A strong performance in spring training landed Scott Kingery a spot on the Philadelphia Phillies’ Opening Day roster, along with a hefty contract extension that could pay him as much as $66 million.
And eight games into his MLB career, the former Arizona infielder has his first career home run.
SAVE THAT BASEBALL!
Scott Kingery hits his first-career HR to give the Phillies a 3-1 lead in the second. pic.twitter.com/kVCME8yLPf
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) April 9, 2018
Kingery entered Monday hitting .250 with 1 RBI in his first big league season. He spent 2015-17 in the minor leagues, batting .284 with with 34 homers. Kingery was drafted in the second round in 2015 by the Phillies following a three-year career at Arizona.
With the Wildcats, Kingery hit .392 as a junior in 2015.