Phillies Injury Update: Rhys Hoskins’ hand healing fast, could return to the field on Friday
After a scary scene at the plate on Wednesday night, Phillies 1B Rhys Hoskins gave us a positive update on his hand prior to tonight’s game.
Rhys Hoskins Hit By Pitch
Rhys Hoskins took a ball to the hand in the top of the 3rd inning and had all of Philadelphia holding their breath. Hoskins would run the bases but exit the game in the bottom half of the inning, shifting Alec Bohm to first base.
Hoskins received an X-Ray during the game, and Rob Thomson announced that all results came back negative on Rhys’ hand, and the injury was just a bruise. Thomson said the team wouldn’t rush him back, as too quick of a return could alter his swing and put him into a slump.
Rhys Hoskins said today that his bruised hand “feels better,” and it’s possible that he could play tomorrow for the start of a huge series against the Atlanta Braves. Even if he doesn’t play tomorrow, it won’t be long until Hoskins’ bat returns to the lineup.
The Big Fella has had a great 2022 season, slashing .250/.339/.469 with 28 HRs, 71 RBIs, and an OPS+ of 125. Hoskins was a backbone of the Phillies’ offense, along with JT Realmuto, during the absence of Bryce Harper in the middle of the season.
The Phillies look to sweep the Miami Marlins tonight at 6:40 EST. Noah Syndergaard gets the ball.