By Sam Bush
First baseman Rhys Hoskins, pitchers Vince Velasquez and Jose Alvarado all got one-year deals with the Phils, avoiding arbitration.
Hoskins will earn $4.8 million in 2021, up from the $605,000 he was slated to make before the pandemic hit in 2020.
Since debuting in the majors on August 10, 2017, Hoskins ranks 12th in the majors in homers (91), 16th in RBIs (255), 19th in extra-base hits (183) and fifth in walks (269).
Velasquez will make $4 million, up from the $3.6 million he was slated to make pre-pandemic in 2020. Velasquez was eligible for salary arbitration for the third time and will become a free agent next offseason.
Alvarado, a lefty reliever recently acquired from Tampa Bay, was eligible for arbitration for the first time. He will make $1 million in 2021.