Estimated Return Date: 2018-03-01
Manager Pete Mackanin said Eickhoff's (hand) MRI came back "pretty clean," but the team decided to shut him down for the season anyway, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Eickhoff, who is dealing with nerve irritation in his right hand, was moved to the 60-day disabled list Saturday. He saw his velocity dip to an average of 89.4 mph in August, so the Phillies decided rest was the best course of action rather than trying to push him to return this season. Jake Thompson will take Eickhoff's spot in the rotation.