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Phillies option Alec Bohm to Triple A, activate Rhys Hoskins

In a surprising move, the Phillies are sending third baseman Alec Bohm to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In a corresponding move, Rhys Hoskins (groin) is back from the 10-day injured list.

Alec Bohm has been demoted to Triple A. (Cheryl Pursell)

Bohm has been relegated to a bench role over the past few weeks, starting only four games for the Phillies since Aug. 11. He holds a .291/.359/.385 slash line since June 1, but the lack of power along with his defensive struggles at third and first base prompted the Phillies to make the move. The 25-year-old will get a chance to play every day in Lehigh Valley. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him back with the Phillies once rosters expand to 28 on Sept. 1.

Bohm’s demotion gives way for Hoskins’ much anticipated return. Since Hoskins’ last start against Washington on Aug. 6, the Phillies rank 30th in batting average (.181), slugging percentage (.328) and runs scored (36). The entire lineup is stuck in a massive slump and while Hoskins told the media he might not play at 100% for the rest of the season, his ability to hit for power and grind out at-bats should prove to be a boost for the offense.

Here’s how the Phillies and Padres line up for their series finale in San Diego.


  1. Odúbel Herrera, left field
  2. Jean Segura, second base
  3. Bryce Harper, right field
  4. J.T. Realmuto, catcher
  5. Rhys Hoskins, first base
  6. Didi Gregorius, shortstop
  7. Ronald Torreyes, third base
  8. Travis Jankowski, center field
  9. Kyle Gibson, pitcher


  1. Trent Grisham, center field
  2. Fernando Tatis Jr, right field
  3. Manny Machado, third base
  4. Jake Cronenworth, shortstop
  5. Tommy Pham, left field
  6. Eric Hosmer, first base
  7. Adam Frazier, second base
  8. Victor Caratini, catcher
  9. Craig Stammen, pitcher


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  1. Nancy orlando

    August 22, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Surprise move to WHO? Bohn should have been sent down long ago, bad defense, bad offense and the errors!!! He will not be missed!

  2. Fleming Hill

    August 22, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Let’s ruin another young player…

    Bohm, Kingery, Haseley, Franco, Ruf, and Privetta, Can we stop doing is a sad f…… shame to mess with young player confidence.

    How about a new owner? Why?

  3. Martin Bryant

    August 23, 2021 at 10:20 am

    In nine days rosters expand by two to 28. You could see Bohm return at that time (and Eflin get activated). In the meantime he can play everyday. The Ironpigs have games through Oct 3rd. If Girardi thinks he needs more play – he may stay down longer. Right now he is not the offensive or defensive player that Torreyes is and there is no other place for Bohm. Bohm has more power potential than Torreyes but in every other way – Torreyes has outplayed him all season. The Phillies have no AL teams left on the schedule to visit – so they won’t need to move Hoskins to DH – and we have Brad Miller for that and he’s been hitting better. Bohm may still play a role in the future. But not this month, right now.

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