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Published on June 14, 2024
Phillies' Brandon Marsh Sets Eyes on Comeback, Begins Rehab Assignment with Reading Fightin PhilsSource: Mogami Kariya, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Brandon Marsh, the Philadelphia Phillies outfielder, is on the road to recovery and plans to rejoin the team in top form. The athlete began his rehab assignment today with the Reading Fightin Phils, following a right hamstring strain he sustained earlier this month, FOX29 reported. This marks his third minor-league rehab stint since signing with the Phillies, having previously remedied a left ankle sprain and a left knee contusion. Marsh's second season stats stood at a .265 average with 21 runs, six home runs, and eight stolen bases over 52 games prior to the injury.

While Marsh's presence on the field has been missed, David Dahl has captured the spotlight in his absence with a stellar .333 batting average and a 1.200 on-base plus slugging percentage. "Dahl's killing it man, and we need that out of him," Marsh acknowledged in a statement obtained by CBS News. He commended the depth of the team's roster, citing performances from players like Edmundo Sosa, Johan Rojas, Kody Clemens, and Dahl, who have stepped up in the face of injuries.

The Phillies are currently wrapping up their seven-game road trip, which has seen them covering over 7,000 miles. After closing out the series against the Baltimore Orioles, they'll return to Philadelphia for home games against the Padres and Diamondbacks. The team's starting pitchers against the Orioles are slated to be Ranger Suarez, Taijuan Walker, and Zack Wheeler, as noted in a recent series rundown by NBC Philadelphia.

Returning to action with the big club is clearly on Marsh's mind, as he expressed his eagerness to rejoin his teammates and contribute to their success on the field. As per CBS News, despite the sting of being on the sidelines, Marsh confirmed, "I've watched every pitch of every game," and added, "I feel like I wanna be in the fight as much as possible, even when I'm not there," revealing his commitment to the team's solidarity and competitive spirit.