Phillies infielder Jean Segura fractured his right index finger during tonight’s game, manager Joe Girardi informed reporters (including Todd Zolecki of MLB.com and Alex Coffey of the Philadelphia Inquirer). A more specific timetable will be known after Segura goes for a CT scan tomorrow, but it’s likely he’s at least headed to the injured list.
Segura has started 43 of the Phils’ 50 games this season. The contact-hitting second baseman is having a solid season, carrying a .275/.324/.407 line through 179 trips to the plate. Segura has popped six home runs and swiped eight bases, making him one of the team’s more productive all-around position players.
It’s been a rough start for the Phils, who dropped a 7-4 contest in extra innings against the Giants tonight. That took them to 21-29, percentage points above the Marlins for third place in the NL East. Philadelphia entered the season firmly with a win-now mentality after another aggressive winter, but they’ve already dug themselves a 12 1/2 game hole relative to the Mets in the division.
Their efforts to climb back into contention would be hampered further by an extended absence for Segura, and the club will no doubt hope he’s able to return relatively quickly. Primary shortstop Didi Gregorius has been on the injured list for three weeks due to a left knee sprain, leaving that position to rookie Bryson Stott and veteran utilityman Johan Camargo.
Gregorius started a rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this evening. Ideally, the 32-year-old would have a few days in a lower-pressure environment to get back into game shape, but Zolecki suggests the Phils could reinstate him from the IL sooner in response to Segura’s injury. Even if Gregorius steps back into the big league lineup, it’d seem Camargo and Stott would have to split second base duties while Segura is out.
Camargo has been off to an alright start after signing a one-year deal over the winter. The former Brave is hitting .248/.318/.350 through 130 plate appearances while offering some defensive flexibility throughout the infield. Stott, meanwhile, has yet to find his stride through his first 24 MLB games. The former first-round pick and top prospect is hitting just .123/.179/.151 against big league arms, although he did tee off on Triple-A pitching for nine games before being recalled once Gregorius went on the IL.
Bet Harper is having second thoughts on which of those two teams he should’ve signed for!
No disrespect to the Phillies because I like the Phillies, but I have seen a worst bullpen than the Phillies since the Nationals a couple of years ago. They should consider trading a lot players at the trade deadline which are going to be free agents at the end of the season like Knebel, Segura, Gegorious, Familia, Eflin, Hand, Gibson and Herrera if they don’t improve their record in the next 4-5 weeks. In addition, they should trade Hoskins and move Bohm to first base and Dominguez. Last for not least, please the Philadelphia Phillies need a new manager. The Pirates have a better record than the Phillies and both are from Pennsylvania. The Phillies should be playing better than this.
I agree with trading everyone, but Bohm can’t play 1st base either.
VonPurpleHayes- Well, he has had problems playing third base defensively so moving to first base could be the solution. He needs time and patience and with a good coach who works with him he could be fine.
Do you really want Dombrowski making trades? Hasn’t he done enough damage to the Phillies already?
Well, maybe the Phillies could acquire some players that could help them in the future.
Yes he should have taken the huge AV deal LAD offered
The Phillies are a mess, but Harper seems happy where he is.
P.S. It is time to call up the super weapon, Ronald Torreyes.
I agree, he can’t be anything but happy with that contract, but for saying a win now team is what he was after during free agency seems to be biting him a little at this point imo.
Gotta love these experts, lol
Nah, just chats! Ha
I hate everything.
Just put the 2022 Phillies out of their misery.
Don’t worry even without the injury JG was going to PH Quinn for him anyway. JG is AWFUL
How is Segura awful? He’s been a consistently above average player throughout his career.
He’s clearly talking about Joe Ghiradi (JB)
Got it. My misunderstanding.
Bryce not getting a ring in Philly lol
Well, sometimes guys choose winning teams, sometimes they choose money. Sometimes they’re fortunate to land both in one deal, but not often, obviously. In the rarest of cases, they choose neither (Jose Ramirez).
In this case he could’ve opened his selections to any team he wanted and still had multi-generational wealth, but he wanted to be the highest paid guy in MLB for a month, or whatever it was until his contract was eclipsed.
Guess you can’t fault him. He may not win a ring but they’ll never take his money away….
Yankee Clipper, The SF Giants offered Harper more money. He chose less to play in Philly. Giants fans here are rubbing it in.
They probably convinced him Mike trout was a legit possibility if not likely hood with kris Bryant ( before it became clear he was more good player then a star player) as a fallback ! Now as he needs to be out in the field less often to persevere him the two big signings on the field since Harper also are better off at dh! Weird team building like a baseball version of this years LA lakers
Actually with taxes Philly offered more money and that’s why he went there. Try again kid.
Got it, Von, thanks. For some reason, I completely forgot that SF offered him more money. I thought he had a higher total or AAV, or something, with his offer from Philly.
Kind of surprised, looking back now, since he’s from Vegas and SF has a beautiful ballpark (from what I can tell, I’ve never been there).
I feel for you guys, man. I remember as a little kid when I first started watching baseball, the Yankees sucked. I loved ‘em, but it was hard watching them lose game after game. Thankfully it was only a couple years and it was the mid-nineties, dynasty reignited – never really had to deal with that again too much.
He wouldn’t have gotten one in SF either but whatever…
Would have at least sniffed the playoffs. How many times have the Phillies been to the playoffs since signing Harper? Thought so. Sad! Phillie were so certain they’d win multiple titles after getting Harper and Realmuto to pair with overrated Hoskins. But, Kapler was the problem! Giradi was going to solve everything!! Whoops.
This isn’t the NBA. One guy can’t bring you to the dance. Phillies struck gold with the Harper and Wheeler deals. Looks like the really messed up with Schwarber. Realmuto is regressing like crazy.
Name checks out, giants fans *eye roll*
Is there something particular you don’t like about Giants fans? Ha
@SFGiants41 Harpers odds of getting a ring in Philadelphia are greater than getting a ring in San Fran
TonyGwynnSD19 That’s definitely incorrect. Phillies haven’t made the playoffs since 2011. They aren’t making it again this season. Therefore, Giants have better odds.
Since the Phillies last won a World Series, the Giants have won 3. But go on baby girl. @timdierkes get rid of the dude.
bro, what your team did in 2014 means about as little as what ours did in 2008.
Dr. Chim Richalds
Tim Dierkes thinks you’re a turd just like the rest of us.
I am a Cubs and Dodgers fan, and my impression is that the Giants have done a pretty good job winning it all, three times in the last dozen years.
It’s like they morphed into a Phillies version of the Wilpon Mets- with a real payroll no less. Brutal for fans to watch.
Your team should trade for Duvall. Apparently, he is a good hitter.
Both the Phils and Braves will enjoy watching the Mets get eliminated in the first round from home. Laughable how an average team like the Mets keep winning.
It is early in the season, the Mets could miss the playoffs altogether or win it all. Same for the Dodgers and Brewers. Baseball is a long grueling season. Now if the Mets avoid too many more injuries, the Braves won’t catch them. the Marlins pitching is good enough that if they sneak into the playoffs, who knows what might happen.
Your team should trade for Duvall. Apparently, he is a good hitter.
The Braves are a bad team. They are finished!
While I don’t like the Mets at all, I can’t get into rooting against a team as opposed to rooting for my own. When the Mets are in the playoffs and my team isn’t, I just won’t be rooting for anyone. Same as I’ve been doing since 2011.
You Can Put It In The Books
The Mets just closed out another one. 11 game lead now. Thanks for laughing along with us!
Unlessthe Phillies go on a miraculous tear the next 6 weeks, it is time to shed some of these contracts if they can find anyone foolish contracts. They need youth, speed,defense and fresh attitude.
htbnm57 I don’t trust them with youth. They never develop anyone. there is no way out of this.
They now seem to be ruining Stott, after a long line of ruining young players.
In terms of Harper, there is also buying into how the Giants play. That’s not going to be for everyone.
How come Segura didn’t get first base when he got hit on the finger ?
Because he attempted to bunt the ball and didn’t pull back. It was an actual attempt when he got hit, so it was a strike. Looked incredibly painful.
Like slamming a car door on your finger
Usually the fingers get hit when bad technique is used and fingers wrap to the front of the bat, but in this case, Segura was “pinching” the bat as he should, he just flat out missed, not only did not put the barrel where the ball was, but the ball went right under the bat into his fingers. I wouldn’t even think to question this with a major league team, but did the Phillies just not practice bunting in spring training……or fielding….or baserunning…..or situational thinking? It’s not like they don’t have a star (Harper) or an ace (Wheeler) to build around, some fundamentals and they could turn the corner.
Got it. Thanks
Didn’t it just. He was out of there pretty quick.
The article is about Segura’s injury and all the posts are about Harper.
It might be time for the Phillies to think about their minor league development. I think there is a fair amount of randomness to the draft, but the lack of success from the 2015-2018 drafts just seems more than just bad luck in the draft.
Sucks about Segura. I don’t think they can replace him.
@JoeBrady they completely changed the development staff more than once. New people, same problems. But you’re right. This is the real issue with the team. The Phils can’t even develop anyone.
As a long time phan, I find this season to be the most difficult to watch. I was looking forward to it. I never expected them to win the division, but what I was looking forward to was getting super entertained by that offense. I never thought the pen could be worse than it’s been.
How is that even possible?
I don’t know if it is or isn’t Joe’s fault. But this team didn’t show any spark.
Again, John Middleton must be furious since he’s the one scratching out the checks.
Agreed Dads. No one thought we were better than the Mets and Braves, but I certainly thought we were better than the 2021 Phils. We replaced horrible defenders with horrible defenders who could hit. I’m honestly confused as to how they could be this bad. They need a spark. .500 seems very unlikely at this point. Division is certainly out of reach, especially since we’re almost done with the Mets. Wildcard is out of reach as well. Fire Girardi. It won’t fix everything, but it’ll give the team some urgency. They should certainly be selling at the deadline which is a tough pill to swallow.
Selling is certainly an option, but outside of Gibson, I doubt you get much of a return. Then I estimate you have $180M lined up in 2023 for 9 players, including Segura, Hoskins, and Nola.
I guess the good news is that your Py W/L is still a respectable .500.
No, it’s not. They lose one run games for a reason.
Segura actually has an club option for 2023, $1M buyout.
That Pyth number (aka Expected wins) is especially damning, because it makes it clear how off-kilter the Phillies really are right now. The offense explodes for tons of offense some games, and struggles to score any runs other games. Complete feast or famine streakiness. And then, the game gets into the horrorshow that is the bullpen …
Can we just send them all home and spare us the daily agony?
Yea. I can’t take them anymore, but I still watch. It’s not just that they lose, it’s how they lose. All heartbreakers all the time.
Not a Phillies fan, but I have to feel bad for those that are. I posted comments when Schwarber and Castellanos were both being signed, and the negative impact on the defense they created. But CBP is a smaller park, and should be easier to defend. Of course, it would be much better if one of them could DH.
I think Phillies’ fans must be frustrated with Dombrowski. but none of us know if this is the team he hoped to field. Sometimes, the guys you want most, choose other teams.
I wonder if the lack of development doesn’t go back to not drafting well. Plus, I think it’s too early to give up on Stott. It takes some guys longer to figure out the big leagues.
As to Harper, I heard one factor, and perhaps the biggest one, in his decision to go to Philly, was that CBP was a park he could hit a lot of HRs in. At the time he was a FA, Oracle was the worst for a LHHs to hit HRs.
Interestingly enough CBP in Philly is one of the worst hitting parks this year. With balls not carrying, and the tiny outfield, it’s tough for any team to generate offense there. Unless they’re facing the Phillies pen.
Wow, you’re right. Not only it it one of the worst hitting parks this year, it ranks dead last with a 90 according to Statcast park factors. I’m totally surprised by that.
It’s Girardi’s fault, clearly.