3 Phillies players who might not be on the roster by May 1
3) Phillies first baseman Kody Clemens might not be on the roster by May 1
Kody Clemens was the player who replaced the replacement. Rhys Hoskins tore his ACL, his spot at first base was replaced by Darick Hall. Hall went down with a thumb injury, and Clemens replaced him. The Phillies went from a guaranteed 25-30 home runs to probably the worst first base situation in baseball in a couple of weeks.
If they intend on competing this season first base will have to be addressed closer to the deadline, but even for now, there's a better option for Philadelphia than Clemens at first base.
The son of Roger Clemens has just one hit in his first 10 at-bats as a Phillie after slashing .145/.197/.308 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 56 games with the Tigers last season. Clemens is a versatile player with the ability to play first, second, and third base, but he simply hasn't hit enough at the big league level to warrant a spot.
The Phillies can slide Alec Bohm over to first base and just play Edmundo Sosa every day at third. Sosa has just one hit in eight at-bats against right-handed pitching this season but is a .264 hitter against righties in his career. He's more than capable of putting up better production than Clemens ever has at the big league level against righties.