Phillies: Bryce Harper, others react to Alec Bohm’s call-up

Alec Bohm and Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Alec Bohm and Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

Current and former Phillies players and fans react to Alec Bohm’s promotion

Following the news that top Philadelphia Phillies prospect Alec Bohm had been called up to the big leagues and would start in Thursday’s series finale against the Baltimore Orioles, reactions began to pour in from baseball fans around the world on social media.

Even star right fielder Bryce Harper reacted to Bohm’s long-awaited promotion on his Instagram story.

Harper reacted to the promotion by posting a black-and-white image of Bohm, while writing a “Welcome” caption. The two have been friends and have kept in touch with each other, even before the outfielder joined the Phillies on a 13-year deal prior to the 2019 season.

More recently, Harper and Bohm trained and played alongside each other during Phillies spring training and summer camp.

Phillies minor-league southpaw pitching prospect JoJo Romero was seemingly excited that Bohm had been called up; Romero tweeted about the call-up in the most “JoJo” way ever, including a gif and writing “LETS GO BABY!”

General Manager Matt Klentak also told reporters prior to Bohm’s debut that he was “excited” and was “looking forward” to see the infielder on the Phillies big-league roster.

Klentak speaks for Phillies fans in the sense that fans are excited and looking forward to seeing what Bohm will be able to produce on the field during the shortened 2002 season.

Phillies fans took to Twitter to express their own thoughts and feelings on the roster move.

Fans are obviously beyond ecstatic over the call-up. And, with Klentak announcing that Bohm will be an everyday player for the foreseeable future, it forces Scott Kingery to once again be a utility player.

Bohm went on to hit 1-for-4 in his first Major League Baseball game, including doubling in his first plate appearance. It was hit No. 1 of surely many more to come for Bohm in red pinstripes.