The Phillies announced a series of roster moves ahead of tonight’s game. Deadline pickups Noah Sendergaard And the Brandon March It has been activated. jar Kyle Gibson Returned from the bereavement list with the player John Segura It is activated from the infected list for 60 days. Created three points in the active list after last night’s match, using the right hand Mark Appelleft hand Billy Walter and defensive player Simon Museotti Get all options. To create a space in both Segura’s active rosters and 40 men, they’ve released the player Didi Gregory.
Gregory, 32, is perhaps best known for his five-year spell with the Yankees from 2015 to 2019. In that time, he played 660 games, hit 97 home points, stole 27 bases and cut .269/.313/. 446 for 101 wRC+.
After accessing free agency, he signed a one-year, $14 million deal with the 2020 Phillies, going on to reach 10 homers in the short season and producing a .284/.339/.488, 116 wRC+ total streak. After that successful Philly campaign, the two sides repaid a two-year, $28 million deal that unfortunately preceded an incredible collapse in Shortstop production.
Last season, Gregory’s hit 0.29/.270/.370, 68 wRC+, meaning his production was 32% worse than the league hitter average. After that dismal campaign, his grip on the short-lived position of 2022 looked tenuous at best. Philadelphia’s chief of baseball operations, Dave Dombrowski, publicly acknowledged this in October.
Although there is a Superstop class of short stops available at the free dealership this winter (Carlos CorreaAnd the Cory SeegerAnd the Javier BaezAnd the Trevor’s storyAnd the Marcus Simin), the Phils focused on upgrading their stadium, adding Kyle Schwarber And the Nick Castellanos. Despite seemingly losing confidence in Gregory, they felt that they had a potential internal solution in a short time with the potential Bryson Stott.
Stott cracked the opening day roster and seemed to be somewhat in competition for playing time next to the second baseman John Segura. With both Gregory and the third baseman Alec Boom After years of dropping out in 2021, Stott has been given time in various positions to start the year. However, he struggled to get out of the gate, and returned to the palace on April 25. At the time, it was only hitting .133/ .161/ .167. These struggles seem to give Gregory and Pom more time to get back on track.
In May, Stott was called up, which was followed a few weeks later by Segura breaking his finger, opening the field to three of Stott, Gregory and Boom. At the time, Stott and Boom improved after slow starts while Diddy didn’t. Since June 1, Stott has hit seven kitchenettes and cut .227/.296/.384. This is still below average production (90 wRC+), but it comes despite an average of 222 hits on balls during play. Meanwhile, Bohm battled through June but had a beast in July, hitting 405/.427/.583 since the start of that month. Gregory had a good start to the year, coming in at .288/.338/.356 through May for a WRC+ of 96, but has cut .181/.234/.284 since then, only WRC+42 since the start of June and 57 In season in general. With Segura back and Bohm and Stott looking like better options, Phils decided it was time to move on from Gregorius as they gear up for a banner race for the final two months of the season.
Gregory is earning $15.25 million this year as part of a two-year deal he signed, leaving nearly $5 million to be paid. Any team that signs him at that point will only have to pay him a minimum league pro-rata with Phillies on the hook for the rest.
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