Phillies All-Star Second Baseman Ahead of Schedule; Returning Thursday


The Philadelphia Phillies and their fans have to be in good spirits this week. With multiple deadline acquisitions and, now, the news that their All-Star second baseman Jean Segura will be returning to the team on Thursday. 

If you didn't see this coming, don't worry, you're not alone. Segura was given a 10-12 week timeline for his return from a fractured right index finger. He last played on May 31, so it will have been nine weeks since he sustained the injury, putting him ahead of the projected timeline.

The thirty-two-year-old was playing very well before he sustained the injury, slashing .275/.324/.407, with six home runs, 19 RBIs, and eight stolen bases in 44 games. 

He'll be a welcome addition back to the Phillies lineup, who have managed to survive without two of their key bats in Segura and Bryce Harper. They currently hold a 55-48 record, putting them in the third NL Wild Card spot, tied with the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Jean Segura is back Thursday, Bryce Harper is back in a few weeks, and with the acquisitions of Noah Syndergaard, David Robertson, and Brandon Marsh...things are looking very good in Philadelphia for the Phillies. 

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