Amid fears of an outbreak, the Phillies are sending in a team to disinfect the clubhouse at their spring training facility in Florida, reports the Daily News.
The MRSA concerns came up after Freddy Galvis developed a staph infection in the leg he cut sliding into a base. The infection will send Galvis to the DL to start the season.
Just to close the circle, it so happens that Galvis is the man Ryne Sandberg sent in to play shortstop when Jimmy Rollins got benched.
The Phillies’ concerns are understandable after last year’s MRSA outbreak in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers locker room that caused three players to be hospitalized.
The Phillies also had a minor rabies scare earlier this spring when a possibly diseased possum was found lurking around their facility.
Disease and sickness seem to be plaguing the Phillies. It’s almost like the almighty is trying to tell them something.