What Happened to Didi Gregorius?
According to Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Gregorius had X-rays after departing Tuesday’s game against the Rockies and was diagnosed with a left hand contusion.
Gregorius check-swung at a 0-0 fastball within the strike zone and instantly shook his hand in pain. As he walked down to the first base with Phillies trainers, the shortstop hoped to stay in the game.
In the top of the third, Johan Camargo would pinch-bat for Didi Gregorius and smash a single to right field, advancing Alec Bohm to second base.
Camargo would stay in the game after that and is now playing shortstop for the remainder of the game.
Didi Gregorius has hit .286/.342/.371 with ten hits, three doubles, and three RBIs with the Phillies this season. Didi’s defense has also improved in 2022, with a current fielding percentage of 1.000 and 0 errors.
Camargo has quietly been a fine all-around player for the squad in 2022, and with Didi out for the next few days, he could see more consistent playing time.
Camargo has been a favorite of Joe Girardi’s this season, and now he has a legitimate reason to do so. Despite the fact that Gregorius’ x-rays came back negative, Didi will not be playing tomorrow.