For the past five seasons, the Philadelphia Phillies have had a mainstay at first base in the slugging Rhys Hoskins. He's good for an average slash mark of .240/.359/.496, 37 home runs and 100+ RBIs year-in and year-out.
Hoskins' big bat in the lineup is an important part of any success the Phillies have on the field. With Philadelphia 7.5 games back in the Wild Card standings, this team is struggling to keep their postseason hopes alive. With all that in mind, the Phillies have held Hoskins out of the lineup again on Monday night and the injury concerns are growing.
Rhys Hoskins Injury Update
Last Thursday, the slugging Hoskins tweaked his groin and we haven't seen him in a Phillies lineup since then. For now, Hoskins remains off the official injured list but this is naturally a concern. The standings portray a dire situation for Philadelphia, who sits with a 52-53 overall record.
On the season, Hoskins is slashing .240/.329/.501 with 23 home runs and 63 RBIs. Both his home runs and RBIs lead all Phillies - an offense that ranks just 14th in baseball with 478 runs scored.
Currently, the Phillies own +390 odds to win the NL East, according to the latest MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. Thanks to the underwhelming performance of the first-place New York Mets (55-49), Philadelphia trails by just 3.5 games in the division standings. A healthy Hoskins will be absolutely necessary if the Phils want to pull off a division title run before October.
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