Roster Moves: Scott Kingery has been reassigned to minor-league camp
Jetpax SZN looks to be over before it even started. The Philadelphia Phillies announced today that they are sending Scott Kingery back to minor league camp, crushing the hopes and dreams of a comeback season from Kingery heading into Opening Day.
Scott Kingery is still rehabbing from shoulder surgery. The 27-year-old has been taking part in throwing programs to get his strength back and will be heading down to the minor leagues to get consistent swings.
Scott Kingery’s time with the Phillies has been a whirlwind. His major league career started off in 2018, where he played 147 games with the team hitting .226. His 2019 season was his best, where he finished the season with 19 HRs, 55 RBIs, 118 hits, and a .258 average.
His 2020 season was a disaster. He played 36 games with the Phillies in the shortened 60-game season, hitting just .159/.228/.283. Kingery’s 2021 season started with the Phillies where he played just 23 games but was sent to the minors after hitting just .159 up in the majors.
Kingery hit .181 with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs in 2021, playing 23 games and logging just 13 total hits. Kingery tweaked his shoulder towards the end of the 2021 season and was sidelined for the remainder of the season in mid-July. His shoulder still in recovery takes him out of the running for a bench spot on the Opening Day roster.
The Phillies take on the New York Yankees today at 1:05. Kyle Gibson will get the ball today for the team, with Schwarber in the leadoff spot once again.
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