MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports left handed pitcher Adam Morgan and right handed pitcher Shane Watson both have shoulder ailments that require surgery that will keep them out until August at the earliest. Morgan already had his surgery while Watson is slated to have his "shortly."
Morgan, who turns 24 on February 27th, was the Phillies third round selection in the 2011 draft. he had pitched very well entering 2013 with some believing that he could reach the team's rotation as early as midsummer 2013. Unfortunately, Morgan went down with a shoulder injury in the middle of May but the doctors recommended rest. He was on a pitch count but the shoulder did not improve and he was forced to go under the knife. Overall in Triple-A in 2013, he was 2-7 with a 4.04 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.
Watson, 20, was the Phillies first round pick in 2012 (40th overall) and completed his first "full" season of professional baseball. I put "full" in quotations because he only started 16 games going 4-6 with a 4.75 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP in Single-A Lakewood. He was recommended rest in July but ultimately was shutdown for the season in August.
These two injuries are certainly ones to monitor over the course of the next few months.
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