Darick Hall Heads to Injured List Ahead of Phillies Home Opener
One consolation for the Phillies upon losing first baseman Rhys Hoskins for the year with a torn ACL was that the Phillies had depth at the position. Darick Hall showed the Phillies a good amount of power while filling in for Bryce Harper as designated hitter last season. Unfortunately for the Phillies, they will now have to look elsewhere for a first baseman.
The Phillies announced on Friday ahead of the home opener that Hall has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right thumb sprain. Hall suffered the injury sliding into second base on Wednesday.
The sprain (which is a tear) will require surgery. Hall may miss a few months.
To replace Hall on the roster, the Phillies have recalled infielder Kody Clemens from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Clemens, the son of former major league pitcher Roger Clemens, was acquired in the trade that sent Gregory Soto to the Phillies for utility players Matt Vierling and Nick Maton and catcher Donny Sands.
Clemens was immediately put into the lineup on Friday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds.