Galvis: #40

Congrats to 2008 BlueClaws SS Freddy Galvis, who yesterday made his major league debut and became the 40th player to go From the Shore, to the Show. Click here for the full list of Shore to the Show players, which only increased by three last year.

Galvis became the first Phillies player in 42 years to make his big league debut on Opening Day.

“He did great in the field,” Roy Halladay said. “At the plate, it’s going to be the first couple times for a young guy, him getting in there and getting the first one out of the way is important. But he’s a tremendous fielder and that’s probably the biggest reason he’s with us. We need guys that can play defense and do the little things and I believe he can do that for us.”

Lendy Castillo will likely be #41 at some point this week and Jacob Diekman nearly made the Phillies Opening Day roster and he’s on call from Lehigh Valley.

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