Brewers, Rhys Hoskins Finalizing Two-Year Deal

The Brewers and free agent first baseman Rhys Hoskins are completing a two-year, $34 million contract that will allow him to opt out next winter, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN (X link). He is a Boras Corporation client.

Hoskins signed a modified pillow contract after missing the full 2023 season. At the end of Spring Training, 

he tore his left knee's ACL when retreating to the outfield grass to field a helicopter. While he was able to take batting practice at the conclusion of the season,

johnny never made it back onto the squad. Philadelphia believed Hoskins may have been activated from the injured list if they advanced to the World Series.  

With the Phillies falling one game shy of the Fall Classic, the ACL tear brought an untimely conclusion to a solid tenure at Citizens Bank Park. 

 Hoskins appeared to be a contender for the qualifying offer at the start of the offseason. The Phillies declined the QO and announced that Bryce 

 Harper will be permanently moved to first base. That made it plain that Hoskins was leaving the company after nearly a decade.

The Phillies drafted him in the fifth round of the 2014 draft. Despite his modest draft status, he had an immediate impact on professional baseball.

He put up impressive minor league numbers before making his way to the major leagues in the second half of the 2017 season.

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