Galvis suspended 50 games for PED’s
The Philadelphia Phillies considered Freddy Galvis the heir apparent at shortstop to Jimmy Rollins. His defense was phenomenal in the Minor leagues, but he just couldn’t hit. So they kept Rollins and ended up bringing Galvis up before he was ready, to replace Chase Utley at 2B.
And while Galvis’ defense was brilliant, he actually showed some competence at the plate. His .226 average wouldn’t indicate much, but he really wasn’t god awful.
Now, we have to wonder just how bad he really would have been without the PED’s that MLB just suspended him 50 games for.
“MLB announcement: “Phillies IF Freddy Galvis has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for a metabolite of Clostebol”,” tweets ESPN’s Adam Rubin.
That ain’t no masking agent either. That’s real-deal anabolic androgenic steroids. Way to go, Freddy. Oh, how did you ever get caught? Maybe seeking a rehab for substance abuse may be something that benefits you?
Galvis has been on the DL since June 6th with a bad back and he can serve that suspension while he sits out. How convenient.