Phillies 1B Hoskins carted off with knee injury
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins was carted off the field Thursday because of an apparent non-contact injury to his left knee.
Hoskins suffered the injury while attempting to field a grounder in the second inning of the Phillies’ spring training game against the Detroit Tigers. He was examined by team trainers and emergency medical personnel before leaving the field on a cart.
The Phillies have not announced an official diagnosis for Hoskins’ injury.
Hoskins, 30, batted .246 with 30 home runs and 79 RBI last season, his sixth with the Phillies. He also belted six postseason homers during Philadelphia’s improbable run to the World Series last year, including four in the National League Championship Series.