The Phillies issue the following statement in regards to Ryan Howard and Hunter Pence:
“After seeing the wound specialist in Philadelphia yesterday, Ryan Howard’s wound has gotten smaller and is healing. We’ve been advised to limit his activities for one more week to allow it to continue to heal. We hope that he will be able to re-start his baseball activities thereafter.
Additionally, Hunter Pence will undergo a precautionary MRI on his left shoulder (non-throwing) here in Phoenix. We hope to have the results later this afternoon.”
Pence seemed pretty upbeat to me, so I don’t think this looks very serious, but with regard to Howard, another week just means another week without him. That’s no good.