24-year old righty starting pitcher Mark Appel is done for the season for the Philadelphia Phillies. He recently had surgery on his right elbow to remove a bone spur. Appel pitched in 8 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he was 3-3 with a 4.46 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. Appel has now pitched in 62 games (61 starts) in his first four years in the minors and he is 19-14 with a 5.04 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. Appel was part of the return from the Houston Astros in the Ken Giles deal last winter.