CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Phillies manager Charlie Manuel thinks Carlos Ruiz and Freddy Galvis will bounce back fine from suspensions after violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.
Ruiz will open the season serving a 25-game suspension for using Adderall. Galvis served a 50-game suspension last year after testing positive for a metabolite of Clostebol, but did not play the rest of the season because of a back injury.
"I think they want to show that they are good players and they can play real good," Manuel said. "Does that help them? Yes, of course, in some ways. I think I know both of the guys and I think that I know they are going to play hard and they are going to try to prove to themselves and everyone else that they may have made a mistake, they plan on playing over it and becoming the type of player we think they are."