June 5, 2016
As for whether any physical problems could explain a .187 batting average that led to his benching the last two games, Fielder said his bones and joints weren’t hurt.
“Just my heart and my feelings,” Fielder said.
Fielder, who has only one home run in his last 39 games, was replaced at designated hitter by Jurickson Profar again Sunday against Seattle.
Fielder said he wasn’t happy with Manager Jeff Banister’s decision, but respected it.
Outfielder Brandon Guyer was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Tampa Bay Rays because of a left hamstring strain.
Guyer is hitting .271 with six home runs and 14 runs batted in.
Philadelphia police are investigating an incident in which a beer bottle was reportedly thrown near Phillies player Ryan Howard during Saturday’s game.
A police spokesman said Howard was heading to the dugout when the incident happened.