CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Sports

Phillies Freddy Galvis Suspended 50 games For Banned Substance

Freddy Galvis. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Freddy Galvis. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

boers-and-bernstein_300x300 The Boers and Bernstein Show
Read More
Latest Sports Headlines:

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Lastest News Headlines:

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies rookie infielder Freddy Galvis has been suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for using a banned substance.

Galvis is currently on the disabled list with a back injury and will begin serving his suspension immediately. MLB says Galvis tested positive for a metabolite of Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance.

Galvis says a “trace amount” of the substance was found in his urine and he can’t understand how it got there.

Galvis had filled in nicely for injured second baseman Chase Utley before getting hurt. He was batting .226 with three homers, 15 doubles and 24 RBIs. It’s likely Galvis will be on the DL for the duration of his suspension.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)