The Philadelphia Phillies placed infielder Alec Bohm on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left hamstring strain, retroactive to May 31.

Bohm was not in the lineup for two of Philadelphia's last three games due to the injury and was further evaluated on Wednesday. Though Phillies manager Rob Thomson called it a mild strain, it's still enough to land Bohm on the injured list.

Bohm has been one of the few bright spots for a disappointing Phillies team in 2023. In 53 games, Bohm has a .265 batting average and leads the team with 37 RBIs. A career third baseman, he's been tasked with filling in at first base a lot due to injuries to Rhys Hoskins and Darick Hall.

The Phillies entered June with a 25-30 record and added another loss after getting swept by the New York Mets on the first day of the month. A team expected to battle with the Mets and Atlanta Braves for the NL East title sits closer to the cellar than it does to a playoff position.

The loss of Alec Bohm only adds to the dismay of the 2023 Phillies. Though there are still more than 100 games left in the season, something has to change for Philadelphia and it has to change quickly if they're going to make a return to the postseason.

Getting a healthy Bohm back won't automatically make the Phillies a contender again, but it shouldn’t hurt them once his time on the shelf is over. The Fightin' Phils aren't doing much fighting right now and their luck continues to get worse with the injury to one of their best hitters this season.