Rhys Hoskins Goes Down in an Ugly Fashion During Phillies Spring Training Game

Rhys Hoskins
PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 31: Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins (17) at bat during the Major League Baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals on August 31, 2020 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

First-Baseman Rhys Hoskins went down with a very serious-looking knee injury during the Phillies exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers Thursday afternoon. He was down for a few moments before eventually being carted off the field.

What else could go wrong for the Phillies? After already being down the face of the franchise in Bryce Harper for a significant amount of time, and Ranger Suarez now not being ready for Opening Day- the injury bug has hit the Phillie once again.

Rhys Hoskins goes down with a scary injury

While nothing is confirmed, this doesn’t look good for the soon-to-be free-agent slugger.

Hoskins recently turned 30 on St. Patrick’s Day and is in his last year of arbitration eligibility with The Phillies- meaning he will be a free agent following the 2023 season.

Rhys Hoskin’s injury means that the Phillies need to find someone to fill in at first base- whether it be for a few weeks or the entire season. Darrick Hall is the only other first baseman on the Phillies roster. But Alec Bohm and Kyle Schwarber both have experience at first base, as does J.T. Realmuto.

The Phillies have options if Hoskins is to miss significant time. But with Opening Day a mere seven days away, a serious injury to an everyday player is not ideal.

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