Joe Jordan, the Phillies' director of player development, said Quinn (oblique) is still about two or three weeks away from returning to action, Mitch Rupert of the Willamsport Sun-Gazette reports. Quinn, who recently started doing some baseball activities, has been sidelined since mid-June with a strained oblique.
Quinn was placed on the 7-day DL at Double-A Reading due to an oblique injury Thursday, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Injuries have plagued Quinn throughout his career in the minors, but when he's played, the shortstop-turned-outfielder has shown plenty of potential. This season, the 23-year-old has averaged a steal every other game over his first 50 contests and scored 44 times while posting a .288/.361/.420 line for Reading.
Joe Jordan, the Phillies' director of player development, said Quinn needs to cut down on his strikeout numbers, Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Quinn has struck out in 23.2 percent of his at-bats this season. That is a sharp increase from his 16.3 percent rate last season at Double-A. He is hitting .254/.337/.349 with a home run and 23 stolen bases in 169 at-bats for Double-A Reading.
Quinn, 22, is batting .314 with four stolen bases over his last 10 games for Double-A Reading. Quinn did strike out 10 times over that span, but also drew eight walks, indicating he is finally getting more comfortable at the dish. He is now hitting a much more respectable .256 in 2016, to go along with 13 steals in 30 contests.
Double-A Reading manager Dusty Wathan said Quinn's struggles this season are due to issues with his timing at the plate, Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia reports. Quinn is hitting just .195/.244/.273 with a home run and seven stolen bases in 77 at-bats for Reading this season. He has struck out 25.6 percent of the time which is up significantly from his past performance. A high strikeout rate is problematic for a player like Quinn, who should be focusing on making contact and using his speed to get on base.