Jenkins to DL

Geoff Jenkins was placed on the Disabled List prior to today's game. Jenkins suffered a right hip flexor strain during Friday's game while running down the first base line.

Jenkins and the Phillies are unsure of how long he will be out.

Jenkins, a normal everyday player, has been platooning this year with Jayson Werth. Jenkins is hitting .246 with 9 HR and 29 RBI with a very low .698 OPS. None the less, a disappointing year for the Brett Favre look-alike, who spent his entire career prior to this year with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Infielder Andy Tracy, for Triple-A Leigh High Valley was called up. Tracy hit .288 with 21 HR and 84 RBI with the Iron Pigs.

Tracy last played in the Major Leagues with the Colorado Rockies in 2004. He also played with the Montreal Expos in 2000 and 2001. He has 13 career major league homeruns in 263 ABs.

Werth will take over responsibilities as an everyday player in right field. Werth is hitting .267 with 17 HR and an .848 OPS. This is the perfect time for a player like Werth to step up and help the team win.

2 comments:

Aaron said...

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Slice said...

if tracy does well at the big league level we may see next season a plantoon with howard since tracy position is first. Well that's what I would like to see. :)

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