Phillies Triple-A prospect Daniel Brito collapsed in the first inning of Saturday’s game, and had to be taken off the field via ambulance. According to a statement released by the team, Brito is currently undergoing surgery at a local hospital, but no other details were provided. (Sal Maiorana of The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle has a fuller account of the on-field situation.)
Brito is in his sixth pro season, all in the Phillies organization, and he earned his first promotion to Triple-A after hitting .296/.363/.457 in 275 PA for Double-A Reading this season. We at MLB Trade Rumors wish all the best for Brito in the wake of this terrifying incident, and we hope he has a full recovery.
More on injury situations from around baseball…
- The Diamondbacks reinstated Ketel Marte off the 10-day injured list Saturday. Marte missed just over a month due to a left hamstring strain, and between this injury and a right hamstring strain earlier in the season, he has appeared in only 37 games in 2021. On the plus side, Marte had been hitting extremely well (.370/.419/.556 in 148 PA) when he was able to play, so he still has two months to salvage something positive from what has been a lost season for the D-backs. Since Arizona had no intention of dealing Marte or any other core players, the IL stint seemingly didn’t scuttle any potential Marte trades before the deadline.
- Giants manager Gabe Kapler told reporters (including Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle) that Brandon Belt and Tommy La Stella are hopefully within 7-10 days of rejoining the team. Belt has missed a little over a month with a knee injury, while La Stella hasn’t played since May 2 due to both a hamstring injury and a fractured hand.
- There is some doubt as to whether or not Clayton Kershaw will make his 60-pitch sim game Sunday, as Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters (including Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times) that the star left-hander has “some residual soreness” in his throwing elbow. A bout of forearm inflammation sent Kershaw to the IL on July 7, and while he was expected back in August, this development could possibly throw a wrench into that timeline. To be clear, Roberts indicated that Kershaw might still throw the 60-pitch anyway, just that it wasn’t set in stone that the sim game would indeed take place as planned.