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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.


Philadelphia Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis was reinstated on Friday following the completion of a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. While Galvis may be allowed to play, the 22-year-old isn't able to as he is still recovering from a fractured back dating back to June 9.

Galvis has been told not to participate in "game situations" until at least Sept. 3 and as the Phillies minor-league affiliates will be all but done playing by then, the organization will be forced to find another spot for the infielder to get back into shape.


"We'll have to decide what we'll do with him," [assistant general manager Scott] Proefrock said. "Obviously, he won't be ready to play right away."

Galvis will likely be participating in the fall instructional league in order to prepare for winter ball.

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