Phillies dealt another crushing blow with Jean Segura injury
Can the Phillies survive without the injured Jean Segura for 10-12 weeks?
When it rains, it pours, and it’s been an unending downpour for the Philadelphia Phillies lately.
In the midst of a five-game losing streak, Jean Segura fractured his finger in Tuesday night’s loss to the San Francisco Giants. According to Alex Coffey, Segura will undergo surgery as soon as Friday.
The second baseman will be out 10-12 weeks, the majority of the remainder of the season.
Currently in third place, the Phillies are 21-29 on the season, 13 games out of first. Without Segura, it’s hard to see them playing better than they are now; over 44 games, he hit .275/.324/.407 with a .731 OPS, four doubles, six home runs, and a team-leading eight stolen bases. His 46 hits are tied with Alec Bohm for third-most on the team, behind Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos.
In Segura’s absence, the Phillies announced a slew of roster moves on Wednesday afternoon. LHP Cristopher Sánchez and infielder Nick Maton were recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and outfielder Roman Quinn was designated for assignment.
With Segura joining Didi Gregorius on the Injured List (he began a rehab assignment on Tuesday), the Phillies’ infield consists of Rhys Hoskins, Bryson Stott, Alec Bohm, Johan Camargo, and now Maton. Defensively, it’s not a strong crew.