PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies figured they should keep 23-year-old Freddy Galvis on the big league roster for two reasons. One was his glove. The other was that they calculated that they could get him enough at-bats to help him continue to develop at the plate.
So far, though, third baseman Michael Young, shortstop Jimmy Rollins and second baseman Chase Utley have started every game. And through seven games, Galvis had just two at-bats, both as a pinch-hitter.
"Sooner or later he's got to play some," manager Charlie Manuel said. "We've played six games and our infield has been playing OK, but Freddy's got to get some playing time. I've got to find him some playing time. If we're going to keep him sharp, he's going to have to get in the lineup every now and then."
Paul Hagen is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.