The Philadelphia Phillies will be short one of their best hitters in their upcoming series with the Dodgers. The team has announced that Rhys Hoskins is going on the 10 day Injured List retroactive to August 7th with a left groin strain.

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Losing Hoskins at a time when the Phillies have just seized first place and have a tough week of games ahead stings. Hoskins had been hitting .425 with a 1.457 OPS in his last seven games played with 3 home runs and 9 RBIs. The first baseman hasn’t played since August 5th when he drove in the winning runs in Washington with a double. Hoskins will be eligible to return on Tuesday, August 17th in Arizona. 

Brad Miller will most likely get the most playing time in Hoskins’ absence. Miller is hitting .217 in his last seven games, however he has come up with numerous clutch hits during the Phillies current eight game winning streak. Alec Bohm could also slide over to first on days when there is a lefty on the mound, especially if Freddy Galvis is activated before Hoskins and can play third for Bohm.