Phillies Infielder Scott Kingery Begins Rehab Assignment
Slowly but surely the Phillies are returning to full strength from their offense. The Phillies saw injuries to regulars Odubel Herrera, Jean Segura, and also back-up players Roman Quinn and Scott Kingery. Herrera and Segura have returned to everyday action, but they are missing their primary sub in Kingery. That will change soon.
The Lakewood Blue Claws announced on Monday that Kingery will appear in Lakewood on both Monday and Tuesday night. Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reported last night that Kingery would see time at shortstop, second base, third base and center field during his rehab assignment.
After that, Kingery could potentially head to Double-A Reading, who will be home beginning on Thursday. Triple-A Lehigh Valley will be on the road.
When Kingery returns the Phillies will need to make a roster move. In the infield, either Phil Gosselin or Sean Rodriguez could be designated for assignment to make room. Neither player can be optioned to the minor leagues. The Phillies have an option available in the contract of outfielder Nick Williams, but Gosselin, Rodriguez and Williams all bat left-handed.
The Phillies have used both Gosselin and Rodriguez in the infield and outfield. Both players could be auditioning for a spot. With a designated hitter used in Kansas City, neither player saw action this weekend.
The Phillies open a four-game series tonight against the Milwaukee Brewers.