PHILADELPHIA -- His fractured jaw healed, young slugger Rhys Hoskins returned from the 10-day disabled list on Saturday. The Phillies placed outfielder Dylan Cozens (left quadriceps strain) on the DL in a corresponding move."I did everything on the field today," Hoskins said Friday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. "I felt
PHILADELPHIA -- His fractured jaw healed, young slugger Rhys Hoskins returned from the 10-day disabled list on Saturday. The Phillies placed outfielder Dylan Cozens (left quadriceps strain) on the DL in a corresponding move.
"I did everything on the field today," Hoskins said Friday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. "I felt normal, as normal as I could."
Hoskins fractured his jaw May 28, when he fouled a pitch off his face at Dodger Stadium. He played the next night, but a CT scan later revealed a hairline fracture. Doctors told Hoskins on Friday that the fracture remains, but it is healing properly. It will take four to six weeks to completely heal. In the meantime, he can play if he protects the jaw at the plate and on the bases.
Hoskins wore a protective flap on the left side of his batting helmet Friday. But because the fracture is on the right side of his jaw he could wear protective flaps on both sides of his helmet.
Bohm will sign soon
The Phillies are expected to announce that Wichita State third baseman Alec Bohm has signed a deal in the coming days.
The Phillies selected Bohm with the third overall pick in the 2018 Draft. MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reported that Bohm's deal will be worth around $6 million. The No. 3 slot is valued at $6,947,500.
Bohm will likely open with Class A Short Season Williamsport.
"I think we'll likely start him off somewhere in Short Season to get his feet wet before promoting him, not unlike what we did with Adam Haseley last year, another advanced college bat," Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said.
Cozens leaves game in second
Phillies right fielder Dylan Cozens left Friday's game with tightness in his left quadriceps. He appeared to pull up pursuing a fly ball to deep right-center field in the second inning. Jesmuel Valentin pinch-hit for him in the bottom of the frame and came in to play left field, with Nick Williams moving from left to right.
No TOS for Eickhoff
Right-hander Jerad Eickhoff has seen multiple specialists about the tingling sensation and weakness in his fingers when he pitches, but it seems they have ruled out thoracic outlet syndrome, which typically requires surgery.
"We don't quite know exactly what it is yet, but he met with a specialist today to try to pinpoint what's going on," Klentak said. "So far, I would view it as a positive, and we've ruled out a lot of bad stuff."
Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.