Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins (30) is virtually out of the season due to an injury.

The Phillies team announced on the 24th안전놀이터 (Korean time) that Hoskins was diagnosed with an anterior cruciate ligament tear in his left knee as a result of an MRI examination and that he would undergo surgery.

He said that he would reveal detailed information such as the expected recovery time after surgery, but judging from the details of the injury, it seems that he will not be able to play in the 2023 season.

Hoskins suffered an injury while defending in the top of the second inning of an exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers held at Baycare Ballpark in Clearwater, Florida.

The ground ball hit by Austin Meadows bounced higher than expected, and in the process of trying to catch it, his knee was twisted and injured.

Unable to move his legs, he was carried off the field in a cart and examinations confirmed that he had serious injuries.

Hoskins is a veteran who only played six seasons in Philadelphia. Since last 2019, he has established himself as the team’s main first baseman.

He played in 156 games last season, batting average of 0.246, on-base percentage of 0.332, slugging percentage of 0.462, 30 homers and 79 RBIs, contributing to the team’s advancement to the postseason. In the postseason, he hit 6 homers and helped advance to the World Series.

In Philadelphia, pitcher prospect Andrew Paynter left due to an elbow injury during this camp, and Bryce Harper is also expected to miss the first half after Tommy John surgery. Here, another key player left due to an unexpected injury.

Philadelphia currently has no professional first baseman in its roster except for Hoskins.

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