The Philadelphia Phillies were already thin on the infield without starting shortstop Didi Gregorius. Now their starting second baseman is out, too.
Jean Segura has been placed on the 10-day injured list after straining his right quadriceps during Tuesday night’s game versus the San Francisco Giants. The injury occured in the second inning as Segura was running out a ground ball to short. He came up limping almost as soon as he reached first base.
Segura is hitting .333 through 60 at-bats this season. That’s the second-highest batting average on the team, trailing only Bryce Harper’s .346.
Well, there's the roster move. Jean Segura is on the IL. Scott Kingery is here.— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) April 21, 2021
The Phillies have recalled second baseman Scott Kingery to take Segura’s spot on the roster. A former top prospect in their system, Kingery has fallen short of expectations through his first couple of years with the Phillies. He has shown poor plate discipline and owns a .233 batting average with a .284 on-base percentage through more than 1,100 plate appearances.
Brad Miller is playing second base in place of Segura on Wednesday. The 31-year-old utilityman is hitting .214 through only 14 at-bats. Gregorius is sitting out his third straight game due to elbow soreness.
Fantasy owners looking to replace Segura should see if Jazz Chisholm, Zach McKinstry, Jed Lowrie or Josh Harrison are available in their leagues. That’s how I would prioritize them.