Phillies Option Alec Bohm to Triple-A
The Phillies activated first baseman Rhys Hoskins and sent third baseman Alec Bohm to tripe-A Lehigh Valley before Sunday's game in San Diego.
The 25-year-old has struggled this season at the plate, hitting just .245 with seven home runs in 373 at-bats and in the field with 16 errors.
The Phillies lineup sorely missed their first baseman.
Hoskins was hot, batting .435 over his last seven games with three home runs, nine runs batted in, and an OPS of .957. Since hit the injured list on August 10, the Phillies have been just 3-8, going from first place in the National League East to five full games behind the Atlanta Braves. The Phillies have their first baseman back, he is in Sunday's lineup, batting fifth.
The team had already been using Ronald Torreyes at third base, so this move doesn't come as a huge surprise, but it is disappointing after Bohm finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year balloting in 2020, hitting. 338 with four home runs in 44 games.
Getting Hoskins back should help the Phillies lackluster offense, who has been on the injured list since August 7 with a groin injury. Hoskins is hitting .244 with 24 home runs and 68 RBI through 104 games this season.
Bohm was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 draft, so hopefully this stint in the minors can help him get back on track at the plate, but he will definitely need to improve his play in the field or the team will need to think about moving him to a new position.
He has played some first base with Hoskins out, but he has struggled there defensively and Hoskins is currently holding down that position. The team might have to decide which player they want, or could look to move Bohm to left field, like they did with Pat Burrell.