TAMPA, Fla. — Odubel Herrera got his work in back in Clearwater and did not make the trip to Steinbrenner Field for Monday night’s Grapefruit League game against the Yankees.
Herrera’s only game action in four games this spring came Sunday when he served as the Phillies' designated hitter. He has not played the field.
Earlier Monday, Herrera reported some soreness in his right shoulder.
Manager Gabe Kapler called it some "natural muscle soreness" that is common early in spring training.
“He’s healthy, but we’re wanting to work his arm into baseball shape,” Kapler said.
Kapler did not have a timetable for when Herrera would play the field. He stressed that Herrera’s condition really was not unusual, that it's a long spring and Herrera would get plenty of reps.
“There is zero concern,” Kapler said. “Zero concern among our medical people, Odubel or our staff.”