The operation took place on November 5 writes Mark Gonzales:
White Sox catching prospect Josh Phegley is making a strong recovery after his spleen was removed Nov. 5 in Chicago.
The procedure was done after Phegley and the Sox’s medical staff consulted with several experts who concluded that this was the best chance for Phegley to overcome Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a condition that results in a low blood platelets.
The belief was that the platelets were being destroyed in the spleen, agent Joe Bick said.
This condition forced Phegley, a 2009 supplemental first-round pick, to miss the first part of the 2010 season in the minors. It resurfaced on the morning of opening day of the Arizona Fall League season and caused Phegley to be removed from the Peoria Saguaros’ roster.
Phegley has resumed workouts, and his platelet counts are “real good,” according to Bick.
Let’s hope Josh has a totally successful recovery.