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Phillies Designate Struggling Veteran for Assignment

Devon Platana
The Philadelphia Phillies have designated struggling veteran Roman Quinn for assignment on Wednesday.
The Philadelphia Phillies have designated struggling veteran Roman Quinn for assignment on Wednesday. / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled throughout the 2022 MLB season and something has to change if they're to turn the campaign around soon. The club was busy making several roster moves on Wednesday, including the demotion of a struggling veteran.

The Phillies have announced that outfielder Roman Quinn has been designated for assignment. The former 2011 second-round pick has spent his entire MLB career in Philadelphia, but has gotten worse with each passing season.

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Phillies fans aren't exactly surprised that Quinn has been designated for assignment. The writing has been on the wall with how poorly he's played since the start of the campaign.

The switch-hitting outfielder has recorded only six hits for three RBIs in 37 at-bats this season. He's yet to hit a home run and is batting .162 with a .225 slugging percentage. If that wasn't bad enough, he's also struck out on a career-worst 37.5% of plate appearances.

Quinn has had two chances in the Phillies' last three games to drive in a run but ended up striking out on both opportunities. Philadelphia lost both of those games, ultimately leading to their decision to get rid of the struggling veteran.

The Phillies also called up infielder Nick Maton from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday. He'll likely replace Jean Segura, who ended up on the 10-day injured list, but could also be used as a valuable bench batting .299 in May, resulting in a home run and 17 RBIs in 22 games.

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