Phillies First Baseman To Undergo Surgery; Out Months

The Philadelphia Phillies have suffered a significant setback with the injury of first baseman Darick Hall.

On April 6, Hall sustained a right thumb sprain while attempting to stretch a single into a double during a game against the New York Yankees, which led to him being placed on the 10-day injured list.

The injury news worsened when it was later revealed that Hall would require surgery for a torn ligament in his thumb. The procedure is tentatively scheduled for next week, and a clearer timeline for his recovery will be determined afterward.

While Hall hopes to make a comeback later this season, the Phillies' depth will be tested, particularly at first base, where Rhys Hoskins is already out for the season due to a knee injury.

Kody Clemens has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and started at first base in Friday's game against the Cincinnati Reds, hitting eighth. However, the team may need to explore other options outside of their organization to address their current needs.

Phillies' manager Joe Girardi has indicated that Alec Bohm may become the regular first baseman moving forward, depending on the situation.

Nonetheless, the injury to Hall is a significant loss for the Phillies after they already lost Rhys Hoskins, and they will need to find ways to overcome this setback if they want to remain competitive in the National League East. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports