CLEARWATER, Fla. . -- Philadelphia Phillies reserve infielder Freddy Galvis has been diagnosed with an infection caused by MRSA, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday. The 24-year-old was favoured to earn a roster spot as a utility infielder. Instead hell start the season on the disabled list. "Right now, were more concerned with his overall health more than anything else," Amaro said. "Hes going to be in the hospital for a little bit, I dont know how long. ... Hopefully the infection gets out of his body as quickly as possible." Galvis sustained a cut on his left knee during an exhibition game and last played March 16. An abscess was removed from the wound Wednesday, and complications arose when an infection was detected. Galvis was hospitalized Thursday and treated with oral and intravenous antibiotics. MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a staph bacteria that can cause infections and is resistant to many antibiotics. Following Fridays game against Boston, the Phillies had the home clubhouse at Bright House Field cleaned with disinfectant. "Bomb it up pretty good, and try to clear that," Amaro said. "Obviously, it is a bit of a concern. Well take the proper precautions. Unfortunately, when youre in a clubhouse with 60-plus people or whatever it was, this kind of stuff can happen. If you see everyones locker, every single guy has that disinfectant stuff. Its stuff that happens. You cant do much about it be causes trying to prevent anything else from happening." Ronny Cedeno and Reid Brignac, both attending spring training with minor league contracts, are the likely candidates to replace Galvis on the opening-day roster. Galvis MRSA diagnosis was first reported by the Philadelphia Daily News. . The Nuggets leading scorer, Lawson is characterized as day to day by the team. Hes averaging 17.9 points and 8.9 assists. Lawson suffered the injury late in Denvers win Sunday at Sacramento. . “The fact that he was willing to do the deal the way we wanted it to be done showed that he wanted me to be a part of something great," Lowry said, noting that Ujiri willingness to sign off on the proposal that both Lowry and his agent presented to the GM was the final straw that convinced him to return.CHICAGO - This road trip, the Blue Jays last of the three-city variety and the last against non-American League East opponents, hasnt gone according to plan. Really, this road trip is an extension of the entire month of August, which hasnt gone according to plan. After Sundays 7-5 loss to the White Sox, a game in which Toronto dug a deep hole early only to claw back but fall short, resulted in another lost series to a Chicago team with no playoff aspirations. The Jays are 1-5 on the road trip, with two in Milwaukee to go, 4-11 this month and fell behind yet another team - the Yankees - as baseballs playoff push kicks into its final six weeks. Star slugger Jose Bautista, known for his pragmatism when assessing the current state of affairs, didnt deviate from the course. "Weve got to play the same way we would if we were in first place," said Bautista. "Weve just got to come out here and try to win every single game and just hope that the guys that are ahead of us lose enough games that we gain that ground. Thats pretty much all you can control is the way you play and then hope for everybody else to lose some games. That certainly can happen. It happened to us." Players wake up on Monday morning members of a third place team. The Yankees beat the Rays on Sunday, moving ahead of Toronto in the division. The Jays are seven and a half games behind AL East-leading Baltimore. New York also moved ahead of the Jays in the hunt for the second wild card spot. Toronto is four games back of the leader, Seattle, and with Detroit and the Yankees in between, the waters get increasingly muddied. The pitching staff (4.90 ERA in August) is showing signs of fraying. Drew Hutchison followed up a tough start in Seattle with a poor outing on Sunday. Hutchison gave the Jays seven innings but he allowed six, two-out runs in the first inning thanks to, among other things, two walks, a grand slam and a two-run home run. The offence chipped away but couldnt overcome the damage. Edwin Encarnacion hit his first home run since returning from the disabled list, a positive sign for a ballclub that thrives off the home run and suffers more than most teams without it. Month-by-month, here are the Jays home run totals: April: 31May: 47June: 28July: 25August: 7 "It wasnt like we didnt have any shots," said manager John Gibbons after Sundays game. "We had them on the ropes and at the ballpark on a day the ball was flying we couldnt elevate anything, other than Eddies ball. And we need that. We need that to win." So its off to Milwaukee where, like Chicago, the Jays will be spared the Brewers best starting pitcher. . Mike Fiers and Jimmy Nelson will provide the mound opposition for the two-game series, under National League rules, which begins on Tuesday. Its the next chance for the Jays to right the ship. CECIL GAINING STRENGTH Looking at the numbers, breaking it down into different blocks of time, Brett Cecil has the perfect description of his second season working in the Blue Jays bullpen. "I feel like the whole season for me has been up and down," said Cecil. "I started off well, seven appearances and everything to show for it. Then I had a couple of bumps and I feel like since then its continued to be up and down." Working backward from the most recent chunk of outings, Cecils run hot and cold. From July 20 to August 16: 12 appearances, 11 of which were scoreless, posting a 2.70 ERA. Between June 11 and July 19, Cecil had nine outings in which he allowed four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings (6.75 ERA). For the approximately month-long span from May 11 to June 10, which coincided with the clubs hottest stretch of the year, Cecil appeared in 11 games, pitching 7 2/3 scoreless innings. After 10 scoreless appearances to start the season, Cecils first hiccup came between April 24 and May 11 when he posted a 10.13 ERA over eight outings. Like left-handed relief counterpart Aaron Loup, whos already walked more than twice the number of hitters this season than he did in 2013, Cecils been bitten by the base on balls. Hes walked 21 batters in 39 2/3 innings this season, compared with 23 in 60 2/3 innings last year. The culprit isnt health. Cecil said he feels fine after battling elbow pain late in 2013. The problem is with his mechanics. Hes been falling off to the third base side too often as he completes his delivery. "With throwing so many curveballs, trying to figure out how to keep my fastball in the zone when I want to throw it," said Cecil. "It seems like Im way up in the zone or way down in the zone so Ive got to find that happy medium." Torontos 4.26 bullpen ERA is fifth-worst in baseball. It comes on the heels of a 2013 year in which the relief corps was the bright light in a down year, posting a 3.37 ERA (ninth-best) while pitching the third most innings (552 2/3). What role carryover fatigue has played in the decline is a matter of debate. "As far as Im concerned this has been another successful season to this point, out of the bullpen, and hopefully it only gets better," said Cecil. ' ' '