Report: Phillies reliever Seranthony Dominguez has UCL injury in right elbow

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 28: Seranthony Dominguez #58 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the eighth inning during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park on May 28, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 4

An already depleted Philadelphia Phillies bullpen suffered another heavy blow Friday.

According to's Todd Zolecki, right handed reliever Seranthony Dominguez has suffered damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Such an injury often time is a precursor to Tommy John Surgery. Dominguez will reportedly seek a second opinion.

Dominguez last pitched Wednesday against the San Diego Padres, but left the game with an apparent injury after facing just three batters. Dominguez had also pitched Tuesday night. 

The 24-year-old has taken a step back this season, following a stellar rookie campaign during which he struck out 74 batters in 58 innings.

In 24 innings this season, Dominguez holds a 4.01 ERA with 29 strikeouts and 12 walks.

Dominguez joins fellow relievers David Robertson, Pat Neshek, Tommy Hunter and Adam Morgan on the injured list.