Pedro Florimon was called up from Philadelphia’s minor league system in mid-August, and he’s strung together a really successful few weeks with the team, putting together a .333/.375/.467 slash line in 14 games with the Phillies. In the second inning of tonight’s tilt against the Marlins, Florimon pounded a slow grounder to shortstop and hustled down the line to beat the throw for an infield hit. But when his right foot found the outside edge of the first base bag, something really alarming happened to his lower leg.
The Phillies are describing it so far as just an ankle injury, but baseball fans who remember ankle injuries suffered by Jason Kendall and Tim Hudson will recognize the look of this one. That the 30-year-old Florimon suffered the injury just over 24 hours after Philly.com published “Pedro Florimon making most of chance with the Phillies” is especially cruel. Florimon has had just 184 plate appearances in the majors since 2013—the timing on this really could not be any more unfair.