MLB Winter Meetings: Phillies content without making a splash, Rob Thomson didn’t watch the World Series, and MLB Rule 5 Draft update
MLB Winter Meetings are underway in Nashville, Tennessee and I have a few updates for…
Phillies 1B Rhys Hoskins has suffered a torn ACL after a non-contact injury earlier in today’s game and is set to have reconstruction surgery, the team announced just moments ago.
Rhys Hoskins was backtracking a ground ball and seemed to get his knee twisted up. Hoskins immediately jumped after his foot hit the ground and was unable to stand up or even really move his knee once on the ground.
Hoskins was being looked at by the Phillies trainers, but EMTs eventually made their way out to the field. The cart came out, and Hoskins was unable to put pressure on his left leg.
Surgery will officially shut down Hoskins for the season, who was entering a big contract year and coming off one of his best seasons at the plate, slashing 30 homers with a .462 slugging percentage and an OPS+ of 122.
The Phillies have a few options, but none that will match Hoskins’ production. Darick Hall seems like the obvious option, but Hall’s stats against lefties are concerning. Alec Bohm shifted is another option, but the Phillies most likely want to keep Bohm over at third if they can.