Phillies bring back former shortstop Freddy Galvis from the Baltimore Orioles
Freddy Galvis is officially back with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Jon Heyman. The longtime Phillie is now back with the team, announced just after the 4:00 deadline. The Phillies will send Tyler Burch to the Orioles in the deal, a minor league reliever down with the Blue Claws.
Freddy Galvis, who spent six seasons with the Phillies from 2012-2017, is now back in Philly after short stints with the Padres, Reds, Blue Jays, and Orioles. Galvis played 642 games with the Phillies over those six years, hitting .245 with 555 hits, 52 home runs, and an OPS of .659.
Galvis hit .249 with the Orioles this season, with 9 home runs, 26 RBIs, and an OPS of .720. Galvis was always known for his defense in Philly, throwing his body out all over the place to make highlight plays in the infield. Galvis was always primarily an infielder, and will be a huge defensive upgrade for the Phillies. Galvis currently sits at the the 5th best fielding percentage among all MLB shortstops.
One of my favorite Freddy Galvis Phillies moments ever, as Erik Kratz and Galvis go back to back vs Aroldis Chapman. Freddy Galvis is a name that nobody was really expecting, but you can never hate a former player coming back to his old team. Galvis will immediately boost the team’s defense the minute he gets here.
Dave Dombrowski finally woke up from his nap, as he signed multiple pitchers and got some defensive help for this team. The Phillies are back in action tonight, going up against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a battle of Pennsylvania.
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