The Phillies have placed 22-year old switch-hitting 2B Freddy Galvis on the 15-day disabled list due to a lower back strain. Galvis has played in 58 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 43 for 190 (.226 avg, .617 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 3 homers and 24 RBIs. Galvis has been hacking at the plate so far this year as he has walked only 7 times while whiffing 29 times already this year. 31-year old lefty swinging Mike Fontenot will likely replace him in the starting lineup. Fontenot has now played in 17 games for the Phillies this year and he is 12 for 29 (.414 avg, .948 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs.
UPDATE: (6/19/2012) – Freddy Galvis has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for steroids. He can serve the suspension while he’s on the D.L., which is convenient. Galvis actually has a fracture in his lower back, so he will likely spend his whole suspension on the D.L.