The Phillies brought center fielder Roman Quinn back into the fold today, signing the 28-year-old to a minor league deal. Recently, Mickey Moniak went down with a broken hand and Odúbel Herrera suffered an oblique strain, leaving the Phillies rather shorthanded in centerfield.
A second round pick in the 2011 MLB draft, Roman Quinn was a highly regarded prospect coming up through the Phillies’ system. Unfortunately, a laundry list of injuries derailed his progression and have led to him only seeing action in 178 contests over five big league campaigns. Quinn was a significant part of Manager Joe Girardi’s centerfield platoon last season, but a late May Achilles tear ruined his season.
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Roman Quinn failed to crack the Marlins’ opening day roster after signing a minor league deal with Miami this winter. Right now, the Phillies are forced to give rookie Matt Vierling the full time job in center, with youngster Simon Muzziotti assuming a backup role. Ideally, one of Moniak or Herrera will provide a competent left-handed hitting option once they return from the Injured List, but for now Quinn will add a bit more insurance down at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.