Update: Galvis Hospitalized with MRSA

Posted by Pat Gallen, Fri, March 21, 2014 09:43 AM | Comments: 11
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According to Ryan Lawrence of the Daily News, Freddy Galvis has actually contracted the MRSA virus, a serious infection.

The Phillies will disinfect the clubhouse following the game.

According to the report, Galvis has been taking antibiotics both orally and through an IV. He is said to be be doing better, but he will start the year on the DL.


As Jim Carrey once said in Dumb & Dumber, “OUR PETS HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!”

Jokes aside, the Phillies continue to fall apart as now Freddy Galvis has been hospitalized with a staph infection and will likely begin the season on the disabled list. This comes less a day after we find out that Darin Ruf has a strained oblique and is headed for an MRI, and likely the DL.

There goes two of the Phillies best bench bat option down in a span of about 24 hours. Galvis was garnering high praise from manager Ryne Sanberg for his play this spring and was in line to get plenty of at-bats scattered across multiple positions. That will now have to wait as he’s been stricken by what can be a very serious illness.

Last season, Galvis hit .234 with six homers, but gave the Phillies superior glove work and played basically every position on the diamond. That’s a big blow.

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  • Posts: 0 mudmin

    I was pretty much optimistic about both the Phillies and the Eagles offseasons. Both made the best available moves for the organizations. Now I’m just depressed.


    Injuries happen, but why the drama. I feel like this is just TO and Scott Rolen all over again.

  • Posts: 0 Puddin Apodaca

    If it weren’t for bad luck, we’d have no luck at all

  • Posts: 0 Jebidiah Atkinson

    • Posts: 0 mudmin

      Talk about setting up a straw man. Who in the world thought the only issue the Phillies had was Rollins?

      • Posts: 0 Jebidiah Atkinson

        People in other parts of the country would tend to think that since on a national level, Rollins is the name they’re repeatedly hearing this spring.

  • Posts: 0 lefty

    Didn’t Ryan Howard also get a staph infection in spring training? Maybe it’s time for some rubber gloves and Clorox in Clearwater.

    • Posts: 0 mudmin

      And half the Tampa Bay Bucs (which are right up the Gulf from Clearwater).

  • Posts: 0 Dave

    There is absolutely zero interest in this team right now. Even at work where water cooler discussions would be occurring with increasing regularity – nothing. That’s what happens to you when your win total drops by 30 in 2 years.

    • Posts: 1114 betasigmadeltashag

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      And you are probably the same group that complained when JRoll called you front runners. That have a few bad years and you show no interest isn’t that by definition front running. There are still tickets available for the home opener. That is such a joke. I live in VT I still get my Sunday Season ticket package and opening day tickets. I don’t dump them because they did not make the playoffs.
      To the point of this post. I hope Freddie will get better soon and that he and Ruf can get on the field by end of May

  • Posts: 0 wbramh

    MRSA is a staph infection (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ) but it’s a very dangerous strain of staph because it’s highly resistant to most of the effective antibiotics currently in the medical arsenal and quickly “learns” to become resistant to any new antibiotic designed to fight it.

    It’s also highly contagious.

    I’m guessing Freddie contracted CA-MRSA, the “CA” standing for “community activated” and often spread on sports teams, classrooms – wherever people are in close contact. If no additional players show symptoms it will be pure good fortune.

    What a pre-season, huh?

    With the rash of season-endng injuries around the two leagues – and now this, team records and player performances seem more inconsequential by the minute.

    This year’s World Series opponents may be the last two teams that can field 9 players.

  • Posts: 0 bacardipr

    Dang hopefully he will be ok.

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