Shit news on a Wednesday afternoon.

Jim Salisbury at NBC Sports Philadelphia is reporting that Phillies reliever Seranthony Dominguez suffered a setback in his recovery from an elbow strain.


Over the last week, Dominguez has pitched twice in Grapefruit League games. The setback apparently occurred on Sunday when he pitched an inning against the Toronto Blue Jays. Dominguez struck out two batters and hit 95 mph on the stadium radar gun in that game.

The severity of Dominguez’ setback is still being determined. Wednesday is an off day in Phillies camp and more information on the pitcher’s condition is expected later in the week. Given Dominguez’ history, it’s difficult to envision him being part of the opening day bullpen and reasonable to wonder if his absence could be lengthy.

Bob’s take:

Entering this season heavily relying on Seranthony Dominguez was a total miscalculation—a substantial risk that could have and should have been mitigated with better insurance policies. Hindsight is 20/20, sure, but a potential setback wasn’t all that hard to forecast.

Fuck me.