Galvis set to resume winter play

Posted: October 26, 2011

After being sidelined for more than a week, shortstop Freddy Galvis should return to action for his Venezula winter league team by Thursday or Friday.

The Phillies top prospect had a cyst drained in his right wrist, according to Greg Casterioto, the Phillies' director of baseball comunications.

Galvis, who will turn 22 next month, was pulled from the lineup of Aguilas De Zulia shortly before the game on Oct. 18 game due to discomfort in his right throwing wrist.

Long known for his smooth glove, the Phillies named Galvis the top position player prospect in the organization after he hit a combined .278 last season in double A and triple A.

He remains one of their top in-house options if shortstop Jimmy Rollins leaves via free agency. In four games before his injury, Galvis batted .273 with three walks and one strikeout in 11 at-bats.

Elsewhere abroad. Phillies prospect Tuffy Gosewisch drove in two runs on Monday as Team USA upset Cuba in the semifinal of the Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

In four games, the 28-year-old catcher is hitting .294 with six RBIs and a home run.

This season at Reading, he hit .247, with 13 homers and 66 RBIs in 369 at-bats.

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