The Nationals announced a handful of roster moves on Tuesday, including the activation of third baseman Anthony Rendon from the 10-day injured list. The club also recalled pitcher Erick Fedde from Double-A Harrisburg, optioned infielder Carter Kieboom to Triple-A Fresno, and placed reliever Tony Sipp on the 10-day IL due to a strained oblique.
Rendon, 28, was hit on the elbow with a pitch on April 20 against the Marlins. He played once more on the 26th before being placed on the IL. He was on fire prior to the injury, batting .356/.442/.740 with six home runs and 18 RBI in 86 plate appearances.
Fedde, 26, has just one appearance in a major league game this inning. It lasted four innings and he kept the opposition scoreless on a pair of hits and a walk with three strikeouts.
Kieboom, 21, brought some hype when he was called up, but struggled over 11 games. He hit .128/.209/.282 with a pair of solo home runs across 43 trips to the plate.
Sipp, 35, has allowed six runs on nine hits and four walks with eight strikeouts across nine innings of work to date.
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins needs surgery for a torn ACL after injuring his left knee Thursday fielding a grounder in a spring training game and is expected to miss a significant amount of time.
The Phillies did not say when Hoskins would have the surgery or exactly how long the slugging first baseman might be sidelined.
Hoskins hit 30 homers with 79 RBIs last season for the reigning National League champions.
He was backing up to play a chopper on Thursday when the ball popped out of his glove. Sooner after, he fell to the ground and began clutching his left knee. Teammates gathered around him before he was taken off of the field.
Hoskins, a free agent at the end of the season who turned 30 last week, hit six homers in Philadelphia’s playoff run last season. The Phillies lost to the Houston Astros in the World Series.
The injury was another blow for the Phillies, who will be without top pitching prospect Andrew Painter for another few weeks because of a sprained ligament in his right elbow. And slugger Bryce Harper isn’t expected back until around the All-Star break after undergoing Tommy John surgery in November.