Injuries & Moves: Herrera to rehab at Triple-A

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Keep track of the Phillies’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

OF Odúbel Herrera (sore right oblique)
Expected return:
Late April
Herrera will move to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to continue his rehab assignment this week, and manager Joe Girardi said Herrera could return to the Phillies as early as their next homestand, which begins Friday and goes through April 28, with seven games against the Brewers and Rockies. Herrera has been on his rehab assignment with Single-A Clearwater since April 12. — David Adler (Last updated: April 17)

LHP Ryan Sherriff (left biceps tendinitis)
Expected return:
Sherriff has not pitched or thrown since March 28. — Todd Zolecki (Last updated: April 10)

OF Mickey Moniak (right hand contusion)
Expected return: Early-to-mid May
A CT scan revealed that Moniak suffered a hairline fracture in his right hand on April 6, when he was hit by a pitch in the Phillies’ Grapefruit League finale. The Phillies said he could return sometime in May. — Todd Zolecki (Last updated: April 8)

RHP Sam Coonrod (strained right shoulder)
Expected return: TBD
The Phillies moved Coonrod to the 60-day IL before their first road series against the Marlins, since he’s still only playing catch and will need to go through a Spring Training type of buildup, and the team doesn’t want to rush him back.

An MRI exam last month revealed that Coonrod has a strained right shoulder. He just recently started throwing from 90 feet. He remains weeks away from rejoining the bullpen. — Todd Zolecki (Last updated: April 14)

LHP JoJo Romero (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
Early June or later
Romero landed on the IL on May 6 with what the Phillies called a sprained left forearm. He had Tommy John surgery on May 25. It can take 12-18 months to completely recover from Tommy John surgery, but Romero threw his first bullpen session on March 16 in Clearwater, Fla., and said he thinks he is ahead of schedule.

“Just as far as gaining the strength back, gaining the arm strength back, everything feels good,” Romero said. “Ideally, pitching sometime around May, June, July, is something I have my sights set on. But at the end of the day, I want to make sure that I’m ready to go, ready to be back to that competitive nature that I have.” (Last updated: March 22)

LHP Kent Emanuel (left elbow impingement)
Expected return:
Emanuel landed on the 60-day IL on March 20, when the Phillies added OF Kyle Schwarber to the 40-man roster. Phillies manager Joe Girardi said Emanuel had an offseason procedure, and he came up “a little sore” when he started throwing this spring. “We had to slow him down,” Girardi said. “He’s not ready for games for a while, [and] by the time he gets built up, it’s going to be 60 days.” (Last updated: March 22)