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MLB Rumors: Philadelphia Phillies clubhouse steralized after MRSA infection?

On Friday morning, the Philadelphia Phillies announced that infielder Freddy Galvis had a staph infection.

However, according to, what Galvis has is actually a MRSA infection and is currently hospitalized after having an abscess removed from his left knee.

Freddy Galvis will not be on the roster when the Phillies begin the season in Texas a week from Monday. But Galvis has a more serious issue to deal with that pales in comparison to his availability for Opening Day.

Galvis has a MRSA infection, a source told the Daily News on Friday afternoon.

Galvis reportedly suffered the open wound earlier this month on a slide into third base and had missed a handful of games in recent days before being hospitalized.

The Phillies, obviously concerned, have had to sterilize their entire clubhouse in hopes of preventing a spread.

As you may recall, during the previous NFL season, three members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were hospitalized with the infection resulting in players missing significant time with the possibly deadly virus.

Former NBA All-Star Grant Hill once suffered from a MRSA infection and was hospitalized for over a week while forced to take medication for six months.

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