Phillies send Scott Kingery back to minors
The Phillies fired struggling infielder / outfielder Scott Kingery at the minors and recalled left-hander Cristopher Sanchez from Triple-A.
It’s just another disappointing moment in what has turned out to be a disappointing career for the once-promising prospect. Kingery, as you may remember, signed a six-year, guaranteed value of $ 24 million contract before even stepping on a Big League diamond.
So far in his three seasons, Kingery has been all over the field defensively and has lost offensively, reaching .232 with 30 homers and 96 RBIs in 317 career games.
He entered spring training in a battle for centerfield spot, but was just 7 in 44 this spring (.159) with a home run and two stolen bases, before being dispatched to the alternative minor league site.
Even though the center players have struck so far, Kingery has not been an option to help resolve the issue.
Now, even with Jean Segura out of the lineup with an injury, the team turned to Nick Maton to play the second goal, not Kingery. Phillies manager Joe Girardi said on Monday that the team are considering giving up reps for Maton in center field against Kingery, who has been sacked.
what is his future? It remains to be seen, but a change of scenery could be in the cards for Kingery.
Sanchez was only with the team for one day and did not make an appearance in April when the team had an outbreak of COVID-19.