Phillies Send Scott Kingery Back to Minors
The Phillies sent struggling infielder/outfielder Scott Kingery back to the minors and recalled lefty Cristopher Sanchez from Triple-A.
Its just another disappointing moment in what has become a disappointing career fot the once promising prospect. Kingery, as you might remember signed a six-year contract worth a guaranteed $24 million before he ever stepped on a big league diamond.
So far in his three seasons, Kingery has been all over the field defensively and lost offensively, hitting .232 with 30 home runs and 96 RBI in 317 career games.
He entered Spring Training in a battle to win the centerfield spot, but was just 7-for-44 this spring (.159) with one home run and two stolen bases, before being shipped to the teams alternate minor league site.
Even as poorly as centerfielders have hit so far, Kingery hasn't been an option to help fix the problem.
Now, even with Jean Segura out of the lineup with an injury, the team turned to Nick Maton to play second base, not Kingery. Phillies manager Joe Girardi said Monday that the team is considering giving Maton reps in center field over Kingery, who was sent back down.
What does his future hold? That remains to be seen, but a change of scenery could be in the cards for Kingery.
Sanchez was only up with the team for one day and didn't make an appearance back in April when the team had a COVID-19 outbreak.
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