By Sam Bush
The hard cast is off Phils catcher JT Realmuto’s right thumb, and it has been placed in a splint, which allows for mobility in the fingers and thumb.
“It’s the hopeful part that he can be there Opening Day,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said following yesterday’s 3-0 victory over the Pirates.
“It allows us to be more aggressive in the strengthening part of his rehab. Now, he can move it around and do some things. He went through a throwing motion with something on his arm. He can just do more, but he’s still not really throwing a baseball or hitting.”