Maton was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Maton had been out of the lineup in seven of the last eight games, and he should get more consistent at-bats in the minors. During his time with the major-league club, the 24-year-old hit .252 with two home runs, 10 runs and eight RBI across 39 games.
Maton isn't starting Monday's game against the Reds.
Maton will be out of the lineup for a fourth straight game as Ronald Torreyes appears to have taken over as the primary shortstop while Didi Gregorius (elbow) is sidelined. Maton is hitting .268 with two home runs, nine runs and eight RBI this season.
Maton is not in the starting lineup for the third consecutive game Sunday against the Rays, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Ronald Torreyes is perhaps becoming Joe Girardi's preferred replacement for Didi Gregorius (elbow), as he will start over Maton at shortstop for the third game in a row.
Maton isn't starting Saturday's game against the Rays, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Maton will be out of the lineup for a second straight game after he went 0-for-6 with a walk and two strikeouts in his last two games. Ronald Torreyes will start at shortstop and bat ninth.
Maton is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
The lefty-hitting Maton will take a seat with Boston bringing a southpaw (Eduardo Rodriguez) to the hill for the series finale. Ronald Torreyes will pick up the start at shortstop Sunday, but Maton should fill the strong side of a platoon at the position while Didi Gregorius (elbow) is on the shelf.
Maton isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Marlins.
Maton will get a breather after he went 6-for-12 with two home runs, five RBI and four runs in the last three games. Ronald Torreyes will start at shortstop and bat eighth.
Maton went 3-for-4 with two home runs, four RBI, a stolen base and and a strikeout in Sunday's 10-8 loss to the Blue Jays.
Maton has now returned to the starting lineup in each of the last four games, and he had the best performance of his career to help keep the Phillies in the game Sunday. He's now hitting .316 with two home runs, seven RBI and six runs this season.
Maton is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
The recent return of Jean Segura from the 10-day injured list has spelled an end to Maton's run as an everyday player. After making 17 consecutive starts out of the middle infield, Maton now finds himself on the bench for the third game in a row. The Phillies are believed to be entertaining with the idea of deploying Maton in center field in an attempt to get more production out of that spot, but it's unclear when manager Joe Girardi might be comfortable with giving the 24-year-old a look at the position.
Maton will pick up his 16th straight start Wednesday, manning second base while batting seventh against the Brewers, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Maton's run as the Phillies' everyday second baseman will likely be coming to an end soon; per Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jean Segura (quadriceps) is playing in a second straight rehab game at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday, and he could be activated from the 10-day injured list as soon as Thursday. Segura's return won't necessarily close the door on Maton filling a regular role with the big club, as the rookie has recently began taking reps in center field during batting practices, according to Matt Gelb of The Athletic. Not only has center field been a black hole for the Phillies this season in terms of offensive production, but the team is running out of options at the position. Adam Haseley (personal) is on the restricted list, Roman Quinn (finger) is on the injured list and Bryce Harper (wrist) is day-to-day. During his run as a regular in the Phillies lineup, Maton is slashing .327/.363/.423.
Maton will start at second base and bat seventh Sunday against the Rockies, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Maton's path to regular reps at shortstop closed when Didi Gregorius (elbow) returned to action Friday, but with Jean Segura (quadriceps) on the shelf and Brad Miller (neck) day-to-day, Maton has seen steady work at second base. The rookie has been able to take advantage of the extra playing time thus far, racking up nine hits (six singles, three doubles) while scoring once and driving in a run over his first five big-league games.
Phillies manager Joe Girardi named Maton and Brad Miller as the most likely candidates to pick up starts at second base following Jean Segura's (quadriceps) placement on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Maton filled in at shortstop for Didi Gregorius (elbow) in each of the Phillies' last three games, going 5-for-12 with a double and an RBI. Though Girardi believes Gregorius will be ready to go for Friday's game in Colorado, Segura's absence should free up more reps in the middle infield. Considering that both Maton and Miller are left-handed hitters, a platoon between the two won't be an option, so a timeshare could be in place until one player separates himself from the other while Segura is out.
Maton was called up and will make his major-league debut Monday against the Giants, batting eighth and playing shortstop.
Maton earned the call as presumably a bench infielder, filling the spot left vacant with Ronald Torreyes landing on the COVID-19 injured list. While he's starting right away, a bench role is the most likely future for the 24-year-old. He's a competent defender at shortstop but is unlikely to hit enough to be a regular, posting a career .259/.342/.378 slash line in the minors.
The Phillies optioned Maton to their minor-league camp Tuesday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Didi Gregorius is locked in as the Phillies' top shortstop, and Jean Segura and Scott Kingery are both capable of playing the position in a pinch, so Maton didn't have a real shot at winning a spot on the Opening Day roster. Maton will likely spend the entire 2021 season in the minors, playing on an everyday basis in the middle infield at either Double-A Reading or Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Maton was added to the Phillies' 40-man roster Friday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Maton continued his development at the Phillies' alternate training site in 2020, and he'll now be protected from the Rule 5 draft as part of the 40-man roster. The 23-year-old advanced to Double-A Reading late in 2019, but he struggled a bit, hitting .210 with two home runs and 14 strikeouts over 62 at-bats.
Maton was added to the Phillies' 60-man roster Thursday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Maton was a non-roster invitee during spring training but wasn't able to work with the team's player pool during summer camp. He'll report to the team's satellite camp for developmental purposes ahead of the regular season. While the 23-year-old likely won't be in consideration for a major-league roster spot this year, he'll get to work with some of the organization's top prospects.
Maton was invited to the Phillies' major-league spring training Monday.
Maton had an effective year with High-A Clearwater in 2019 with a .276/.358/.380 slash line and five home runs, and that performance earned him a promotion to the Double-A level. He experienced some growing pains with Double-A Reading, hitting just .210/.306/.355 with two home runs over 21 games. The 22-year-old will get to work with the big-league coaching staff during the spring, but he'll likely require some more time in the minors before making his major-league debut due to his lack of experience against higher-end competition.
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