Phillies' J.T. Realmuto cleared from COVID-19 IL
J.T. Realmuto was activated off the COVID IL one day after being placed on it. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Phillies' J.T. Realmuto cleared from COVID-19 IL

Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto was not on the COVID-19 injured list for long. 

The Phillies activated the two-time All-Star off the list Friday and made him the designated hitter for Friday's game versus the Toronto Blue Jays in Florida: 

Realmuto reported symptoms often linked with coronavirus cases on Wednesday and was placed on the IL ahead of the Thursday afternoon matchup against the Washington Nationals even though he hadn't tested positive for the virus. Per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN), the 30-year-old did not travel with the team but instead flew to Florida on his own in time to play Friday. 

Across 33 games this season, Realmuto is hitting .314 with four home runs and 16 RBIs. 

The Phillies began the start of the weekend's action at 20-18 overall and 1.5 games behind the New York Mets in the National League East standings. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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