Jankowski is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins.
Miami is bringing a lefty (Braxton Garrett) to the hill for the series finale, so the lefty-hitting Jankowski will give way in center field to the righty-hitting Luke Williams. Jankowski looks like he could fill a strong-side platoon role at the position until the Phillies get Odubel Herrera (ankle) back from the 10-day injured list.
Jankowski went 3-for-3 with a double and four RBI in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Marlins.
He has started six of the last eight games and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout off the bench in Friday's nightcap. This uptick in playing time coincides somewhat with Odubel Herrera landing on the injured list with ankle tendinitis. Jankowski is now hitting .333 with more walks than strikeouts, one home run and three steals in 54 plate appearances. He should continue starting against righties in the short term.
Jankowski went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored in Tuesday's 15-10 win over the Cubs.
The 29-year-old started in center field and batted eighth with Odubel Herrera (ankle/wrist) out Tuesday. Jankowski walked and stole second in the second inning before scoring on an error. In the seventh, he got aboard on catcher's interference and scored on a Jean Segura single. Jankowski has hit well in a bench role this year, but he's seen just 35 plate appearances in 25 games. He could be in line for more starts while Herrera is on the mend.
Jankowski went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI, three runs and a walk in Wednesday's 13-12 loss to the Nationals.
The outfielder received more than two at-bats for the first time this season and absolutely raked, leading the game with seven total bases and launching his first home run since 2018. Jankowski is unlikely to usurp Andrew McCutchen as the starting left fielder, but performances like these will certainly lead to more frequent playing time for the 30-year-old.
Jankowski walked in his only plate appearance and stole a base in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Jankowski stepped up the plate in the eighth as a pinch hitter for Ronald Torreyes and ended up drawing a walk and swiping second for his first stolen base since he was called up May 30. The 30-year-old has just three hits and a run scored in nine plate appearances this year and will continue to fill a depth role in the outfield.
Jankowski's contract was selected by the Phillies on Sunday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
With Roman Quinn hitting the 60-day injured list with an Achilles injury, the Phillies will turn to Jankowski to provide some stability to their outfield. Bryce Harper (forearm) is also on the injured list, so Jankowski figures to see the field a decent amount in the coming days.
The Phillies reassigned Jankowski to their minor-league camp Sunday.
With Philadelphia demoting Jankowski and Scott Kingery on Sunday, the team will have to decide between Roman Quinn (illness), Matt Joyce, Adam Haseley and Odubel Herrera for three outfield spots on the Opening Day roster. Jankowski will likely report to Lehigh Valley once the Triple-A season begins in May.
Jankowski signed with Philadelphia as a non-roster invitee Monday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Jankowski finds himself on a roster without a clear primary option in center field, as neither Roman Quinn, Adam Haseley, Scott Kingery nor Mickey Moniak has established themselves as a clear everyday player. While that means Jankowski has found himself in perhaps one of his best possible landing spots, there's little reason to think he'll move to the front of that group, as he's a lifetime .238/.315/.313 hitter who has only received 41 big-league plate appearances over the last two seasons. It will likely take an injury or two just for him to win a bench spot.
Jankowski cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old spent the final month of the season at the alternate training site, and he's now been removed from the 40-man roster following the end of the season. Jankowski appeared in only 16 games in 2020, going 1-for-15 with two stolen bases, seven strikeouts and two walks in 17 plate apperances.
Jankowski was optioned to Cincinnati's alternate camp site Wednesday.
Across 16 appearances for the Reds this season, Jankowski is 1-for-15 with a pair of steals and a 2:7 BB:K. Jose Garcia was added to the big-league roster in a corresponding move. Jankowski will remain on the team's taxi squad as outfield depth.
Jankowski went 0-for-3 with a stolen base in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Royals in the second game of a doubleheader.
Jankowski got aboard with a fielder's choice in the fourth inning and promptly stole second, but he wasn't able to score. The 29-year-old has been used sparingly this season, but he's picked up two stolen bases and three runs scored in 16 plate appearances.
Jankowski has been added to the Reds' starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, batting eighth while playing center field.
Nick Senzel was a late scratch to the lineup shortly after Mike Moustakas was also scratched due to illness. Jankowski could be a sneaky source of stolen bases if he is able to get on-base consistently.
Jankowski was informed Tuesday that he'll make the Reds' 30-man roster for Opening Day, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Jankowski was competing for one of the final roster spots during camp, but he impressed enough during intrasquad play to be named to the roster. The 28-year-old slashed .182/.250/.182 with two stolen bases over 25 games last season. His most likely track toward playing time in 2020 should be as a pinch runner and defensive replacement.
Jankowski went 3-for-3 with a stolen base while also getting caught once in Sunday's scrimmage. He's vying for one of the final Reds roster spots, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Jankowski is on the fringe of making the roster, as evidenced by him shuttling between the Reds' major league camp at Great American Ballpark and their minor league camp at Prasco. His most likely way of making the team is to be their designated pinch-runner, as otherwise the Reds are flush with outfielders.
Jankowski will be a part of the Reds' 60-man player pool this season.
Despite being on the 40-man roster, Jankowski is not one of the six outfielders who will be training at Great American Ball Park, which speaks to where he stands in the outfield hierarchy. He should offer center field depth but is unlikely to get much playing time in 2020.
Jankowski (hamstring) remains on a running program, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Jankowski isn't yet fully cleared from his injury, but he's on his way and probably will be ready to compete once the Reds resume activities to get ready for the season.
Jankowski (hamstring) hadn't yet returned to game action before Thursday's suspension of spring training, Gary Schatz of The Dayton Daily News reports.
The Reds' spring training facility in Goodyear, Arizona will be open to the players to continue voluntary workouts and for injured players to rehab, but updates on the likes of Jankowski and others could be few and far between.
Jankowski left Saturday's game against the Padres with an apparent hamstring injury, Bill Center of MLB.com reports.
Jankowski already appeared to be near the back of a crowded battle for playing time in the Reds' outfield. Any significant amount of time lost to injury this spring would likely make him a loser in that battle. Injuries are unfortunately nothing new for the 28-year-old, who played fewer than 30 games in two of the last three seasons.
Jankowski signed a one-year, $1.05 million contract with the Reds on Monday, avoiding arbitration, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
After a solid season with Triple-A El Paso in which he hit .313/.393/.350, Jankowski was traded to the Reds in late October and will remain with the team in 2020. The 28-year-old will likely serve as outfield depth with the major-league club next year, which limits his fantasy value unless injuries occur.
Jankowski was traded to the Reds on Thursday in exchange for international cap space.
Jankowski was effective with Triple-A El Paso last season, hitting .313/.393/.350 with 12 RBI in 39 games, which earned him some time with the major-league club. The 28-year-old saw limited action in the majors, recording just 22 at-bats with a .432 OPS. He'll hope to turn things around in Cincinnati, but is unlikely to see consistent playing time in the majors unless there are injuries ahead of him in the outfield.
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|07/18||vs MIA||W 7-4||2||2||2||0||0||0||1|
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|2012||AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps||59||238||32||67||10||4||1||23||13||44||17||7||.281||.318||.370|
|2013||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||122||493||89||141||19||6||1||38||54||96||71||14||.286||.356||.355|
|2014||AA-San Antonio Missions||29||100||14||24||4||1||0||10||8||14||10||2||.240||.297||.300|
|2014||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||5||18||2||3||1||0||0||1||6||3||1||0||.167||.375||.222|
|2015||AA-San Antonio Missions||73||282||50||89||11||5||1||13||36||40||23||8||.316||.395||.401|
|2015||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||24||97||19||38||6||2||0||12||13||10||9||3||.392||.464||.495|
|2017||R-AZL Padres 2||3||11||2||3||1||0||0||2||--||4||0||1||.273||.333||.364|
|2017||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||35||139||20||37||5||1||0||11||18||28||8||1||.266||.350||.317|
|2018||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||22||80||17||29||4||0||1||11||11||21||4||3||.362||.452||.450|
|2019||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||39||160||27||50||6||0||0||12||21||32||7||2||.312||.393||.350|
|2019||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||2||7||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||1||1||2||.143||.333||.143|