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Top Edmundo Sosa News

  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Likely needed more at third base

    Sosa is likely to be needed more at third base with Rhys Hoskins (knee) possibly facing a lengthy IL stay, Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Sosa had been slated for a super-utility role, but the Phillies might have to regularly play Alec Bohm at first base to account for the loss of Hoskins, who went down with an ugly-looking left knee injury Thursday in camp. Sosa has played all around the diamond defensively this spring while delivering a stellar .457/.558/.857 batting line with four home runs and two stolen bases through 43 plate appearances. That kind of power can't be counted on in the regular season, but he does have great speed.

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  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Option in center field

    Phillies manager Rob Thomson said Tuesday that he believes Sosa can play center field, Todd Zolecki of reports.

    Sosa has logged two starts in center over the last three days, and it sounds like the Phillies want to continue running him out there as a potential right-handed-hitting complement to the left-handed-hitting Brandon Marsh. Sosa can also play all around the infield and is set up to function as a highly-active super-utilityman this year for the reigning NL champs.

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  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Fine after HBP on forearm

    Sosa is dealing with some tightness but is expected to be fine after having to exit Monday's game versus the Orioles following a hit by pitch on the right forearm, Todd Zolecki of reports.

    Initial reports suggested Sosa was hit on the right hip, but evidently it was actually his forearm. Either way, he's expected to be fine. Sosa started at his natural shortstop position Monday, but he's also being tried out in center field this spring as he tries to increase his versatility.

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  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Leaves games after HBP

    Sosa was removed from Monday's game against the Orioles after being hit on the right hip by a pitch, Todd Zolecki of reports.

    It didn't look overly serious, and with it being the fourth inning Sosa's day might have been nearly over, anyway. While Sosa's removal seemed precautionary, we should find out more about his status soon.

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  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Getting look in center

    Sosa is being looked at in center field, Alex Coffey of The Philadelphia Enquirer reports.

    As Coffey notes, both Nick Maton and Matt Vierling were traded to Detroit in the Gregory Soto deal over the winter, so there's no obvious backup option behind Brandon Marsh in center. Enter Sosa, who certainly has the athleticism for the position, and would also provide a right-handed bat that could play in the middle of the outfield against southpaws. Sosa is battling for a spot on Philadelphia's Opening Day roster, and if he can help in the outfield, it would obviously increase those chances substantially.

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  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Avoids arbitration with Philly

    Sosa agreed to a one-year, $950,000 contact with the Phillies on Friday to avoid arbitration, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    It's the first year of arbitration eligibility for Sosa, who was acquired from the Cardinals at the trade deadline last season. The 26-year-old had a .227/.275/.369 slash line with two home runs and six stolen bases in 78 games and should fill a utility role for Philadelphia in 2023.

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  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Back from IL for postseason

    Sosa (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday and is present on the Phillies' roster for the NL Wild Card Series against the Cardinals, Alex Coffey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Sosa missed the last few weeks of the season with a hamstring strain but has been cleared to play in the playoffs. The 26-year-old produced a .227/.275/.369 slash line in 78 games between the Cardinals and Phillies this year and will be a utility option in the infield for Philadelphia now that he's healthy.

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  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Meets team in St. Louis

    Sosa (hamstring) traveled to St. Louis to meet the Phillies ahead of Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Cardinals on Friday, Alex Coffey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    It's unclear if Sosa will be reinstated from the injured list and included on Philadelphia's roster for the wild-card round, but the fact he joined the team in St. Louis rather than continuing his rehab program is an encouraging sign for his recovery. The 26-year-old had a .227/.275/.369 slash in 78 games this season and will fill a utility role if included on the playoff roster.

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  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Season in jeopardy

    Sosa is dealing with a Grade 2 hamstring strain, which could end his season, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

    The Phillies acquired Sosa as a defense-first utility man at the deadline, but he's been better than advertised at the plate in limited action, slashing .315/.345/.593 across 59 plate appearances. Yairo Munoz was recalled Friday to fill his utility role and now seemingly has a path to remain on the roster the rest of the way.

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  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Likely to miss more than minimum

    Sosa (hamstring) is expected to spend more than the minimum 10 days on the injured list, Alex Coffey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Sosa left Thursday's game against the Marlins with a right hamstring strain and was placed on the injured list the next day. There are only 20 days left in the regular season, so Sosa will miss at least half the remainder of the campaign, and potentially the entire rest of the year. Yairo Munoz was called up to fill his utility role.

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  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Lands on injured list

    Sosa (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list due to a strained right hamstring, Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    After being removed from Thursday's loss to Miami while walking with a noticeable limp, Sosa was officially diagnosed with a strained hamstring Friday. No timetable has been put in place for his recovery, but a return in the minimum 10 days would allow him to see action again before the end of the season.

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  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Dealing with hamstring issue

    Sosa was removed from Thursday's loss to the Marlins with right hamstring tightness, Todd Zolecki of reports.

    Sosa went 0-for-2 with a strikeout prior to his exit due to the injury. The specifics of the issue remain unclear, and the 26-year-old should be considered day-to-day until his status is updated.

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  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Enjoys perfect performance at plate

    Sosa went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run, a double and three total RBI In Wednesday's 4-3 win over Miami.

    Sosa put Philadelphia on the board with a two-run homer to left field in the third inning, and he plated the decisive run with a double in the seventh. He finished with his second three-hit performance of the campaign, with his previous such effort coming a week ago against Arizona. Sosa has gone 5-for-5 with his first two homers of the season, two doubles, and four RBI over his past two contests.

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  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Drives home three

    Sosa went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Monday's 4-3 win over the Reds.

    Sosa knocked home a pair in the top of the third inning on a single to left field, and he would tack on an important insurance run in the fifth with a double to left. The infielder was just 2-for-9 at the dish entering the day since landing with Philly near the trade deadline, so his multi-hit performance is a welcome sight for his new club.

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  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Swipes two bags

    Sosa stole two bases in a 1-0 loss to the Mets on Saturday.

    Sosa came on to pinch run for Rhys Hoskins in the top of the ninth with his team down by a run. He immediately stole second and then also took third on a double steal to put the winning run in scoring position after J.T. Realmuto was walked with two out. Sosa now has five stolen bases in six attempts over 141 plate appearances with a slash line of .185/.248/.269. He should continue to see pinch-running opportunities from his backup role.

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  • Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Dealt to Philadelphia

    Sosa was traded from the Cardinals to the Phillies on Saturday in exchange for JoJo Romero, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    Sosa spent the first four seasons of his major-league career in St. Louis but will get a change of scenery after he slashed .189/.244/.270 with 17 runs, eight RBI and three steals over 53 games to begin the year. The 26-year-old saw inconsistent playing time with the Cardinals over the first half of the season and will likely serve as infield depth for his new team.

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  • Cardinals' Edmundo Sosa: Back in action

    Sosa (leg) is starting Saturday against Cincinnati, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Sosa didn't appear off the bench during Friday's series opener against the Reds, but he'll start at shortstop and bat eighth after moving past his leg injury. The 26-year-old has gone 3-for-11 with a double, three RBI, a run and a stolen base over his last four games.

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  • Cardinals' Edmundo Sosa: Not in Friday's lineup

    Sosa (leg) isn't starting Friday against the Reds, John Denton of reports.

    Sosa exited Saturday's game against Cincinnati with an apparent leg injury and won't be in the lineup for the Cardinals' first game after the All-Star break. The team wants to give him an additional day of rest, but he'll be available off the bench if needed, Denton reports.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
Age: 27
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R