December 8, 2012 |
NASHVILLE - Ben Revere was not the only centerfielder the Phillies added to their roster before leaving the winter meetings Thursday. They also selected speedy Ender Inciarte off the triple-A roster of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the annual Rule 5 draft. The 22-year-old Venezuelan had a career .283 average and .347 on-base percentage and 111 stolen bases in five minor-league seasons with Arizona. The lefthanded-hitting Inciarte hit a combined .307 with 28 doubles, 10 triples, two home runs, and 46 stolen bases at low-single-A South Bend and high-single-A Visalia.
July 11, 2011 |
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Delwyn Young went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles, a run scored, and an RBI to help five Lehigh Valley pitchers defeat the Syracuse Chiefs, 5-2, in the International League on Sunday. Reading 8, Trenton 5 READING - Freddy Galvis' two-run double keyed a five-run fourth as the Phillies beat the Thunder in the Eastern League. Galvis had a pair of doubles and the two RBIs, as did Carlos Rivero, who was 4-4. Trenton scored three runs in the first - including two on back-to-back hit batsmen with the bases loaded by Reading starter Joe Esposito.
September 17, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Freddy Galvis inspected the bat rack Friday in the visitors' dugout at Nationals Park when Phillies hitting coach Steve Henderson greeted him. "You in left field again?" Henderson asked the shortstop. Galvis smiled. "That's because you keep hitting," Henderson said. "If you don't hit, you're stuck sitting with me. " The two laughed. These September games are for Galvis and countryman Cesar Hernandez, and an intriguing competition between the two friends could brew next spring.
September 4, 2013 |
The Phillies will add six minor-league players as September call-ups, but some notable prospects will be left waiting by the phone. Catcher Cameron Rupp, a former third-round pick who ascended to the top of the organization's catching ladder with a solid season, was added to the roster. Lefty Mauricio Robles, a hard thrower with shaky command, earned a promotion. They are joined by infielder Freddy Galvis and pitchers Tyler Cloyd, Luis Garcia and Joe Savery. Enigmatic reliever Phillippe Aumont apparently will be sent home.
March 2, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - If the Phillies were to pen the perfect script for the month of March, it would include Roy Halladay toying with hitters like it was 2010, Chase Utley playing through the spring schedule uninterrupted, Jimmy Rollins leading Team USA to a World Baseball Classic title and Ryan Howard mashing Grapefruit League pitching. In February, Howard did a fine job auditioning for that role. Howard hit his first home run of the spring...
February 25, 2014 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It was shortly after 8 a.m. yesterday in the home clubhouse at Bright House Field. Several players in the back end of the room were watching the Olympic ice hockey gold-medal game between Canada and Sweden. Another group was fixated on the highlights from the NFL's scouting combine on the other television screen. Freddy Galvis was huddled in front of his locker stall, glued to his phone. Two hours later, he was on the field, guzzling up ground balls with the precision of a high-end vacuum cleaner.
June 8, 2012 |
FATE CAN BE cruel and, then again, fate can be a twisted wretch. For those keeping score at home, that transformation occurred in the bottom of the fifth inning of the Phillies' game Wednesday night when Freddy Galvis suddenly grabbed his back. He has been the Phillies' sunshine this season amid all of their layers of gloom. They have lacked health this season, and they have not been lucky, and their deficiencies have been laid bare – but there was always Galvis, who has filled in at second base in the first 2 months of the season in a way that no one had a right to expect, playing impeccably in the field and hitting enough and becoming a favorite among fans looking for someone, anyone, to love.
April 5, 2013 |
ATLANTA - When Charlie Manuel was asked on Monday who his lefthanded bat off the bench would be on days when Laynce Nix was in the starting lineup, the manager was somewhat stumped before coming to the conclusion that it would be switch-hitter Freddy Galvis. Manuel didn't mention Ender Inciarte, perhaps because he knew the 22-year-old Rule 5 pick, with no experience beyond Class A, wasn't long for the team. Inciarte was designated for assignment on Tuesday. In place of Inciarte is Ezequiel Carrera, a 25-year-old, lefthanded-hitting outfielder.
June 6, 2012 |
A HIGH FASTBALL, a hard swing, and a chorus of boos that began as the popup descended into a Dodger infielder's glove. Thus arrived the unsatisfying end of another Jimmy Rollins plate appearance. This one played out Monday night in the bottom of the third inning, a half-frame that produced an RBI single from eight-hole hitter Freddy Galvis and a two-run home run by two-hole hitter Placido Polanco, but nothing from the veteran leadoff hitter who bats in between. The timing of the sequence was impeccable.
July 26, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS - In addition to their loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday night, the Phillies lost their most powerful offensive weapon for at least a couple of games. Domonic Brown said yesterday that he was feeling much better than he did the previous night, when he experienced some dizziness after slamming to the Busch Stadium outfield grass while diving after a seventh-inning fly ball. The leftfielder said he hoped to return to the lineup sooner, but that Major League Baseball's protocol for dealing with concussions would not allow it. "You automatically miss 2 days once you start filling out the concussion form," said Brown, who went through a series of diagnostic tests under the supervision of head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan, the results of which were then written up and forwarded to the league office.