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Scott Kingery cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted off the Phillies 40-man roster.
Kingery was placed on the 7-day concussion IL in mid-May and hasn't played since. Kingery was outrighted by the Phillies on Monday. He struggled at the plate in 2021, slashing .053/.053/.053 with a run scored across 19 plate appearances. Kingery signed an extension with the Phillies in 2018 but was unable to live up to that contract. The 27-year-old needs some fine-tuning in the minors and will try to turn things around in Triple-A Lehigh Valley before getting another shot in the big leagues.
Scott Kingery has been placed on the 7-day concussion IL, retroactive to May 17th.
Kingery left Sunday's game with dizziness, so his placement on the concussion IL isn't a surprise, particularly with the Phillies needing bodies after Didi Gregorius was also placed on the IL. Kingery is batting just .053 this year and should not be rostered in any format at this point.
Phillies OF Scott Kingery was taken out of Sunday's game due to "dizziness" manager Joe Girardi said.
OF Bryce Harper, who was actually ruled out with a shoulder injury, came in for Kingery in right field. Kingery had a forgetful game, going 0-3 with three strikeouts while misplaying several balls in the outfield that resulted in runs for Toronto. Dizziness would surely explain the lackluster day, but his lackluster season is still needs explanation as he has just one hit over 16 at bats this season.
The Phillies have recalled second baseman Scott Kingery from their alternate site. His promotion came as a corresponding move after Jean Segura landed on the injured list.
Kingery opened the year at the alternate site, so this will be his first big-league stint of the year. He hit just .159/.228/.283 and will take on a bench role with Brad Miller bumped up to a spot in the lineup.
The Phillies optioned versatile infielder/outfielder Scott Kingery to minor league camp on Sunday after he failed to win a roster spot in spring training.
Kingery signed a long-term contract extension before making his debut with the Phillies in 2018, and he flashed his potential in 2019, batting .258 with 19 home runs and 15 stolen bases in 126 games. He hit just .159 with a .511 OPS in 2020, however, and his struggles continued in spring training in 2021. He'll start the year at the team's alternate training site in hopes of regaining some confidence and earning a promotion back to the big league squad.