Phillies Roster Moves Following Roman Quinn’s Injury
Roman Quinn rounded third base yesterday on a two-run double by Ronald Torreyes in yesterday’s 5-3 loss to the Rays in Tampa. Quinn collapsed rounding third base and hopped on one foot to score for the Phillies. He had to be helped off the field with an Achilles injury.
The Phillies have placed Quinn on the 60-Day Injured List. The earliest we could see Quinn back with the Phillies would be early August, but all the news around his injury would lead us to presume that he is done for the year.
In a corresponding move, the Phillies have selected Travis Jankowski’s contract from Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies are currently in the middle of a nine game road trip. They split a four game series with the Marlins, and are now in Tampa playing the Rays. Yesterday, the Phillies let up a 14 strike out performance from Zack Wheeler slip away in the eighth inning to lose to the Rays 5-3.
Through the first two months of the season, the Phillies are 25-27. They are tied for second in the National League with the Atlanta Braves and sit 3.5 games behind the first place New York Mets (25-20). In a year that has been highlighted by mediocrity, the Phillies find themselves log jammed in a crowded, underperforming NL East through the first two months of the season.
Zach Eflin will be on the mound today for the Phillies against the Rays. First pitch is at 1:10pm.