Phillies place Adam Haseley on Injured List; designate Edgar Garcia
By Matthew C
The Phillies have made corresponding roster moves amid top prospect Alec Bohm’s promotion to the majors
Before Thursday afternoon’s series finale against the Baltimore Orioles at Citizens Bank Park, the Philadelphia Phillies made a couple of transactions as corresponding moves to allow them to call up top prospect Alec Bohm to the big-league roster.
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Outfielder Adam Haseley has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left wrist sprain, the Phillies announced hours prior to Bohm’s debut — batting sixth as the starting third baseman. Also, right-handed reliever Edgar Garcia was designated for assignment, creating room for Bohm on the overall 40-man roster.
It’s unclear how Haseley suffered the injury, but he has not been in the starting lineup or appeared in a game since Tuesday’s loss to the Orioles. Haseley was replaced in the 10th inning as a pinch hitter by Phil Gosselin. The 24-year-old is not expected to miss significant time.
Overall this season, Haseley has showed promising signs of his first-round draft selection potential, slashing .333/.364/.429 with five singles, two doubles, and two RBI spanning 22 plate appearances.
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Should 2019 be the last season Garcia, 23, was seen in red pinstripes, the right-hander finished his MLB career with the Phillies posting a 2-0 record and a 5.77 earned run average spanning 37 appearances in the last season under then-manager Gabe Kapler.
The young relief pitcher could be seen elsewhere; his potential is enormous, especially considering his young age. It would be interesting to see where Garcia ends up following this roster move.
Bohm will wear No. 28; Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said the rookie will play regularly, meaning Jean Segura will transition back to second base; Scott Kingery, meanwhile, will play some center field and other positions.