Last season, the Philadelphia Phillies and “injuries” were mentioned all too often in the same sentence.
Throughout the year, more than half of the Phillies’ 25-man roster spent time on the disabled list. A total of 285 games were missed just by players who would have been Opening Day starters, if healthy, due to time on the DL.
But what about this season?
The Phillies' lack of major spending this offseason could be a result of the question marks surrounding the health of key players currently on the roster. Few free agents would have made a significant difference, even with players such as Chase Utley and Ryan Howard on the disabled list.
However, with an injury-free lineup and a healthy Roy Halladay in the starting rotation, the Phillies' offseason moves could make for ideal complementary pieces.
With key players nearing free agency, having a healthy 2013 is now even more important for both the individual player, and the team.
The offseason is taking its final turn towards the start of spring training, so let’s take a look at the latest news on every injured Phillies player.