With Quinn Injured Again, Phillies Turn to Cozens
Another day, another injury. That can be said for outfielder Roman Quinn and for the Phillies in general. Quinn exited Wednesday night's 6-0 Phillies victory over the New York Mets with a groin strain. It will cost him some time.
The Phillies announced Thursday that Quinn has been placed on the 10-day injured list. To replace Quinn on the roster, the Phillies have recalled outfielder Dylan Cozens from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Cozens is not a natural center fielder, but he has played the position at times.
Cozens was batting .218 at Triple-A with six home runs, two triples and a double along with 15 walks and 14 runs batted in. After a slow start, Cozens has batted .263 in his last 10 games and is 4 for his last 10, including two home runs.
This is a disappointing moment for Quinn, who has found himself frequently injured. With outfielder Odubel Herrera already on the injured list with a hamstring strain, Quinn found himself with a real opportunity to show he belongs at the major leagues. Quinn struggled at the plate, batting just .120 after 25 at bats, with no stolen bases or extra base hits.
After the latest injury, Quinn's future with the team could be in doubt; the club may decide they will never count on him being healthy for an extended period of time and look to other options in the future.