Freddy Galvis On DL With Lower Back Strain

Freddy Galvis of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts after being called out for running out of the baselines against the Miami Marlins in a MLB baseball game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The Phillies have had to rely on injury replacements quite a bit this year. Now, one of those replacements is himself injured.

The Philadelphia Phillies have had a rough time with infielders this season. With Chase Utley still out and no return date set, 22-year-old rookie Freddy Galvis has manned second base. He's been decent defensively (1.1 dWAR), but his hitting (.226/.254/.363) has been... not good.

And now, Galvis is injured:

Rookie second baseman Freddy Galvis left the game during his at-bat in the fifth inning after suffering what the Phillies called lower back pain, which occurred on a swing.

His replacement will be someone who filled in quite a bit for the Phillies in 2011:

Offense? Not so much; Martinez hit just .196/.258/.282 in 209 at-bats for the Phillies in 2011, and has been on the shelf much of this season, with just 20 minor-league plate appearances.

But now the Phillies need him. You can bet Ruben Amaro Jr. is scanning the waiver wire this morning.

For more on the Phillies, please visit The Good Phight and SB Nation Philly.

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