Fratus throws

Phillies infielder Harold Garcia underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Phillies infielder Harold Garcia underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee. (Matt Slocum/AP)

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Phillies infielder Harold Garcia underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee Monday in Philadelphia and will miss four to six months.

It's another blow for Garcia, a 25-year-old prospect on the team's 40-man roster, who missed almost all of 2011 with a torn ACL in his right knee. As a 23-year-old, Garcia hit .305 at single-A Clearwater and double-A Reading. While at Clearwater, he set the Florida State League record with a 37-game hitting streak.

Garcia played two games in Venezuelan winter ball and then reported swelling at mini camp in Clearwater. The Phillies say the injury is not related to the ACL tear.

"It just kept bothering him," assistant GM Scott Proefrock said.

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In more encouraging news for the Phillies, righthander Justin De Fratus is moving forward with his throwing program. De Fratus was sidelined for two weeks with elbow soreness.

"He'll progress as tolerated," Proefrock said. "He's behind obviously. Hopefully we can get him back on the mound. We still have almost a month left here."


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