When the Phillies opened the season, Adam Haseley was the team's starting center fielder.   However, after nine games and 21 at bats, Haseley left the team for undisclosed personal reasons.

 

A month to the day later, Haseley has returned.


The Phillies should have some decisions to make.

The team turned to former No. 1 overall pick Mickey Monika in center, but that lasted 10 games after he hit just .190.

The current center fielder, Odubel Herrera has had ups and downs in his time with the big league club. Herrera is batting .231 with two home runs in 52 at bats.  However, Herrera has batted .360 in his last seven games,

Herrera started off 4-for-30 with no extra-base hits in his first 11 games after being called up, but he's 8-for-22 with two homers, two doubles and four walks in five games since.

Herrera has been known to be streaky in the past, so whether or not he has the opportunity to remain on the roster could depend on whether or not he can sustain this level of play.

As Breen notes, he can remain in the minor leagues to get himself back into playing shape and take what is essentially a rehab assignment before the Phillies make a decision.

The 40-man space occupied by Haseley has since been filled and the 40-man roster is currently full.  They also have to make a decision on Ronald Torreyes, who will come off of the injured list soon as well.  Since Torreyes was on the COVID-19 Injured List, he will need to be added back to the 40-man roster or designated for assignment.

The Phillies center field landscape was certainly negatively affected by Haseley's absence; they will hope Haseley can put things together and be a long-term center field solution.

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