Posted by Pat Gallen, Fri, March 18, 2011 09:15 AM Comments: 2
Michael Stutes, who impressed the Phillies so much that they kept him around through the first round of cuts, was sent down to the minor league camp this morning along with Vance Worley, INF Jeff Larish, SS Freddy Galvis, OF Brandon Moss, LHP Dan Meyer and LHP Juan Perez.
Stutes was always a long shot to make the club when camp breaks later this month, but he did open some eyes with a very consistent showing. He may now be the first call up from the minors should an injury occur this season.
Worley is likely to be a starter with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and I know for a fact the Phillies brass really likes this kid. He has to the potential to be a part of any rotation in the big leagues, although he’s currently blocked in Philly.
Galvis has had a so-so spring thus far. He only hit .240 with the big club while committing two errors in 12 appearances at shortstop. For Galvis, it all comes down to being able to hit for average, something he’s been unable to do at the lower levels.