Phillies Place Rhys Hoskins on 10-Day IL, Select Mickey Moniak from Triple-A Lehigh Valley
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed first baseman Rhys Hoskins on the 10-day Injured List, retroactive to August 7, with a left groin injury, the team announced Tuesday. Hoskins hasn't played since since last Thursday and will now take some time off to rest the injury.
To take Hoskins place on the active roster, Philadelphia selected outfielder Mickey Moniak from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 23-year-old Moniak will be available for Tuesday's series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Moniak has traveled many minles on the turnpike from Lehigh to Philadelphia this season, but has really struggled, hitting.115 with 13 strikeouts this year.
The former No. 1 overall pick adds another outfielder that is short with Andrew McCutchen still on the injured list.
As for Hoskins, the team will hope that the rest will get him back on the field as soon as his time on the injured list is expired. The 28-year-old his hitting .244 with 24 home runs and 68 RBI in 104 games played this season and gives the Phillies a nice source of power in the middle on the lineup.
In his place tonight, Brad Miller is playing first base and hitting in the No. 5 spot in the order.
The team could use Alec Bohm at first base while Hoskins is out, and go with Ronald Torreyes at third base. The team will also hope to get Freddy Galvis back soon, and he will also be able to play some third base and shortstop, along with add some depth to the outfield.