Phillies option Haseley, activate Bruce

Adam Haseley is headed back to Triple-A. (Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Phillies haven’t been able to put together any sort of consistency on offense. The heart of the order hasn’t produced nearly as much as they’ve needed to and the team is 18th in Major League Baseball in runs scored.

Despite the up-and-down trend of this Phillies team, rookie outfielder Adam Haseley has been one of the lone bright spots. The 23-year-old was summoned from Triple-A following injuries at the big league level and made his debut on June 4.

In 24 games, the former Virginia product is slashing .274/.315/.452 with six doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs. In addition to his solid hitting, Haseley plays a really good center field defensively.

With all that said, it was a bit surprising to see Haseley get sent to Triple-A as Jay Bruce returns.

Philadelphia’s acquisition of Corey Dickerson and Jay Bruce’s return combined with the increased playing time of Roman Quinn made Haseley the odd man out for now. He wasn’t the only one sent down lately due to the team’s number of outfielder. The Phillies sent Maikel Franco to Triple-A because of his lack of positional versatility, but also due to the team’s outfield surplus. The Franco move shifted Scott Kingery from the outfield to third base.

Meanwhile, Jay Bruce is back in the Phillies lineup as they begin their series in San Francisco on Thursday night. In 33 games since joining the Phillies, Bruce is hitting .256 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs. He’s got an on-base percentage of .273, but his ability to hit the home run makes him an obvious re-addition to the lineup.

There were definitely other options when it came to sending guys to the minors, but the Phillies value the defensive versatility of guys like Sean Rodriguez and Brad Miller at this point in time.



  1. Craig Glessner

    August 8, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Rodriguez is an excellent option off the bench he’s normally good for 2 or 3 hits a month. I guess we really aren’t pushing for a wild card spot. Whoever is making these decisions should have to offer fans a discount on their tickets because they are putting a yard sale team on the field (Rodriguez, Miller , Knapp Nicasio, Blake Parker)

  2. ROB

    August 8, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    The only reason Rodriquez is still here is that he is right handed.

  3. Frank Supiot

    August 9, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Why not Quinn? I do not understand the organization’s love of this man? Same goes for Odubel. I can only hope he is gone for good.

    • pamikeydc

      August 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      @Frank, Quinn is out of options. And you don’t bring up Haseley to sit him every day or use him as a late bat. No no no. Let him get every day at bats in Aaa. Geez people, relax! This team isn’t going anywhere

  4. delmo

    August 9, 2019 at 2:02 am

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    • Jeff Orbach

      August 9, 2019 at 9:08 am


  5. Jeff Orbach

    August 9, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Of course we need to send down our best hitter lately so we can keep Srod up. Srod should be released, nobody else would want him.

    My question, did Srod stumble upon Mini-marts stash of incriminating photos?

  6. Nanette

    August 9, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Keep Haseley and get rid of Segura !

  7. Phanatic

    August 9, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Gabe Kapler and Sean Rodriguez were seen together after last night’s game at The Stud in SoMa.

    They also, reportedly, had a stash of John Middleton’s cigars.

    I don’t know if this is true or mere character assassination, but I think Phillies Nation needs to send a reporter to the Bay Area to investigate.

    We have a right to know if the Phils are truly competing or if something more sinister and hedonistic is going on behind the scenes.

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