Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Giradi announced Thursday that catcher J.T. Realmuto has a small fracture in his right thumb.
Realmuto suffered the injury during a pre-camp workout where he tried to block a ball in the dirt.
The 29-year-old will unlikely see any Grapefruit League games before the scheduled April 1 Opening Day for the 2021 season.
Realmuto signed a five-year, $115.5 million contract in January with Philly.
He batted .266/.349/.491 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 47 games last season.
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