Phillies' Freddy Galvis hospitalized with staph infection in leg

The Phillies will be without Freddy Galvis to start the season.
The Phillies will be without Freddy Galvis to start the season. (USATSI)

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Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis is currently being hospitalized with a staph infection in his leg, the team announced. He will open the regular season on the DL.

Galvis, 24, was slated to be the team's utility infielder. He is a career .230/.269/.375 (74 OPS+) hitter with nine home runs in 128 big league games over the last two seasons, but he'll be on the roster for his slick glovework, not his bat.

Outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf suffered an oblique injury on Thursday and is also likely to start the season on the DL. In the span of 24 hours, the Phillies lost their top bench bat and glove to injury.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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