Monday, September 25, 2023
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Phillies reinstate Turner from paternity list; option Wilson

The Phillies reinstated shortstop Trea Turner from the paternity list yesterday. To make room for him on the 28-man roster, the club optioned infielder/outfielder Weston Wilson to triple-A Lehigh Valley yesterday.

Phillies President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski made the announcement.

Turner, 30, was named National League Player of the Week for games played Aug. 28-Sept. 3 after slashing .423/.464/1.231 (1.695 OPS) with nine runs, one double, one triple, six home runs, 14 RBI and two stolen bases over six games and 28 plate appearances and he rejoins the team on a season-best 15-game hitting streak. Since Aug. 4, he is slashing .371/.403/.776 (1.179 OPS) with 26 runs, nine doubles, one triple, 12 home runs, 33 RBI and four stolen bases in 28 games.

Originally selected in the first round (13th overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres, Turner was signed by the Phillies as a free agent on Dec. 8, 2022. 

Wilson, 28, has slashed .259/.364/.531 (.895 OPS) with 80 runs, 17 doubles, three triples, 29 home runs, 77 RBI, 66 walks and 28 stolen bases in 112 games for the IronPigs this year.

Wilson was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 17th round of the 2016 MLB Draft and was signed by the Phillies as a minor league free agent on Jan. 3, 2023.

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