Phillies promote prospect Darick Hall to majors

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Phillies promote slugger Darick Hall, will make MLB debut Wednesday originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Looking to add some left-handed pop to their lineup after losing Bryce Harper to a broken left thumb, the Phillies are calling up Darick Hall from Triple A.

Hall, 26, belted his 20th homer for Triple A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday night. He is in the cleanup spot as the Phillies’ designated hitter Wednesday night against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies made room for Hall on the active roster by placing infielder Johan Camargo on the 10-day IL (retroactive to June 26) with a right knee strain. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher James McArthur was placed on the 60-day injured list with a right elbow stress reaction.

Hall was the team’s 14th-round draft pick out of Dallas Baptist University in 2016. He has hit 118 homers in six minor-league seasons. In 72 games at Triple A this season, he was hitting .269 with 18 doubles, 67 RBIs and a .894 OPS. His 20 homers were tied for the most in Triple A.

Read more about Darick Hall in this profile from earlier this season.