Injury Update: Jean Segura eyes early return from 60-Day IL
The Philadelphia Phillies sent Jean Segura to the injured list back on May 29th after the second-baseman fractured his right index finger on an attempted bunt.
Segura received surgery just a few short days after the incident, with an original timetable for a return of 10-12 weeks. He was asked about his injury and status yesterday, and as Jim Salisbury writes, Jean believes it’s going to be a lot quicker than that.
“The way we look right now, probably. I’m not letting this thing go for 10 or 12 weeks. I don’t think that’s going to happen. As soon as I can grip the bat and take a couple of swings…I don’t need more than that.”
Segura was hitting .275/.324/.407 before he got hurt, with 6 HRs, 19 RBIs, 4 doubles, and 46 hits in 44 games. He carried an OPS of .751, OPS+ of 107, with a 1.1 WAR.
Jean Segura received pins in his finger after surgery, but those have been removed. He’s been out on the field pregame taking some light ground balls, keeping himself in shape all the way to his return. Segura says they’ve been doing some “aggressive therapy”.
“To be honest, I’m really jealous. The boys look really good out there. They look relaxed. They look happy. Everybody wants to be a part of that. They’ve been playing really well. They have faced good teams and beaten them. Even with myself and Bryce out, they can beat any team in the game right now.”
A lot of that success is because of Kyle Schwarber, who has been on an absolute tear, ripping four homers in his last two games. Schwarber is now on track to break Ryan Howard’s franchise HR record of 58 from 2006.
Although his hitting hasn’t been great, Bryson Stott has done a pretty good job filling in for Jean Segura during his absence. His line is just .183/.258/.278 on the year, but he has crushed 4 homers and 22 RBIs. He’s posted a .984 total fielding percentage this season, with a 1.000 at 2B, with 0 errors in 27 games.
The Phillies look to win the series against Washington today, with Bailey Falter on the mound at 4:05 EST.
- The Phillies bullpen has been the best in the league over the last two weeks
- 3 Phillies prospects move up in MLB Pipeline’s recent Top 100
- Rhys Hoskins earns NL Player of the Week
- Kyle Schwarber is making MLB history
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