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Saturday June 9th, 2012

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Freddy Galvis was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a lower back strain, but the 22-year-old may have something more serious.

Numerous members of the media are tweeting that the Phillies believe that Galvis has a pars fracture in his back, which he injured swinging in Wednesday night's game.

See the news from Todd Zolecki of MLB.com:

https://twitter.com/ToddZolecki/status/211280901924073474

Kevin Cooney of PhillyBurbs.com is a bit more definitive:

https://twitter.com/KevinCooney/status/211280971679547394

Once Galvis, who is hitting .226 with three home runs and 24 RBIs, gets a second opinion next week, the team will decide on a course of action. A normal course of treatment, according to Wikipedia, does not require surgery but simply involves rest and physical therapy -- which would still keep Galvis out for most if not the rest of the season. Where for art thou, Chase Utley?

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