The injury news continues to roll in for the Phillies.
An MRI on Saturday revealed a stress fracture to the left fibula for third baseman Kevin Frandsen, however, it won’t cost him much playing time according to assistant general manager Scott Proefrock.
Frandsen is listed as day to day and will be able to play to pain tolerance, though manager Charlie Manuel says he will keep the third baseman out of the lineup for three or four days and then reevaluate how he feels.
In his first season with the Phillies, Frandsen has been one of the club’s most pleasant surprises. In 34 games he is batting .336 with a .384 on-base percentage. In 18 games at Citizens Bank Park Frandsen is batting .387.
Meanwhile, relief pitcher Raul Valdes will have arthroscopic surgery on Monday to repair his meniscus. The lefty is 3-2 with a 2.90 ERA in 27 appearances. He also has 35 strikeouts in 31 innings.