Roman Quinn is Getting Called Up

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The Roman Empire is about to expand to Philadelphia.

Per NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury, the Phillies are calling up switch-hitting OF Roman Quinn ahead of game two of their series with the Reds:

Quinn was a guy I remember bantering about years ago on the now-defunct Phillies Message Board. The former shortstop-turned-outfielder’s injury list has been extensive:

  • torn Achilles tendon
  • torn quad
  • concussion
  • strained ligament in his elbow
  • torn ligament in his right middle finger

The last injury is the most recent and arguably the most significant in his career. Quinn, now 25, has seemed poised to make a jump to the major league roster, but his inability to stay healthy has constantly derailed any hopes of him making such a jump and sticking with the big club.

In 25 games for Lehigh Valley, Quinn hit for a slash line of .296/.349/.439 with 2 HRs, 11 RBI, and 13 stolen bases. The 13 SB in 25 games certainly speaks to his speed and base running ability, something this team desperately needs. Defensively, it’s that same speed that helps him tremendously in the outfield.

This isn’t Quinn’s first time on the Phillies’ roster, however. He did earn a call-up in 2016, during which he went 15-57 (.263) with 10 runs, 6 RBI, and 8 walks.

Here’s hoping this call-up lasts and Quinn becomes a terror on the base paths.

 

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7 Comments

  • Alpha July 27, 2018 at 11:26 am

    The Roman Empire? Is he the big dog? Is this his yard? Will he beat Brock Lesnar at Summerslam?

    Reply
    • Paul Heyman's Man July 27, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Ladies and Gentlemen…

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      • Alpha July 27, 2018 at 12:56 pm

        My name is…..

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        • some girl from avalon July 27, 2018 at 2:12 pm

          …Paul Heyman

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  • Alpha July 27, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    And my client
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    • JoyOnBroad July 27, 2018 at 8:20 pm

      This was excellent. Thank you.

      Reply
  • jed July 28, 2018 at 11:11 am

    You can’t teach speed. He will make the defensive players nervous while on the bases, maybe curtail the dreaded shift for some batters.

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