In a totally non surprising move, and one that Philadelphia Phillies fans have probably been calling for all year, infielder Freddy Galvis has been sent down to Triple-A.
He is an above average defender, but is basically an automatic out on the offensive side, and in the National League where the pitchers bat, you cannot afford to have two automatic outs in the lineup. He batted an ugly .042 (2-42) with only 1 RBI.
He does have an excuse though, well kind of.
He missed a lot of time during Spring Training due to a MRSA infection in his left knee so maybe he just isn’t up to speed yet. Manager Ryne Sandberg did say they wanted to get him more at-bats down at Triple-A, so maybe he will come back better than ever.
In the meantime, infielder Reid Brignac will be coming up to try and help the bench out, and occasionally give breathers to fellow infielders Cody Asche, Jimmy Rollins, and Chase Utley.
He is batting .284 with 5 HR’s and 21 RBI’s in 30 games with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies Triple-A affiliate.
Two of those HR’s were in his last game against Charlotte on Thursday, including the game winning shot in the 11th inning.
We know the guy can hit. Will Sandberg give him enough at-bats to keep him in a rhythm? Will he eventually take over Asche’s starting third base spot?
Only time will tell, but for now he’s just adding some kind of threat off the bench.
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