Oft-injured Dugan sidelined with stress reaction

Phillies outfielder expects to wear walking boot on right foot for four or five days

Oft-injured Dugan sidelined with stress reaction

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Phillies outfielder Kelly Dugan cannot catch a break.

Dugan, who was selected by Philadelphia in the second round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, strolled through the Phillies' clubhouse Monday morning at Bright House Field with a walking boot on his right foot. He sustained a mild stress reaction while running sprints recently.

Dugan is expected to be sidelined at least a couple of weeks, which includes another four or five days in the boot.

Dugan, 24, has sustained a rash of injuries over the years, including a staph infection in 2009. He had a stress fracture in his back in '10-11, which limited him to 75 games. Turf toe removed Dugan from the '13 Arizona Fall League, then an oblique injury sidelined him early last season, before he ended the year with a broken foot.

When healthy, Dugan has been productive. He posted an .818 OPS in 290 plate appearances last season with Double-A Reading, and he has an .819 OPS in six Minor League seasons.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.