Dave Dombrowski: Harper will play first base in 2024
The Phillies seem to be ready to move on from Rhys Hoskins.
Phillies President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombroski said on Wednesday that the team is ready to move forward with Bryce Harper as their everyday first baseman, meaning Hoskins really has no role on the team.
"We decided we're going to play him at first base," Dombrowski told the assembled media. "He's happy to do whatever we wanted him to do. He said he'd play first or the outfield."
Hoksins, 31, did not get a qualifying offer of $20.325 million from the Phillies making him a free agent, and after the news today it seems it would be highly unlikely he would return.
Hoskins has been with the Phillies organization since 2017, when he smacked 18 home runs in just 50 games. Since that time he hit .242 with 148 home runs and 405 RBI.