Phillies Second Baseman Hernandez Suffers Latest Injury
While the Phillies continue to fade in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes, the club got more bad news on Thursday. The Phillies already had injuries to outfielders Odubel Herrera and Roman Quinn, along with reliever Tommy Hunter. Now add second baseman Cesar Hernandez to that list.
According to many sources, including Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Hernandez suffered a grade one hip flexor strain while running the bases. Grade one is the lowest possible strain, but concerning nonetheless. Hernandez will miss some time.
The Phillies have plenty of infielders in camp to make up for Hernandez now. Scott Kingery is the obvious long-term choice to replace Hernandez, but Kingery is supposed to see time at third base since he is considered a candidate for the third base position. The Phillies have many second base options in camp: Phil Gosselin, Malquin Canelo, Gregorio Petit, Trevor Plouffe, Sean Rodriguez, and Andrew Romine.