Phillies Roster Moves: Didi Gregorius placed on 10-day IL, Bryson Stott recalled from Triple-A
Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius has been placed on the 10-day IL (retro to May 5th) with a left knee sprain, according to the team. As a corresponding move, INF Bryson Stott has been recalled back up to the major league team from Lehigh Valley.
Didi Gregorius hits the IL after his nasty collision in the outfield with Kyle Schwarber on Wednesday night. Both players were shaken up on the play, after a tough head-to-knee collision.
Didi Gregorius is hitting .288/.338/.356 over 59 at-bats in 2022. He’s tallied 17 hits, four doubles, and 7 RBIs, and has the lowest strikeout numbers of all everyday starters on the team. Gregorius’ defense has stepped up this year as well, after a rough 2021 outing in the field and at the plate.
Bryson Stott will be heading back up to the majors after being demoted to Triple-A back on April 25th. Stott had a rough start to his pro career but wasn’t getting any help from the manager, playing just every few days. He hit .133/.161/.167 in his first 30 at-bats and struck out 10 times. Stott has dominated in his two weeks in Triple-A, slashing .333/.375/.611 in 36 at-bats with 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, and 12 hits.
Bringing up Bryson Stott is the right thing to do, but only if he’s playing just about every day. Developing prospects need consistency, and throwing an infielder around the field every three days isn’t going to help his game at all. Play him at shortstop for the next 10 days, and don’t look back.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies (hopefully) take the field today at 4:05, with inclement weather pounding the tri-state area. The team is coming off one of the worst losses I’ve ever seen, giving up 7 runs in the 9th inning to fall 8-7 to the Mets. Here’s how they’ll line up against New York tonight.