By Melody Miller
Odubel Herrera is on his way to a rehab assignment with Lehigh Valley, which could mean a return to the active roster by Friday when the club returns home.
Without Herrera, 25-year-old Matt Vierling has been starting most games in center, but he’s struggled.
23-year-old Simon Muzziotti was called up, but Muzziotti has yet to garner regular playing time.
Herrera figures to step in as the regular starter when he returns, while Vierling will shift mostly to a short-side platoon.
It would not be surprising to see Muzziotti optioned back to Triple-A at that time so that he can get more regular playing time. The Phils have largely been functioning with a four-man bench.