Phillies starter Vince Velasquez exited his start against the Cubs on Wednesday afternoon after just two pitches due to a strained right biceps. After the game, the team announced he would undergo an MRI on Thursday and be reevaluated.
Velasquez, 24, had Tommy John surgery in 2010.
“I’m not concerned at all,” the righthander said postgame. “I think I’ll be fine.”
Velasquez was the key component in the trade that sent reliever Ken Giles to Houston over the offseason. He was 5–2 with a 3.67 ERA in 11 starts entering the day.
He was replaced by Brett Oberholtzer. The Phillies fell, 8–1.
– Kenny Ducey