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Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Brandon Marsh has undergone knee surgery and is expected to return to game activity in three to four weeks. Marsh, who was acquired from the Angels in 2022, has been a regular in the Phillies' outfield and is expected to be ready for Opening Day.
The Phillies announced Friday that outfielder Brandon Marsh underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee this morning. He's expected to return to game activity in three to four weeks, per the team, and the Phillies anticipate that he'll still be ready for Opening Day.
There is some speculation that the injury news regarding Marsh could push the Phillies to search for a right-handed-hitting outfielder on the market. Marsh has struggled against left-handed pitchers throughout his career, and there is always the possibility of lingering issues following minor surgery.
The Phillies were already known to be poking around the market for another bench bat, and it's fair to wonder whether this injury news regarding Marsh might push them a bit harder to find a right-handed-hitting outfielder. Marsh is a career .223/.278/.312 hitter against southpaws anyhow, and while there's no indication that this is expected to be a long-term issue, it's also not uncommon to see a relatively minor surgery bring about some lingering issues.