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Moniak, Grullon both wind up on the IL

Mickey Moniak (Photo by Cheryl Pursell)
Mickey Moniak spent his Fourth of July being placed on the IL with a hamstring strain. There is no immediate timetable for his return. (Photo by Cheryl Pursell)
Two young Phillies prospects both wound up on the IL in the past couple of days. Deivy Grullon (fractured toe) and Mickey Moniak (hamstring strain) were placed on the IL at Lehigh Valley and Reading, respectively.

Grullon’s injury will take him out of the Triple-A All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. The 23-year old was hurt when he fouled a ball off his foot in the series opener in Buffalo on Monday. During the last homestand, Grullon was repeatedly hit by balls behind the plate and was also hit by a bat on a backswing. On the season, Grullon is hitting 12-48-.306/.370/.508 with Lehigh Valley.

Moniak, 21, has been hampered by a stiff hamstring for a few games and finally wound up on the IL with what is being called a hamstring strain. Moniak was hitting 4-38-.266/.324/.437 in 75 games with the Reading Fightins this season.

There is no definite timetable for either player to return to the lineup for their respective team.

Lehigh Valley activated veteran catcher Matt McBride from the IL to take Grullon’s roster spot. He and Rob Brantly will split the catching duties until Grullon returns. Moniak’s roster spot was filled by reliever Josh Tols, who was on the IL with Lehigh Valley, but was activated and sent to Reading.

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