Matt Gelb is reporting that Freddy Galvis will make his first start at 2B today. With the concern about Chase Utley’s health growing, while the Phillies may suggest this to be coincidence, I am not a big believer in coincidence. Galvis, 22, has played parts of 5 seasons in the minor leagues, spanning 526 games during that time period. Known for his outstanding glove at SS, Galvis has not played an inning at 2B during a regular season minor league game.
While the Phils interest certainly may be to gain the ability to use Galvis at multiple positions with Jimmy Rollins returning for the next several seasons, this will raise an eyebrow or two. Galvis is off to a good start this Spring, hitting .357 in his 14 AB’s. Stay tuned.