Ouch: Freddy Galvis suffers broken collarbone after demotion to Triple-A [UPDATE]

Ouch: Freddy Galvis suffers broken collarbone after demotion to Triple-A [UPDATE]
May 12, 2014, 10:04 am
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Freddy Galvis was growing accustomed to the insults before he was sent down to Lehigh Valley in an attempt to help him find his swing after managing just two hits with the Phillies all season. Now he's got to deal with an injury.

Freddy Galvis suffered a broken left collarbone on Sunday at Lehigh Valley. He will be out 6 to 8 weeks.

— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) May 12, 2014

As Jim Salisbury reported, Galvis will now need at least another 6-8 weeks of recovery time before he can even begin to find his stroke.

You've got to feel bad for the young infielder. Simply not the way you want to see a season begin.

As for his recent replacement on the Phillies roster, Reid Brignac, he's gone 0-2 in two ABs over the weekend.

UPDATE from the team:

Infielder/outfielder Freddy Galvis sustained a fractured left clavicle during Sunday’s game at Lehigh Valley, Senior Vice President and General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced today.  His recovery timetable has yet to be determined.

Galvis began the season on the 15-day disabled list after suffering a MRSA infection in spring training.  The 24-year-old was activated on April 11 and batted .048 in 16 games for the Phillies before being optioned to Lehigh Valley following last Thursday’s contest in Toronto.  He appeared in only two games with the IronPigs before sustaining the injury yesterday in a collision with third baseman Maikel Franco.

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