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Galvis, Adams on verge of returning from DL

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies could have infielder Freddy Galvis back Friday and right-hander Mike Adams back as early as Monday.

Both opened the season on the disabled list. Galvis is recovering from an infection in his left knee, while Adams is recovering from right shoulder surgery. Adams is scheduled to pitch Saturday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies could have infielder Freddy Galvis back Friday and right-hander Mike Adams back as early as Monday.

Both opened the season on the disabled list. Galvis is recovering from an infection in his left knee, while Adams is recovering from right shoulder surgery. Adams is scheduled to pitch Saturday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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Their imminent returns mean the Phillies have roster decisions to make. They actually have three, with Triple-A right-hander Jonathan Pettibone getting the call to start Saturday against the Marlins.

Two relievers and one infielder will have to be moved to make room for them.

Closer Jonathan Papelbon and left-handers Antonio Bastardo, Jake Diekman and Mario Hollands seem safe, which means the Phillies are likely to choose from right-handers Brad Lincoln, Justin De Fratus, B.J. Rosenberg and Jeff Manship. Lincoln has pitched primarily in mop-up duty, although he is out of options. Manship also is out of options.

"None of the guys have pitched so well that they can't be considered for a guy to be sent out," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "That's the bottom line. We're evaluating all the guys and we'll make a decision. A lot of things can happen between now and Saturday, too. We'll hold our powder until we know what the right decision is."

The Phillies currently have infielders Cesar Hernandez and Jayson Nix on the roster, but Hernandez might be better served playing every day in Triple-A.

"We'll make that decision when we have to make that roster decision," Amaro said. "Ryno [manager Ryne Sandberg] likes the versatility of all of these guys. Freddy obviously gives him even more versatility because he can play the outfield as well. There's always that balance between whether a young player is going to get the opportunity to play enough, or that he'll not play enough. There's a lot of different moving parts. One of the things we do have is some versatility there, so we'll try to make the right decision on it."

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com.

 

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