Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins had elbow surgery

Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies has his arm checked out as manager Joe Girardi looks on during their game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 12, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins had surgery to repair a ligament tear in his left elbow last week and the team says he's expected to return to play in four to six months.

Hoskins injured his ulnar collateral ligament when his non-throwing arm collided with a baserunner on Sept. 12 against Miami. Dr. Steve Cohen performed the surgery on Friday. The procedure was not a full reconstruction, so Hoskins' recovery time is expected to be shorter than it would be for Tommy John surgery.

Hoskins batted .245 with 10 homers and 26 RBIs in 41 games for the Phillies in 2020.


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