Phillies: Update on Jay Bruce, Jean Segura, Roman Quinn
By Matthew C
Phillies: Jay Bruce, Jean Segura, Roman Quinn health update
The status of three members of the Philadelphia Phillies’ 28-man roster is now in question: outfielders Roman Quinn and Jay Bruce, as well as infielder Jean Segura.
Prior to Sunday’s series finale against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park, it was announced that Quinn self-reported COVID-19 symptoms to team officials. The team subsequently placed him on the COVID-19 Injured List.
After the 6-2 win, in which starter Zack Wheeler improved to 3-0, manager Joe Girardi announced the extent of the injuries that forced both Bruce and Segura out of the game.
In his post-game conference, Girardi said that Segura left the game early due to a hamstring issue, while Bruce left after feeling soreness in his left quad. The slugging outfielder then reported it to the team trainer, who recommended he leave the game.
The Phillies can not afford to lose Quinn, Bruce, and Segura, due to potentially the virus and injuries. Earlier this week, the team lost outfielder Adam Haseley with a wrist injury.
While Haseley is not expected to miss more than 10 days on the injured list, it still leaves the Phillies with a shortage of outfielders. And, with Quinn being sidelined, it leaves the team without a true center fielder.
The bullpen has already been a key issue in the 2020 season so far, and having injuries is just something that the team needs to avoid at all costs. While injuries are absolutely inevitable, the Phillies can not afford to lose any more players.
The Phillies will have an off-day on Monday before heading north to Boston to take on the Red Sox in a two-game set at the historic Fenway Park. The team will evaluate both Bruce and Segura’s injuries on Monday.
The Phillies optioned JoJo Romero back to Lehigh Valley Sunday evening, according to The Athletic’s Meghan Montemurro, who adds: “With an off day tomorrow, [the] Phillies have some time to figure out if they will be without Bruce and Segura for any time and how they want to configure their taxi squad.”