Phillies fear MRSA outbreak, clubhouse being scrubbed


Mar 6, 2014; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Freddy Galvis (13) hits a solo home run during the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The relationship between Jimmy Rollins and Ryne Sandberg may not be the only diseased thing the Phillies have to worry about. Their clubhouse may also be infected. With MRSA.

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.

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