Roster Moves: Brandon Marsh out 2-3 weeks with bruised knee, Weston Wilson called up from Triple A Lehigh Valley
During yesterday’s 9-6 win against the Kansas City Royals, Brandon Marsh ran into the centerfield wall in the bottom of the fifth inning, slamming his knee in the process.
Marsh walked off the field limping under his own power, and ahead of the Phillies 1:05pm series finale against the Royals today, Rob Thomson notified the media that his centerfielder would be heading to injured list for 2-3 weeks.
Brandon Marsh Bruised Knee, Out 2-3 Weeks
In a corresponding move, Weston Wilson was been called up from Triple A Lehigh Valley.
Wilson a right handed hitter that was drafted in 2016 by the Milwaukee Brewers, has been pretty solid in the minor leagues this season for the Phillies. He’s batting .260 with 25 home runs and 69 RBI with a .885 OPS over 361 at-bats.
Wilson will platoon in left field with Jake Cave whenever Bryce Harper is at first and Kyle Schwarber moves to the designated hitter spot.
Johan Rojas will take over everyday duties in centerfield for the Phillies, and Christian Pache reportedly is on track to begin his rehab assignment this week.
Rojas has been productive since getting called up to the major league level, hitting .300 with a .708 OPS over 40 at-bats with 8 RBI and four stolen bases.
Johan Rojas 2-Run Double
Phillies Hunt for Red October
The Phillies got back in the win column last night while everyone in the Wild Card race outside the Chicago Cubs lost.
The Reds, holding on to the third spot in the NL Wild Card, have lost five straight and the Marlins have lost three straight while the D-Backs continue to slide further out of postseason contention losing five straight and only winning two out of their last 10 games.
Zack Greinke (1-11, 5.32 ERA) will take the mound against Taijuan Walker (12-4, 3.99 ERA) as the Phillies go for the series win today at 1:05pm.