Phillies Lose Quinn (Again) to Injured List; Other Injury Updates
The Phillies have had one of the more injury-plagued seasons in baseball in 2019. Just as the Phillies seemed to be getting their offense going once again, their lineup has been affected by injury once again. The name is one very familiar to the injured list: Roman Quinn.
Quinn led off for the Phillies Friday night, but was not able to finish the game. During his last at bat, Quinn seemed to grab his leg after running to first base. He was replaced in center field by Scott Kingery. Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that the injury is not severe as previous injuries that Quinn had.
It is possible that a disabled list stint is convenient as the Phillies try to get to expanded rosters in September while retaining as many players as possible. The Phillies can rest Quinn the next two weeks until rosters expand on September 1. The Phillies were faced with optioning Adam Haseley or cutting Sean Rodriguez or Brad Miller as newly-claimed reliever Jared Hughes.
In other Phillies injury news:
- David Robertson underwent Tommy John Surgery, officially ending Robertson's 2019 season and his 2020 season. That means for their $25 million investment, the Phillies got just six and two-thirds innings. The signing will likely be remembered along the lines of Danny Tartabull in the future.
- Jake Arrieta underwent surgery to address the bone chips in his elbow. Arrieta will miss the rest of the 2019 season. Arrieta should be ready for Spring Training.
- Seranthony Dominguez may have a shot of returning in 2019. The righty began throwing again this week. After dealing with a UCL injury, the Phillies hoped to avoid Tommy John surgery. If all goes well, Dominguez could help in September