Phillies place Rhys Hoskins on 10-Day DL with broken jaw, call up top prospect Dylan Cozens
PHILADELPHIA– After fouling a ball off of his face earlier this week, a Phillies’ slugger will head to the Disabled List with a broken jaw.
Hoskins, 25, is hitting .233 with 6 HR’s and 28 RBI’s in his first full season in the Major Leagues. After a hot start, Hoskins has significantly cooled, and could benefit from the time off after this strange play:
To take his roster spot, the team has called up Cozens, who has long been known for his power but struggles with strikeouts.
Cozens, 24, was called up on Thursday, which also happens to be his birthday.
So far this season at Triple-A, Cozens has hit .226 with 10 HR’s and 26 RBI’s.
However, he also has 75 strikeouts in just under 200 at-bats.
He is expected to make his Major League Debut this weekend.
In other roster news, SS Pedro Florimon was placed on the Disabled List earlier this week after fouling a ball of his foot, causing it to break.
To replace him, the team called up 3B Mitch Walding from Triple-A.
Walding, 25, made his Major League debut earlier this week, and struck out in all four at-bats.
Hutchinson, 27, had been a serviceable piece out of the bullpen for the Phillies so far this season, throwing 21.1 innings of 4.64 ERA ball.
Leiter Jr., 27, has yet to pitch in the Major Leagues this season after suffering an injury in Spring Training.
Over 11 minor league innings so far in 2018, Leiter had a .82 ERA with 15 strikeouts over 11 innings.