Roman Quinn heading to IL as the Phillies’ center field carousel continues
Roman Quinn has been plagued with injuries throughout his entire career. The 27 year old centerfielder has missed significant time with torn quadriceps, a torn achilles tendon, a strained elbow ligament, a torn ligament in his middle finger, a concussion, a broken toe, a groin strain, and an oblique strain.
Last night, Quinn got hit on the right hand with a 90 mph cutter while trying to bunt and had to leave the game. He needed nine stitches to close the cut on his index finger. Although the x-rays were negative, he will be sent to the Phillies’ Injury List yet again.
Quinn had a very difficult first month of the season and was part of the Phillies’ centerfield carousel. Entering last night, he was just 5-for-43 (.116) from the plate, but had RBI triples in the previous two game. Last night, he added another hit, making it three hits in three days before leaving the game.
“This is very frustrating because I feel like I was starting to get my rhythm,” Quinn said. “I feel like every time I start to get my rhythm, something freakish happens that throws me back even more.”
Odubel Herrera replaced Quinn in center field last night. The Phillies will need to figure out who they want to bring up from Triple-A to take Quinn’s roster spot. The likely candidates would either be Mickey Moniak or Scott Kingery. Girardi has been adamant on keeping Kingery in the minors to continue to fix his broken swing, so it’s likely that Mickey Moniak will get a call up.
Entering last night, Phillies’ center fielders were hitting a combined .098 with a .186 on-base percentage and a .163 slugging percentage, all of which were good for worst in Major League Baseball.
With Jean Segura completing his rehab assignment in Lehigh Valley over the next few days, it does give Girardi an additional option for center field. Nick Maton has been fantastic for the Phillies. Entering last night he was 16-for-43 (.348) with five doubles.
Although Maton has not played center field before, he could be an interesting option to explore for the Phillies. At least for now, I would expect to see Herrera and Moniak in center field as the Phillies continue to find any signs of life at the position.
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