By Sally Fahey
The Phillies have signed first baseman Greg Bird and catcher Jonathan Lucroy to Minor League contracts.
They were added to the 60-man player pool before the Sept. 15 deadline, making them eligible for the postseason.
Bird and Lucroy are insurance for injured Rhys Hoskins and JT Realmuto.
Girardi says Hoskins has another doctor appointment today and isn't sure if they will make a decision on surgery right away.
While he's on the IL the focus will be on making sure Hoskins has the grip strength needed to still hit/DH, if possible. https://t.co/AH9z84QGRO
— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) September 15, 2020