Catcher - Philadelphia Phillies
Date of Birth: March 18, 1991 (29 years old)
Phillies' J.T. Realmuto: Remains in lineup for nightcap
Realmuto will bat cleanup as the designated hitter in the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals.Previous reports indicated that Realmuto wouldn't be asked to play twice on one day immediately after returning from a nine-day absence with a hip injury. The Phillies' loss in the afternoon game appears to have given them a sense of urgency, however, so they'll push the star catcher to his limits Tuesday with their playoff hopes very much up in the air.
Phillies' J.T. Realmuto: Returns to lineup
Realmuto (hip) will catch the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.Realmuto will wind up missing nine days with hip discomfort but will be able to help the Phillies out in the tense final days of the playoff race. Whether or not he's able to handle his typically heavy workload immediately after returning from injury remains to be seen. He isn't expected to play a role in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader, even as a designated hitter.
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