Galvis out for the year?
The fact that the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night to snap a huge losing streak means next to nothing. Even if their entire team was healthy, they were going to have a tough time competing in the NL East due to their deficient lineup and woefully putrid (except Jonathan Papelbon) bullpen.
But, the injuries continue to pile up. Freddy Galvis was supposed to be the heir apparent to Jimmy Rollins at shortstop, but was brought up early to play 2B in place of injured Chase Utley. He’s been brilliant on defense, and surprisingly somewhat adequate at the plate considering expectations.
In short, they can’t afford to lose him. But, he went on the DL this week and now the feeling among some in the Phillies organization is that he could have a fractured back, according to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki.
“Galvis could have a pars fracture in his back. Would be serious if true. Could be in a brace 6 weeks. Could miss significant time,” Zolecki tweets.
This is pretty bad news for the Phillies. It’s possible that Galvis could miss the entire season if it’s true. We’ll see what happens.