TODAY: Quinn cleared DFA waivers, and the Phillies announced that Quinn has elected to become a free agent rather accept an outright assignment to Triple-A.
JUNE 1: The Phillies announced a series of roster moves Wednesday, placing second baseman Jean Segura on the 10-day injured list due to a fractured right index finger, recalling lefty Cristopher Sanchez and infielder Nick Maton from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and designating outfielder Roman Quinn for assignment. The team announced after last night’s game that Segura had fractured his finger.
Quinn, 29, scored the walk-off run from second base on a cringeworthy Dodgers error earlier this season, but his blistering speed hasn’t been enough to offset his general lack of production at the dish. In 40 plate appearances, he’s hitting just .162/.225/.289 with 15 punchouts (37.5%). He’s had similar struggles dating back to the 2019 season, batting a combined .200/.278/.315 through 340 plate appearances with the Phillies, who’ll now have a week to trade the former second-rounder, pass him through outright waivers or release him.
The loss of Segura is a tough one for a Phillies club that is floundering through another disappointing season. The 32-year-old veteran has been solid at the plate, hitting .275/.324/.407 with six home runs and eight stolen bases, and he’s been one of the team’s only average-or-better defenders (by measure of Defensive Runs Saved and Outs Above Average).
In Segura’s absence, the Phils can turn to Maton or utilityman Johan Camargo, with struggling prospect Bryson Stott taking increased reps at shortstop. Maton had a hot start in his MLB debut last year but saw his bat wilt en route to a .256/.323/.385 output over 131 big league plate appearances. He’s hitting .241/.360/.462 so far in Triple-A this year. Camargo similarly had a strong start in 2022 but has faded of late; he’s now hitting .248/.318/.350 on the season.
certainly needed some innings. still, #FreeAppel
I like free apples…
The Phillies made the right decision designating Quinn for assignment, but defensively is not a good move since he could have been used as a defensive outfielder in late innings and also to start some games. The issue is that he was not hitting and his hitting average is not good. The team just got worse defensively.
Quinn was being used as a late-innings defender, and while he’s adequate, he made a few blunders in the OF. Add that with his less than adequate bat and I find Herrera to be the superior player…which is sad because Herrera isn’t that good.
Yes, I remembered the other day that the Phillies were playing the Braves and Harper homered to give the lead to this team against Jansen and Quinn was not able to make the catch a routine play. The Braves won that game in the 10th inning.
I meant to say to his team.
He stinks. Can’t hit the ball on the ground which he should be able to do and get on base.
Send Girardi down
Yeah.,we’ve seriously got to wonder if his act has gone completely stale in that clubhouse.
You know Von, as a long time baseball writer I must say that I’ve written in the past about how overrated Girardi is and have gotten bashed for it. Look, he is too uptight for a veteran-laden team. And his bullpen management has never been good. As a Cubs guy too, I’ve always respected his leadership but he’s just too old school.
@rememerthecoop I’ve never seen him make adjustments. Even on those great Yankee teams. He would just do the same routine every night. If it failed 3 times, he’d do it a 4th time. He also doesn’t go by feeling. If a reliever is lights out in the 8th, you don’t necessarily need to put a closer in, especially if the closer isn’t great, but old Joe just needs to follow his code.
I don’t think Girardi will survive the month of June. FO has to do something to try to salvage the season even though it is still early.
It needs to be Jim Leyland time in Philadelphia. No more sunshine and butterflies, these guys drink and they need to be told so.
Doesn’t matter who manages this team though, they can’t field, they can’t run, and their bullpen can’t pitch. And the bats are so hot or cold that it’s not nearly enough to make up for their glaring weaknesses.
Nearly a $260MM payroll and they’re 2 games behind the Pirates in the loss column lol. What a joke.
You might not have seen The Mighty Quinn, but the Phil’s have apparently seen enough of him.
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
I was worried about this, Roman hands & Russian fingers get you in trouble these days
Where does Roman Quinn end up? MIL needs a CF even if he doesn’t hit much as long as he can defend better than the mess the Brewers have now.
Not in the big leagues. He is not even a 4a guy
Many said that about Myles Straw in HOU. He’s playing full time in CLE and doing well.
That’s a start. Now do Girardi and make a trade or two.
How many times is this they’ve let Quinn go?
Way fortunes have gone for Philadelphia lately, he’ll be claimed by Miami or NYM and torch his former team
Epitome of the five skill players who only has one skill. My dad always said growing up you can’t teach SPEED. He blows in every other category. He can’t even bunt right. He isn’t torching anyone.
He’s got a good arm too
You Can Put It In The Books
I really liked watching Quinn roam CF when they played the Mets. I think the Phillies are making a mistake letting him go, at least until Harper is back to playing in the OF. They must have confidence in Moniak though.
Well, Moniak will get some playing time with Quinn gone, but I have a hunch that his strong Grapefruit League numbers were a 2-1/2 week illusion. He never performed that well anywhere before then, and he did it against pitchers trying to get in shape, as opposed to getting batters out.
Color me skeptical regard #16, a likely DFA candidate this fall.
Dumpster Divin Theo
Color me burnt orange
What a joke. Keeping failure moniak who adds only strikeouts over quinn who at least adds speed is another sign the Phillies are a lost organization. So sad being a fan
I would prefer Luke Williams over both Quinn or Moniak
Rhys Hoskins cannot continue to get meaningful at bats during a game. He is the epitome of a chime artist. Trade him tomorrow Joe Girardi did as best he could but that man is not the answer either. He’s better off in Secaucus. Dusty Wathan for manger. Darrick Hall as the first baseman after they trade Rhys for some Reeses candy and a Mars bar
The Phillies have built a terrible roster. Bad defense last season? Let’s sign a couple of DHs. Lousy bullpen? Let’s leave it that way. Girardi might pay with his job, but Dombrowski built this mess.
Did the Phillies ever show faith in Quinn and say he plays every day for the next three weeks?
He has talent and potential that a wiser organization (St. Louis, Dodgers) could tap.
Instead, they double down on Odubel Herrera, whose limitations are so obvious, yet DD and Joe keep putting him in the lineup — and see the same old mistakes.
Quinn is very fast and has value in this league, but if you think Herrera is morw limited than Quinn than I don’t know which Roman Quinn you’re looking at.
Check his injury history….It is long and diversified. A true shame. He was drafted as a ss and never panned out….
Dumpster Divin Theo
He was drafted as donkey?
Dumpster Divin Theo
He was drafted as a ss and has played like ass.
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