The season never got off the ground for Michael Stutes.
The right-hander will undergo arthroscopic surgery by Dr. Yocum on June 26, ending his season.
Stutes had shoulder inflamation after suffering discomfort during Spring Training and trying to pitch at the start of the season. He landed on the DL and never pitched since.
Phillies GM Ruben Amaro said that Stutes’ surgery is exploratory more than anything and that the Phillies will know more about the injury and recovery time after he has the surgery next Tuesday.
Stutes hasn’t thrown since April, and it’s hard to believe he will pitch again this season. Stutes had a 6.35 ERA in 5 2/3 innings (six games) this year.