The Phillies have positioned outfielder Nick Castellanos on the 10-day injured record. Outfielder Dalton Guthrie had his contract chosen from Triple-A and one other 40-man roster transfer shall be essential to accommodate Guthrie’s addition to the lively roster.
Castellanos left Friday’s recreation as a consequence of an indirect damage, with supervisor Rob Thomson saying that the outfielder would endure an MRI to find out the extent of the issue. There hasn’t been any phrase on the outcomes of the MRI, however even a lower-level indirect drawback often ends in at the very least a minimal IL go to. Castellanos and the Phillies can solely hope that the damage is minor, as in any other case Castellanos could possibly be in peril of lacking the remainder of the common season and probably the playoffs.
It has been an underwhelming season general for Castellanos, who signed a five-year, $100M free agent cope with Philadelphia in March. The slugger is hitting solely .265/.305/.397 over 531 plate appearances, leading to a subpar 96 wRC+. Nevertheless, Castellanos has appeared much more like his previous self in latest weeks, with 5 residence runs and a .318/.348/.505 slash line in his final 112 PA.
With Castellanos now sidelined, Matt Vierling figures to see a lot of the motion in proper discipline. Bryce Harper continues to be restricted to DH obligation and isn’t an choice within the outfield, leaving Vierling, utilityman Nick Maton and now Guthrie as the alternatives for proper discipline taking part in time.
Guthrie was a sixth-round choose for the Phillies within the 2017 draft, and the 26-year-old is now on the verge of his main league debut. He posted some middling numbers over his first three professional seasons, however hit nicely sufficient in 2021 to earn a promotion from Double-A to Triple-A. Guthrie has continued to carry out on the highest minor league stage. Over 513 whole PA at Triple-A in 2021 and 2022, Guthrie has hit .299/.354/.466 with 12 residence runs and 23 steals (out of 30 makes an attempt).
Past simply outfield depth, Guthrie additionally gives the Phillies some versatility across the diamond, which may trace at Maton maybe getting extra work as an outfield-specific participant. Guthrie has performed principally heart and proper discipline this season at Triple-A, with solely a handful of video games as a second baseman, third baseman and shortstop. Nevertheless, Guthrie was initially drafted as an infielder and hadn’t performed a professional recreation within the outfield till 2021.