CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies reserve infielder Freddy Galvis has been diagnosed with an infection caused by MRSA, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday.
The 24-year-old was favored to earn a roster spot as a utility infielder. Instead he'll start the season on the disabled list.
Galvis sustained a cut on his left knee during an exhibition game and last played March 16. An abscess was removed from the wound Wednesday, and complications arose when an infection was detected.
He was hospitalized Thursday and treated with oral and intravenous antibiotics.
MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a staph bacteria that can cause infections and is resistant to many antibiotics.