January 15, 2016 |
The Phillies avoided arbitration with Freddy Galvis by signing him Wednesday to a one-year, $2 million deal, according to multiple reports. Galvis, who made $513,500 in 2015, was arbitration-eligible for the first time in his career. The 26-year-old shortstop is widely viewed as a placeholder for the team's top prospect, J.P. Crawford, who could assume the starting job by 2017. Galvis posted a .645 OPS last season in a career-high 603 plate appearances. The Phillies have two remaining players - Jeremy Hellickson and Jeanmar Gomez - eligible for arbitration.
April 5, 2016
By Matt Gelb Here is a position-by-position preview of the 2016 Phillies and projections for the 2018 Phillies. SHORTSTOP NOW: Freddy Galvis He's a placeholder at short, but 2016 is all about Galvis' improving his glove work. He made more mistakes in 2015 on the routine plays. Defense is what will keep him in a big-league lineup because his offensive ceiling is low. LATER: J.P. Crawford He oozes confidence, the sort of swagger not often found in a 21-year-old prospect.
August 24, 2016 |
Six-year-old Riley Neyer, her mother, and grandfather made the drive Sunday morning from the Jersey Shore to catch a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park. It was to be just like when Riley's grandfather, Bob Gillece, would take his daughter, Erin Neyer, to games when she was a child. But Sunday ended with a scare when Erin Neyer was struck in the mouth by a foul ball after she pushed Riley out of harm's way. It was the second straight Phillies game in which a foul ball struck a fan, and it came hours after shortstop Freddy Galvis criticized the team for not providing protective nets behind the dugouts that would prevent such incidents.
August 25, 2012 |
The brace, affixed to Freddy Galvis' torso for six weeks, could be removed only when the 22-year-old Phillies infielder showered. "So yeah," Galvis said, "I stayed a long time in the shower. " Now there is progress from a fractured vertebra in his back, even a target date in which Galvis can play minor-league baseball. It has been a trying season for the rookie Venezuelan, who started opening day at second base, injured his back, and was subsequently suspended 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
April 25, 2013 |
Charlie Manuel grabbed a first baseman's mitt hours before first pitch Tuesday night and manned the position. Freddy Galvis and Kevin Frandsen wanted extra work on the infield. The 69-year-old Manuel helped. "We needed somebody," the manager said. What Manuel needs is the man usually at first base, Ryan Howard, to produce more. Howard, typically a slow starter, was off to his worst 18-game stretch entering Tuesday. It is early and the sample size is small, but Howard was trending downward.
April 29, 2014 |
PITCHING AND DEFENSE has been the message that they've preached, and as Freddy Galvis fired a strike to first base from his knees for the first out of the ninth inning, you could almost sense Ryne Sandberg and Ruben Amaro Jr. nodding contentedly. Both men are convinced that this Phillies team can win enough games to keep things interesting, and if they are proved correct, it will be performances like yesterday's that do it. A.J. Burnett turned in his most dominant outing of the season, striking out eight without issuing a walk in eight scoreless innings of a 2-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
May 15, 2014 |
BEFORE LAST night's game, the Angels trotted out Mike Trout and Raul Ibanez to talk about their connection to the city of Philadelphia. Their connection to the product that the Phillies are putting on the field is a bit more tenuous, but it is worth noting. In 2009, the Angels selected Trout with a pick they received from the Yankees as compensation for New York's signing of Mark Teixeira. Two picks later, the Mariners drafted infielder Nick Franklin with the first-round pick that the Phillies gave them as compensation for signing Ibanez.
September 16, 2011 |
ALLENTOWN - Luke Carlin hit a two-run home run, and Joe Martinez struck out 13 as the visiting Columbus Clippers downed the IronPigs, 6-2, putting Lehigh Valley on the brink of elimination. After capturing the first game of the best-of-five series, the IronPigs have dropped two straight. They will host Game 4 on Friday. Martinez, a righty, went seven innings and allowed just one run on three hits. The IronPigs threatened in the eight as the go-ahead run reached base before Josh Barfield flied out to end the rally.
April 3, 2012 |
The Phillies beat the Pirates Tuesday night, 7-2, to finish the spring training 14-16-4. (Gotta love all those ties.) Placido Polanco's three-run homer in the fifth inning was the difference. It was Polanco's first homer of the exhibition season. Freddy Galvis' double was his 23rd hit of the preseason and his ninth extra-base hit in 82 at-bats. He had seven in 121 ABs at Triple A last year. Granted, spring statistics hardly forecast future results, but it's better than Galvis having zero extra-base knocks.
April 4, 2012
A SPRING that has had more than its share of sour notes ended with a nice surprise. The Phillies announced after Tuesday night's game that lefthanded reliever Joe Savery had made the roster. Though he pitched in four games as a call-up last September, making the club out of the gate represents another step in Savery's career. The Phillies drafted Savery as a first baseman in the 2007 first round. "He's a good story," manager Charlie Manuel said. "He's come a long way. " Veterans Scott Podsednik, Hector Luna and Raul Valdes did not make the club.