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Phillies Freddy Galvis Hospitalized With MRSA

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The Philadelphia Phillies reports that Freddy Galvis is in the hospital with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).

The utility infielder went to the hospital on March 19th 2014 to have an abscess removed from his left knee but then returned to the hospital Thursday and has been there since.

He is going to be hospitalized indefinitely while he receives a heavy dose of antibiotics.

The Phillies general Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. say they are "more concerned with his overall health more than anything else."

Amaro Jr. also stated the Galvis will start the season on the disabled list.

"We do not have any timeframe because of the severity of what MRSA is," explains Amaro.

Amaro said the Phillies will take precautionary measures professionally disinfect their entire clubhouse.

"We're going to hit the clubhouse, bomb it up pretty good and try to clear that," Amaro said. "Obviously it is a bit of a concern. We'll take the proper precautions. Unfortunately, when you're in a clubhouse with 60-plus people or whatever it was, this kind of stuff can happen. If you see in everyone's locker, every single guy has that disinfectant stuff. It happens. You can't do much about it but try to prevent it. "

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