Utley Approached Amaro About Playing 3B; Polanco Weighs In

PHILADELPHIA — If Chase Utley couldn’t get any cooler… The Phillies second baseman approached general manager Ruben Amaro today and brought up the idea of playing some third base. Utley wanted to take some grounders and try out a new position to create some flexibility. “Chase is one of those guys, if he puts his … Continue reading Utley Approached Amaro About Playing 3B; Polanco Weighs In

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Galvis Reinstated; May Not Play With Phils This Season

The 50-game suspension has ended for Galvis, but his season may still be done. Galvis, who was also sidelined with a fractured back, may not play baseball for the remainder of the season. Galvis has been instructed to not play in any game activity until September 3, and by then, he probably won’t be prepared … Continue reading Galvis Reinstated; May Not Play With Phils This Season

Galvis Suspended 50 Games for PEDs

Freddy Galvis has been suspended 50 games for PEDs. Galvis tested positive for a metabolite of Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance. In a statement by Galvis: “A trace amount of a banned substance – 80 parts in a trillion – was detected in my urine sample.” The suspension begins immediately for Galvis, who is on the … Continue reading Galvis Suspended 50 Games for PEDs

Injury Update: Galvis In A Brace For Three Weeks

The final word is in for Freddy Galvis, and of course, it isn’t good news. The rookie second baseman will be in a back brace for the next three weeks, being diagnosed with a pars fracture in his lower back. “We’re going to reexamine him and see where we’re at,” Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan said … Continue reading Injury Update: Galvis In A Brace For Three Weeks

Galvis Could Miss Significant Time

The Phillies win last night was dampened by some more rough news on the injury front. Rookie second baseman Freddy Galvis, who went on the DL with a back strain a couple days ago, has been diagnosed with a pars fracture in his back. The fracture is potentially serious and could keep Galvis out of … Continue reading Galvis Could Miss Significant Time

Galvis is Latest Phillie to Land on DL

The injury bug bites again. Second baseman Freddy Galvis injured his back swinging during last night’s 6-5 loss to the Dodgers, landing him on the DL with lower back soreness. The Phillies called up Michael Martinez to take his place on the roster, with Mike Fontenot likely starting the majority of the games at second. … Continue reading Galvis is Latest Phillie to Land on DL

Game 23: Breaking Even

The Phillies (10-12) will attempt to even up the series with the Cubs (8-14) tonight, capping off a four-game set. After dropping the first game on Friday, 5-1, they bounced back with a nice offensive showing in a 5-2 win. But the bats went ice cold again, mustering only two hits in a 5-1 loss … Continue reading Game 23: Breaking Even

Phils Baffled By Knuckler Again

The amazing story of R.A. Dickey is definitely one worth reading (shameless Dickey autobiography plug). That story, circa 2012, makes its first trip to Philadelphia of the season and he made his presence known with that flutter ball of his. Dickey used his knuckleball effectively through seven innings, shutting down the Phillies in the Mets … Continue reading Phils Baffled By Knuckler Again

An Overwhelmed Galvis Still Adjusting

The sample size may be small but the immediate impression of Freddy Galvis has been big. And not the good type of big either. Galvis sure may be a slick fielder and that has been his biggest attracting point during Spring Training that allowed Ruben Amaro and Charlie Manuel to put all their eggs in … Continue reading An Overwhelmed Galvis Still Adjusting

Infante Homers Twice As New-Look Fish Beat Phils

No Giancarlo Stanton? No problem says Miami, who found their power source elsewhere Monday afternoon. Spoiling the home opener for the Phillies, Miami went into Philadelphia without their most dangerous hitter against one of the division’s premier aces and dominated. It was Omar Infante who was the unlikely power source in the Marlins 6-2 win. … Continue reading Infante Homers Twice As New-Look Fish Beat Phils