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JT Realmuto
The Philadelphia Phillies announced Tuesday that All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto will undergo surgery on his right knee, sidelining him ahead of their series against the Boston Red Sox. 
Realmuto is scheduled to have a meniscectomy on Wednesday to address lingering knee pain, though the team has not specified the extent of the damage to his meniscus. According to the National Library of Medicine, a meniscectomy is typically performed to alleviate knee pain from degenerative meniscal tears. A timeline for Realmuto's recovery and return is not yet clear. 
A career .272/.329/.453 hitter, Realmuto is slashing .261/.309/.411 with seven home runs, 20 RBI, and 28 runs scored through 51 games this season. He has sat out 14 of Philadelphia's 65 games as he's dealt with knee pain. 
According to The Athletic, Realmuto has been managing knee pain since early May. During a nine-game stretch while playing through the pain, he has slashed .135/.200/.189. 
To fill his spot, the Phillies have called up catcher Rafael Marchán from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Marchán will step in during a pivotal stretch for the Phillies, who currently lead the NL with a 45-20 record. 
Realmuto, a three-time All-Star, is a key player both offensively and defensively, making his absence significant for the team’s performance.
Meanwhile, Marchán’s performance and the team's ability to adapt will be crucial in maintaining their momentum.
The Phillies have not yet announce a timetable for Realmuto's return. 

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