The Philadelphia Phillies have lost 25-year old righty swinging outfielder Aaron Altherr for the next 4-6 months after he had left wrist surgery. He played in 39 games for the Phillies last year and he was 33 of 137 (.241 avg, .827 OPS) with 25 runs scored, 5 homers, 22 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. This is a huge blow to both Altherr and the Phillies, as he was penciled in as the starting RF for the 2016 season. The loser of the competition in LF between Peter Bourjos and Cody Asche will likely be the frontrunner for the starting job in RF to start the 2016 season. Tyler Goeddel and David Lough will also likely be in the competition to replace Altherr in RF.
UPDATE: (4/2/2016) – The Philadelphia Phillies have placed Aaron Altherr on the 60-day disabled list to start the 2016 season.