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Hayes' slow road to stardom

Jan 16, 2020 - Tampa Bay Times

The scar curls around the knuckle on Von Hayes' left pinkie and runs down and under, toward his palm. It is the latest detour in an eight-year career that has yet to truly flourish. And now that his hand has healed, he's waiting again for the Philadelphia Phillies to stitch together a better lineup, one that won't make him quite so vulnerable.

Hayes, the Phillies' rightfielder, is getting his timing back while his teammates (except for All-Star Len Dykstra) get a few days off. Hayes mis...