LF,CF,RF - PHI
Phillies outfielder Adam Haseley was placed on the restricted list for personal reasons on Wednesday, the team announced. Outfielder Mickey Moniak was recalled from the alternate site in a corresponding move.
Haseley is batting just .190 through with no home runs, no RBI, and no stolen bases through his first nine games and recently dealt with a hamstring injury. It is not immediately known why is on the restricted list or how long his absence will last, and Moniak will likely split time with Roman Quinn in center field.
Phillies outfielder Adam Haseley left Thursday's game against the Atlanta Braves with hamstring tightness and is considered day-to-day, according to manager Joe Girardi. Haseley was replaced in the game by Roman Quinn.
The Phillies are off on Friday, but it would not be surprising to see the Phillies give Haseley an extra day off and have Roman Quinn man center field on Saturday against Charlie Morton and the Braves.
Adam Haseley made the Opening Day roster, the Phillies announced on Monday.
It looks like the Phillies will likely go with Haseley as their everyday CF to start the 2021 season. The 24 year old had a decent spring training, slashing .250/.333/.500. Nothing about those numbers stands out, but the Phillies likely feel that Haseley provides more upside than the club's other options. Haseley played well in 40 games in 2020, slashing .278/.348/.342. Haseley has some fantasy upside in NL only and deep mixed leagues, but questions remain about his power potential and playing time against lefties. He's a 'wait and see' in most formats for now.
According to Phillies manager Joe Girardi, outfielder Adam Haseley will miss four weeks with a moderate groin strain.
This timetable lands right around Opening Day, meaning the team will need to re-address its center field plans for early April. This certainly shakes up the team's outfield competition, leaving Scott Kingery in prime position to claim a starting job out of camp. We likely won't know much more until late March, but it goes without saying that this is a major headline out of Phillies camp.