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Phillies activate Galvis from DL; option Hernandez

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PHILADELPHIA -- Freddy Galvis rejoined the Phillies on Friday after opening the season on the disabled list while he recovered from an infection in his left knee.

Galvis, who had Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is arguably the team's best defensive player. He also is versatile because he can play multiple positions, including the outfield.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Freddy Galvis rejoined the Phillies on Friday after opening the season on the disabled list while he recovered from an infection in his left knee.

Galvis, who had Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is arguably the team's best defensive player. He also is versatile because he can play multiple positions, including the outfield.

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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."

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com.

 

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