Prior to this afternoon’s game, the Phillies placed a pair of outfielders on the injured list, as per Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. Jay Bruce, who re-injured his left quad, will go to the 10-day IL, and Roman Quinn will head to the 7-day concussion IL after crashing into the outfield wall last night.
Meanwhile, outfielder Kyle Garlick and Right-hander Mauricio Llovera were recalled from the Phillies’ alternate training site, replacing the injured Phils on the active roster.
Bruce went on the injured list in late August with the same injury, but he’ll require a second IL stint after aggravating the quad last night. It will also be Quinn’s second stay on the injured list this year, though the two injuries are unrelated.
The Phils, with a busy schedule of games on the horizon, will have their outfield depth tested by the absences of Bruce and Quinn. With no Quinn and Garlick limited to the corner outfield, Adam Haseley is the only true center fielder on the roster. Meanwhile, some combination of Phil Gosselin and Neil Walker might assume the bulk of the DH duties with Bruce on the shelf.
Garlick has gotten only a brief look at the Major League level this year, going hitless in five plate appearances thus far. He posted a solid .842 in his first foray into the Majors with the Dodgers a year ago. Llovera, 24, is poised to make his Major League debut when Joe Girardi calls his name. He hasn’t pitched above Double-A in his career, but has had success in each of the last two seasons. For his minor league career, he’s notched a 3.45 ERA and has averaged 9.7 K/9.
ive never gotten the obsession with Llovera
I think it’s the strikeouts but I agree it seems like overhype
He is stretched out and probably pitch a lot since they have three double headers coming up…..
On the other hand …
He looked awful today. It’s amazing how a few injuries could derail this team. Now they need a win tomorrow.
it seems like Jay Bruce can’t play for more than five or six games without having a DL stint
Yeah I agree this guy always get’s on the IL…..
With the exception of his last year or so in CIN, Bruce has always been injury prone. I read the MLB.com article on Cal Ripken earlier today, and someone said the best ability is availability. By that standard Bruce is a relative failure. Would have thought he’d power through these minor injuries since this is a walk year for him.
After getting roasted in their last two games, maybe Garlick can kick their offense up a notch.
Let’s hope they don’t get minced again. I’m hoping Garlick and spice things up a little.
To be fair they haven’t had a full lineup once in this series. Girardi is giving guys a much needed day off. Today was a mess, but they can split the series tomorrow
This made me laugh thank you
The Phillies look like they’re having a home grown youth problem. The rebuild they somewhat recently emerged from simply hasn’t produced enough of it. Outside of Nola and Hoskins they really don’t have anyone else. Bohm has stepped in and he might be added to that short list but even then, it’s not enough. A team simply can’t depend on the open market to fill most of their roster spots if their intention is to contend. It’s just to expensive.
How many more large contracts can the Phillies carry? It’s not sustainable. They need those young producers making next to nothing (compared to their peers) to balance their payroll out. The Phillies farm hasn’t hit the bottom of the barrel yet. They still have highly regarded young talent in Howard, Abel and Stott who they really need to become productive big leaguers.
Stott didn’t exactly set the world on fire at Low-A Williamsport… Abel hasn’t pitched since his junior year of high school so who knows… The MLB Network wondered at the time when alternative site squads were announced why no LHP Miller on the 60-man pool… He ascended four levels his draft year which is very tough to do and was the highest rated LHP in the system and yet the Phillies decided to leave him home for the summer… The bullpen arms are mediocre at best and it’s showed..
Sad. It looked like Quinn was going to remain healthy and productive for a full season for the first time. But, sadly, it was not to be.
Lots of respect for Roman Quinn after watching him drop down at least a couple of bunt hits against the braves