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Prospect Roman Quinn back to full health after injury

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Roman Quinn arrived in spring training nearly eight months removed from the injury that halted his best professional season.

Last June, the Phillies prospect suffered a grade 3 tear of his left hip flexor as he tried to beat out a bunt single with double-A Reading. The injury was first thought to keep Quinn out for a few weeks. An MRI revealed that he would miss the season. And now Quinn says he is back to full health.

"I'm feeling great," Quinn said. "I'm feeling 100 percent again. Just hoping to get a full season in this year."

Playing a full season has proven to be Quinn's biggest challenge. The 22-year-old has yet to play more than 88 games in a season. He missed the second half of 2013 after breaking his wrist when he was hit by a pitch. Quinn then torn his Achilles tendon that offseason, which sidelined him for the start of the 2014 season. Playing a full season in 2016 will be crucial.

Quinn was batting .306 in 232 at-bats before the injury. He had 29 steals in 58 games.He rehabbed the throughout the summer, using resistance bands to rebuild strength in his quadriceps and hamstring as Quinn worked to regain his speed.

Quinn spent the winter in the Dominican Republic to make up for the at-bats he lost due to the injury. The switch-hitter batted .212 in 25 games in the strong pitching league. Quinn said the atmosphere was electric as he played in front of 20,000 fans.

"We have great fans in the states, but they live for baseball over there in the D.R.," Quinn said. "The first through the ninth inning, they treated it like the World Series."