When Roman Quinn awoke Sunday with an earache and a sore throat, he followed Major League Baseball's COVID-19 protocols by alerting the Phillies and staying away from Citizens Bank Park.
Now, the center fielder must await test results before rejoining the team.
Quinn passed three contact tests Sunday, according to manager Joe Girardi, but still must get negative results in additional testing before he's cleared to accompany the Phillies on their upcoming 10-game road trip. The Phillies placed Quinn on the injured list before the series finale against the New York Mets and called up outfielder Kyle Garlick from the satellite camp in Lehigh Valley.
Without Quinn or Adam Haseley, who went on the injured list last week with a sprained left wrist, utilityman Scott Kingery is the only healthy center fielder on the roster. The Phillies might be dealing with other injury issues, too, as left fielder Jay Bruce and second baseman Jean Segura left Sunday's game with left quadriceps and right hamstring soreness, respectively.
"We've got a lot to mull over in the next couple days," Girardi said.
Because Quinn is on the COVID list, as opposed to the 10-day injured list, he can return to the roster as soon as he's cleared by MLB. He's 10-for-36 (.278) with one home run, three RBIs, and one stolen base so far this season.
“I’ve got to give Roman a lot of credit,” Girardi said. “In the past, guys would just come in and say, ‘I’ve got this, I’ve got that.’ But Roman did the right thing. Hopefully we’ll get Roman back as soon as we can, but he did the right thing.”