Good news from the Philadelphia Phillies camp as pitcher Zach Eflin is headed in the right direction on the road to recovery from injury. Eflin had surgery on his right knee on August 19, and on his left knee on September 30, which ended his season prematurely.
Eflin has had problems with his knees since he was a child, but it was unfortunate to suffer another injury during his first season with the big-league club.
Luckily, it gives him enough time to prepare for the upcoming season, as he has already started rehabbing.
According to his tweet, Eflin seems to have started his throwing on a mound again, and it's good to hear he's "pain-free."
First day of throwing in the books! Felt amazing getting out there pain free. Truly blessed with the people I have supporting and guiding me— Zach Eflin (@zeflin12) November 30, 2016
The right-hander played the beginning of the 2016 season as a member of Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he posted a 2.90 ERA, earning him a call-up to Philadelphia in June. He struggled at times, with a 5.54 ERA over 63.1 innings.
Eflin had success towards the end, and most likely would have continued his success if not injured.
Still, it sounds like Eflin's rehab is going pretty well, as his return for Spring Training is looking more and more likely as the days progress.