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Freddy Galvis rejoins Phillies after staph infection

Apr 11, 2014, 2:10 PM EST

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Freddy Galvis is off the disabled list and back on the Phillies’ active roster after being sidelined since the middle of spring training with a staph infection in his knee.

Galvis had an abscess removed from his left knee on March 19 and was supposed to return to action a few days later, but it got infected and he was later diagnosed with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, and Cody Asche (and Ryan Howard too) are locked in as the Phillies’ starting infielders, so the light-hitting Galvis figures to fill a utility man role. Philadelphia sent Cesar Hernandez back to Double-A to make room for his return.

  1. greymares - Apr 11, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    sent the wrong guy out. should have been Nix.

    • craigssideburns - Apr 11, 2014 at 7:39 PM

      Seriously, wtf?

  2. mvp43 - Apr 11, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    He must have the Buccaneers team doctor

  3. therealbigben - Apr 11, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Yo, Freddy, I’m really happy for u… And I’m gonna let u finish…but these pop up ads on the sports talk mobile app gotta be the most annoying thing of all-time!! One of the most annoying things of all time!!

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