The Philadelphia Phillies are not extending a qualifying offer to Rhys Hoskins, as per a report from Jon Heyman of the New York Post.
The qualifying offer is a one-year, $20.35 million contract for 2024 and can be extended to pending free agents.
Hoskins missed all of last season with a torn ACL. The injury happened in a spring training game.
Hoskins’ chances of returning to the Phillies depends on if Bryce Harper remains at first base or goes back to the outfield.
I believe that Harper will remain at first base. He really took to the position and showed the ability to become a really god fielding first baseman.
Hoskins will be in demand as a free agent. He is a right-handed power hitter, who hits left-handed pitching really well. Hoskins is usually good 30 home runs a season and had a good eye at the plate.
Hoskins has made it known that he wants to return to the Phillies. I think that it will come down to what position Harper will play in 2024.
Rhys Hoskins of the Philadelphia Phillies. Photo courtesy of Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports