MLB Rumors: 3 Potential Phillies Replacements For Rhys Hoskins

The Philadelphia Phillies are down one 30-HR slugger from their lineup for the 2023 season, after the brutal ACL tear suffered by Rhys Hoskins. But there are some potential power bats that they could pursue to replace the downed first baseman. 

Miguel Sano

First up is a 30-HR-hitting first baseman currently on the free agent market.

Former Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano has crushed 30+ dongs twice in the last four seasons (he missed last year with a torn meniscus). Yes, that does come with a lot of swing and miss, and a woeful career average of .234. 

But keeping him on his strong side, as a right-handed hitter, Sano could platoon against lefties with second-year man Darrick Hall, who will get the call at first against RHP. 

Luke Voit

Voit signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, and if he isn't added to the 40-man roster by end of day Saturday, he has an opt-out in his contract that would allow him to head back into free agency. 

As he wasn't traveling with the Brewers to their spring training game today, he could become an option.

Voit has 95 career home runs in his six years in the bigs, though similar to Sano, has some strikeout issues.

CJ Cron

A trade candidate from the rebuilding Colorado Rockies could be another option. Cron has plenty of power, but beware of his drastic home/road splits. He's a beast at Coors Field in the thin air of Denver, but struggled last season mightily on the road.  

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