Now the Phillies’ Clubhouse Needs to Be Scrubbed for a Staph Infection

Kyle Scott - March 21, 2014

Check off MRSA in your hilarious Phillies misfortune BINGO card.

Ryan Lawrence of the Daily News is reporting that Freddy Galvis has a MRSA infection. Galvis had been hospitalized with a staph infection and had to have an abscess removed from his left knee, the same knee he cut when sliding into third a few weeks ago.

No word on how long Galvis will be out, but the more important thing is to make sure no one else on the team gets it:

MRSA, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, is a bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics, most often a result from skin infections. But in medical facilities, according to the CDC, MRSA can causes “life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections.”

When speaking about the possibility of MRSA, Amaro said the Phillies were having the home clubhouse at Bright House Field bombed with disinfectant following Friday’s game against the Red Sox.

After all, the elderly are susceptible infection.

10 Comments

  • Chris March 21, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Somehow, this is a metaphor for the impending season. God help us.

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  • Larry Bowa’s Bulging Neck Vein March 21, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    That clubhouse needs a lot more than a staph-scrubbing.

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  • My boy boo March 21, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    With the cuz down at spring training, I’m sure his ass kissing has something to do with these spreadable infections going around.

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  • Angelo's Inner Voice March 21, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    So when we were all saying “the Phillies are in the shitter”, it wasn’t just figuratively speaking?

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  • TheMizer March 21, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I guess Ruben didn’t twirl his knee after the cut.

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  • Budweiser March 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    D-Jack getting shipped out of town and you’re sitting there jacking it to ‘Nova and ’08 Phills highlights…smdh

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    • Jeremy Maclin March 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      Jackson gone? Who cares? It’s long overdue.

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    • CM March 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      Thankfully Kyle is reporting on you know ACTUAL news and not more speculation like the radio stations have been doing all day. Not saying a trade is or wont happen, but how much reporting can you do about something that hasnt even happened

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  • ThePhillyFlash March 21, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    While Kyle hides in mortal terror from that suburban stink bug infestation, Mike Vick has gone up the Jersey Turnpike to join Marty Mornhinweg and the Jets.

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  • Dallas Green March 22, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    If the Philles want to get rid of the infection, they need to start the scrubbing in Dave Montgomery’s office, and work their way down to Rubin and his staff of bush-league “talent evaluators”.

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