8/23/2014 6:32 P.M. ET
Phillies call up Galvis, designate Brignac
By Austin Laymance and Erik Bacharach / MLB.com
PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies recalled Freddy Galvis from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday as they give the 24-year-old infielder another crack against big league arms before season's end. In a corresponding move, the Phillies designated infielder Reid Brignac for assignment.
Galvis had a brief stint with the Major League club earlier this season, but went just 2-for-42 (.048) prior to his demotion.
"He got off to a slow start with the bat coming out of Spring Training with his injuries, and the last time we saw him, his timing was way off and he was struggling, so a number of at-bats at Triple-A, which he's got under his belt now, has worked a long way with him and he's been swinging the bat pretty well," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.
At Lehigh Valley, Galvis went 36-for-135 (.267) with three homers and 15 RBIs.
"That was important for him to have a number of at-bats, and he's played well on defense," Sandberg said. "He can be a little more versatile, being a right-handed bat, his versatility on defense.
"The task will also be getting him in there with some playing time and get some veteran guys some days off down the stretch -- that will be key for his playing time."
Brignac, meanwhile, delivered two walk-off hits for the Phillies, but hit .222 in 91 at-bats this season.
"Reid Brignac did a good job while he was with us," Sandberg said. "He helped us win some games when he played third base and Cody [Asche] was out and he had a chance to play. It was a little bit difficult with him with all our infielders being left-handed hitters. It's tough to get him some spots, where Freddy will create a little more versatility."
Adams set to begin rehab assignment at Triple-A
PHILADELPHIA -- There's still a chance Mike Adams will pitch for the Phillies again this season. The reliever is scheduled to begin a Minor League rehab assignment on Tuesday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Adams has been on the disabled list since June 7 due to inflammation in his right rotator cuff. He had a 2.12 ERA in 19 appearances before the injury. Adams has been working out at the club's Spring Training complex in Clearwater, Fla., and will join the Phils on Monday for a workout at Citizens Bank Park before going to Lehigh Valley.
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said he's been surprised "in some regards" by Adams' recovery.
"He was in Florida doing his throwing program and progressed rather quickly, I would say in the last week or so, to actually get him to joining Lehigh Valley," Sandberg said.
Adams is in the final year of a two-year, $12 million contract. He has a $6 million club option for 2015 that vests automatically if he throws 60 innings this season. The option jumps to $6.5 million if he throws 120 innings in 2013-14. Neither will happen. He has worked 42 innings over the past two seasons, including 17 innings this year.
Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jalaymance. Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.