The Philadelphia Phillies starting first baseman Rhys Hoskins will miss the 2023 season after suffering a torn ACL.
On Friday, Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said the team is comfortable with Darick Hall taking over as the regular starting first baseman.
Hall made his MLB debut last season after five years in the minor leagues. He hit hit 126 home runs in the minor leagues, and was among the International League leaders in home runs with 28.
Last season, Hall played in 41 games, batting .250 with nine home runs. He had only one hit in just 12 at-bats against left-handed pitchers, with seven strikeouts. To become a solid contributor at the big league level, he must improve against lefties.
The Phillies could move third baseman Alec Bohm to first against left-handers. Utilityman Edmundo Sosa could fill in at third base if Bohm gets time at first.
The Phillies are comfortable giving Hall an opportunity to prove himself.
Phillies first baseman Darick Hall. Photo courtsey of Delco Times