The Milwaukee Brewers reportedly agreed to a deal with first baseman Rhys Hoskins. The agreement is believed to be for two years and $34 million.
Hoskins, who hasn’t played at all in 2023 due to an ACL injury, will be able to opt-out from the Brewers deal after the first season.
Hoskins made his MLB debut in 2017 with the Philadelphia Phillies and would go on to spend the next seven years with the franchise. He was mostly a dependent player for the Phillies, batting .242 with 148 homers and 405 RBIs throughout the first six years of his career.
However, Hoskins would go on to tear his ACL during spring training for the 2023 season and was forced to undergo surgery that ruled him out for the entire campaign. In the meantime, the Phillies turned to superstar Bryce Harper as their starting first baseman and liked what they saw. Harper received a nod to play the position on a full-time basis, making Hoskins expendable.
The Brewers seemed like they were quite happy to offer Hoskins a place to play in 2024 after his free agency stalled. If healthy, the 30-year-old player will provide plenty of runs and homers, something that Milwaukee desperately needs if they want to make a deeper playoff run.