Freddy Galvis Reinstated, But Back Injury Will Keep Him Out

Freddy Galvis has been reinstated following the completion of a 50-game suspension but will still need to recover from a fractured back.

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Freddy Galvis Reinstated, But Back Injury Will Keep Him Out

Freddy Galvis has been reinstated following the completion of a 50-game suspension but will still need to recover from a fractured back.

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Freddy Galvis Suspended: Phillies 2B Suspended 50 Games By MLB For Testing Positive For PEDs

Phillies second baseman Freddy Galvis was suspended for 50 games by MLB for testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Clostebol.

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Freddy Galvis Injury Update: Phillies 2B In Back Brace For At Least 3 Weeks, After Second Opinion

Philadelphia Phillies injured rookie second baseman Freddy Galvis will be in a back brace for at least three weeks instead of at least six weeks. Galvis received a second opinion on his fractured back (pars fracture of his L45 vertebra) from Dr. Peter Moley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York (via Philly.com).

The Phillies acknowledge that Galvis will miss a significant amount of time but have not said that his 2012 season is over. With the second opinion, the time Galvis will spend in the back brace has been potentially cut in half. However, if he does not show enough improvement after three weeks, Galvis could be spending more time in the brace.

The Phillies were not able to pinpoint a certain play during which the injury occurred.

In 58 games for Philadelphia this season, Galvis hit .226 with three home runs, 24 RBI and seven walks.

For more on the Phillies, head over to The Good Phight and stay tuned to SB Nation Philly.

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Freddy Galvis Injury: Phillies Place 2B On The 15-Day Disabled List

Injuries just keep piling up for the Philadelphia Philies. The latest is second baseman Freddy Galvis who was added to the 15-day disabled list on Thursday morning. Galvis is dealing with a lower back strain, according to the team.

To fill the hole in the lineup, Philadelphia will be adding infielder/outfielder Michael Martinez, who was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Martinez, 28, played in 88 games for the Phillies last year, hitting .196/.258/.282.

Galvis was hitting .256/.254/.363 in 58 games with the Phillies. He is in the lineup in place of the injured Chase Utley, who is dealing with a knee injury. Utley is currently rehabbing in extended spring training. No timetable has been established for his return to the big league club.

Besides Utley and Galvis, Philadelphia's disabled list includes Roy Halladay and Ryan Howard.

The Phillies are in last place in the National League East, and riding a five-game losing skid. They are six games out of first place.

For more on the Phillies, be sure to check out The Good Phight and SB Nation Philly for all your news and updates.

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