Injuries & Moves: Maton takes Segura's place

June 17th, 2021

Keep track of the Phillies' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

ROSTER MOVES

June 16: 2B placed on 10-day injured list
The Phillies hope he can be back in a few weeks after sustaining a Grade 1 left groin strain on Tuesday. See story.

June 16: INF recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley
Maton will play second base and bounce around the infield while Jean Segura is on the injured list.

June 14: LHP recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley
Falter gives the Phillies length coming out of the bullpen. It is possible he piggybacks right-hander Spencer Howard’s starts, allowing the Phillies to use left-hander Ranger Suárez in more high-leverage situations. “I don’t really consider Spencer an opener, but we have to watch [his innings],” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. “[Falter] gives me another guy to do that with.”

June 14: RHP optioned to Triple-A
De Los Santos pitched a scoreless inning on Sunday in a 7-0 win over the Phillies. He has a 9.00 ERA in four appearances this season, but three of his four appearances are scoreless.

INJURY UPDATES

Day to day

RF (lower back spasms)
Expected return: Friday in San Francisco
Harper said he could have played Wednesday in Los Angeles, but the Phillies wanted to give him two days off before he resumes play on Friday. (Last updated: June 16)

10-day IL

2B (Grade 1 left groin strain)
Expected return:
Roughly three weeks
Segura landed on the 10-day IL on June 16 with a Grade 1 groin strain. The Phillies said he could miss three weeks, give or take. (Last updated: June 16)

SS (pseudogout in right elbow)
Expected return: Possibly next week vs. Washington
Didi Gregorius was injured falling on his right elbow trying to catch a fly ball in the outfield in April and never quite recovered, so he was placed on the injured list on May 13. His recovery has been puzzling and frustrating to many, but after visits with multiple doctors, Gregorius and the Phillies finally think they know why. Phillies general manager Sam Fuld said on June 15 that Gregorius has a condition called pseudogout.

“They're calcium crystals that formed in the blood,” Fuld said. “It's, I guess, a pretty rare condition. But it's one that is not particularly concerning. We spent the last couple of days just trying to identify the best plan of care. It's just really about finding some medication that put him in the best spot. As soon as that is sorted out, which we should have clarity on that very soon, he'll go back to baseball. He'll be getting out there in a [Triple-A] Lehigh Valley uniform pretty soon. That's the plan and I think that's the full expectation. We're confident that will work itself out.” (Last updated: June 15)

RHP Brandon Kintzler (neck strain)
Expected return:
TBD
Phillies manager Joe Girardi said that Kintzler’s neck has been bothering him for a while, so they figured now is a good time to try to remedy it. His stint is retroactive to June 7. He has not started to throw in bullpen sessions yet. (Last updated: June 14)

LHP (back spasms)
Expected return:
TBD
The Phillies placed Moore on the 10-day IL on May 22 (retroactive to May 21). He is scheduled to make a fifth rehab start with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. (Last updated: June 14)

RHP (COVID-19 IL)
Expected return: TBD
He went on the COVID-19-related IL on June 10. (Last updated: June 14)

60-day IL

OF (left Achilles tendon)
Expected return: 2022
An MRI exam confirmed that Quinn suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon on May 29 at Tropicana Field. The Phillies said on May 31 that Quinn will have surgery later that week. The expected recovery time for Quinn is nine to 12 months. (Last updated: May 31)

LHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
Summer 2022
Romero landed on the IL on May 6 with what the Phillies called a sprained left forearm. He had Tommy John surgery on May 25, according to a photo Romero posted on Twitter. It can take 12-18 months to completely recover from Tommy John, meaning Romero is likely to be sidelined until at least next summer. (Last updated: May 26)