Once again, Roman Quinn looks to get back into an everyday lineup somewhere in the Phillies organization. In five seasons with the Phillies, Quinn has played in 329 games, staring down one injury after another. Quinn's injury history is so extensive, that he even got hurt while he was rehabbing another injury. The latest setback came this past June when he suffered a strained oblique that put him on the DL and has prevented him from returning to baseball, until now.
On Monday, Quinn started a rehab assignment with the GCL Phillies, playing five innings in center field and batting leadoff. It didn't take the 23-year old long to get back into the groove, delivering a single in his second at-bat, and later scoring a run as part of a two-run third inning for the GCL Phils. On the day, Quinn went 1-for-3, but the best news was just getting him back onto the field and headed toward returning to Reading to play out the rest of the season.
"You have to feel for a guy like Roman," said Phillies director of player development, Joe Jordan, earlier this season. "The injuries are really no fault of his own, it's not a conditioning thing or anything, it's more a byproduct of how he plays the game. He plays hard and has gotten pretty banged up, but you always hope that this will be the end of the injuries and we'll really get to see just what this guy can do."
In his time with the Phillies, Quinn is hitting a combined .272 and has stolen 148 bases, including leading the New York - Penn League with 30 steals in his first professional season back in 2012. His career-high in steals is 32, which he was on a pace to shatter this season at Reading, having already swiped 25 bases in 31 attempts. Overall with Reading this season, Quinn was hitting .288 with 44 runs scored in 50 games.
Roman Quinn career stats
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