Workout accident results in eye injury for Imhof

Workout accident results in eye injury for Imhof

PHILADELPHIA -- Class A Advanced Clearwater left-hander Matt Imhof suffered a serious eye injury last week in Florida.

Imhof, 22, had a freak accident during a postgame workout at Brevard County's Space Coast Stadium, the team confirmed. A resistance band anchored to the wall broke loose and damaged his right eye.

Imhof's agent, Adam Karon, told The Philadelphia Inquirer that Imhof had surgery.

The Phillies selected Imhof in the second round of the 2014 Draft. He was 4-3 with a 3.91 ERA in 14 appearances (nine starts) this season with the Threshers.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.