MIAMI – Rhys Hoskins tested his sore hand in the Marlins Park batting cage on Sunday morning but felt enough discomfort that Phillies manager Pete Mackanin left Hoskins out of the lineup for the first time since he reached the majors.
“It’s just pretty sore,” Hoskins said. “We’ll see what they have for me to do today and see how it feels tomorrow.”
Hoskins injured his hand on Saturday night when he was hit by a 98-mph fastball. He initially stayed in the game before being removed. He had X-rays after the game and the results were negative. He had his wrist wrapped on Sunday morning to try and reduce swelling. It is bruised. Hoskins told Mackanin that he should be able to play on Monday in New York.
“He took some swings in there and he was swinging ok,” Mackanin said. “But I think one more day will be fine.”
Hoskins homered on Saturday night in the at-bat before he was hit. It was his 12th homer in the last 20 games and he has reached base safely in 17 straight games. He has been the saving grace to an otherwise brutal season. It would be tough for the Phillies to lose him to an injury.
Published at Sun, 03 Sep 2017 15:53:35 +0000