Phillies Lose 2 Key Players; Call Up Legend's Son

It's been a rough start to the season for the Philadelphia Phillies, now they'll have some injury added to the insult, as two key players went down to injury over the past two games.

First baseman Darick Hall, already off to a tough start at the plate, sprained his right thumb sliding into second base during Wednesday's loss to the New York Yankees. In the meantime, center fielder Brandon Marsh is out with a sprained ankle, suffered on Tuesday. Both will have more testing done today as the team has returned to Philly.

To fill Hall's spot, the team has called up infielder Kody Clemens.

Clemens has not had quite the same success as his more famous father thus far in the majors. Last season with the Detroit Tigers, in 127 plate appearances, he could only muster up a .145 average with a .505 OPS. 

The Phillies' other options at first base right now would be Alec Bohm and even catcher JT Realmuto, who's played a few games there over the years.  

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