Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:43:04 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Tony Gwynn Jr. is making his second consecutive start in center field Saturday, April 12, against the Miami Marlins, with INF Freddy Galvis getting his first start of the season at third base.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:11:06 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies activated SS Freddy Galvis (leg) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 11, and optioned 2B Cesar Hernandez to Double-A Reading in a corresponding move.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:52:20 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SS Freddy Galvis (leg) and RP Mike Adams (shoulder) could both return to the team soon. Galvis could be activated from the disabled list Friday, April 11, while Adams will pitch for Triple-A Lehigh Valley Saturday, April 12. Adams has struck out five in 2 2/3 innings with Single-A Clearwater, and he could be activated Monday, April 14.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:15:04 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SS Freddy Galvis (knee) has been playing in extended spring games as he recovers from a MRSA infection, and he hopes to rejoin the team at the end of April. "He'll continue to play," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "He's getting numerous at-bats. Each game he's getting five or six at-bats a day with this plan. So, he'll continue to play games and he'll build up to 20-25 at-bats in a quick time, so he's on the fast track."
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:14:59 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies placed Ps Mike Adams (shoulder), Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (shoulder) and Ethan Martin (shoulder), SS Freddy Galvis (knee) and OF Darin Ruf (oblique) on the disabled list Thursday, March 27.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:37:48 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SS Freddy Galvis (knee) will start the season on the disabled list after being diagnosed with a MRSA infection, "an infection is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that's become resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary staph infection." Galvis will take antibiotics orally and through an IV. INFs Ronny Cedeno or Reid Brignac will likely fill in as the team's primary utility infielder.
Fantasy Tip: MRSA and staph infections can be quite serious and are extremely contagious. Don't expect Galvis to return anytime soon.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:34:44 -0700
Updating a previous item, Philadelphia Phillies SS Freddy Galvis (knee) is dealing with a staph infection in his leg, and he has been hospitalized. He's expected to start the year on the disabled list. Galvis will be the team's utility infielder this year.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:36:49 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SS Freddy Galvis (knee) might be sidelined until Friday, March 21, after having an abscess on his left knee removed.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:07:15 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg is downplaying the benching of SS Jimmy Rollins the last few days, saying he just wanted to take a look at SS Freddy Galvis at shortstop.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:52:43 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins will be held out of the Grapefruit League lineup Thursday, March 13, for the third straight day. Rollins is over the stomach bug that held him out recently. Manager Ryne Sandberg gave praise to SS Freddy Galvis, saying he was a positive influence in the lineup. When asked if he thought the same way about Rollins, he said "No comment."
Fantasy Tip: Interesting. Is he trying to light a fire under Rollins? Does he have an issue with J-Roll's effort? Galvis isn't anything more than NL-only filler with mild offensive potential. Rollins has been in decline but still offers midrange mixed value at his position. Any ongoing tension could jeopardize Rollins' playing time, though this may be a bold ploy by Sandberg to get more out of his veteran.