Joseph is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets. Joseph is off to a sluggish start at the plate during the month of August. The 26-year-old is just 6-for-39 with two extra base hits during the past 11 games and will head to the bench in favor of Rhys Hoskins, who will be making his first start at first base with the big-league club.
Joseph is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rockies. After two consecutive hitless showings to start the series, Joseph will head to the bench for a night off. Daniel Nava will move into the lineup and play first base to replace him for the afternoon.
Joseph went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer Friday against the Braves. Joseph clubbed his 16th homer of the season as part of a seven-run fifth inning that helped lead the Phillies to a home victory. Although he carries a weak batting average, his power potential has made him a useful corner infield option for fantasy owners.
Joseph could be splitting time at first base with Rhys Hoskins over the final two months of the season, Bob Brookover of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Hoskins is ready for a promotion to the majors, but Joseph has been productive as the Phillies' regular first baseman this season. Neither player is an option in the outfield and both hit right-handed, which leaves the Phillies having to consider a time share at first base. The Phils are willing to trade Joseph, but the market for first basemen is limited at the moment. A trade may have to wait until the offseason.
Joseph is not in the lineup Monday against the Marlins. Joseph had five strikeouts and just one hit during the Phillies' weekend series in Milwaukee, so he'll head to the bench for a night off. Brock Stassi will man first base in his place.
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