The Phillies announced they’ve placed first baseman Rhys Hoskins on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to August 7, with a left groin strain. Outfielder Mickey Moniak has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take his active roster spot.
Hoskins hasn’t played since Friday as he’s battled groin discomfort.
There’s no indication the Phils expect he’ll require a long stay on the IL, but he’s clearly not progressed as quickly as had been hoped.
He’ll miss at least another week, as he’s first eligible to return next Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Hoskins is having another strong season offensively. The right-handed slugger has been an above-average hitter in every year of his career. He’s continued the trend with a .240/.332/.509 line (123 wRC+) with 24 home runs over 434 plate appearances in 2021.
The red hot Phillies will be without their first baseman for two tough series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds. But Brad Miller has been playing well over at first lately, so the Phils should be alright.