The struggling Phillies got a break that they seemingly cannot afford.   Already thin from the right-hand side of the plate with the injury that cost the Phillies Rhys Hoskins for the year, the Phillies will now be down one of their most potent right-handed bats.  Infielder Alec Bohm has been placed on the injured list with hamstring tightness.

The Phillies have called up infielder Drew Ellis to replace him.  A former second-round pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Ellis has appeared in the majors with the Diamondbacks in 2021 and 2022, as well as one game with the Seattle Mariners in 2022.

Ellis is probably not a long-term answer for the Phillies.  They could be looking for right-handed bat help.  Two right-handed first basemen are currently in DFA limbo: Luke Voit and Jesus Aguilar.    So it will be interesting to see if the Phillies make a move, as they are down their primary right-handed first baseman (and third baseman against left-handed pitching).

Darick Hall has begun a rehab assignment at Class-A Clearwater.  However, the Phillies mainly need help from the right side, as Kody Clemens has been playing well as a left-handed first base option.

Bohm led the Phillies lineup in RBI in 2023 with 37, so his offense will be missed, particularly as others in the lineup struggle.

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