|Mar. 23 12:53 PM PT1:53 PM MT2:53 PM CT3:53 PM ET15:53 ET19:53 GMT3:53 12:53 PM MST2:53 PM EST1:53 PM CST3:23 PM VEN23:53 UAE1:53 PM CT-Suarez (left elbow inflammation) will be shut down from throwing for a few days, and Phillies manager Rob Thomson said there's "a strong possibility" the left-hander won't be ready for the start of the season.
Analysis: Thomson added that an MRI showed nothing structurally wrong with Suarez's elbow and the Phillies are hopeful he can resume throwing next week. Suarez hasn't pitched since a World Baseball Classic exhibition game for Venezuela on March 8. Matt Strahm, a usual reliever who did make 16 starts for the Padres in 2019, is among those the Phillies are considering for the available rotation spot.