Phillies Notes: Roman Quinn Returns; Eickhoff Hits the Injured List
It was a very busy Monday for Phillies transactions. The Phillies got some relief, but at the same time found themselves facing yet another injury. Here is a rundown of the moves today:
Quinn is Activated
The Phillies activated outfielder Roman Quinn from the 10-day Injured List. Quinn was expected to be activated over the weekend, but he was hit by a pitch in one of his rehab appearances. In light of this, the Phillies decided to give him the weekend. Quinn is scheduled to start in center field on Monday.
To make room for Quinn, the Phillies optioned outfielder Nick Williams to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Williams batted .250 with a walk since his recall from Triple-A on June 9. 2019 is the final option year for Williams, so he may continue to move back and forth for a while until the Phillies roster is settled.
The Phillies announed that right-handed pitcher Jerad Eickhoff was placed on the 10-day Injured List with what they are calling right biceps tendinitis. Eickhoff was 1-3 with as 10.16 earned run average in his last seven games, which includes Sunday's relief outing. Eickhoff allowed five earned runs in an inning of work.
To make room for Eickhoff, the Phillies recalled pitcher Edgar Garcia. Garcia had been optioned to Triple-A just Sunday to make room for Pat Neshek in the bullpen. Since there was an injury, the Phillies did not have to keep Garcia in the minor leagues for 10 days. Garcia has 7.36 earned run average in 17 games.
Gosselin Stays in Phillies Organization
Utility player Phil Gosselin was designated for assignment to make room for new utility player Brad Miller. The Malvern, PA native will stay in the Phillies organization. Gosselin cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.