Galvis breaks clavicle; Phils outright Nix to Triple-A
PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies shuffled their struggling bench once more Monday when they announced they had outrighted utility infielder Jayson Nix from the 40-man roster.
Freddy Galvis, another utility infielder, was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, and he fractured his left clavicle Sunday in a game with the IronPigs. Galvis is expected to miss several weeks, although the club said his recovery timetable has not been determined.
Second baseman Cesar Hernandez was recalled from Double-A Reading on Tuesday. He was batting .340 with a .410 on-base percentage, three home runs and 14 RBIs in 26 games.
Reid Brignac, who replaced Galvis on the roster Friday, is the only other utility infielder on the big league roster.
Neither Galvis or Nix produced offensively, which is a theme for the Phillies' bench. Nix, who can elect to become a free agent, hit .154 with one home run, two RBIs and a .445 OPS in 43 plate appearances. Galvis, who opened the season on the 15-day disabled list following a MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection in his left knee in Spring Training, hit just .048 with a .156 OPS in 46 plate appearances.
Outfielder John Mayberry Jr. is hitting .138 with a .562 OPS in 35 plate appearances, and outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. is hitting .189 with a .521 OPS in 63 plate appearances.
Gwynn, Mayberry, Galvis and Nix hit a combined .135 (22-for-163) with three doubles, two home runs and nine RBIs.