Simon shows off 'slow split' against Phillies
MAR 10, 6:09p ET | DANA WAKIJI
Rotowire: Mar 26 / 2:48a ET
News: The Phillies have asked Galvis to try using a heavier bat this season to cut down on his swing, the Phillies' official site reports.
Impact: Galvis said the heavier bat has helped make his swing shorter and more compact. He has hit .280 with a .560 OPS this spring. He will open the regular season as the Phillies' starting shortstop.
Rotowire: Feb 22 / 8:39a ET
News: Galvis said he is not putting any pressure on himself to try to replicate Jimmy Rollins' production, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. "I don't think I have to fill anybody's shoes," Galvis said. "Because I just have to do my game."
Impact: Galvis will enter 2015 as the Phillies' starting shortstop with Rollins now in Los Angeles. He offers excellent defense, but his offensive game has been anemic when given chances at playing time in the past. Galvis likely has just one full year of a starting job at short before top prospect J.P. Crawford starts pushing for his opportunity in the majors in 2016.