Charlie Tilson’s time in the majors was short-lived this season. The White Sox acquired him from the Cardinals in the Zach Duke trade on Sunday and the club called him up to the majors to debut on Tuesday.
Tilson had a single in two at-bats against the Tigers, but suffered an injury trying to catch a fly ball in the fifth inning. He’s been diagnosed with a torn left hamstring and will undergo surgery on Thursday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports. He’ll miss the rest of the season.
I guess you can say that this injury is… Charlie Tilson’s war.
Following the trade, MLB Pipeline rated Tilson the fifth-best prospect in the White Sox system. He hit .282/.345/.407 with 28 extra-base hits, 34 RBI, 53 runs scored, and 15 stolen bases in 395 plate appearances at Triple-A Memphis prior to the trade.
PHILADELPHIA – Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will miss the start of the 2023 season after he had reconstructive right elbow surgery.
The operation was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.
Harper is expected to return to Philadelphia’s lineup as the designated hitter by the All-Star break. He could be back in right field by the end of the season, according to the team.
The 30-year-old Harper suffered a small ulnar collateral ligament tear in his elbow in April. He last played right field at Miami on April 16. He had a platelet-rich plasma injection in May and shifted to designated hitter.
Harper met Nov. 14 with ElAttrache, who determined the tear did not heal on its own, necessitating surgery.
Even with the elbow injury, Harper led the Phillies to their first World Series since 2009, where they lost in six games to Houston. He hit .349 with six homers and 13 RBIs in 17 postseason games.
In late June, Harper suffered a broken thumb when he was hit by a pitch and was sidelined for two months. The two-time NL MVP still hit .286 with 18 homers and 65 RBIs for the season.
Harper left Washington and signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies in 2019. A seven-time All-Star, Harper has 285 career home runs.
With Harper out, the Phillies could use Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber at designated hitter. J.T. Realmuto also could serve as the DH when he needs a break from his catching duties.