The list of injuries to Reading outfielder Roman Quinn reads like a pre-med text book. Left oblique strain, strained left quad, hairline fracture of right wrist, ruptured achilles and now, a concussion. Reading placed Quinn and fellow outfielder Andrew Pullin on the DL Sunday. Pullin is battling a right elbow strain.
Quinn came off the DL on August 4th missing over six weeks with a left oblique strain and was hitting .267 since his return, with a .353 on-base percentage.
There was talk that Quinn, who is on the Phillies 40-man roster, might get a September call-up to the majors, but the latest injury could derail that if he misses much time because of the latest injury. Quinn's career-high in games came back in 2014 when he played in 88 games with Clearwater and then tacked on 24 more games in the Arizona Fall League.
Considered one of the more exciting players in the Phillies organization, the injuries have been the only thing holding Quinn back from moving above the Double-A level, where he has playedd 128 total games in two seasons with Reading.
Pullin joined Reading on June 23rd and this is his second stint on the DL since then. Just four days after joining the Fightins, he was placed on the DL with a groin strain and missed 10 games because of the injury. There is no immediate timetable for his return from the latest injury setback for Pullin. The 22-year old Pullin was hitting .346 in 46 games with Reading this season to go along with his 10 home runs for the club.
The Phillies have reassigned outfielder Aaron Brown from Clearwater to Reading to help fill the two holes in the outfield. Brown opened the season with Reading, but he went on the DL on July 13 and wasn't reactivated until August 8th when he was also reassigned to Clearwater. Brown hit .225 in 66 games with the Fightins.
In another roster move, Reading officially reactivated catcher Jorge Alfaro, who was optioned back from Philadelphia on Saturday.
Reading has clinched a spot in the Eastern League Playoffs, but they've struggled in August, going 11-13 during the month, coming into Sunday's game.