Freddy Galvis, Mike Adams nearing returns

Phillies' Freddie Galvis and Mike Adams. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

The Phillies will receive reinforcements in the form of Freddy Galvis and Mike Adams over the coming days. Galvis, who was sidelined at the end of spring training by an MRSA infection, could be activated Friday for the series opener vs. Miami. Adams will pitch Saturday for triple-A Lehigh Valley. That could align him for a Monday return.

The Phillies crave a reliable righthanded presence in the bullpen. Whether Adams, 35, can be that pitcher after major shoulder surgery is unknown. He pitched three times for single-A Clearwater, including two games on consecutive days, and struck out five in 2 2/3 innings.

Adams underwent surgery last July to repair two tears in his right labrum and one tear in his rotator cuff. He is owed $7 million this season.

"If he's ready to go pitching here in the big leagues," Ruben Amaro Jr. said, "then we'll bring him."

Galvis' activation could push 23-year-old infielder Cesar Hernandez to the minors for regular at bats as an everyday player.

"There's always that balance between whether a young player is going to get the opportunity to play enough," Amaro said, "or that he'll not play enough."

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