Kingery back with the Phillies after being diagnosed COVID-19 in June
Scott Kingery is back with the Phillies after receiving his second negative COVID-19 test. Kingery initially tested positive for the virus on June 11th but has been healthy for more than two weeks and is feeling good after two negative tests.
Kingery took the red eye back to Phillies last Wednesday night and arrived Thursday morning eager to get back on the field. Kingery took batting practice and did some fielding and throwing drills. He did not play in the team’s intrasquad game.
Kingery said he’s in pretty good baseball shape and hopes to be starting at 2nd base when the season kicks off in in just 11 days, but Joe Girardi wants to ensure that he has his legs underneath him before rushing him back.
It will be great to see Scotty Jetpax playing his natural position at 2nd, something he has been unable to do since joining the Phillies.
Jean Segura is slated to make the move to 3rd base. If Kingery can’t go to start the season, expect a mixture of veterans Josh Harrison, Logan Forsythe, Phil Gosselin and Neil Walker who can all play second base if needed.