CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies are a little thin in the outfield these days.
Aaron Altherr will miss four to six months following surgery Wednesday to repair a torn tendon sheath in his left wrist. But Cody Asche also has been sidelined. A MRI on Wednesday confirmed he has a Grade 1 strained right oblique.
The Phillies said Asche remains day to day.
"Well, there is no timetable [for his return]," manager Pete Mackanin said. "I'm hoping tomorrow he feels better. I don't know. Those things are funny. I've had an oblique strain before, and it's one of those things that it's hard to get rid of. Rest is probably the best thing. It's a day-to-day thing."
"It's not too serious, but at the same time, it's enough to cause some precaution," Asche said. "I just basically have to go on how I feel. If I feel good, I can keep progressing."
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