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Outfielder Roman Quinn started a rehab assignment on Monday with the GCL Phillies.

Roman Quinn has had his career detoured seriously by one injury after another. On Monday, Quinn again started his trek back to the field when he started a rehab assignment with the GCL Phillies.

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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

YearTmGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLG
2012 Williamsport 66 267 56 75 9 11 1 23 30 6 28 61 .281 .370 .408
2013 Lakewood 67 260 37 62 7 3 5 21 32 9 27 64 .238 .323 .346
2014 Clearwater 88 327 51 84 10 3 7 36 32 12 36 80 .257 .343 .370
2015 Reading 58 232 44 71 6 6 4 15 29 10 18 42 .306 .356 .435
2016 Reading 50 205 44 59 10 4 3 16 25 6 20 53 .288 .361 .420
Minors (5 seasons) 329 1291 232 351 42 27 20 111 148 43 129 300 .272 .350 .393
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/26/2016.


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