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The Phillies send Freddy Galvis down to the minors

May 9, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

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While transactions involving utlilitymen aren’t the biggest deal, Freddy Galvis is a more famous than usual utilityman. And, given the age of the Phillies, he’s more important for spelling/pinch running purposes than a lot of other teams’ bench dudes might be. But he has started the season as a walking, talking tire fire, so the Phillies optioned utilityman Freddy Galvis to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after last night’s game.

Galvis just two hits over his first 42 at-bats this season and that just does’t play, even on the bench. The Phillies have not announced a corresponding move yet, but Reid Brignac has been raking down at Lehigh Valley, so my guess is that he gets the call.

  1. DelawarePhilliesFan - May 9, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Good move – but this has been a very disturbing season for Galvis. Hopefully he can straighten things out, but optimism for his future has gone way down, imo

    • toodrunktotastethischicken - May 9, 2014 at 10:19 AM

      They did the same exact thing last year as well.

    • zengreaser - May 9, 2014 at 12:37 PM

      I had high hopes for Freddy this year. I love his defense, but there’s not a glove in the world that could justify keeping that batting average on the roster. I’m still holding out hope that he can iron out the kinks with the Pigs & come back up.

    • scotttheskeptic - May 9, 2014 at 3:40 PM

      DPF, for once we absolutely agree – Galvis has been disturbing this season, and my optimism has shrunk to zero. Have a feeling we won’t be seeing him for a while, unless travel to Allentown is involved. Also, does this mean that Nix is now the wasted roster spot?

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - May 9, 2014 at 3:50 PM

        I think Nix should think about what his plans were after Baseball….

    • philhunt26 - May 11, 2014 at 3:33 AM

      He hadn’t hit at a decent clip since he failed that test.

  2. toodrunktotastethischicken - May 9, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Honestly surprised it took them this long to make this call. After the embarrassment of getting swept by Blue Jays it’s pretty damn obvious they need bench and bullpen help above anything.

    • proudlycanadian - May 9, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      Freddy did get his second hit of the season against the Jays.

      • toodrunktotastethischicken - May 9, 2014 at 10:18 AM

        AJ Burnett has more hits this season.

      • proudlycanadian - May 9, 2014 at 10:43 AM

        So why did they have Rollins at DH? Wouldn’t it have been more productive to have Rollins at SS and to let A. J. hit for himself?

      • gothapotamus90210 - May 9, 2014 at 10:22 AM

        @too … he’s had more hits in one game.

      • Francisco (FC) - May 9, 2014 at 11:11 AM

        Rollins is nursing an injury. Something to do with the groin.

      • proudlycanadian - May 9, 2014 at 11:58 AM

        I realize that,; however he seems to be well enough to hit and run the bases.

      • Francisco (FC) - May 9, 2014 at 12:02 PM

        And not very well. He didn’t even try to steal a base.

  3. flyinhighwithvick - May 9, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    He’s putting up Uggla numbers right now….but he’ll get it straightened out. Thankfully, he isn’t owed 24 million over the next two seasons.

  4. Francisco (FC) - May 9, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    He’s hitting less than a nickel.

  5. schmedley69 - May 9, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Not only has he been horrible at the plate, but he makes a lot of bone-headed plays in the field and on the base paths. I am pretty much ready to write this guy off all together. I have seen enough of him over the past few seasons.

  6. imnotyourbuddyguy - May 9, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    2 for 42? That dog just ain’t gonna hunt

    JP Arencibia just got a lil uncomfortable, lucky he’s a catch…oh wait

  7. yahmule - May 9, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    I saw him hit a homer once.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - May 9, 2014 at 2:15 PM

      You know what is crazy? He had TWO walk off Home Runs last year, where as Chase Utley went 6 years without a Walk-Off anything!

      • gothapotamus90210 - May 9, 2014 at 4:01 PM

        One against Chapman, nonetheless.

      • realhaley - May 9, 2014 at 6:26 PM

        True, but you can just hold a two-by-four steady over the plate and Chapman can bounce it back over the fence so I’m calling luck on that one.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - May 10, 2014 at 10:28 PM

        Well – that HR was a back to back…

        Google that game, Chapman ate 15 Cream pastries before the game. Seriously. No luck involved…Chapman just need some “relief”

  8. stupidusername - May 9, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    When you lead MLB in WAR at -0.9 with just 46 PA’s you do not belong in the bigs.

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