Cameron Rupp doesn't feel the injury to his ankle is serious, but then again, he doesn't hold a medical degree. The Phillies have determined to have doctors look at Rupp's injured left ankle to determine the extent of the injury and whether or not they will need to call in a backup catcher from the minors while Rupp is on the mend.
Rupp blocked Eugenio Suarez from scoring from third on a fly ball for the final out of Friday night's win over the Reds, but didn't get up when the dust settled. The injury occurred when the ankle twisted in the collision. Rupp reportedly also had some pain in his left knee from the collision, as well, but the ankle appears to be more of a concern. Rupp didn't play on Sunday.
When doctors examine Rupp Monday, they will determine then if an MRI is needed to further evaluate the injury, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. The Phillies list Andres Blanco as the emergency catcher, but don't want to go more than a day or two with him as the backup to Carlos Ruiz. The Phillies would likely purchase the contract of veteran catcher J.P. Arencibia from Lehigh Valley if another catcher were needed. Andrew Knapp, a top catching prospect, is also with Lehigh Valley, but the Phillies may not want to bring him to the majors just yet. Catcher Jorge Alfaro is at Double-A Reading, and like Knapp, is a top catching prospect, but isn't likely to get the call either.null