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Phillies Young Outfielder Taking Over Role in Community That Beloved Slugger Had

After the departure of a beloved player this offseason, a different Philadelphia Phillies player will take over a role he did within the community.

The Philadelphia Phillies clubhouse will certainly feel different this season after Rhys Hoskins departed in free agency to continue his career with the Milwaukee Brewers.

When Bryce Harper made the transition to first base, the writing was on the wall that the injured Hoskins might have find a new team for 2024.

It's the unfortunate side of sports.

Someone who has been a staple within the organization after being drafted and turning into a beloved figure eventually departs the franchise.

Outside of what that means for the Phillies as a team, Hoskins' absence will also be felt in the local community of Philadelphia.

He and his wife were very charitable, hosting numerous events that benefit different charities.

One thing that the slugger did was read to local school kids in the area.

With him gone, the Phillies' young outfielder Brandon Marsh is going to take over that role according to Alex Coffey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

This is an awesome thing for Marsh to do.

The 26-year-old is coming off the best season of his career in 2023 when he slashed .277/.372/.458 with 12 home runs, 60 RBI, an OPS+ of 127 and WAR of 3.4.

It would have been very easy for the outfielder, who's still proving himself on the field, to just focus on getting better at his game.

Instead, he's doing something important in the community, despite him not being a confident reader.

Hoskins will certainly be missed as a member of the team and as part of Philadelphia, so it's great to see someone like Marsh step up to take over some of the charitable work that the slugger did.