Phillies release veteran shortstop Didi Gregorius

4 August, 2022
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Phillies release veteran shortstop Didi Gregorius

The Philadelphia Phillies released veteran shortstop Didi Gregorius in one of several transactions, the team announced Thursday.

Infielder Jean Segura was reinstated from the 60-day injured list. The Phillies said center fielder Brandon Marsh and right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard reported to the team, and right-handed pitcher Kyle Gibson was activated from the bereavement list.

Gregorius, 32, joined the Phillies in 2020 as a free agent. The 11-year veteran hit .210 with a home run and 19 RBIs through 63 games this season. He owns a career .257 average with 134 home runs and 530 RBIs through 1,077 appearances.

Rookie Bryson Stott is expected to take over at shortstop for the Phillies. The 24-year-old infielder owns a .196 average, with seven homers and 32 RBIs through 75 games this season.

Gregorius had a $15.2 million salary this season and was set to hit free agency this off-season.

The Phillies (56-48) acquired Syndergaard and March through separate trades Tuesday with the Los Angeles Angels.

Syndergaard is expected to start against the Washington Nationals (36-70) at 7:05 p.m. EDT Thursday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Source: UPI


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