The spiraling Philadelphia Phillies suffered a big blow on Wednesday when second baseman Jean Segura learned the timeline for his return from a broken right ring finger. Manager Joe Girardi told reporters that Segura will require surgery and be sidelined for the next 10-12 weeks.
After the game, Girardi told reporters that Segura's finger was broken, and a Wednesday CT scan revealed the extent of the damage. At a minimum, Segura will be out until the middle of August or thereabouts.
The injury to Segura comes as the Phillies have lost five in a row heading into Wednesday's slate and 10 of their last 13 to slip to 12 1/2 games behind the Mets in the NL East standings. The team's recent struggles and overall disappointing performance during a season in which they were expected to contend . The loss of Segura no doubt worsens the team's outlook.