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Didi Gregorius Returns, Nick Maton Placed on IL

The Phillies can’t catch a break in the middle infield, as they’ve had multiple players go down with injuries recently. Jean Segura is expected to miss over two months with a broken right index finger, while Didi Gregorius has lost most of the past month due to a left knee sprain. There’s good and bad news today, as Gregorius has returned, but youngster Nick Maton was placed on the IL with a right shoulder sprain. 

Gregorius will resume starting shortstop duties, hoping to build off of his decent .288/.338/.356 slash line to start the year. He’ll likely still see top prospect Bryson Stott eat into some of the reps at short, but Stott hasn’t done much to earn himself the lion’s share of the playing time. 

Maton came up in 2021 and performed admirably, slashing .256/.323/.385 across 131 plate appearances. The 25-year-old has spent almost the entirety of 2022 in Triple-A Lehigh Valley, but received a call up earlier this week when Segura went down. Maton only saw two games worth of big league action before getting hurt, but he did manage to smash three hits, including a triple and a home run, in seven plate appearances. 

With both Segura and Maton on the shelf, second base will likely come down to a Johan Camargo/Bryson Stott platoon. The Phils have been playing better of late, so hopefully the return of Gregorius can offset the loss of Maton, and keep this team rolling.

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