Galvis Bruises Foot, Bastardo Looks for Velocity
“It’s good,” he said. “I’m good.”
Galvis fouled a pitch off the top of his left foot in the eighth inning in a 5-4 victory over the Pirates. Galvis, who left the game, suffered a bruise, but the Phillies do not believe the injury to be serious.
Galvis, who did not have x-rays, is day-to-day. A doctor will examine him tomorrow.
“Tomorrow I’m good,” Galvis insisted.
The Phillies already are without Ryan Howard (left Achilles surgery), Chase Utley (chronic left knee injury) and Michael Martinez (fractured right foot). They cannot afford to lose Galvis for any period of time.
That said, Charlie Manuel said it wasn’t a scary moment for him.
“Scary, no?” he said. “It takes a hell of a lot to scare me. If I get scared, I usually get mad.”
There are obvious infield concerns, but there is a concern in the bullpen, too.
You will know by Friday whether or not Juan Pierre is making the Opening Day roster.
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