Phillies reinstate Darick Hall from IL, DFA Dalton Guthrie
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Darick Hall has been reinstated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to the teams Triple-A team in Lehigh Valley.
Dalton Guthrie was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.
Hall has been out since undergoing mid-April surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb but will continue to get at-bats down in the minors before the team brings him right back up to the big league roster.
With Hall out, the team has been using a platoon of Alec Bohm and Kody Clemens at first base and it looks like they will continue to do so for the time being.
Hall was hitting .222 in just six games before the injury, but hit .250 with nine home runs in 42 games last season, filling in for Bryce Harper as the teams' designated hitter.
As for Guthrie, the 27-year-old Is hitting just .167 in 28 plate appearances with the Phillies as a versatile piece, who can play both in the outfield and the infield. He has appeared in 37 games over the past two seasons for the Phillies.