Philadelphia Phillies president of baseball operations, Dave Dombrowski announced a major move at GM Meetings yesterday. Dave Dombrowski announced that next year, Bryce Harper will play first baseball full time. This means the Phillies second longest tenured player, Rhys Hoskins will likely go to another team.
Dave Dombrowski's full quote: "We decided we're going to play him at first base. He's happy to do whatever we wanted him to do. He said he'd play first or the outfield. He feels great. But the more we talked about it internally, we liked the idea of playing him at first."
Also, Dave Dombrowski said he spoke with Rhys Hoskins to tell him about the decision. The Phillies plan is for Bryce Harper to be the everyday first baseman. The Phillies see Kyle Schwarber as the everyday DH. Leaving Rhys Hoskins nowhere to play.
This is undoubtedly a major move for the Phillies. Bryce Harper played just 36 games at first base last year. It's certainly going to be interesting to see how Harper is as they everyday first baseman. For Rhys Hoskins, there's definitely going to be a good amount of teams in on him as he's proven to be a good baseball player.