Phillies give Rhys Hoskins big raise, while J.T. Realmuto’s free-agent options continue to narrow

PHILADELPHIA — Rhys Hoskins, Vince Velasquez, and Jose Alvarado reached agreements on their 2021 salaries Friday, a generally positive outcome because they were able to avoid arbitration hearings next month. But even if they hadn’t, all three were under contract to play for the Phillies this year, and that was unlikely to change. Of greater consequence, then, were two developments that might help clear the path for J.T. Realmuto’s return to Philadelphia. With the New York Yankees reportedly agreeing on a six-year, $90 million contract for free-agent infielder DJ LeMahieu and the Los Angeles An…

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