The Phillies’ injured list has swelled to a whopping 10 players.
The team placed rookie outfielder Adam Haseley on the IL before Saturday afternoon’s game. He has a left groin strain.
Haseley made his big-league debut Tuesday night in San Diego and doubled home the go-ahead run in Wednesday’s game against the Padres.
It turns out that Haseley injured his groin running down the first base line in Tuesday night’s game. He was unable to play Friday night and a subsequent MRI revealed the strain.
The Phillies had been committed to giving Haseley a regular look in center field. With him out, the team is down to just Scott Kingery as a regular center fielder. Reserve Sean Rodriguez can also fill in at the position. Nick Williams was recalled from Triple A to take Haseley’s roster spot. He is a corner outfielder. Bryce Harper has played center field in the past, but the Phillies have said he will not move from right field.
The Phils have three outfielders on the IL — Haseley, Andrew McCutchen and Roman Quinn. Dylan Cozens, who is on the 40-man roster, is on the IL at Triple A Lehigh Valley. Odubel Herrera, arrested in New Jersey last month on a charge of domestic violence, is on administrative leave through June 17. Aaron Altherr was lost on waivers last month. So the Phillies’ outfield depth has taken a serious hit recently.
On the plus side, Quinn is nearly recovered from a groin strain. He is playing in extended spring training games in Florida and could return soon.
McCutchen is out for the season. He suffered a ruptured ACL in the first inning of Monday night’s game at San Diego.
In addition to three outfielders, the Phillies have seven relief pitchers — an entire bullpen, really — on the IL. Seranthony Dominguez became the latest to go down when he suffered a serious elbow injury Wednesday. He is probably done for the season and could be facing Tommy John surgery.
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