Kingery is a candidate to lead off this season, at least until Andrew McCutchen returns from his knee injury, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Kingery was mentioned alongside J.T. Realmuto, Adam Haseley and Roman Quinn. Kingery possesses the speed of a traditional leadoff man, though his .315 on-base percentage last season doesn't necessarily fit the mold of a modern table-setter. If he gets the job anyway, expect a boost to his run total and perhaps extra opportunities to steal early in the season.
Kingery will wear a contact lens this season to correct the blurry vision that affected him late in 2019, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Kingery went through a series of tests during the offseason which revealed a minor vision issue in his right eye. The problem isn't bad enough for him to require contacts for everyday activity, but a baseball player trying to hit major-league pitching requires more perfect vision than most of us do in our daily lives. In theory, improved vision could help Kingery achieve a second straight breakout season, but given that the issue was apparently minor and didn't pop up until late in the year, it's probably not wise to adjust his projections too much.
Kingery is battling blurry vision and won't play again this season, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The Phillies aren't certain what's causing the issue but will hope to have a clearer idea after Kingery visits an eye doctor Monday. The 29-year-old will wrap up his sophomore season with a .258/.315/.474 slash line, adding 19 homers and 15 steals. That performance was only good for a roughly league average 101 wRC+, though that nevertheless represents a major improvement from his 61 wRC+ as a rookie. A player who can be a league average hitter while starting at five different positions (including center field and both middle infield spots) should be an important part of the Phillies' core even if he doesn't develop into a star.
Kingery (undisclosed) will sit Saturday against the Marlins.
Kingery left Friday's game with an undisclosed injury and will sit for at least one more game. With the Phillies not playing for anything other than a winning record, it's possible he's played his final game of the season.
Kingery was removed from Friday night's game against the Marlins due to an apparent injury, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The team has yet to reveal why Kingery was pulled, but an update should emerge after the contest.
Kingery is not in the lineup Thursday against the Nationals.
Kingery had started the past 15 games, slashing .204/.254/.352 with one home run and three steals over that stretch. Maikel Franco is starting at third base and hitting seventh in his place.
Kingery is not starting Monday against the Braves.
Kingery will rest after starting 11 straight games, a stretch in which he hit just .222 while recording a 38.3 percent strikeout rate. Adam Haseley will start in center field Monday.
Kingery went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a run Sunday in the Phillies' 5-2 win over the Mets.
Kingery broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning with the bases-clearing double, helping the Phillies avoid a series sweep. The two-hit night was his third in four games, giving Kingery some momentum heading into Monday's series opener in Cincinnati. With Jean Segura (personal) away from the team, Kingery will man shortstop Monday for the second straight game and will bat sixth.
Kingery (abdomen) is starting at third base and hitting seventh Wednesday against the Pirates, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Kingery has been cleared to rejoin the starting lineup after being limited to bench duty Tuesday due to abdominal soreness. The 25-year-old Kingery, who is hitting .284 with an .845 OPS through 23 games this month, will face rookie right-hander Mitch Keller in his first game back.
Kingery (abdomen) isn't starting Tuesday against the Pirates, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Kingery was pulled from Monday's series opener due to what was initially described as abdominal soreness, but Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic later clarified that his removal was due to a gastrointestinal matter. A day later, the Phillies still don't believe Kingery is dealing with a muscular concern, but it sounds like the illness isn't at the root of his absence Tuesday. Kingery was still experiencing lower-abdominal soreness when he reported back to ballpark and is now scheduled to undergo further testing, per Montemurro. Sean Rodriguez gets the nod at third base and will hit seventh while Kingery sits out.
Kingery (abdomen) avoided a muscular injury and is expected to be ready to play Tuesday against Pittsburgh, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Kingery exited Monday night's ballgame with abdomen soreness, though it doesn't appear to be a serious issue. It sounds as though he could be right back in the starting nine Tuesday.
Kingery left Monday's game against the Pirates due to abdominal soreness, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
It's unknown as to when Kingery suffered the injury, but he'll be considered day-to-day until more information on his status becomes known.
Kingery went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and a walk in a 9-3 victory over the Marlins on Saturday.
The 25-year-old has almost doubled his home-run output from his rookie season, but he came into the night with just one long ball in his last 124 at-bats. Dating back to June 28, Kingery is also batting just .226, but he does have two multi-hit games in his last four contests. Overall, Kingery is hitting .271 with 15 home runs, 43 RBI, 51 runs and 10 steals in 350 at-bats this season.
Kingery went 1-for-3 with a triple, three RBI, two walks and a run scored Friday against the Marlins.
Kingery struck early Friday evening, plating three runs in the top of the first inning on a triple to right field. Despite an impressive effort by the Phillies' offense, they'd fall 19-11. Kingery has put together a .269/.332/.488 slash line with 14 home runs, 40 RBI and 10 stolen bases over 94 contests in 2019.
Kingery went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a double to help the Phillies to a 7-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Kingery got the Phillies on the board in the second inning, launching a solo blast off Merrill Kelly for his 14th long ball of the season. He's posting a solid campaign at the dish, as his slash line now sits at .276/.334/.507 across 315 plate appearances.
Kingery will serve as the Phillies' starting third baseman going forward, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Kingery has primarily been working in center field over the past two months, but he'll shift most of those duties to the hot corner after Maikel Franco was demoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Kingery still seems likely to move around the diamond a bit simply due to his versatility, but most of his action should now come at third base. Roman Quinn figures to see a bump in playing time in center field as a result.
Kingery is not in the lineup Saturday against the White Sox.
Kingery appeared to suffer a minor ankle knock in Friday's game but he wasn't forced to exit at any point. It's unclear if Saturday's absence is injury-related or not. Adam Haseley will start in center field against the Pale Hose.
Kingery will start in center field and bat sixth Thursday against the Giants.
After serving as the Phillies' primary leadoff man for the past five weeks, Kingery looks as though he may have surrendered that role to Cesar Hernandez. He'll hit sixth versus a right-handed pitcher for the second straight day, with Kingery's demotion in the order likely a result of his ongoing slide at the plate. Over his last nine games, Kingery has gone 6-for-42 (.143 average) while striking out in 40 percent of his plate appearances.
Kingery went 1-for-7 with a triple and a run Tuesday in the Phillies' 3-2 win over the Tigers in 15 innings.
Kingery made his lone hit of the day count, as he kicked off the top of the 15th with a leadoff triple and came around to score the game-winning run on Rhys Hoskins' single. Despite coming through in the clutch Tuesday, Kingery has been on a downswing lately with five hits and nine strikeouts in 25 at-bats over his last six contests. He'll be bumped down from his normal leadoff spot to No. 2 in the order in the series finale Wednesday, per Todd Zolecki of MLB.com.
Kingery went 2-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored, two RBI and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.
Kingery stuffed the box score Tuesday as he hit his second homer in as many days against the Dodgers. The 25-year-old entered the game with a .540 OPS and a 38.6 percent strikeout rate over his previous 15 games.
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