The Philadelphia Phillies have a major hole at first base, due to injuries to starter Rhys Hoskins and his replacement Darick Hall.
The Phillies have been forced to rely on Alec Bohm (the regular third baseman), Edmundo Sosa and Kody Clemens at a revolving door at both third and first base.
There could be a solution. According to The Athletic, the Colorado Rockies could be shopping All-Star first baseman C.J. Cron and he has been linked to the Phillies.
“The Rockies are unlikely to re-sign Cron, 33, so trading him now makes sense,” as per Jim Bowden.
Cron has hit a total of 57 home runs with 194 RBIs over the past two seasons for the Rockies and represented them in the All-Star Game last summer.
Cron would give the Phillies some power at first base and allow Bohm to slide back to third. It would make Sosa available in his utility role.
Acquiring C.J. Cron would make a lot of sense for the Phillies. They are missing Rhys Hoskins’ production.
Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron. Photo courtsey of The Denver Post