Phils' Galvis bruises left foot fouling off a pitch

Posted: March 28, 2012

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Freddy Galvis suffered a bruised left foot Tuesday after fouling a pitch off it, but the Phillies said the injury is not serious.

The 22-year-old prospect turned starting second baseman this spring is day-to-day, Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said. After a brief examination, team athletic trainers determined an X-ray wasn't necessary.

"I'm good," Galvis said. "I'm doing fine. I'll just put some ice on it."

Galvis said he could play Wednesday, but it's likely he does not ride the bus for the lengthy trip to Fort Myers, Fla., where the Phillies face Minnesota.

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said he at first feared Galvis might have suffered the same fate as infielder Michael Martinez, who was hit by a pitch that broke his foot earlier this spring. But those fears were unfounded, it appears.

Galvis continued his at-bat in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 5-4 victory over Pittsburgh after hurting his foot and grounded out. He left the game in the next half inning.

The Phillies have anointed Galvis the replacement for Chase Utley. He's batting .273 this spring. - Matt Gelb

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