The long anticipated return of second baseman Jean Segura from the IL led to his double-play partner becoming a former Philadelphia Phillie. Didi Gregorius was released to clear a roster spot for Segura, who had been on the 60-day IL with a broken finger.
In his last month with the Phillies, Gregorius hit just .117 (9-for-77) and posted an on-base percentage of .148. Those numbers sank his overall season numbers to .210/.263/.304 on the season. In his nearly three seasons in Philadelphia, Gregorius produced a slash line of 24-113-.230/.287/.384 in 226 games.
The Phillies are on the hook for approximately $5.5-million that Gregorius is owed for the rest of the season. If he signs with another team, that team would be responsible only for the pro-rated major league minimum salary.
Bryson Stott, who was patiently waiting his turn to become the everyday shortstop for the team, filled in well at second base for Segura even though the rookie player had little time at playing second base in his career. Interim manager Rob Thomson announced that Stott would be the starting shortstop with recently acquired Edmundo Sosa backing him up.