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Freddy Galvis hospitalized with a staph infection

Mar 21, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

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Next up: Cliff Lee has a bad surfing wipeout, Ryne Sandberg injures himself hula dancing and Chase Utley wakes up with a tarantula on his chest. From Todd Zolecki:

Freddy Galvis, who was a lock to the make the Opening Day roster as a utility infielder, is in the hospital with a staph infection. He had an abscess removed from his left knee earlier this week. He is expected to open the season on the disabled list.

This comes after the loss of Darin Ruf, which means that the Phillies top two bench options are now off the table for the opener.

  1. greymares - Mar 21, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    ” He says with a sly laugh”

  2. proudlycanadian - Mar 21, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    More gloom, despair and agony.

    • hoopmatch - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:48 AM

      Hee Haw, right?

      • proudlycanadian - Mar 21, 2014 at 5:49 PM

        Right!

  3. gothapotamus90210 - Mar 21, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Jimmy Rollins last scene with a “How to Cause Staph Infections” pamphlet.

  4. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 21, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    I thought Dominic Brown was the perennial top bench option for the Philllies, regardless of the rest of the roster. They have to make playing time for Bobby Abreu somehow.

    • ewyorksockexchange - Mar 21, 2014 at 12:39 PM

      Brown was a full time starter last season, and will be this year as well. So you’re about 2 years behind the times. Not too bad, considering the Phillies management is about 5 years behind.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:06 PM

        Sure he was a starter last year, but that was before the team acquired Abreu. Brown is too young for a starting gig in Philly, he could use a little more seasoning on the bench.

      • ewyorksockexchange - Mar 21, 2014 at 2:27 PM

        Brown is 26, and had plenty of seasoning on the bench in 2010, 11, 12. Obviously you aren’t from the Philly area. The biggest complaint with how they’ve handled Brown is that he was kept on the bench TOO long, and that stunted his growth. Dude hit .272/.324/.494 as a starter, there’s no logical reason why he shouldn’t be a starter. He’s clearly proved he’s as MLB ready as he’ll ever be. Also, I can’t believe you think Abreu is a viable option as the every day left fielder. He didn’t play AT ALL last year, and his last season, in 2012, he hit .242/.350/.342, and his defense is absolutely awful. That and he’s 40. The only thing he can be for this team is a bench bat, maybe a Matt Stairs type contributor.

      • spudchukar - Mar 21, 2014 at 3:19 PM

        No sarcasm recognition in Pheelie?

  5. schmedley69 - Mar 21, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    The Phillies will continue to be cursed until they return the tiki doll to Craig in his cave.

  6. knowthefacts215 - Mar 21, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    No worries we have RAJ he will surely get some more former phillies to plug in…I think Dykstra is out of jail RAJ….just a suggestion

    Frustrated Phillies Fan

    • toodrunktotastethischicken - Mar 21, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      Mickey Morandini is at camp…

    • Francisco (FC) - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:46 AM

      I thought we were going the Player-Broadcaster route? You know, a variant on the Player-Manager of yore.

  7. scotttheskeptic - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    The Baseball Gods are really trying to get Ruben’s attention.

  8. sportsdrenched - Mar 21, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    What’s everyone got against Tarantula’s?

  9. chadjones27 - Mar 21, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    See, the yound guys can get just as hurt as the old guys, err, sorry, RAJ, I know you like to refer to them as “veterans.”

  10. mikedi33 - Mar 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Ryan Lawrence is actually reporting Galvis has MRSA .

  11. tfbuckfutter - Mar 21, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Too bad for him RAJ doesn’t believe in new fangled stats like MRSA.

    And his approach to modern medicine is “put a leech on it and wrap it in one of the oily rags we keep by the radiator.”

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