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Phillies' Rhys Hoskins might need Tommy John surgery but could still be ready for spring training

Rhys Hoskins is still hoping to return for the final four games of the regular season, but the injury to his left elbow could require Tommy John surgery this offseason.

Hoskins said he has a small “gap” in the ulnar collateral ligament of his non-throwing arm, which he injured last week in Miami when tagging a runner at first base.

“I was told because it’s the non-throwing arm that it’s not as long as a normal elbow surgery recovery time,” Hoskins said.

The Phillies will miss Hoskins in the lineup as he homered nine times in 19 games before being injured on Saturday night.

Hoskins is the team’s second-most productive hitter this season and is a big reason why they’re still in the playoff hunt.

Right-hander Jake Arrieta was placed on the injured list with a strained right hamstring after leaving his start on Tuesday night.

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