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Freddy Galvis to DL With Back Strain

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The hits just keep on coming for the Phillies -- the team announced that second baseman Freddy Galvis was placed on the disabled list with a lower back strain.

    Galvis suffered the injury on Wednesday night, and Charlie Manuel did a pretty good job of summing up the reaction to another player suffering an ill-timed injury.

    "Another one of our guys going down," manager Charlie Manuel said Wednesday, per MLB.com. "What more can I say?"

    To fill Galvis' spot on the roster, the Phillies recalled infielder Michael Martinez from Lehigh Valley. Martinez spent 88 games with the big-league club in 2011, hitting .196 with three homers and 24 RBI.

    Martinez, by the way, has only played in one game at Lehigh Valley this season...because he's been dealing with a fractured foot that sidelined him for most of the season.

    Galvis, of course, isn't the Phils regular second baseman, even though he's done an impressive job of filling the infield void this year, hitting .226 with three homers and 24 RBI.

    The team's usual second baseman would be Chase Utley, and we've already talked at length about his struggles to get healthy and get on the right path of rehab. Utley's doing some extended spring training, though, and depending on how long Galvis is going to be out, it's entirely possible that the timelines we recently threw out could be completely readjusted.

    For now, Galvis injury is just another in a long -- and borderline comical if it weren't so painful -- list of injuries to the Phillies in 2012.