Shortstop Freddy Galvis suffered a broken left collarbone in a collision with third baseman Maikel Franco on Sunday afternoon playing for Triple A Lehigh Valley.
A source confirmed a Philadelphia Daily News report and said the injury was serious and that Galvis suffered multiple breaks of the collarbone. He will require a surgical procedure and could miss up to two months. Ronny Cedeno started at shortstop on Monday.
Ultimately, Galvis’ spot at shortstop in Lehigh Valley could be filled by Cesar Hernandez, but he remains at Double A for the time being.
In addition to Galvis, Lehigh Valley is without outfielder Clete Thomas, who has a cracked rib.
Galvis, 24, has been hit hard by injuries in his career. He suffered a fractured spine in 2012 and opened this season on the disabled list after developing a MRSA infection in spring training. Galvis arrived in the majors, went 2 for 42 at the plate, and was sent to the minors. Now, he’s out for a while.