By Michael Bennett
It’s not a surprise that Phillies’ power-hitting first baseman is on the trading block.
Phillies president Andy MacPhail said last week that nobody is untouchable, and Triple-A Lehigh Valley first baseman Rhys Hoskins is ready for a promotion.
“It’s something I’m aware of,” Joseph told MLB.com of the roster jam at first base. “He’s a really good player. It’s a decision that the front office and Pete will have to make. He’s been playing well. I’ve been playing well.”
Joseph went 2-for-2 with one double, one home run and two walks in Friday’s game. He is hitting .251 with 15 home runs, 43 RBIs and a .778 OPS. He has hit .273 with 14 homers, 36 RBIs and an .869 OPS since May 1.