Rhys Hoskins in Serious Discussions With Recent World Series Winner

Philadelphia Phillies free agent Rhys Hoskins could be on the move to a recent World Series winner in the coming days.
Nov 1, 2022; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins (17) warms up
Nov 1, 2022; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins (17) warms up / Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies and first baseman Rhys Hoskins are in an awkward spot right now. The club made it clear they're rolling with Bryce Harper at 1B instead, which has paved the way for Hoskins' exit. However, there remains some hope he actually re-signs with the team as a depth option following his ACL tear.

That being said, no one would be surprised if Hoskins opts to move on after Philly's decision at first base. And it turns out he could land with a recent World Series champion.

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According to MLB Network's Jon Morosi, Hoskins' representatives "remain in contact" with the Chicago Cubs on a potential deal. Both one-year and longer-term contracts have been discussed, which shows some serious interest from each party on a possible partnership.

Coming off of a major injury, it's no surprise to see teams potentially wary to hand Hoskins a multiyear deal. But, his openness to at least consider a one-year pact should make it much easier for him to find a landing spot in free agency, even if it's not with the Phillies.

As everyone in Philadelphia knows, Hoskins is a productive talent when healthy. He's recorded at least 27 home runs and 71 RBI in each of the past four non-shortened seasons, and he played more than 150 games in three of those campaigns.

Of course, a major injury could result in Hoskins coming back in a different state. Considering his numbers as one of the cogs in the Phillies' lineup, though, he's sure to have someone who's willing to take a chance on him bouncing back in 2024.

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