Club promote outfielder Travis Jankowski from Triple-A
With the Philadelphia Phillies setting the outfielder Roman quinn On Sunday morning’s 60-day injured list with a left Achillies injury, the club made an intriguing matching move. According to MLB.com Todd Zolecki, the Phillies chose the outfielder contract Travis Jankowski from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Travis Jankowski replaces Roman Quinn on the Phillies roster.
Six-year Major League Baseball veteran who signed a minor league contract with the Phillies in mid-February, Jankowski has had a strong start to the 2021 season with the IronPigs. In 19 games and 72 home plate appearances, the 29-year-old cut .304 / .451 / .375 with 13 singles, four doubles, six RBIs, 15 goals and just nine strikeouts.
Playing in as many games with the Phillies in training last spring, Jankowski had five singles, one triple, six walks and just five of 25 strikeouts. He eventually lost a spot in the opening day roster to another outfielder Matt Joyce, which cut .310 / .444 / .414 in spring training. Now the two are playing in the red striped majors.
Jankowski, with infielder / outfielder Luke williams – who participates in the composition of the American team to qualify for the Summer Olympics – receiver Edgar Cabraland pitchers Enyel De Los Santos and JD Hammer, were part of the Phillies’ team of five taxis for road trips earlier this season.
The San Diego Padres drafted Jankowski – a native of Lancaster, Pa. – in the first round, 44th overall, in 2012. Three years later, he had a pair of doubles, triples and home runs each in 34 games. and 96 plates. appearances.
The veteran has only managed six homers in his five seasons and 898 big league appearances since. His best season came in 2018 with the Padres, recording 90 hits, including 12 doubles, three triples and four homers, in 117 games and 387 home plate appearances. Jankowski has also stolen an impressive 24 goals this season. Two years earlier he had flown 30 bases.
With Quinn sidelined for the remainder of the 2021 season, the Phillies will rely on Jankowski as one of their few stolen basic threats on basic paths.