BREAKING NEWS: Ibanez On 15-Day DL With Groin Strain

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Thu, June 18, 2009 10:34 AM | Comments: 69
News, Posts

Raul Ibanez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain. John Mayberry Jr. has been sent up from Lehigh Valley to take his roster spot. He will start in today’s series-closing game.


UPDATE (11:18 a.m.): The groin has been bothering Ibanez since April, and is unrelated to the Achilles injury. He will have an MRI today, and Ruben Amaro Jr. said Ibanez could be out longer than 15 days.

Opinion: Fine. Let him rest until the All Star game. I don’t care if he plays or not. Get him healthy for the second half. Something tells me the Achilles contributed to the groin, or vice versa. Either way, get him healthy.

Avatar of Tim Malcolm

About Tim Malcolm

Tim Malcolm has written 1947 articles on Phillies Nation.

  • Posts: 0 Trout Boy

    Well, shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. That hurts. I’m getting worried…

    Things look a bit bleak right now.

  • Posts: 0 Joe D

    Well, its Johns time to shine and maybe we can use him as a better trade bait for a solid pitcher.

  • Posts: 0 Chuck P

    Explains a lot, I guess…

    Silver lining- we get to see Mayberry every day for a little while… would love to see if he can be our RH bench bat.

  • Posts: 0 adam

    Lets just hope hes only out for the minimum 15 days

  • Posts: 0 Justin

    I’m sure he does a rehab stint, they won’t rush him back, specially if they’re calling a groin strain they don’t want it to be anything more serious where he misses more time.

  • Posts: 0 Buffalophilsfan

    OK, lets just settle down. I wanted to get in before Jeff chimes in and says the season is over and let’s look to rebuild by unloading Howard and Rollins for prospects.

    This is a setback, but better it happened now than later. Even more of an issue I feel is the starting pitching. We can get by without Rauuuul for a couple weeks, but there is no way they can survive without adding 1 and probably 2 starters.

    We are still +3 on the Mets and the Braves and Marlins seem to be fading well below .500. Keep treading water until we land those arms. Zach Duke goes today for the Buckos and he is my man to right this ship. Grabbing Duke and moving Bastardo to the pen will help both situations. In the meantime, lets get Rauuuul healthy and hope Mayberry gains some valuable every-day playing time to increase his trade value (or maybe Werth or Vic!!)

    One more thing, Charlie PLEASE take JRoll out of the 1 hole. The way he is going it is like having pitchers hit back-to-back in the lineup.

  • Posts: 0 The Dispy

    I was watching the Boston game on Sunday and I thought I saw him pull up a little going to first. I wonder if thats when he did it. Oh well. Perhaps a nice little stretch by Mayberry can bump his trade value a little.

    The Dipsy

    “Always striving to make the Phiilies a better team”.

  • Posts: 0 Casey


    on a pure selfish note – i hope this does not affect his all star standings – would love for him to still be able to go as a starter!!

  • Posts: 0 mkelly

    mayberry will shine. he is a great young talent

  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    On a selfish note for me, and since I don’t have tix for Philly until sometime in July, maybe I’ll get to see Raul in a rehab game in Reading or A-town.

    After getting lots of good breaks early in the season, anyone else feel like there’s a storm cloud following the Phils lately?

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    At least hell get to play this time. The injury storm is coming now. Eyre, Lidge, Ibanez, etc. I predict Lidge will be lights out again when he comes back – IF hes fully healthy.

    The bullpen is burned out though as Manuel said last night.

    They need a reliever – and fast – and a good one at that. AND a starter that still is missing. they may have to overpay for cliff lee because the other aces are dropping like flies.

  • Posts: 0 Bruce

    I was about to post this quote by Charlie Manual on Ibanez before I read Tim’s news blurb;

    ” LF Raul Ibanez(notes) went 0-for-3 Wednesday night and is 3-for-17 (.176) during the first five games of the Phillies’ homestand. He has been bothered by a sore left Achilles tendon caused by an uncomfortable new pair of spikes, and after grounding into a double play in the fourth inning Wednesday, he hobbled to first base. “It looked like he couldn’t turn it on,” Manuel said. “He kind of gimped. It looked like it might’ve been bothering him.”

    Apparently the groin injury may have occurred when Ibanez attempted to avoid a doubleplay in straining to outrace the relay to first base.

    The Phillies, unlike the Mets and other teams, have been fortunate to avoid injury to their position players early in the season. It’s now catching up to them.

  • Posts: 0 Steve-o

    ut-oh. I’m partially excited to see Big John, but it looks like the injury bug is coming to our city.

  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Sorry boys but this season will end…NOW. No pitching. No leadoff hitter. No closer..and a manager that just makes excuses. Cant wait to see Moyer against Tampa. There outfilder said he cant wait. He runs baby…

  • Posts: 0 Steve-o

    In a partially unrelated note, my fantasy team is getting killed right now. I’ve now lost Votto, Aramis, Peavy, and Ibanez to the DL right now…

  • Posts: 0 pb

    Maybe Charlie should’ve giving him a day or two off earlier in the season or pulled from some of the games that were one sided, the guy is 37 after all.

  • Posts: 0 Terri

    From Ruben Amaro Jr.: The groin strain is unrelated to the Achilles’ problem and has been bothering Ibanez on and off since April, although he only made the Phillies aware of the injury last week. Ibanez will undergo an MRI exam later today, and it’s possible, Amaro said, that he could miss more than 15 days.

    “There was no reason for him to talk me out of [putting him on the disabled list],” Amaro said. “If he was clearly hurting, he can hurt himself even more if he continued to play.”

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    What excuses is the manager making?

    Ibanez has been the most consistent player on the team this season.. no need to give him days off unless he was hurting.. which he finally did.

    Lets not blame the manager for injuries, and the hitting coach for lack-of contact last night..

  • Posts: 0 Dan

    The fact that the mets are only 3 games back with all the injuries they have had is absolutely pathetic

  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    Everybody…..Jeff are you listening??…..just SETTLE DOWN. We have the ability to get through this. Mayberry is a good talent and, while Rauuuuuul will be missed, we should be able to weather this.

    Pitching, however, is a huge issue. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m really sick of watching Moyer talking to reporters in the locker room about how he has no answers for his poor performances and as to why the Phillies can’t win at home.

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    That fact that Our closer, our #2 starter, and now our best hitter are all hit with injuries.. and we’re still 3 games up! is absolutely awesome

  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    Don M’s glass isn’t half-full, it’s overflowing!

  • Posts: 0 Dan

    your best hitter just went on the DL….your #2 starter sucked anyway…..and your closer also sucked

  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    It IS awesome…..good thing the injuries are coming early enough. Ok…Myers is probably done….but Lidge and Raul will come back strong and with some pitching help (hopefully) we should be ok. I’m excited to see Mayberry, too. Someone mentioned the silver lining of getting to see him everyday for awhile…which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

  • Posts: 0 Dan

    Have fun trying to upgrade your horrendous pitching staff also….Peavy (DL), Bedard (DL), top prospects are hurt, your only hope would be Oswalt- and Houston has indicated they dont want to trade him

  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    Explain how Brett Myers “sucked” any more than any of our other pitchers besides Hamels.

  • Posts: 0 Phil

    I say they call up Michael Taylor and see what this kid can do. He’s 23. He’s old enough and ready for the majors. He’s projected to be a future all-star. He is raking in AA. AA is the spring board to the majors. That is where all the best talent is. AAA is just a holding station. Let Taylor come show us all what he can do. Anyone with me?

  • Posts: 0 Dan

    Well Brett Myers might be the worst “Number 2″ starter in baseball, but I guess your right he was good for the Phillies

  • Posts: 0 raul

    jays bring out the broms baby!

  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    Phil, you know I have a man crush on Taylor, but I don’t want him called up yet. If he does well, he could end up trade bait. Besides, position-wise, we want Taylor in left, not right.

  • Posts: 0 Phil

    Dan, get out of here you little homer. Stop acting like the Mets are god’s gift to baseball. They have the best 3B and CF in the NL but after that they have Reyes who is good, but not nearly as great as everyone thinks he is(see his OBP for reasons why) and Delgado who is pushing 40. Who are the Mets corner outfielders again? And don’t get me started on Luis Castillo. Then there is that suspect pitching staff that outside of Santana isn’t all that good. Santana also seems to be having some issues as well. The bullpen is very much improved, but that’s it. With or without injuries the Phillies are still a better team.

  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    I got those reversed – should stop working and doing this at the same time

  • Posts: 0 Ben

    If only Justin Verlander or King Felix were available…

  • Posts: 0 Phil

    JeffS, Taylor plays LF now, and besides Werth can play left anyway.

  • Posts: 0 John Fire

    Welp, that settles it. The sky is falling.

  • Posts: 0 JeffS

    I like his arm better in right, although the thought of Taylor and Werth in the outfiield — might keep some runners from going home.

  • Posts: 0 jeff


  • Posts: 0 Dan

    Great now theres a Dan that’s obvious a Mets fan posting here. Can’t the Mets fans stay on their own blogs i’ve been posting on this site under this name for several years. (Phillies fan Dan) :/

  • Posts: 0 psujoe

    This is exactly why Mayberry or a 4th outfielder that can play should’ve been on the roster. I’ve been saying all along that Werth and Victoino are injury prone and need breaks. Ibanez is 37 and should be getting days off periosidclaly as well. A guy like Mayberry could easily get 200+ ABs as a rotating starter and bench player.

  • Posts: 0 Dan

    Your right Reyes is no Jimmy Rollins

  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    Those with glass houses should not throw stones, Dan. You have a good third basemen and the rest are all second rate. You are second by default, when your team fields balls, tags bases and stops commiting stupid errors then come back and talk.

  • Posts: 0 Dan

    Speaking of second rate….the city of Philadelphia as compared to New York

  • Posts: 0 Jack

    Its amazing that every time a guy has a rough few games or so, they automatically blame it on an injury. Ruben said this has been bothering him since April? I couldnt find this more hard to believe. I would love for Charlie to say in the Locker Room, “If you are hurt… get it taken care of, stop bitching and making excuses and come back ready to play. If not tell Kyle Kendrick I said hi! This includes all 25 players on the roster, from Utley to Tacshner!” Its getting annoying people and we cant trade away 42 prospects for 3 pitchers, an Outfielder, a SS and a bench bat or 2. Man the F*** up already! 2008 is over, time to sober up!!!

  • Posts: 0 Jack

    Dan seriously shut up. All your doing is wasting time because most people look right past your posts. Your probably from the “outskirts” of New York anyway you phucking blow j.

  • Posts: 0 Dan

    P*ss off Dan, and go back to your Mets blog, seriously. I don’t get these Mets fans coming to a Phillies blog and now I am lucky enough to have one who shares a name with me. Just great.

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    You could put Jose Reyes’ at SS and combined they wouldn’t be as good defensively as Rollins..

    my glass isn’t overflowing yet.. but it’s June 18th.. and we lost games to the RedSox and BlueJays .. last time I checked, they are two of the better teams in baseball

    I won’t be surprised at all if we take 2-of-3 from Toronto when we’re up there next weekend.. its baseball and it’s a LONG season

    Here in Philadelphia.. our team worries about winning games when the pressure is on.. not jumping out to early division leads only to serve them them up late in the season

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    two* Jose Reyes’ ..

    His OBP is better than Rollins.. but until he LEADS that team somewhere.. you can’t say he’s better..

    David Wright is a hell of a ballplayer.. but also isn’t great defensively..

    Beltran reminds me of Utley.. a non-vocal leader.. who makes too much money, but is among the best overall players in baseball

    It doesn’t say much about the Braves if they can’t jump on us, or the Mets with all these injuries

  • Posts: 0 psujoe

    Philadelphia second rate to New York? LMAO. new York is going broke. I hope you enjoy your 25% taxes!

  • Posts: 0 A.J.

    I do not live in Philly or PA, Dan, and I enjoy my lower taxes, so try another argument. Wait, I seem to remember 2007 and 2008 when the Mets wrapped up the East Division – OH WAIT – forgot… That was us.

  • Posts: 0 gabriel

Leave a Comment

>> Create a new Phillies Nation account.
>> Already registered with Phillies Nation? Log in here.
>> Comment without logging in:

Please ensure your comments comply with our Comment Policy.