TORONTO - The Phillies were without one of their hottest hitters for Sunday's series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Outfielder Roman Quinn, riding a 9-for-16 hot streak over five games, four of which were starts, was out of the lineup with a tender left hamstring. Quinn said he caught a spike in the artificial surface at Rogers Centre while breaking for a ball in left field Saturday.
Both Quinn and manager Gabe Kapler said the issue was minor and that Quinn was held out as more of a precaution.
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"It's just a short-term thing," Quinn said. "Just a day maybe."
It's notable any time Quinn, 25, has a health issue because his career has been marred by injury. He has missed time over the years with a torn Achilles tendon, a torn left quadriceps, a concussion, a strained elbow ligament and, most recently, with a torn ligament in his right middle finger, which required surgery in May.
The Phillies brought Quinn to the majors last month to help off the bench, but he had recently earned more playing time, starting six of the last eight games. He would have started Sunday, but Kapler decided to play it safe.
"Given his history, we wanted to be very cautious," Kapler said. "I expect him to be ready very soon."