The Phillies optioned infielder Cesar Hernandez to Double-A Reading to make room for Galvis. They sent Hernandez to Double-A instead of Triple-A because there are less-established infielders at Double-A, which will allow Hernandez the flexibility to play multiple positions during the season.
"He's going to play a lot of third base and some shortstop as well," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He'll also mix in some second base. But we really want him to get more experience on the left side of the infield for him and for us. We're trying to enhance his ability as a utility man."