On Thursday, the Phillies announced that outfielder Jay Bruce had been activated from the IL, moving Adam Haseley back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. On Friday, they reversed the move after Bruce apparently suffered a left flexor strain in his first game back with the Phillies.
The injury is described as ‘slightly worse than a grade one strain’ and will keep Bruce from throwing for at least two weeks. Bruce won’t begin to even throw until one week prior to rosters expanding for the month of September, which could mean that Haseley will spend the rest of the season in the majors.
Bruce went 0-for-3 in the Phillies loss to the Giants Thursday night in San Francisco. Bruce is hitting 10-29-.250/.266/.550 in 34 games with the Phillies this season and 24-57-.228/.276/.540 in 81 games overall with Seattle and Philadelphia.
Haseley, 23, made his MLB debut on June 4th before being going on the IL four days later with a groin strain. After being activated he was optioned back to Lehigh Valley before rejoining the Phillies in early July. Haseley has a slash line of 3-12-.274/.315/.452 in 24 games with the Phillies this season.
Haseley was in the Phillies lineup Friday night, playing left field and batting eighth.