As everybody at Phillies camp holds their breath hanging tight to check whether Bryce Harper will wear red pinstripes, there is news on another outfielder.
Not all that great news.
Oft-harmed Roman Quinn is harming once more, this time with a right oblique strain. An MRI is arranged.
Despite the fact that chief Gabe Kapler called the strain mild and said the group did not have any long haul worries about the player’s condition, Quinn was obviously disillusioned by this most recent setback.
“I’ve lost the words,” he said. “I put my body in position to work at a high level. The same thing just keeps happening.
“Frustrating is not even the word. I do pretty much everything that I possibly can to play this game and go out there and play. I keep having setback after setback after setback. It’s frustrating, man. It’s really frustrating.”
Quinn, who turns 26 in May, was the Phillies’ second-round pick in the 2011 draft. He is a gifted athlete favored with blazing speed, a solid tossing arm and the capacity to switch-hit and play the infield if necessary.
Quinn’s way to the majors was slowed by a series of wounds, including a torn Achilles tendon, a torn left quadriceps, a concussion, a stressed elbow tendon, a torn tendon in his right middle finger, a past sideways strain and a broken toe that influenced him in the majors last season.
Quinn endured this most recent damage while taking batting practice on Tuesday. The MRI will tell the seriousness of the damage however it is sensible to speculate that he will be down for no less than a little while and probably won’t have enough time to prepare for opening day.
This is a major year for Quinn on the grounds that he is out of small time alternatives. He came into camp with an opportunity to rival Odubel Herrera for the middle field work. Presently the two players are harmed; Herrera is nursing a hamstring strain.
As Quinn and Herrera mend, the Phillies stay in quest for Harper, who stays on the free-agent market as he looks for maybe the most extravagant contract in the history of baseball. The Phillies have made offers to Harper and are planning to hear his verdict very soon.
In other damage news, reliever Tommy Hunter said the stressed flexor muscle in his right arm was the aftereffect of getting “too hot, too fast.” Hunter is closed down for about fourteen days. Gotten some information about Hunter’s odds of being prepared for opening day, Kapler stated, “I think it’s wait and see.”
Seeker opened last season on the harmed rundown with a hamstring strain and returned to pitch in 65 games.