Galvis headed to minors after McDonald acquisition

The Phillies' Domonic Brown is greeted by teammates after scoring against the Padres in the 13th inning of Wednesday night's game. The visitors prevailed, 7-5.
The Phillies' Domonic Brown is greeted by teammates after scoring against the Padres in the 13th inning of Wednesday night's game. The visitors prevailed, 7-5. (AP)
Posted: June 29, 2013

LOS ANGELES - There was no reason, Charlie Manuel said in spring training, for stashing Freddy Galvis at triple A. The Phillies manager is enamored of the 23-year-old infielder. He adores his baseball instincts, his energy for the game, and his willingness to learn. He wanted Galvis on his bench.

That lasted for three months. The Phillies acquired 38-year-old veteran John McDonald in a minor trade Thursday with the Cleveland Indians. He will supplant Galvis, who was optioned to triple A after Thursday's game, when he joins the team on Friday.

The manager's stance on Galvis changed.

"When we evaluate him, we think he has a good chance of being a hell of a player," Manuel said. "If he's going to stay here and only play once a week or something like that, that ain't enough. That's definitely not enough."

Galvis batted three times in the team's nine games before Thursday night.

No surgery for Adams

Reliever Mike Adams has decided to pursue a conservative approach to healing three tears in his shoulder, Amaro said. He will not have surgery on his torn labrum and rotator cuff. Instead, he will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection Friday administered by noted orthopedist Neal ElAttrache.

Adams is still expected to miss the remainder of the season. It still is possible he will undergo surgery later if this approach does not work. He is under contract for $7 million in 2014.

Extra bases

Catcher Steven Lerud was outrighted from the 40-man roster to clear a spot for McDonald. . . . The Dodgers honored UCLA, the College World Series champions, before Thursday's game. The Bruins gathered around alumnus Chase Utley for a photo and chat before batting practice.


 

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