The Phillies lost some infield depth on Friday, as they placed utilityman Edmundo Sosa on the 10-Day Injured List. Fellow infielder Yairo Muñoz was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move. 

Despite his role as a bench player, losing Sosa is a tough blow as he’s been terrific since arriving in Philadelphia. The Panamanian has slashed an outstanding .315/.345/.593 across 59 plate appearances for the Phils. He’s also provided otherworldly glove work at both third base and shortstop, and was Rob Thomson’s preferred righty off the bench. 

In Sosa’s place the team recalled 27-year-old Yairo Muñoz from Triple-A. Like Sosa, Muñoz is an above-average defender, but unfortunately hasn’t provided much at the plate, slashing only .211/.250/.404 over 60 trips to the plate this season. Muñoz likely won’t get many starts, but is able to slot in defensively all over the diamond, and does run well. 

Unfortunately, Sosa is expected to miss around three weeks, with the Phils hoping to have him back in time for the playoffs. Brought over at the trade deadline from St. Louis in exchange for southpaw JoJo Romero, Sosa has quickly become a key contributor for a playoff-bound Phillies team, and will be needed come October. 

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