Thomson ReutersMarch 5, 2014 16:39
SS Freddy Galvis is a heavy front-runner for one of the jobs open on the Phillies' bench. Although Galvis has hit just .230 in 128 games in the last two seasons, he is arguably the best defensive player on the club's 40-man roster and has the ability to play shortstop, second base, third base and left field.
3B Cody Asche (sore right hand) was by a pitch March 2 and exited the game. Initial tests on the hand were negative, and Asche was back taking ground balls March 3. He was expected to rejoin the lineup in a few days.