by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/15/2013) Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis tripled twice and drove in four runs during Friday's 8-7 win over the Rockies at Coors Field.
Galvis, who made his first start of the season at shortstop, tripled in two runs in the fourth and seventh innings respectively to spark a six-run rally to win the game. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and four RBI, improving his batting average to .220 on the year.
Freddy Galvis an underrated NL-only option
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/30/2013) Despite hitting just .231 on the season, Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis has some value in deeper leagues. He's eligibile at second, third, and shortstop in most formats, he's playing every day while Chase Utley is on the disabled list and does have some speed potential.
Optimistic outlooks have Utley out for another three weeks, meaning Galvis will continue to play every day well into June. Owned in just 6 percent of leagues, Galvis isn't necessarily a great option, but he does offer roster flexibility for NL-only formats at three weak positions. Couple that with Galvis getting regular at-bats, and there's some marginal value there -- definitely more than his 6 percent ownership would suggest.
"He's going to be an everyday guy in the big leagues," manager Charlie Manuel told The Inquirer. "It's just a matter of time."
Galvis is hitting .226 with three home runs and 24 RBI in 69 at-bats. He has gone 4 for 16 with a home run and two RBI in his last four games as a starter.
Freddy Galvis' walkoff leads to start Monday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) After hitting a walkoff home run Sunday, Phillies third baseman Freddy Galvis will start Monday.
Galvis is hitting .298/.355/.509 in 57 at-bats this season. He'll play third and hit seventh against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda. It will be Galvis fifth start of the year.
Freddy Galvis connects for game-winning HR
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis hit a walk-off home run off Reds closer Aroldis Chapman Sunday, sending Philadelphia to a 3-2 win. Galvis' home run followed Erik Kratz's solo blast that tied the game at 2.
Galvis, who has four home runs, finished 2 for 4 with one strikeout. He's batting .428 (9 for 21) with one home run, two doubles and three RBI in nine May games (four starts).
Freddy Galvis might see time in center field
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said before Tuesday's game against the Indians he has "kind of thought about" playing Freddy Galvis in center field. Manuel has said all season how important it is to get Galvis regular at-bats, but Galvis has started just 11 times through 40 games.
Galvis is batting .294 with two home runs, three doubles and six RBI in 21 games.
Freddy Galvis earns another start in left
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis delivered his second homer of the season during a 5-1 victory over the Mets on Sunday. Galvis, who finished 1 for 3 with a solo blast to lead off the fifth inning, continued to shift around the field for the Phillies and started his fourth game in left field.
The home run, just his fifth in 72 career games, halted a five-game hitless streak and bumped his batting average up to .222.
Freddy Galvis looking for more playing time
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis is starting to see an increase in playing time.
Galvis has started six of the past eight games, including the last three in left field. Galvis was in the outfield Thursday and Friday due to Domonic Brown's sore back. Brown returned Saturday night, but played in right.
Galvis went 0 for 4 Saturday against the Cardinals. He is hitting .250/.323/.393 with a home run and three RBI in 32 at-bats. Manager Charlie Manuel wants to find playing time to give his starting infielders a breather.
"If we can find playing time for him two or three times a week, that would take a lot off them," Manuel said. "And if he can play the outfield, we might even be able to find him more playing time. Myself, I think it's very important to play Freddy because I think he's going to be a real good player."
Freddy Galvis proving his utility
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Infielder Freddy Galvis has proved his versatility for the Phillies over the last two seasons, manning three different positions around the infield when called upon. He added one more position to his resume Thursday against the Cardinals, as he started in left field.
Galvis went 2 for 5 in the game with an RBI, his third of the season. He struck out once and scored one run in a 4-3 loss.
Galvis is batting .350 in 20 at-bats, and he has started four of the team's last five games.
Freddy Galvis provides only Philly offense
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis provided his team with its only runs in Wednesday's 11-2 loss to the Reds, hitting a two-run home run in the eighth inning. He came into the game as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning and remained in, taking over at shortstop for Jimmy Rollins.
It was the first extra-base hit of the year for Galvis, who is 5 for 15.
Freddy Galvis helps as starting fill-in
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Entering the Phillies' three-game series at Miami, second baseman Freddy Galvis had not been a member of the starting lineup and served as a pinch hitter only three times. That quickly changed as Galvis started the final two games of the set, finishing 3 for 6 with a pair of walks and improving his average to .333 on the season.
Freddy Galvis biding time on bench
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Not many folks probably realize, but Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis has yet to start a game this season. Well, one person who has noticed is general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
"Sometime soon -- probably," Amaro said of Galvis getting into the lineup. "We kind of take it day by day."
Galvis has made three pinch-hit appearances, but he hasn't recorded a hit or gotten on base. Manager Charlie Manuel still believes Galvis benefits from being in the majors, even if he is on the bench.
"I definitely think I can find him some playing time," Manuel said.
Freddy Galvis plays just about everywhere
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Phillies utility man Freddy Galvis can play all over the field. In fact, after playing right field Saturday against Baltimore, he's lined up in left Tuesday against Tampa Bay, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
"It’s been good so far," Galvis said. "I practiced there for three days and it’s not too much different."
Galvis, who came up a shortstop but moved to second base last year due to Chase Utley's injuries, was an elite fielding second baseman. He made just one error over 244 chances. This year, Galvis figures to be a super utility man and manager Charlie Manuel believes he'll get at least 300 at-bats by playing him at second, shortstop and third base. Now, it appears he is in the mix as an outfielder as well.
"I love baseball, that’s what I have to say," Galvis said. "Where they put me I’m going to try to do the job."
Galvis could provide major assist
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/15/2013) Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said second baseman Freddy Galvis could appear in 60-70 games with the team this season, as well as additional time as a pinch hitter, MLB.com reports. Galvis opened the 2012 season as Philadelphia's starting second baseman while Chase Utley was sidelined, but is projected for a bench role this year. "Does he help us giving us 300 at-bats here, or 500 at-bats in the minor leagues?" Manuel said Friday. "I say being on our team, getting 300 at-bats [is the choice]."